Shore Excursion: Swimming with Whale Sharks from La Paz

Tour Number

Activity Level

261075


Categories

Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. To snorkel with the Whale Sharks kids need to know how to swim.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

Close encounter with the biggest fish in the world!


Less than an hour. after you've been picked up at the cruise dock you'll be getting on the boat at La Paz' downtown pier. A short boat ride, generally around 30 min. , takes you to the shallow waters off the Mogote peninsula where the whale sharks gather to feed on plancton. The Whale Shark is completely harmless to humans since it is a slow swimming filter feeder. Being mostly pelagic, seasonal coastal aggregations occur at only very few places worldwide where it is possible to get a close look at the world's largest fish in its natural habitat. Mexico has the fortune to have three of those spots, two of which are located in Baja California and now you have the privilege of marveling at these gentle giants right here in La Paz. Your boat will be maneuvered to a fairly close range of one or several sharks and you may get in the water and snorkel over to them. Nevertheless, if you prefer to rather stay on the boat, the whale shark may also be observed well from the boat.

Itinerary

09:30 hrs. : Pick up at the cruise dock and transfer to the marina (toilets are available there)
10:15 hrs. : Briefing of the tour
10:30 hrs. : Boarding and begin of the boat ride
11:00 hrs. : Approx. start of the activity
12:30 hrs. : Disembark and transfer to the malecón for stroll, shop & have lunch
14:30 hrs. : Transfer back to the cruise dock
15:15 hrs. : End of services

Due to weather conditions this tour might be cancelled and a refund offered.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.

This tour is subject to wind and ocean condition that might affect operation and times.

Transportation

1-2 persons: VW Vento 2014 with A/C or for up to 3 persons Chevrolet Trailblazer 2010 with A/C
4-10 persons: Ford Transit 2015 with A/C licensed for tourist transportation

What’s Included

Other: Services: Boat cruise to observe and swim with Whale Sharks
Equipment:Includes snorkeling gear (fins, mask and wetsuit if necessary)
Provided:2 beverage per person
Ground transfers:cruise dock - marina - cruise dock
Insurance: Passenger insurance on the car and boat

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 MXN - personal expenses

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses

Restrictions

All my tours are tailor made and may be customized to meet your needs.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    261075


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. To snorkel with the Whale Sharks kids need to know how to swim.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

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