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From the Marina of the city of La Paz your exploration will begin to swim with the largest fish in the world! From here we will board our catamaran where you will meet your expert guide who will give you the safety instructions and make sure you carry the necessary equipment for this adventure. We will set sail from our dock taking a fixed course towards the whale shark refuge, where you can carry out the activity according to the provisions indicated by the authority and according to the norm for the protection of this species.
From the beginning of October and until April 15 we have available swimming and diving with these giants of the sea.
The boat that you will board is a 33” catamaran, made with green technology and suitable for wheelchairs, it has comfortable seats, sun and shade areas, full bathroom, fresh water shower, easy access to the sea and above all with staff trained and certified to carry out this activity safely and sustainably. It is also ideal for children 7 years and older, so you and your family or friends will live together an unbeatable and unique experience that you can only do in very few parts of the planet.
We will navigate until we get closer to the right point to dive in and enjoy. You will always have the support of our crew, who will instruct you with the measures of the correct use of the equipment as well as the rules that you must follow to enjoy this activity. It is important to note that there are strict conservation regulations for this endangered species, which is why only a certain number of boats can be in the area designated as a refuge at the same time, having said that the waiting time may be ten minutes or two hours to start the swim with this huge fish, everything will depend on the place we take when we reach the entry point to the reserve and the number of sharks that are in the area at that time. Contemplating that they give us a late place to start the activity, our Captain will give us several options to take advantage of the time, such as snorkeling in a nearby reef or visiting the beautiful marina or the city of La Paz.
If the authority allows us to enter the refuge in a timely manner, we can continue to carry out the activity and you will have enough time to enjoy this great experience and take home an incredible video that you can purchase if you wish.
After easily descending into the water through a safe and easy access with a ladder, our expert guide will be assisting you so that you can make your swim safely for both you and the whale shark. We will always be by your side giving you the necessary support and instructions so that your exploration is as assertive to what natural conditions allow us.
This docile creature reaches more than 12 meters in length and feeds through a water filtration mechanism, its main food is phytoplankton and only rarely does it feed on crustaceans such as small larvae of crabs, squid, schools of fish, tiny like anchovies, sardines, or tuna. The whale shark has numerous and tiny teeth, these do not play any role in its diet since this animal only sucks its food and when it closes its mouth it filters it through its gill combs. It should be noted that there is no record in which any attack caused by this docile creature to any human being is expressed, we also point out that SunRider Tours with its more than 25 years of experience follows the strict rules dictated by the authority for the conservation and care of this huge and fascinating fish. The importance of conducting this visit with the utmost care is everyone’s job and we promise to continue to be strict in this regard.
During the activity we will have prepared some appetizers or snacks, seasonal fruits, waters, sodas, and beers. It should be noted that alcoholic beverages are only provided after the swim with the whale shark.
Upon our return, you will be able to see the beautiful bay of the city of La Paz, enhanced by the beautiful turquoise color of the waters that surround it. We will finish at the same starting point from where you can take your transportation or visit the historic center of La Paz, which is a couple of blocks from your location.
6 hours approx without transportation. (2:30 hours of activity)
10 hours approx with transportation. (2:30 hours of activity)
Boarding at 9:30am. Arrive 30 minutes early for boarding.
Monday through Saturday
Swim & Snorkeling Previous Experience
Transportation to and from hotel
* When booking, give the shoe number for the fins and the size for the wetsuit.
* When booking, request one of the two breakfast options if you leave Los Cabos.
* It is mandatory for the Harbor Master to wear a life jacket on the way and when swimming the use of a wetsuit when carrying out the activity, in case of not using it you will not be able to carry out the activity.
* When booking, register a customer’s cell phone number for any situation or change.
* The tour may be canceled due to weather conditions without prior notice, without penalty for either party.
* The authority requires that the COEPRIS form for COVID prevention be filled out