Balandra & Whale Shark Tour

Marvel at the beauty of Balandra Beach and swim with gentle, giant Whale Sharks.

fter an early meeting at our office, we head off to Balandra, one of the natural beauty highlights of the La Paz area. We are fortunate to arrive by skiff and do so exploring the fascinating coastline of the bay. At Balandra we will enjoy the beach, swim, explore and have lunch. It is a great spot to experience the unique desert marine environment of the Baja peninsula. 

After lunch, we board the skiff again to swim with Whale Sharks. From Fall to Spring, juvenile whale sharks gather in the shallow coastal waters of the La Paz Bay. The northerly winds push nutrient-rich waters from the Gulf of California into the shallow bay of La Paz where plankton blooms, creating an irresistible feeding site for these enigmatic, filter-feeding sharks. Whale sharks are fascinating animals, and we are excited to share everything we know about them with you. It is a memorable experience to see the size and grace of these animals moving through the water as you swim alongside them. If possible, we take identification pictures of each shark to help with the population monitoring that goes on in the Bay.

Learn more about how we protect the whale sharks! 

Available in Fall, Winter & Spring

(Depends on the sharks’ arrival and departure from the Bay.)

USD $125

Children under 12, -25% Off

trip duration: 7 hours

Meeting time & place

Meeting time: 8am.

Eco Migrations Headquarters
Paseo Alvaro Obregón 774
La Paz, B.C.S.
23000, México
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  • Snorkel kit, including full wetsuit.
  • Water - Please bring your reusable water bottle.
  • Lunch - Select your dietary preference during the booking process.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Entrance fee for the Balandra Natural Protected Area.

Does not include

  • Transportation to and from our office in La Paz.
  • Gratuities (10-15% cash recommended).
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