Meet the whale shark. The biggest fish in the world, the giant gentle.
Just a few minutes from La Paz bay, swim with various whale sharks and experience a truly incredible adventure. Available from November-April.
Check the next tour option if you want to also snorkel with sea lions and have lunch at Balandra beach!
Aprox. 2-3 hours tour*
Good snorkeling gear and wetsuits
Pictures and video of your tour
Marine biologist as guide and certified captain
Donation bracelet for whale shark conservation
Federal licence for sighting and swimming with whale sharks
For your own safety this activity is restricted for people with back, heart or respiratory problems and advanced pregnancy.
Price for shared tour on small groups, max. 9 people per boat.
On private tours up to 14
*Please consider the following information:
Previous to enter the whale shark area there is a waiting time since it's a government controlled zone and there's access to only 14 boats at the same time in order to protect this species. Therefore, after the meeting time you choose there can be a waiting between 30min to 3 hours (approx.) in order to enter the whale shark area. Once we have access to the zone is when we depart from the marina to start the 2-3 hours the tour lasts. The waiting time depends on the season and tour demand on the city. We can know what's the waiting time from day to day and there's no way of knowing with anticipation for any operator. Thus we will let you know once you arrive to the meeting point.
We let you know this so you can plan ahead your schedule for the day and fortunately it is very common that the waiting time is very little but there's definitely some days in high seasons that it's longer.