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Holbox: Guided Sunrise Kayak Tour through Mangrove Reserve

1. Holbox: Guided Sunrise Kayak Tour through Mangrove Reserve

Search for local flora and fauna as you kayak through the Holbox mangrove reserve on a guided tour. Glide over the water with high-quality kayaking gear on this tour that is suitable for all levels. Take in the wildlife in the morning atmosphere on this sunrise tour.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Holbox a golf cart. Transfer to your kayaking departure point. Listen to a brief introduction to the area you will be kayaking in and get some safety tips that will help you to feel confident in the water.  Hop aboard and set off on an adventure thorugh the mangroves. Feel the warmth of the sunrise and admire its crisp glow. Look for wildlife while they are most active like flamingos, osprey, pelicans, cormorants, and even crocodiles.

Holbox: Guided Horseback Ride on the Beach

2. Holbox: Guided Horseback Ride on the Beach

Get to know the island of Holbox on horseback with the help of a guide. You'll ride across the beaches and through mangrove forests to get a unique insight into the natural beauty of the Caribbean island. After meeting your guide and the friendly horses at the base, you'll receive instruction on how to ride your horse safely if you need it. Then, set off on your guided ride, starting on the white sands of Holbox beach. Admire the dazzling turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you trot along the coast. Next, head through the nearby mangroves and marvel at the diverse natural beauty of the island. Keep an eye out for wildlife like flamingos in their natural habitat. Take in the spectacular views of the island before heading back to the base.

Holbox: Stars and Bioluminescent Marine Life Kayaking Tour

3. Holbox: Stars and Bioluminescent Marine Life Kayaking Tour

Cruise along the coast of Holbox by kayak while observing constellations and shooting stars. Swim in the water and enjoy the unique experience of seeing neon-blue bioluminescent plankton up close. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in downtown Holbox and relax on the drive to the launching point for your tour. Get set up with your high-quality kayaking gear before embarking on your nighttime adventure. Glide over the water and listen to the sound of the water lapping the shore. Look up to see the stars in this area where the light pollution is low and see the stars reflecting off the water. Learn about the constellations you see, spot your own zodiac constellation depending on the month, and see 3-5 planets. Listen as your guide tells you about the local ecosystem before reaching the sandbanks and going for a dip in the sea. Particularly in the spring and summer, witness the bioluminescent plankton glow as it senses your movement in the water. Marvel as this outlines your body with a magic light. Return to your accommodation in downtown Holbox at the end of your tour.

From Riviera Maya: Holbox Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4. From Riviera Maya: Holbox Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Wander the picturesque streets, take a swim in the clear water, and visit the YalahauCenote (lagoon) in this full-day excursion to the Island of Holbox.   The day begins with pickup from select hotels in the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, where guests will travel in an air-conditioned van to this secluded island on the north coast. Board a small boat that will take you to the island and spend the day exploring the small streets and pristine beaches.    

Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Full-Day Trip with Lunch

5. Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Cruise to Holbox Island on this day trip with hotel pickup from select Riviera Maya locations. Uncover the rich biodiversity of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve on a boat tour with a local fisherman. Visit Isla Pasion and search for local wildlife, and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Riviera Maya. Take in the views on the transfer in an air-conditioned van. Arrive at the port of Chiquila and board a private boat with a local fisherman.  Navigate through the Yum Balam Nature Reserve where over 300 different species of birds live freely. Look for whitehead eagles, cormorants, flamingos, and ducks as you cross a lagoon to Isla Pasion. Head to the main harbor on Holbox island and enjoy a mini tour. Fill up with some mouth-watering local fare at a restaurant. Sip on a soft drink or water with your meal. Have some free time to explore the fishing village or chill out at the beach before returning to your accommodation. 

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What people are saying about Isla Holbox

The day trip was brilliant from start to finish, it was easy to be picked up and dropped off at requested location which was great for us. Our tour guide Genaro made the experience so enjoyable, he was very friendly and had shared humour with the group throughout the day as well as telling us facts about the different locations. Definitely book if you’re thinking about it!

Traumhaft schöne Insel, die auf jeden Fall eine Ausflug lohnt. Abholung pünktlich, vom Hafen direkt mit dem eigenen Boot zu den beeindruckenden Stränden mit vielen Vögeln und Fischen zum Bestaunen. Kleines Mittagessen und dann noch genug Zeit am Strand bevor es schon wieder zurück zum Hotel ging. Danke Jonathan für die tolle Führung unserer kleinen Gruppe.

Wau! What a beautiful moment. The sky from the water is amazing. Omer helped me a lot while I was struggling with the kayak so do not worry, you are in good hands. Bioluminescence was not like in pictures :p but fair enough. I had a superb moment Thank you!

It was a lovely day! The guide was very kind and he knew a lot about the area. Good price range and we had a lovely lunch which was included in the price! We highly recommend this to everyone that want to get to isla holbox

We had a great time. Beautiful to see the sunrise as you kayak and our guide was fantastic at spotting different bird species - we even saw two small crocodiles! An excellent experience.