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Rowing through the mangrove channels

Holbox, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Arnoldo

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Psalms daily at 09:00 hours. After a brief safety talk and instructions. We paddle about 1 km between the shore and a sandbar, until we reach the Kuka River, an inlet from the sea to land. There we start a 6 km circuit through the mangrove channels, enjoying the landscapes and the various species of birds that inhabit the reserve (Flamingos *, Herons, Águilas, Ibiz, and many more). Sometimes we can see the crocodiles that come out to take a little heat, on the banks of the canals. At the end (2 h later) we return by paddling the same distance to our starting point and we will transport them to their respective hotels.
Other things to note
Children must be accompanied by an adult
The weather is important, in case of cancellation we will always offer some good option.
Psalms daily at 09:00 hours. After a brief safety talk and instructions. We paddle about 1 km between the shore and a sandbar, until we reach the Kuka River, an inlet from the sea to land. There we start a 6 km circuit through the mangrove channels, enjoying the landscapes and the various species of birds that inhabit the reserve (Flamingos *, Herons, Águilas, Ibiz, and many more). Sometimes we can see the crocodiles that come out to take a littl…

Arnoldo's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    A Healthy Bar to get some energy back
  • Drinks
  • Tickets
  • Transportation
    Transfer back to the hotels in Golf Cart
  • Equipment
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Sat, Jan 23
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$53 per person
$53 per person
Sat, Jan 23
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$53 per person
$53 per person
Sun, Jan 24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$53 per person
$53 per person

Meet your host, Arnoldo

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 21 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been practicing Kayakism for more than 5 years here on the island of Holbox. I have traveled each mangrove channel and thus I have come to know the true essence of the island. Following this experience I began to offer personal tours to share the beauty of our ecosystem. Similarly, for a little over 3 years I have been paddling all those adventurers who visit us, through Bioluminescence, a magical experience under a sky full of constellations, stars and planets.
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Where you'll be

We will visit the soul of the island, the mangrove channels, a place that can only be reached by Kayak or Paddle Board. There are many km2 of mangroves and lungs of our ecosystem. There are various species that are very characteristic of the area.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Levania
January 2021
If you are looking for something that helps burn calories and give you a mystical/historical connection with Holbox don’t skip on this experience. Alberto was our guide and he was fantastic!!! Very patient and made sure we were ok as we kayaked. Our group of 4 ladies were not experienced and we had a blast. The mangroves are a beautiful place and you should take advantage and see them if you are in Holbox!
If you are looking for something that helps burn calories and give you a mystical/historical connection with Holbox don’t skip on this experience. Alberto was our guide and he was…
Krissy And Josh
January 2021
What a great way to spend time discovering the wildlife in the protected part of Holbox. Enjoyed our time with Holbox Extreme and will recommend to others.
Adam
December 2020
Although this was a kayaking adventure with Arnoldo, Alberto did a great job in leading our intimate crew into the smaller mangroves that are tucked in Isla Holbox. A beautiful way to start the day and get your energy flowing for 3 hours. Whereas we didn't see AS many marine wildlife as hoped for being December, we still learned a lot in a safe environment that was hardly utilized by another other tourist groups. Truly enjoyed it, found a deeper love for kayaking and wish I would've asked to do the 4-hour intermediate expedition instead of the 3. Next time!
Although this was a kayaking adventure with Arnoldo, Alberto did a great job in leading our intimate crew into the smaller mangroves that are tucked in Isla Holbox. A beautiful way…
Eda-Lotta
November 2019
Arnoldo speaks very good English and has great knowledge of the plants and the birds and animals in the area. Kayaking in the mangrove area was breathtaking - you get to see the real Holbox. I saw a lot of beautiful birds, fish that jump in front of the kayak and also flamingos. It was also wonderful to come to nature and peace. The paddling was a fun work up and Arnoldo adjusted it to my energy levels perfectly.
Arnoldo speaks very good English and has great knowledge of the plants and the birds and animals in the area. Kayaking in the mangrove area was breathtaking - you get to see the re…
Alejandro
September 2019
En verdad una muy buena experiencia, atención cuidada, explicación y conocimientos del lugar impecables, al igual que el desarrollo del tour.
María Eugenia
September 2019
Excelente!! La experiencia es mística y los chicos también. Fue un recorrido en armonía con la naturaleza, silencioso y respetuoso de la fauna del manglar. Alberto nos ayudó y nos alentó cuando no nos daban las fuerzas. Realmente fue maravilloso. RECOMENDACIÓN: ponete protector aunque no sientas la necesidad, es super necesario. Nosotros nos quemamos y tuvimos días para recuperarnos.
Excelente!! La experiencia es mística y los chicos también. Fue un recorrido en armonía con la naturaleza, silencioso y respetuoso de la fauna del manglar. Alberto nos ayudó y nos…

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  • Sat, Jan 23
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $53 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $53 per person
  • Sun, Jan 24
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $53 per person
  • Sun, Jan 24
    3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $53 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $53 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $53 per person
  • Tue, Jan 26
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $53 per person
  • Tue, Jan 26
    3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $53 per person

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimwear

Comfortable clothes