Swimming With Whale Sharks
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.
Join us on a half-day journey to experience these gentle giants as they feed, hovering and filtering plankton for hours while enjoying a good cleaning by fish and remora along their ventral sides.
Your expert naturalist guide and boat captain have received special training and are certified to manage responsible visits that respect the habitat and feeding patterns of the animals.
Ready to start your 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 $68/ 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
see detailed packing list in Welcome Aboard
Energy to explore
Gratuities for BajaEx team at your discretion