Whale Sharks, Sea Lions & SUP at Balandra
(Season from October to April)
Due to COVID related delays, SEMARNAT (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources) has not yet issued permits for the new whale shark season (fall 2020 - spring 2021). All tour operators are on stand-by and are expecting to receive our permits by mid-November, though no date has been confirmed yet. Please send us a message and we will gladly let you know if we have any news regarding the availabitity of this tour. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Price per passenger: $2,500 MXN / $110 USD
Duration: 6.5 hours
Minimum 4 passengers
Swim with whale sharks, snorkel with sea lions, paddleboard, and enjoy a delicious lunch on the beach, all in one day! Our Combo Tour is the best way to experience everything La Paz has to offer. After swimming with the world’s largest fish, we will take you to San Rafaelito reef where you will get to jump into the water once again and encounter some friendly sea lions. A short boat ride will then take you to one of Balandra Bay’s beautiful secluded beaches for lunch and paddleboarding.
What is included:
Lunch (fish ceviche with tostadas, ham and cheese sandwiches, diced fruit, granola bars, cookies, and chips)
Beverages (water and soft drinks)
Photos and videos taken by your guide will be sent to you by email at no additional cost
Snorkel equipment is provided (fins, mask, tuba and life jacket)
Permits and bracelets for access to the whale shark area
You will be accompanied by a bilingual guide, certified in first aid
Professional staff. Our captains and guides all have their valid and updated whale shark certifications and work permits issued by SEMARNAT (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources)
What is not included:
Tips are at your discretion, but greatly appreciated
We recommend the use of biodegradable sunscreen to help with the preservation of coral reefs. You can purchase biodegradable lotion at our office for $200 MXN ($10 USD).
We recommend bringing a towel, a hat and sunglasses. We recommend you bring a jacket or sweater during winter months as well.
* This activity is only offered from October to April, in accordance with the rules and schedules established by SEMARNAT (Mexican Department of Wildlife)
** Wildlife abundance is unpredictable and, although sightings are not guaranteed, the odds are definitely in your favor. In the past three seasons (2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020), we had a success rate of 100% for whale shark sightings on our tours.
Our tour rates are in Mexican pesos. The price quoted in USD is an approximate, and may vary according to the exchange rate. All prices include taxes. There are no hidden costs. Your reservation will be confirmed once you have contacted us and completed the deposit.