Getting to Holbox: The Ferry

Before we start talking about transfers, flights and buses, the first thing you need to know is that to cross to Holbox, you first have to arrive at the ferry port in the village of Chiquilá. You cannot take a ferry from Playa del Carmen or Cancún. There are two ferry companies with services to Holbox which run approximately every half an hour. The first ferry to Holbox from Chiquila is at 6.30am and the last ferry to Holbox is at 9.30pm. The first return from Holbox to Chiquilá is at 5am in the morning and the last is at 8.30pm. Please be aware that after the last ferry crossing at 9.30pm, it’s difficult to get to the island. You may need to consider staying the night in Cancun or Chiquila and doing the last leg of the journey the following day. For all information, click here on Ferry Times to/from Holbox

FAQs

Where do I take the ferry to Holbox?

The ferry to Holbox leaves from the port in the village of Chiquilá.

How long does the ferry to Holbox take?

The ferry to/from Holbox takes approximately 30 minutes.

What time is the first ferry to Holbox from Chiquilá?

The first ferry to Holbox is at 6.30am.

What time is the last ferry to Holbox from Chiquilá?

The last ferry to Holbox is at 9.30pm.

What time is the first ferry to Chiquilá from Holbox?

The first ferry to Chiquilá is at 5am

What time is the last ferry to Chiquilá from Holbox?

The last ferry to Chiquilá is at 8.30pm.

Can I buy the ferry tickets to Holbox at the port in Chiquila or do I need to prebook them?

You can buy the ferry tickets to Holbox at the port in Chiquila. Otherwise, you may want to buy a door-to-door service which includes the ferry tickets.

For flights to Holbox, click here.
For buses to Holbox, click here.
For private transfers, click here.
For shared airport shuttles, click here.