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Holbox ferry timetable, the most up-to-date schedule with prices and bus connections

Once you arrive to Chiquilá you will need to cross the Laguna Conil also know as Yalahau. The easiest option to arrive in Holbox is via the two companies' catamarans with alternating ferry departures every half an hour. You cannot use the other company's tickets.

The average ferry journey time is 25 minutes. All vessels have a top deck if you fancy a bit of sun and the breeze or to see the stars at night. On early journeys if you are lucky you might see dolphins! The lower decks have air-conditioning and toilets.

Departing Chiquilá

From Chiquilá the ferries run from 6:00am to 9:30pm. Holbox Xpress (red boats) leaves on the hour and 9 Hermanos (blue boats) on the half hour. For the full updated schedule with buses view our bus connections page.

Departing Holbox

From Holbox the first departure to Chiquilá is 5:00am and you can leave the island on the last ferry at 8:30pm. 9 Hermanos (blue boats) leaves on the hour and Holbox Xpress (red boats) on the half hour. For the full updated schedule with bus connections view the corresponding tag below.

The ferry schedules may be subject to change in case of adverse weather conditions.

Alternatives to the Holbox ferries

If you'd rather not wait you can hire a small boat or "lancha" to run you accross.

Buses and Taxis

The port is a 5 minute walk from the bus, taxi and transfers stops. For more info transportation options to get to and from Chiquilá view our page with bus departure times, taxis, transfer and car rentals.

What else is around?

You can also buy refreshments above the 9 Hermanos waiting lounge or at Chakte accross the entrance from the entrance to the port where you can also find an ATM. There is also now a Bureau de Change/ Forex house on the side of the roundabout.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Chiquila Holbox ferry

When is the first ferry to Holbox?

The first ferry departing Chiquila is at 6am.

What time is the last ferry to Holbox?

The last ferry to Isla Holbox from Chiquila departs at 9:40pm.

When is the first ferry to Chiquila?

The first ferry departing Holbox is at 5am.

What time is the last ferry to Chiquila?

The last ferry to Chiquila from Isla Holbox departs at 8:40pm.

How much is the ferry ticket to Holbox?

The price for adults is $200 pesos. Children under 12o cms pay $140 pesos. These are single journey prices there are no return prices.

Can pets travel on the Holbox Ferry?

Yes, pets may travel but you will need to have them on the top deck and on a leash or a cage.

Is there a toilet on the Holbox Ferry?

Yes, both companies have toilets in their ferries.

How long is the Holbox ferry?

The journey between Chiquila and Holbox is around 25 minutes depending on the wind.

Where do I catch the ferry to Holbox from Chiquila?

The ferries both depart for the main pier in the port of Chiquila. It is only a 10 minute walk from the bus station or 5 minutes from where the shuttles and transfers will leave you.

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UPDATED 03/07/20

Holbox to Chiquilá
Ferry Times

Disruption Update

Isla Holbox is open for tourists since the 1st of July 2020. Ferry departures are severely limited.

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Departure  Service Connections
05:00am9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
06:30amhxpress
07:00am9hmnos
07:30amhxpress
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08:00am9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
08:30amhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
09:00amhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
09:30amhxpress
10:00am9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
10:30amhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
11:00am9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
11:30amhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
12:00pm9hmnos
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12:30pmhxpress
01:00pm9hmnos
01:30pmhxpress
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02:00pm9hmnos
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02:30pmhxpress
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03:00pm9hmnos
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03:30pmhxpress
04:00pm9hmnos
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04:30pmhxpress
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05:00pmhxpress
05:30pmhxpress
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06:00pm9hmnos
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06:30pmhxpress
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07:00pm9hmnos
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07:40pmhxpress
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08:00pmhxpress
08:40pmhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature


Ferry Prices

All prices are one-way

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or reserved

Passenger type Price
Tourist adults and Children over 120cm tall$200 pesos
Tourist Minors (up to 120cm tall)$140 pesos
Elderly Tourists INAMAMP (Mexico Only) $100 pesos
Quintana Roo Residents (with valid ID) $150 pesos
Quintana Roo Residents Children (with valid ID) $100 pesos
Local Adult (with municipal Lázaro Cárdenas ID)$80 pesos
Local Minor$30 pesos
Daily commuters:
Students, Teachers & labourers from Lázaro Cárdenas.
$30 pesos
Infants: 0-2 year oldsGRATIS/FREE

All departure times are subject to change due to weather conditions

UPDATED 03/07/20

Chiquilá to Holbox
Ferry Times

View ferry prices

Disruption Update

Isla Holbox is open for tourists since the 1st of July 2020. Ferry departures are severely limited.

USE OF FACEMASKS IS MANDATORY

Departure  Service Connections
06:00am9hmnos
06:30amhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
07:00am9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
07:30amhxpress
08:00am9hmnos
08:30amhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
09:00am9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
09:30amhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
10:00amhxpress
10:30amhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
11:00am9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
11:30amhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
12:00pm9hmnos
12:30pmhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
01:00pm9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
01:30pmhxpress
02:00pm9hmnos
02:30pmhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
03:00pm9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
03:30pmhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
04:00pm9hmnos
04:30pmhxpress
05:00pm9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
05:30pmhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
06:00pm9hmnos
06:30pmhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
07:00pm9hmnos
Temporarily canceled depature
07:30pmhxpress
08:00pmhxpress
08:30pmhxpress
Temporarily canceled depature
09:30pmhxpress

Ferry Prices

All prices are one-way

Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or reserved

Passenger type Price
Tourist adults and Children over 120cm tall$200 pesos
Tourist Minors (up to 120cm tall)$140 pesos
Elderly Tourists INAMAMP (Mexico Only) $100 pesos
Quintana Roo Residents (with valid ID) $150 pesos
Quintana Roo Residents Children (with valid ID) $100 pesos
Local Adult (with municipal Lázaro Cárdenas ID)$80 pesos
Local Minor$30 pesos
Daily commuters:
Students, Teachers & labourers from Lázaro Cárdenas.
$30 pesos
Infants: 0-2 year oldsGRATIS/FREE

All departure times are subject to change due to weather conditions