Swimming with Whale Sharks from La Paz

Tour Number

Activity Level

260333


Categories

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!


Only 10 min. after you've been picked up at your hotel 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

13:30 hrs. : Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the marina (toilet are available there)
13:50 hrs. : Briefing of the tour
14:00 hrs. : Boarding and begin of the boat ride
14:30 hrs. : Approx. start of the activity
16:00 hrs. : Disembark and transfer your hotel
16:30 hrs. : End of services

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

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the lobby of your hotel at 13:30 hrs.

End location: At your hotel.

Duration: 3 hours

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

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: Hotel - boat dock - hotel
Insurance: Passenger insurance on the car and boat

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 MXN - personal expenses

What’s Extra

Personal expenses

Restrictions

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

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