Sailing and Boating Near Holbox

Extend your land adventures to the sea surrounding Holbox

Photo credit © Sari Parkkinen

It is entirely possible to sail your own watercraft to Holobox and anchor off the coast, but thanks to the active nature of the island, local tour operators also offer a number of regular sailing excursions so that eve those who don't want to brave the Caribbean Seas alone will still be able to see the shore from a different point of view.

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

Hobox prides itself on the beauty and the laid back nature of the island, and sailing tours are an extension of what they typically have to offer on shore.  There are a variety of options, from a simple sailing trip that lasts for an hour or two, two a full day trip which includes food and drinks plus a chance to stop and do some snorkeling. 

If you want to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the cost and responsibility involved with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Curious about day sailing options? Check out the chart that follows for contact phone numbers for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Holbox Collection (998) 267-9836 Holbox
Holbox Island Tours (984) 875-2028 Holbox
Mexican Caribbean Tours (998) 267-7845 Holbox
VIP Holbox (984) 875-2107 Calle Igualdad - Holbox
Whale Shark Tours by Holbox Travel (866) 262-8621 Holbox


You'll find the official ports of entry in the Mexican Caribbean to be on Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, and Majahaul.

VIP Holbox
  Necessary documentation includes a passport and tourist card for each person aboard, a crew list and a list of the ship's stores. You'll also be required to read and sign the Pesca Fishing Papers even if you don't plan to spend any time fishing and an Import Form which states that understand the rules of Sailing in local waters.

Considering the option of visiting Holbox using a vessel you own, or a charter from another location? See the chart below to get summary information for marinas in the area.

Name Location
Holbox Marina Holbox Holbox
Holbox Pier Holbox Holbox
Isla Pajaros Dock Isla de la Pasion Isla de la Pasion

When you visit an island, it is easy to find an excuse to do a bit of sailing.  Holbox is no exception, and whether you sail yourself to the region or sign up for a tour, there is plenty to be seen here by boat


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