Snorkeling with the Whale SharkThe area is unique in its wildlife. The bay is a catchment area for microscopic plankton: the staple diet for a population of whale sharks that congregate there every winter - spring
Scuba Diving + Whale Shark toursSwim with the whale shark then dive into the sea lion colony of San Rafaelito on the same day trip. In addition whales, rays and dolphins are commonly spotted by boat.
Whale Sharks in La Paz, Mexico
There are very few places in the world where it is possible to swim with congregations of whale sharks and 3 of these places are in Mexico. The whalesharks of La Paz have the added bonus of only being 20 minutes away by boat. Of course, it can take longer to find them once in the area and we are permitted 2 hours in the area.
A certified whale shark guide will meet us at the boat and give a thorough briefing about its habitat, behaviour, conservation status and more. If you want to be on the water for longer you can extend your tour and opt for scuba diving or snorkeling at the nearby sea lion colony of San Rafaelito.
Espiritu Santo Island: a unique La Paz Tour
Leaving from La Paz ‘Melacon’ or seafront we arrive at the south side of the island after about 40 minutes. Depending on conditions we can take the east side around and see some marvelous rock formations and caverns full of stalagmites and stalactites and maybe stop for a dip in the beautiful emerald green water.
Continuing round we pass the channel that only just separates Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida. At the north end we can visit the biggest sea lion colony in the area at Los Islotes Island. In winter and spring we can swim with playful females and their young.
Travelling back down the west side we will stop for lunch at one of the white sand beaches where we can also snorkel in turquoise water! Here we will visit the ancient ‘Mascara’ : a face in the rock where Pericú tribes people left offerings to their gods.
Finally, we visit the old pearl farm where we can still see the outline of the oyster fields and, next to it, the largest frigate colony in Baja California Sur!