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WHALE SHARK TOUR
Hop in the best whale shark tour in La Paz. Meet the biggest fish in the world, the giant gentle.
Just a few minutes into La Paz bay you will search and swim with one or more whale sharks, guided by a local marine biologist who will share lots of interesting information about this species. On whale shark tours, we allow maximum 9 people per boat so we can offer you can have a comfortable and personalized experience.
This activity is probably the most special in the area, and La Paz is on the top 3 worlwide spots to do whale shark snorkeling tours. That's why the activity is highly regulated by the Government and us, tour operators, to ensure its protection and hopefully they'll keep coming back every year. So if you're a nature lover, this is exactly what you're looking for!
Check the next tour option if you want to also snorkel with sea lions and have lunch at Balandra beach.
Aprox. 3 hours tour
Good snorkeling gear and wetsuits (shorty 3mm)
Gopro pictures and video of your tour (the quality will depend on the conditions of the day)
Marine biologist guide and certified captain
Donation for whale shark conservation program
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:
This is a very special tour since La Paz is one of the only spots in the world where we can enjoy the whale sharks in a sustainable and conscious way, that's why the Government has several rules in order to protect them.
The whale shark area is restricted to only 14 boats at the time, thus we get turns assigned every day. On average, we get the turn we requested 95% of the time, but some times we get a later turn on the day, or in a worst case, we don't get a turn at all (this is very unlikely, the last season this happened only on 2 tours out of 200+) so we ask you kindly to be reachable on your phone or email that you provided us when booking, because in any of this cases we need to inform you the day before, that is when we know which turn we got.
We check the forecast daily, so in case of bad weather we will let you know 2-3 days in advance. Strong winds can cause moderate or big waves, in some cases we can still go out but the ride will be choppy, and on harsher days, the Bay may be officially closed for any boat tours.
Due to Federal regulations freediving is not allowed during whale shark tours, only snorkeling in the surface.
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