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Whale Shark Boat Tours

#21 of 45 Boat Tours & Water Sports in La Paz Features Animals
| on the Malecon, just south of the main pier, La Paz, Mexico
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Couldn't have been happier!

I was very impressed with the time the guide took to explain the rules of approaching these amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tigermuskie
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Leavenworth
Cabo Adventures whale shark tour

This was the most amazing trip. They picked us up at our resort in Cabo and drove us with a very... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Leslie W
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Purcellville, Virginia
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| on the Malecon, just south of the main pier, La Paz, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the time the guide took to explain the rules of approaching these amazing fish. They obviously have a great respect for them. They were very cautious approaching them. They were also extremely helpful to their guests on board. Their gear...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the most amazing trip. They picked us up at our resort in Cabo and drove us with a very experienced tour guide who explained the entire time of driving. The Turtle sanctuaries and national Parks. and then to La Paz. We toured the...More

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

First thing we did was whale shark tour. We didn't Book a tour in advance because most departed before our flight arrived (around 11am). So we winged it and went to the beach and there are many boats available for tours and I'm sure many...More

3  Thank AllMalloysEve
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is not an experience for everyone. You have to be a confident swimmer because you will be swimming way off shore in the middle of the bay. Secondly you have to sprint all out. You appreciate that the worlds largest FISH not whale is...More

1  Thank travellingsinclairs
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The high rating I provide is for the experience of swimming with the whale sharks. That was an unforgettable experience. However, I would look at another tour provider. Sun Rider lacked good customer service. On their website it appears that lunch is also provided but...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

No not the cheapest but it was a great experience. The water was murky and a little choppy but not too rough. The guide was excellent. They do a good job prepping you and providing advice and equipment. Be forewarned. The whale sharks may just...More

Thank moonpod
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Enjoy the encounter with these gentle giants as it is a truly amazing experience, but please do it wisely and prioritize well-being of the whale sharks. When researching on the internet, I found different opinions as to whether touching whale sharks is harmful to them...More

1  Thank HexELA
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We went on a whale shark adventure during our recent expedition with Lindblad & National Geographic. Around 10-12 of the guests boarded the boat and the guides took us out a few miles off the coast of La Paz. It was early in the morning...More

3  Thank dannnnon
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Our airbnb hostess suggested us taking USD $200+ pp VIP excursion package from Cabo to La Paz, but my Spanish-fluent brother decided on the DIY route. At 7:30AM, we took Aguila bus from Cabo city terminal to La Paz marina, cost only about $30 USD...More

3  Thank JoeBlackOld
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Talked to Hector right across the street from Sunrisers and he charges 500 pesos. A local guide told us when to jump in just before the whale shark would swim right under me. I'd turn and follow it until I get tired. Repeated this about...More

4  Thank Momotarosan
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patriciacowett
Are whale sharks here in La Paz right now April 22???
21 April 2017|
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Response from moonpod | Reviewed this property |
They are around although they get more scarce pretty much all year except aug/sept. The peak months are as noted in other replies. Once the water warms up the are gone tho
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jkwaterbugs
I'm a fairly accomplished snorkeler but I'm recovering from a broken ankle in Oct. Will I need to be able to swim strongly in order to enjoy this? Also, we're coming in later March. Is the water cold? Shall we rent wet suits?
23 February 2017|
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Response from dannnnon | Reviewed this property |
The only time you would need to swim strongly is if the whale shark is swimming, rather than feeding. The sharks are static when feeding, so you can swim slowly around them or just float there and observe. There were young... More
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cutteninn
What are the best months to swim with whale sharks
23 January 2017|
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Response from moonpod | Reviewed this property |
Our guide said April actually due to water clarity. Just avoid the warm water summer months.
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