Whale Shark Tour

An exhilarating swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world.

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. 

After leaving La Paz, we take a short boat ride to the Whale Shark Protected Area, and start looking for the tell-tale signs of an animal swimming nearby. You will receive an introduction to the natural history of the sharks, and instructions for the experience at hand. 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 $85

Children under 12, -25% Off

trip duration: 3 hours

Itinerary

12:00 pm

Meeting time @ Eco Migrations HQ. Find us in Google Maps

Introduction, Snorkel equipment, basic training and instructions

13:00

Check in and arrival to whale shark protected area. 

2 Hours of activities and fun!

15:00 

Return to Eco Migrations Headquarters.

Meeting time & place

Meeting time: 10am.

Eco Migrations Headquarters
Paseo Alvaro Obregón 774
La Paz, B.C.S.
23000, México
Find us @ Google Maps

Includes

  • Snorkel kit, including full wetsuit.
  • Water - Please bring your reusable water bottle.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Entrance fee for the Whale Shark Protected Area.

Does not include

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

BEFORE BOOKING

Whale shark viewing activities are strictly regulated in La Paz, and turns are assigned through a complicated lottery and reservation system. Currently, there are only 24 turns per day, but there are 83 permit-holders hoping to score a turn. We work very hard to ensure we get turns so we can fulfill our bookings, but sometimes, it is not possible. The situation is out of our hands, and this is true for all tour operators. Bookings made through our website will receive a full refund if we are unable to get a turn.

BEFORE BOOKING

Whale shark viewing activities are strictly regulated in La Paz, and turns are assigned through a complicated lottery and reservation system. Currently, there are only 24 turns per day, but there are 83 permit-holders hoping to score a turn. We work very hard to ensure we get turns so we can fulfill our bookings, but sometimes, it is not possible. The situation is out of our hands, and this is true for all tour operators. Bookings made through our website will receive a full refund if we are unable to get a turn.

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