The only way you can travel the short distance from Holbox to Chiquila is with the frequent ferry boats running daily.
Chiquila is a small town located north of the state of Quintana Roo, across the water from Holbox Island in Mexico. This charming hamlet is the departure point for ferries leaving and arriving on this little-known island and a fishing port for whale sharks!
Whether you’re headed to Holbox Island or ready to continue your Mexico adventure, you’ll have to stop in Chiquila!
In this article, I’ll walk you through steps of getting from Holbox to Chiquila and provide helpful suggestions to make your adventure relaxed and easy!
Transportation Options from Holbox to Chiquila
The following table outlines all transportation options from Holbox to Chiquila:
|Holbox Express Ferry from Holbox to Chiquila||40 min||$15|
How far is Chiquila from Holbox?
The distance from Holbox to Chiquila is 8 miles or 13 kilometers on the water. It takes 20-40 minutes to pass this distance by boat!
Getting to Chiquila from Holbox
Holbox Express Ferry from Holbox to Chiquila
Journey Duration: 40 minutes
The small town of Chiquila is separated from the Island Holbox by a 13-kilometer canal known as the Laguna Conil or Yalahau, which can only be passed by boat.
So, the only way to get from Holbox to Chiquila is with the frequent ferry boats that operate daily to and from the island!
Two public ferry services operate from Holbox to Chiquila: 9 Hermanos and Holbox Express. The cost for the ferry ticket is USD 15 per person each way.
Water is generally not too rough, so the crossing takes 30-40 minutes.
These two companies operate boats from 06:30 AM to 08:30 PM, with alternating departures approximately every 30 minutes.
All boats have a top deck where you can enjoy the sun and breeze or gaze at the stars at night. If you’re lucky, you might see dolphins on your early journey! Air conditioning and toilets are available on the lower decks so that you will be traveling in comfort from Holbox to Chiquila!
Since the boats run frequently, you don’t have to worry too much about missing your trip-you can always catch the next one! You can get your ferry ticket at the ticket window directly in front of the dock or purchase them online right now!
Remember, you cannot use one company’s ticket for the other company’s boat.
Because schedules are subject to change, double-check the Holbox ferry schedule before departing!
The table below displays the Holbox Express Ferry timetable for trips from Holbox to Chiquila, detailing departure times, journey lengths, and fares.
Best day tours in Chiquila
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Frequently Asked Questions
When is the first ferry from Holbox to Chiquila?
The first ferry boat departing Holbox to arrive in Chiquila is at 05:00 AM.
What time is the last ferry from Holbox to Chiquila?
The last ferry from Isla Holbox to Chiquila departs at 8:30 PM.
Does the ferry from Holbox to Chiquila run on Christmas and New Years’ day?
On December 24, 25, and 31, as well as January 1st, the ferry operates on a reduced schedule. The last ferry from Holbox to Chiquila departs at 07:30 PM on December 24 and 31. The first ferry departs at 7:00 AM on December 25th and January 1st.
Can pets travel on the Holbox Ferry?
Pets are allowed to travel, but they must be on the top deck and on a leash or in a cage.
Is there a toilet on the Holbox to Chiquila Ferry?
Yes, both companies have toilets on their ferries.
Do you need to buy Holbox ferry tickets in advance?
There is usually enough seating for everyone, so you do not need to book your tickets in advance.