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La Paz Whale Shark Tour: Snorkel with Gentle Giants

On this half-day La Paz whale shark tour, snorkel alongside whale sharks, for an outstanding in-depth experience with the ocean’s gentle giants. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, learn about the world’s largest fish, and the long road conservationists are taking to protect this endangered species. Enjoy a gorgeous day out on the water, observing and snorkeling with whale sharks in the protected waters of Balandra Bay.

USD $375.00

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1USD $375.00
2USD $189.00
3USD $133.00
4USD $104.00
5USD $88.00
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Swim and Snorkel alongside Endangered Whale Sharks in the Protected Bay of La Paz

On this half-day La Paz whale shark tour, snorkel alongside whale sharks, for an outstanding in-depth experience with the ocean’s gentle giants. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, learn about the world’s largest fish, and the long road conservationists are taking to protect these endangered species. Enjoy a gorgeous day out on the water, observing and snorkeling with whale sharks in the protected waters of La Paz.

Through comprehensive efforts between tour operators, regulatory agencies, and caring communities, La Paz is a unique global destination for whale shark observation. On this La Paz whale shark tour, dive in to a spectacular day with the magnificent magnitude of our oceans’ wildlife.

Highlights 

  • Discover massive whale sharks — the world’s largest fish, and famous gentle giants
  • Enjoy a guided snorkel in Balanda Bay’s protected waters, famous for abundant wildlife and rich biodiversity
  • Travel with a bilingual, naturalist guide for an in-depth experience

Tour Information

Duration: 2-3 hours (during peak visitation, trips may last up to 5 hours)

Start/End Location: La Paz Tourist Pier

Availability: October -April (whale shark season)

Miscellaneous: Beginner/first time snorkelers are welcome, but participants must be able to swim to take part in snorkeling portion of trip.

Itinerary

Meet early in the morning at a designated marina for a short boat trip to the whale shark observation zone. Here, whale sharks come to feed daily during the summer months of their migration. Along the way, your bilingual naturalist guide will introduce you to whale shark ecology, snorkeling regulations within the observation zone, and conservation efforts to protect the species.

Upon arrival to the observation zone, you’ll have the chance to see whale sharks as they feed and swim near your boat. If you’re feeling adventurous, hop into the water with your snorkel and mask, and swim alongside the gentle giants for an unforgettable encounter.

You’ll return to the marina before mid-day. During peak hours, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the coastline by boat as you wait for your turn to see the whale sharks.

What’s Included 

  • Marine transportation to whale shark observation zone
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Light snack and refreshment
  • Snorkeling equipment (including wetsuits)
  • Whale shark conservation and park entrance fees
  • Taxes and insurance

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Services not included in trip description
  • Ground transportation (available upon request at additional cost)

Important Notes 

  • Departure time may vary. Inquire for departure options.
  • Trip departs from the tourist pier in downtown La Paz.
  • Departures from RED marina and Costa Baja marina available.
  • Inquire for special departure times and hotel pick-ups.
  • All trips staffed by bilingual naturalist guide and licensed captain.
  • Boats are outboard skiffs with full shade, seat cushions, and dry storage space.
  • Whale sharks are an endangered species and passengers will be briefed on regulations for snorkeling in the observation zone.
  • Passengers not complying with regulations (e.g. touching or grabbing whale sharks) may be returned to shore and referred to proper authorities.

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