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HOLBOX TOUR – TOUR OF 3 ISLANDS With a Local Fisherman

Isla Holbox nicknamed the Pearl of Mexico is a small island in the Gulf of Mexico located on the north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The boat tour during the Holbox Tour is located in the Yum-Balam Nature Reserve which is home to more than 150 species of birds and exceptional seabed.

Holbox is particularly famous for whale sharks that are visible every year between mid-June and September. Between charm and serenity, this piece of Mexican land is the place of rest par excellence and a true paradise.

With this boat tour, you will find beautiful beaches that have retained their wild side that will make you feel alone in the world.




Departure: Chiquila


2 to 8 people



Program of the Excursion


Come discover the island of Holbox, passing by Isla passion, Isla pajaros and cenote Yalaha. You will see protected natural areas and paradisiac beaches with very little traffic.

Duration of the tour: about 8 hours (9H-17H)

  • The departure is at 9 am on Chiquila boat fisherman. You do not need a ferry to get to the island. On site you will find a Mexican guide who speaks Spanish.
  • 2:30 boat ride to tour the islands.

You go to observe the birds on Isla PajarosHere you will see more than 155 bird species, many of which are protected as endangered, white and brown pelicans, egrets, herons, eagles, frigates, white irises, storks and even if you are at the right time thousands of flamingos. You can observe the birds from the boat and an arranged pontoon because this area is closed to the public.

Ensuite vous continuez sur Isla Passion, qui selon les croyances locales est le parfait lieu de prédilection pour les couples. On their way to Isla Passion, they reaffirm their love and renew their wishes. It’s a perfect place for a Robinson Crusoe-style getaway. You will find down a small wooden hut in height that will allow you to make some beautiful pictures.

Route vers Holobx et temps libre sur place pendant 5H, ce qui vous laisse le temps de choisir un restaurant pour manger et de louer une voiture de golf pour faire le tour de l’île sachant que les plus belles plages se trouvent aux deux extrémités.

For you swimming and walking on the most beautiful beaches of the island, unspoiled beaches, far from the hordes of tourists, white sand with some shells, hammocks and birds.

Resumption of the boat, return to the pontoon or Conrado is waiting for you, if you are lucky you can see some dolphins on the way back.

Stop at Cenote Yalahau, large fresh and natural water pool surrounded by plants and trees. This cenote was very important for fishermen because after a hard day, they refreshed themselves here and rinsed salt. This small island also served as a refuge for pirates.

Back to Chiquila.

What is provided

  • Guide local
  • Entrance to the reserve and the cenote
  • Island boat tour

What to bring

  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Swimsuit & Towel
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Bottle of water

What to remember

  • You have to go to Chiquila
  • Local guide certified Secretoo, French company based in Lyon
  • Booking can be cancelled 72 hours before the tour and fully refunded
  • If the booking is then cancelled, the remaining amount to be paid to the guide will be deducted so as not to impact the other participants or the guide who has booked his day for you.

Go to Chiquila or Holbox

You are a couple of 2 people, you book a day where there are already 2 people registered, we gather all 4 you pay so the price for 4 people is 36 € per person.

  • 2 people : 60€ /pers (1055 pesos + 10€)
  • 4 people : 36€ /pers. (555 pesos – $10)
  • 8 people : 32€ /pers. (470 pesos + 10€)
  • 10 people : 32€ /pers. (455 pesos + 15€)

Prices shown in euros can vary very slightly upwards or downwards depending on the price of the pesos.

If you are more numerous or if you want to privatize this excursion it is possible, contact us.


Le tour avec Conrado pour les requins baleines + Cabo Catoche à Holbox était extraordinaire, merci à Conrado et à vous aussi Secretoo d’avoir pu répondre à notre demandeNathalie – 33 ans

Conrado est super cool, un guide ancien pêcheur, il nous a emmené faire le tour des 3 îles et nous a déposé à Holbox et ramené à Chiquilà, journée merveilleuse Pierre – 23 ans

Nous appréhendions un peu de ne pas parler la langue du guide et finalement tout s’est très bien passé, nous avons fais le cénote, l’île aux oiseaux et l’île des amoureux c’était trop beau et en plus pas cher.
Coralie – 35 years old


“Installed for several years in Chiquila, I offer my captain services to travelers who want to discover Holbox and its different islands and I do it with great pleasure.

Conrado is a fisherman and sailor, he is a little reserved and very kind and will leave you the time you need at each stop, you can trust him .»


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