Swimming With Whale Sharks PRIVATE Trip
In the warm, crystal-clear waters just minutes from La Paz lies one of the most intact ecosystem in the world. Get ready to be inspired! Near El Mogote's sand spit, the outer bay serves as a nursery and here you will be able to observe and swim with the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate, literally the biggest fish in the ocean. Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), are slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet sharks that reach a length of 62 ft / 19 meters and may exceed the life span of human beings.
Forget the crowds. This is a private half-day journey to truly experience these gentle giants as they feed, hover and filter plankton for hours while enjoying a good cleaning by fish and remora along their ventral sides.
Your personal expert naturalist guide and professional boat captain both have received special training and are certified to manage responsible encounters that respect the habitat and feeding patterns of the animals.
Ready to start your Private Baja Expedition?
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 $625 Private Trip
Accompanied by an expert naturalist specialized in whale sharks & natural history
Group Size: up to 5 ppl in base price, opt. + 3 ppl (Questions? Contact us!)
Private boat ride to & from El Mogote Whale Shark Nursery
Snorkel with whale sharks or view from boat
Includes refreshments and tasty Mexican lunch snacks
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
see detailed packing list in Welcome Aboard
Energy to explore
Gratuities for BajaEx team at your discretion