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Submerge yourself in the shimmering Sea of Cortez with colossal whale sharks on a full-day eco tour from Los Cabos. Admire dramatic desert landscapes as you venture to the luscious enclave of La Paz then sail out to sea to greet the world’s largest fish. Swim and splash with the incredible creatures then feast upon traditional Mexican tacos on a beautiful beachfront boardwalk. Visit the iconic Hotel California and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel on this spectacular seasonal tour (available September to April only).

Highlights

  • Full-day whale shark swim and snorkeling eco-tour, with lunch and sightseeing near La Paz
  • Swim and snorkel beside whale sharks, called ‘gentle giants,’ in the Sea of Cortez
  • Watch whale sharks feed on plankton and small fish, and spot rays, dolphins and whales
  • Learn from your expert guide about marine life in the area
  • Enjoy a provided lunch of Baja-style tacos and refreshing nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages in La Paz’s boardwalk, the ‘Malecón’
  • Visit the famous Hotel California in the desert oasis town of Todos Santos
  • Breakfast snacks, beverages, wetsuit, towels, snorkel gear and round-trip transport from most Los Cabos hotels included

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What You Can Expect

La Paz Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour and Lunch From Los Cabos

Relax and enjoy lunch in La Paz!

Depart from your Los Cabos hotel in a plush, air-conditioned minivan and sit back during the scenic journey to La Paz; admire the undulating dunes and picturesque plains of the Baja California Sur desert, feasting on a fulfilling breakfast of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as you ride. 
Arrive at La Paz and don your professional wetsuit and snorkeling gear. Sail over the shimmering surface of the Sea of Cortez until you reach the gathering point of the whale sharks. It won’t be hard to spot the enormous animals, whose size compares directly to a yellow school bus; however, don’t fear the 40-foot (12-meter) stature as whale sharks are considered the sea’s most gentle giants. 
Submerge yourself in the warm water then marvel at the whale shark’s agile elegance in spite of their size. Follow the direction of your guide as you swim fast the keep pace with the fish, watching then feast upon plankton as they swim. Climb back on board for a refreshing rest and observe the water for manta rays, dolphins and even humpback whales. 
Next, venture to the stylish Malecon, a blissful beachfront boardwalk, to pleasure your palate with crunchy tacos, refreshing soft drinks and tangy tequila. Revitalized, stroll and enjoy the bespoke boutiques of the beach before setting out to explore the traditional town of Todos Santos .
Visit the popular Hotel California, famed for its potential inspiration of the Eagle’s classic hit, the return to your minivan for the relaxing journey back to Los Cabos.

Customer Reviews

Tiah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a great tour. The guides were very organized and super friendly. They took us right to the Whale Sharks and we had a number of close interactions that were just amazing. The lunch was very good and we had lots of fun stopping at the Hotel California.

My only negative is that there are a number of jellyfish swarms where I got badly stung and I had a really bad allergic reaction. It has been a week since the tour and I still look like I am covered in chickenpox. To be safe, you would want to wear a full wetsuit and make sure that there is some vinegar on hand to rinse you off if you get stung!

ajsturrus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was awesome! Eric was super knowledge and friendly as our guide! Would recommend this to anyone visiting los cabos :)

Mary T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our trip from Los Cabos to La Paz to swim with the whale sharks was excellent! There were only 3 whale sharks to be seen during our tour, but they allowed us to swim with and observe them lazily swimming through the clear sea water. This trip was on my bucket list and I am so very glad I got to do it! Leo was our tour guide on the two hour ride from Cabo to La Paz, and Mario was our guide on the boat with the whale sharks. He was very patient and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this tour!!!

Mark D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The excursion was amazing and exceeded our expectations. The new Mercedes Van and the food on the trip to La Paz were excellent. We loved our guide Alex, he was very knowledgeable and very engaging. We spotted many whale sharks and were able to have several up close encounters both in the water and in the boat. The lunch afterwards was great, especially the fish tacos. The excursion was well worth the money, we highly recommend it.

Robin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

this was an awesome adventure. staff was great a lifetime experience. our guide Yann was AWESOME ask for him. he was super friendly informative great attitude and the girls wont mind looking at him. he was helping people taking pictures checking on people making video, like a one armed wallpaper hanger. We saw a whale, 15 plus whale sharks and a mother baby dolphin. doesnt get much better than that. bring a change of clothes

elviskeenan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I've swum with whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez!! A lifelong dream was fulfilled on this tour. Our guide, Oliver, was a lot of fun and this day was very enjoyable from start to finish - including a really nice lunch. Still can't believe we've done it and I would DEFINITELY recommend this trip. Thanks, Oliver!

Denice59

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We picked up our snorkeling equipment in Cabo early that morning. We meet our tour guide, Raz. He was ensured everyone had a great time during the entire trip.We then proceeded to Lapaz. The views of the mountains, Pacific Ocean, Sea of Cortez were amazing along the way. After arriving in Lapaz, Raz gathered our group and suited up for our adventure. After a short boat ride, we spotted a whale shark. Everyone dove into the water to have an amazing up close view of the Sharks. After many sightings we returned to Lapaz, where we enjoyed a great lunch which included fish tacos. After lunch, we enjoyed our short shopping spree and proceeded to Todos Santos. In Todos Santos we visited the famous Hotel California and Tequila Sunise bar. Such a lovely place.. The tequila sunrise's were like no other! After a short shopping spree , we were on the road to Cabo singing Eagles songs.. A great time with an superb group!

Angela E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was one of thee most fun activities that I have ever done!! Whale sharks were everywhere. Oliver was a great guide. The trip to La Paz from Cabo was easy. Food was great. I would highly recommend this trip!!!

Mcnicoll

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Incredible, once in a lifetime experience. Very professional and informative. Yann was amazing.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Such an awesome fun day, I'd totally do it again! Loved being able to swim with these giant creatures. And the tequila afterwards wasn't bad either ha ha

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