Swimming With Whale Sharks
In the warm, crystal-clear waters just minutes from La Paz lies one of the most intact ecosystems in the world. Get ready to be inspired! Near El Mogote's sand spit, the outer bay serves as a whale shark nursery and here you will be able to observe and swim with the biggest fish in the ocean! Whale sharks are filter-feeding carpet sharks that reach a length of 62 feet / 19 meters and may live even longer than humans.
This is a half-day journey to 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 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.
Start: La Paz or Cabo
End: La Paz or Cabo
Private or Pool Service
10 years Old — Grandparents
Easy — All Fitness Levels
October — April
10am departure from La Paz
7am from Cabo
Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain
Accompanied by an expert naturalist specialized in whale sharks & natural history
Group Size: up to 4 persons
Boat ride to & from El Mogote Whale Shark Nursery
Snorkel with whale sharks or view from boat
Beachfront lunch following your whale encounter
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