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Swimming with Whale Sharks and Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

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    We start off from Todos Santos at 7:00 AM, and drive the 90 minutes across the peninsula to La Paz, where we gather up our snorkeling gear. It's then off to visit the whale sharks – so named because at up to 59 feet and 15 tons they are definitely a whale of a shark – in the shallows of the Bay of La Paz. And while your mother probably told you to stay away from sharks, these gentle giants are only interested in plankton – all human flesh is safe! After the thrill of swimming next to these gentle giants, it’s off to the unbelievable joy of swimming and playing with the sea lion puppies at the permanent sea lion colony of Los Islotes. These fun-loving marine mammals love playing and interacting with humans, and are always disappointed that we can never keep up a game of tag as long as they can. Getting to the sea lion colony is half the fun of the day, as we regularly see dolphins, whales, mantas, sea turtles, coastal birds and more on the way there and back.
    We cap off this wonderful day with a delicious picnic lunch at one of the gorgeous beaches on the incomparable Isla Espiritu Santo. It’s an absolutely fabulous day! We return to Todos Santos in the 5-6 PM timeframe.
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    Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I wanted to do it all and TOSEA booked us the perfect day: swimming with whale sharks in the morning and kayaking at Playa Balandra in the afternoon. Even our teenage daughter and 7 yea. old son how ad a blast! The...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Christine P
    Reviewed April 16, 2019

    We had a wonderful day with the TOSEA staff, boat captain and dive master (who incidentally had an incredible knack for engaging and teaching my 6 year old niece and 7 year old nephew while ensuring they didn't;t miss any part of the expereince). We...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Kim B
    Reviewed March 19, 2019

    Worth every penny. Guide Eric was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. Sea lion colony was cool, lunch on the beach was great, and whale shark was unbelievable. Also saw school of dozens of dolphins.

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    tsecoadventures, Owner at Todos Santos Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2019

    Going out into the Sea of Cortez really is such a wonderful wildlife extravaganza adventure and we're so thrilled that you had such a great time! Thanks so much for sharing your experience here.

    Reviewed March 7, 2019

    We went into this with a bit of anxiety, to be honest. We were running a little late the day of the adventure, which turned out to be a benefit. We were in such a hurry that there was no time to be nervous! The...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    tsecoadventures, Owner at Todos Santos Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2019

    We're so pleased that you enjoyed your adventure with the wild creatures of the Sea of Cortez! It really is so wonderful to be able to interact with these amazing beings in their own homes, in their own environment. We're so happy that you found...More

    Reviewed March 6, 2019

    This was our first trip to La Paz with our two little kids, and we had an amazing time doing the Whale Shark and Sea Lion tour with Todos Santos Eco Adventures. Such an amazing and friendly company. It was the first time for my...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    tsecoadventures, Owner at Todos Santos Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2019

    We're so pleased that your kids had such an amazing introduction to snorkeling - the sea lions and the whale sharks really make you understand what the joys of the sea are all about! Thank you so much for adventuring with us during your holiday...More

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    • Duration: 10h
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