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Make an amazing tour even better! Experience the whale sharks of La Paz with a private guide and boat on your own whale shark adventure. Though they are big, they are quite harmless and the chance to swim with these amazing marine creatures in their natural environment is a unique experience available for people of all ages. Sightings are guaranteed and it's just a short boat ride from downtown La Paz. The tour is private for your group and includes snorkeling equipment, refreshments and an in-water guide.


The Tour

Your guide will begin the tour with a boating safety and whale shark interaction briefing. Once the group is ready you'll suit up and embark to El Mogote, a long sandy peninsula that separates the lagoon from the bay of La Paz. Here you will see large groups of whale sharks in their natural environment, feeding on very small plants and animals called plankton. Once we spot the whale sharks your guide will accompany you into the water and show you the best way to approach and view these magnificent animals. We will spend approximately two to three hours on the boat and you will have plenty of opportunities to swim with the whale shark.

Ocean Conditions and what to expect

Our tours are conducted from Mexican Pangas, these boats are 20-26 feet in length, have shade and entry and exit is via a small ladder. While snorkeling with the whale sharks is not particularly strenuous you should be comfortable in small boats and in the water if you wish to snorkel during the tour. Typical ocean conditions for this area are calm with little or no waves or current. The ocean temperature will change throughout the season, it’s warmest in the late summer and fall. Wet-suits will be provided throughout the season.

What to Bring      

Underwater cameras, Go Pros and other devices are welcome on the tour, if you do not own your own and wish to have some memories from your tour we can provide these services free of charge. Photos and videos will be available for download after the tour.

During the summer and fall the weather is hot and sunny however in the winter and spring the waters cool down and it’s a good idea to bring a light sweater. Bio-degradable sunscreen will be provided on the tour. The boats do have shade but sunglasses and a hat are always a good idea for time spent out on the water.


We submit our whale shark photos to the Wildbook for whale sharks, a photo-identification library of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) encounters and of individually cataloged whale sharks. The library is maintained and used by marine biologists to track individuals and learn more about their migrations and behaviors.

You can also aid in the research and conservation efforts by submitting your photos and/or videos from your tour.


    Location: La Paz, Mexico

    Duration: 3 hours

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    Additional Information

      Operates: Daily, September through March.

      Departure Point:
      Muelle Fiscal - The Government Dock

      Departure Time: 9:00am

    • Inclusions:
      • All water activities
      • Use of snorkel equipment
      • In-water guide
      • Private tour
      • Bottled water

    • Exclusions:
      • Gratuities (optional)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
      • There is a maximum of 8 people per booking
      • Please arrive 10 minutes early

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