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Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz

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La Paz, Mexico
 Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Head out on the Sea of Cortez aboard a catamaran to swim near the natural habitat of whale sharks on this excursion from La Paz. With certified guides, slip into the water, wearing the provided snorkel equipment, to get a look at these huge creatures in the waters they call home.
  • Snorkel in the Sea of Cortez, and keep and eye out for sea life
  • Learn about whale sharks from your guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snacks and bottled water included
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Bottled water
All necessary equipment
Professional guide
Snacks
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

Pirámides 113, El Conchalito, 23090 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico

Marina Fonatur Calle Piramides s/n Col. El Conchalito CP. 23090 La Paz B.C.S. Mexico Please be 30 minutes before departure.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • At least being 8 years old and being good swimmer to do the activity.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Tour's departure is at 9:30AM, but not garanteed. This is because of new regulations that protect the enviroment of whale sharks. Please be patient while we wait for our turn to depart. It is possible the wait can be an hour and a half to enter the whale shark feed zone, this regulations applies to all companies in La Paz City.
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years old
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sun Rider Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz.

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  • "There a lot of rules governing this industry (the whale sharks are endangered), so be prepared to wait a little bit." See review

Reviews

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107 Reviews

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star-5
Best Whale Shark Swim Ever!
Loretta_M
, Nov 2021
Great guide- Dorion and captain Martin! Very knowledgeable- very interactive - very polite! Made sure we all had time to enjoy our experience! They knew where to go and found the whale sharks waiting for us! Dorion assisted the guests that had never snorkeled before- making them feel more comfortable in the water- and made sure we all got up close and personal with the sharks as much as possible while keeping us and the sharks safe! Excellent adventure!
star-4
Great experience
Thomas_M
, Mar 2021
The guide was very nice and helpful, we were able to swim with the whale shark and it was one of the most amazing experience ever. The local authority gives permission to enter the area where the whale sharks are and they give limited permission , so the tour might start a couple of hours later that the rv time depending on the number of boats waiting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sunrider provides a once and a lifetime experience
Anna_W
, Jan 2021
Sunrider Tours provided the experience of a lifetime. They were prepared with everything we needed ahead of time, took us on a beautiful, clean boat. They provided excellent background about the whale sharks. Then the magic, the captain, Guillermo, steered us right where we needed to be, and Delice took it from there. Her experience and expertise meant we had multiple opportunities to swim with these beautiful animals. At first she physically put us in the right path, which was much appreciated! My first couple attempts I worried I was too close to the shark and fell behind, literally chasing his tail! On my final chance, I had one of the most special experiences of my life, I swam alongside the shark for as long as I could keep up, (be prepared to SWIM) it felt like it was just him and me out there. I came out of the water in tears. Sunrider is awesome. They respect and care for the animals while providing an amazing experience for their clients. They provided great service from beginning to end.
star-5
Whale shark tour
Julie_C
, Dec 2020
What an incredible experience! Dellis was incredibly helpful and fun and made the experience so enjoyable for our family. She spent a lot of time making sure we had a great experience.
star-5
Great experience!
Courtnee_P
, Mar 2020
Great trip! The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Was able to swim with 3 different whale sharks. Would highly recommend!!
star-5
Great Day with the Whale Sharks
Brenda_H
, Jan 2020
We had a great time snorkeling with the Whale Sharks. We were lucky that one stopped to feed and didn't mind us being near by. The crew found one for us to see pretty quickly. The guide did a great job explaining what we were going to do and the regulations protecting the animals. I appreciated them taking care of the Whale Sharks. When we were done, they had water, fruit, sweet and salty snacks for us. That was great as the water was cold and it helped to warm up. They did provide everyone with a "Farmer John" wet suit which helped with the cold water. We had brought our own mask and snorkels and the guide rinsed those for us. We had a great day and will probably do it again.
star-5
Cool experience, nice boat, helpful staff
Michael_B
, Jan 2020
Our guide and captain were great. Also, the boat was nicer than a lot of the other ones we saw out on the water (onboard bathroom) and drinks and snacks were provided after swimming. They explained the rules about going into the whale shark zone and taught us about the sharks. There a lot of rules governing this industry (the whale sharks are endangered), so be prepared to wait a little bit. We were able to swim with two different whale sharks on our tour. If you don’t already know how to use a snorkel and swim with flippers, I recommend watching a YouTube video about that ahead of time. If you struggle with the technique of that it can be hard to spend a lot of time in the water with the sharks.
star-5
Amazing experience
Matthew_J
, Dec 2019
We took a trip up from cabo to do this as this is something that we have wanted to do for a while. From the off the staff were very helpful and we never felt rushed. There was only 6 people on our tour which was a nice amount. We got to the swimming zone and our helpful guide Dellise (sorry if we have spelt this wrong!) explained everything to us. Once in the water it is a magical experience to be so close to these gentle giants! I lost count on how many we saw but it was a good day for viewing as they were feeding. Snacks and drinks included which was a nice touch. For the price this was fantastic value and would do it again!
star-5
AMAZING experience!!!
Angela T
, Dec 2019
Wow...what a trip. So professional from the moment we walked in the door to check in. Our guide was wonderful- she was so enthusiastic and her energy was contagious. She was so knowledgable and up front about what to expect. We saw a few different whale sharks and it was the most magical, humbling, amazing experience. I would reccommend this to anyone and will absolutely do it again in my lifetime. Treat yourself to this. You'll never regret it!
star-5
This adventure was absolutely...
asyt
, Jan 2018
This adventure was absolutely incredible. The crew of the Sunrider knew exactly where to go to swim with these amazing creatures. I would definitely recommend it to all who enjoy to be awed by nature. Pete from Tacoma

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