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Encounter Sea Lions and Majestic Whale Sharks in La Paz

Whale Shark & Balandra Tour



  • Snorkel kit, including full wetsuit.
  • Water – Please bring your reusable water bottle.
  • Lunch – Select your dietary preference during the booking process.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Entrance fees for the Balandra and Whale Shark Protected Areas.

Does Not Include

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

Available In Fall, Winter & Spring

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

Tour Duration: 7 Hours

USD $165.00

**Children under 12, -25% Off

Tour Overview

Our adventure begins with an early meeting at Eco Migrations HQ to get geared up, setting the stage for a fully-catered day of fun in the sun. We then hop onboard our skiff and make our way to Balandra Beach. On the way, we can see lots of sea birds, occasionally dolphins, and the coastline is fascinating.

Once at Balandra, you have a bit of time to explore and get ready as we prepare the paddleboards. After an introductory session to paddleboarding, we head off to adventure! Balandra Beach boasts white sand shores, dramatic rock formations, and mangroves teeming with life. It’s a remarkable destination where the desert and marine environments of the Baja peninsula meet.

Back at the beach, enjoy moments of tranquility as you soak up the sun and take a dip in the cool waters . A delicious, home made, fish ceviche lunch is provided, ensuring you’re nourished and energized throughout the day. If you have alternative dietary preferences, please let us know during the booking process. For kids we provide peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and we always have fruit and water.

Then, it’s off the part two of this adventure!

From Fall to Spring, the shallow coastal waters of La Paz Bay become a haven for juvenile whale sharks. The northerly winds usher nutrient-rich waters from the Gulf of California into the bay, triggering plankton blooms that entice these filter-feeding sharks. We provide a full briefing on best practices for swimming with whale sharks, and we are happy to share our knowledge about these enigmatic creatures.

Once we enter the Whale Shark Protected Area, we scan the waters searching for the telltale signs of a shark. Upon spotting one, we all take our places and slide into the water to view and swim alongside the largest fish in the world. Wonder at the sheer size, grace and beauty of these giants gliding through the water. Whenever possible, we capture identification pictures of each shark, contributing to vital population monitoring efforts in the bay.

All our tours are designed to cater to all ages and skill levels. If you’re new to paddleboarding or snorkeling, worry not! We provide comprehensive introductions, ensuring you feel comfortable at every step.

At Eco Migrations, we are thrilled to share this remarkable experience with you. We will be honored to guide you on a day of beach bliss, where wildlife and adventure abound. Thank you for choosing us as your trusted partner on this amazing journey.

Meeting Time & Place

Meeting time: 8 am.

Eco Migrations Headquarters

Mutualismo corner with Nicolas Bravo, Zona Comercial, 23000,
La Paz, B.C.S., México. Next to CORE Orthopedists.
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Welcome to Eco Migrations, where extraordinary adventures come to life. Our meticulous attention to detail ensures that every step of your journey is thoughtfully crafted to provide you with the ultimate experience. Prepare to awaken your spirit of adventure as you embark on a remarkable journey that will leave you breathless, surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty. Get ready to be captivated.

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Mouthwatering Meals

Indulge in mouthwatering meals that tantalize your taste buds, carefully crafted to complement your exceptional surroundings.

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