Whale Shark Day Trip
Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean and can be found in the temperate waters of the Bay of La Paz; El Mogote's sand spit is like a nursery for young sharks. You can enjoy the giant whale sharks from the boat or jump right in — as long as you don't make a splash because we don't want to startle the sharks! As you snorkel, you will be mesmerized by the way they enjoy a good cleaning by fish and remora that can be seen along their ventral sides as they hover and filter the plankton from the rich water for hours.
Join us on a 3-hour journey to experience these gentle giants as they feed on plankton. Your experienced naturalist guide and boat captain have received special certification to manage safe and enjoyable visits that respect the habitat and feeding patterns of the animals. A portion of the proceeds from your expedition goes to support local environmental education and conservation research programming.
Want to go deeper? Check out our Whale Shark Day Research trips.
Ready to start your Baja Expedition? Book your trip today!
Start: La Paz
End: La Paz
Little Ones — Grandparents
Easy — All Fitness Levels
October — April
Leave at 8:30 a.m. October — March
Leave at 9 a.m. April
Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain
USD $65/ guest
Minimum Group Size: 4; Maximum Group Size: 10 (Questions? Contact us!)
Panga boat ride to & from El Mogote whale shark nursery
Snorkel with whale sharks or view from boats
Session with naturalist about whale sharks & natural history
Expedition snorkel gear and wetsuit
What Should You Bring?
Personal clothes and gear:
~ November — March: layers for sun, cold and wind*
~ April — October: layers for sun, heat and wind*
(*detailed packing list in Welcome Packet)
Willingness to explore
Gratuities for BE team at your discretion