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Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz

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La Paz, Mexico

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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
Crew tips

Departure Point

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

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 11:00AM, 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years old
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sun Rider Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz.

Traveler Tips


  • "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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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!!
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Great Day with the Whale Sharks
herald1998
, 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.
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Cool experience, nice boat, helpful staff
mbradley47
, 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.
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Amazing experience
mattjW7148AR
, 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!
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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!
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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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We were asked to come 2 hours earlier 2...
Maria G
, Dec 2017
We were asked to come 2 hours earlier 2 days before the tour to get a better spot on the waiting list of boats going to the whale shark territory. We were put on a boat where we sat for 2 hours waiting. We did eventually go and did see the sharks and everyone was able to swim with them. Amazing
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Great captain and crew. Whale sharks...
Judi and Don C
, Mar 2017
Great captain and crew. Whale sharks are amazing, but you have to swim fast o catch up with them.
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This was amazing! We swam right...
Lori R
, Feb 2017
This was amazing! We swam right alongside these beautiful creatures. So very cool. A must do experience! Great guide and captain.
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Amazing opportunity to see these giant...
Douglas S
, Dec 2016
Amazing opportunity to see these giant creatures up close. Sun Riders Tours did a great job. Doug S. travel agent, Pa.
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