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2 to 3 hour Whale Shark Tour 

(Season from October to April)

 

 

Adult: $1,600 MXN / $90 USD

Children (from 6 to 11 years old): $1,350 MXN / $75 USD

This activity is not recommended for children under 6 years old

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Minimum 4 passengers

 

Whale sharks are the world’s largest fish! They can measure up to 40 feet (12 meters) in length. Every year, nearly 100 juvenile whale sharks migrate to the Bay of La Paz during winter months to seek food and shelter. Join us on our fun and educational tour from October to April! You can choose to observe the whale sharks from the boat, or you can jump into the water in groups of a maximum of 5 people at a time to swim alongside these gentle giants. Videos of your experience will be shared with you afterward, at no extra cost.

 

What is included:

  • Snack (granola bars)

  • Drinks (water and soft drinks) – Please note: In order to reduce the use of disposable plastics, reusable bottles can be purchased for $ 40 MXN ($2 USD) at our office. If you already have a reusable water bottle, we encourage you to bring it on the tour

  • 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)

  • Wetsuits

What is not included:

  • Alcoholic drinks (not permitted)

  • 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 ($12 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 two seasons (2017-2018 and 2018-2019), we had a success rate of 100% for whale shark sightings on our tours.