Sea of Cortez Whale Shark Encounter

Sea of Cortez Whale Shark Encounter

Come and swim next to the whale shark, the world’s largest fish! This tour at La Paz is one of the unique adventures has to offer! On this amazing tour, you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with whale sharks at La Baja.

Every October these magnificent creatures travel in large numbers to the beautiful Sea of Cortez, more specifically to La Paz Bay, giving you the rare opportunity to experience one of the most exiting encounters between people and nature. Observe this amazing creatures up close and in its natural environment.

Get comfortable while you head over to the Whale Shark area; it will be a short boat ride where you will be given a quick briefing and the rules to protect these magnificent fish. Put your wetsuit and snorkeling gear on, and be ready to be amazed. Now it is time to jump in the water and have a close encounter with these docile creatures in their natural habitat.

Live this unbelievable experience with us and scratch it off your bucket list!


There are few experiences in the world that match swimming alongside the largest fish in the ocean specially when that fish is a shark! But don't worry, the whale sharks are known as the "gentle giants of the sea!” Get the chance of a lifetime for a whale shark snorkel on our spectacular Whale Shark snorkel tour.

Every year, nearly 100 juvenile whale sharks migrate to the Bay of La Paz during winter months to seek food and shelter. Join us on our fun and educational tour from October to April! You can choose to observe the whale sharks from the boat, or you can jump into the water in groups of a maximum of four people at a time to swim alongside these gentle giants. This tour has limited space with our small group format.

Our tour guides will brief you on everything you need to know about whale sharks in La Paz. After that, we will take a short boat ride to the refuge areas where these magnificent animals are found and you will get a chance to go snorkeling with whale sharks and other awesome marine animals!

Our whale shark tour allows you to be up close to one of these majestic animals is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life!

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"

Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Sea of Cortez Whale Shark Encounter
10/13/2024 - 4/30/2025
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Duración: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: Marina Cortez, Marquez de Leon, Topete 2415, Zona Comercial, 23060 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Snacks - Snack (granola bars)
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Permits and bracelets for access to the whale shark area
  • Photo and videos of your tour at no additional cost
  • Certified Tour Guide

No Incluye

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • All Fees and Taxes


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