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 â€“ so named because at up to 59 feet and 15 tons they are definitely a whale of a shark â€“ 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 â€“ all human flesh is safe! After the thrill of swimming next to these gentle giants, itâ€™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. Itâ€™s an absolutely fabulous day! We return to Todos Santos in the 5-6 PM timeframe.