La Paz Whale Shark Swimming
Itinerary and duration
- Tour schedules: 08:00-11:00 am or 11:00 am-01:00 pm
- Transfer from Hotel to Marina
- Departure from Marina Palmira to the destination
- Arrive at the El Mogote area to search for whale sharks and perform snorkeling with them
- Return to the marina and transfer back to the hotel
Drinks, fruit, and cookies.
Frequently Asked Questions
The activity involves searching for whale sharks in a specific area outside the Bay of La Paz, behind a stretch of land called El Mogote. Once a whale shark is spotted, you can swim with it while following the regulations set by the authorities. The goal is to have a unique and unforgettable experience swimming alongside one of the most magnificent creatures in the ocean.
We include the complete snorkel equipment, wetsuit, guide, captain, the boat, water, soft drinks, fruit, and cookies. Box lunch (individual lunch) is not included.
We do not recommend this activity for those who cannot swim or have never snorkeled before. This is because the dynamics of the activity are very active and demanding. It involves getting into the water when the guide indicates, swimming to follow the pace of the whale shark and be able to observe it for a longer time, swimming back to the boat, and repeating, all within a limited time frame. Of course, we have patience for those who decide to try it, but it will be necessary to have the right attitude and keep up with the pace. Another option would be to attend as a spectator, where you can still enjoy the beauty of this species from the boat. Although the experience will be different, the opportunity to see a whale shark up close is unique and worth it.
No, they only visit us during a specific season. As a free animal, it is not possible to define a season rigidly but rather approximately. The season usually covers the months from October to early April.
The whale shark is classified as one of the most harmless species. Despite its imposing size, it is extremely peaceful and no harm has ever been reported from this animal.