Diving with sea lion in La Paz

Scuba diving tour in La Paz, Sea lion & Whale shark Combo

  • La Paz Sea lion & Whale shark
  • October to May

*AVAILABLE OCTOBER NOVEMBER ONLY for optimal conditions. Please check with the Dive Center if the sharks have arrived!

Take the opportunity to dive in La Paz! If you are a certified diver we can offer you the opportunity to dive with the sea lions of San Rafaelito colony in the morning followed by a swim with the whalesharks after lunch.

Consider coming for a refresher dive, or pool session, with us in Cabo San Lucas if you haven’t been diving in a while.

We recommend this tour from October to December when clearer conditions make exploring the dive site worthwhile. In Jan – April, the San Rafaelito area will have lower visibility and there is little reason to dive deeper than the safety stop.  Ask us about our 2 tank dive trips to the large Los Islotes Sea Lion colony during this time!


Tour details Price & booking

Tour Outlines

The dive is shallow and it’s possible to mix this tour with both divers and snorkelers

What's inclued

  • Private Guide
  • Private boat
  • Private Transportation from Cabo San Lucas
  • Lunch, Snack & Refreshments
  • Go Pro footage ** ON REQUEST
  • Weight & Tank


Leave Cabo San Lucas 6am

Optional stop for burritos and coffee (additional cost)

Arrive La Paz 9am

6 hour boat trip

Return to the sea front 3pm

Return to Los Cabos 6pm.


From Cabo San Lucas
(San Jose pick up available $40 extra)


12 hour

Price & Booking

La Paz Sea lion & Whale shark

Price in USD | Cash discount available

Private Tour

$ 1350 USD 1-4 people

Includes: transportation vehicle, dive guide from Cabo, 28ft panga, expert boat crew and official whale shark guide. 1 Tank at San Rafaelito colony and whale shark swim.

A mix of snorkelers and divers is accepted

Equipment $35pp extra

San Jose del Cabo Pick up $40 each way

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Tour infos & Requirement

Hotel pick ups :

Hotel pick ups include all hotels in the Cabo San Lucas area up to Hacienda Encantada and all those on the Pacific side.

If you are coming from the Corridor or San Jose del Cabo please meet at the tour center by 6am or we can pick you up $30USD each way.

Included Lunch :

If you have allergies we can request an alternative – just let us know!

Scuba Diving Reviews

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Outstanding Diving with Cabo Private Guide!

Cabo Private Guide is an outstanding, full service dive shop. My wife and I are experienced divers living in Cabo San Lucas, and we love diving with Laura and her team! I was even able to earn my PADI Master Scuba Diver…

By WilliamBruce2015 on TripAdvisor

6 days of diving

Perfect...what else can I say, attention to detail and saw everything we could have wished for while diving!!! Bull sharks, whale sharks, hammerheads, turtles, the elusive octopus, nudies, large schools of fish, sea lions that compete with cirque du soleil, cow nose…

By G Bernier on TripAdvisor

Amazing whale shark & sea lion tour with Cabo Private Guide

What a wonderful day we had with Jenny from @cabo_privateguide Our whale shark and sea lion excursion in La Paz was the highlight of our trip in Los Cabos. The trip was easy to arrange through the website. Additionally, Laura and Antonio…

By Anita_Potter on TripAdvisor

Amazing - Snorkel & Scuba Experience

Laura and Antonio were great! Laura is always quick to respond to my questions, and helped me set up the best culminating experience for our trip to Cabo. Antonio was an amazing guide and host as he spent the entire day with…

By texasmom79121 on TripAdvisor

If you're diving Cabo these are the people you want to dive with!

My wife and I traveled to Cabo in April and I wanted to get a couple dives in while I was there. While reviewing dive operations online I came across Cabo Private Guide. I was immediately interested because this company allows your…

By svscuba on TripAdvisor

Excellent Dive Experience

We came to Los Cabos on a spur of the moment trip and had not planned ahead but hoped to dive. Laura was so friendly and accommodating and set us up with Antonio for the very next morning. This time of year…

By Paige L on TripAdvisor

La Paz whale shark !

Laura and everyone at Cabo Private Guide were incredible and went out of their way to make sure we had an amazing experience. We were able to customize the La Paz whale shark tour to our liking and even added a stop…

By Harnoor S on TripAdvisor

Sea lions, whale sharks, and manta rays!

My husband, our teenaged daughter, and I travel pretty regularly and spend a ton of time in the water. Let me start by saying that the sea lion and whale shark tour that we went on with Jenny, Alejandro, and Fernando was…

By krjminor on TripAdvisor

5 star service

We had two days of wonderful diving with Cabo Private Guide. Laura handle multiple emails setting up our trip in a very timely manner. Felipe was an excellent guide pointing out marine life both big and small. We saw a school of…

By Rene C on TripAdvisor

Great professional and friendly experienced Dive staff

Great two tank Dive with Jenny and Erin. Both were very knowledgable, friendly, and super helpful. Would give six stars if i could! Highly recommend.

By Douglas T on TripAdvisor
  • Dive with Sea Lions in Baja California Sur

Scuba diving with sea lions is possible across the south of the peninsula at most tourist hotspots: from Cabo San Lucas, to Cabo Pulmo National Park and in La Paz. The sea lions of La Paz are more playful and are home to more females and pups.

There are 2 large sea lion colonies in La Paz: the largest (Los Islotes) and the secondary colony of San Rafaelito. We visit the latter during this combination tour and it’s usual to see an abundance of these playful animals here

Aside from the sea lions, San Rafaelito has soft corals and tropical fish making a shallow dive an enjoyable addition to the regular whale shark tour.



La Paz to Cabo San Lucas

The state capital of La Paz is an easy 2 hour drive from Cabo San Lucas. Highway 19 takes you through the arable farm and fishing village of Pescadero and then bypassing Todos Santos; a town with rich culture in architecture, arts and mining.

Following Todos Santos we stop for homemade burritos and coffee at a charming roadside cafe, just after the sun has risen. This has accidentally become one of the tour highlights in actual fact! Unfortunately, we cannot stay long. We always try and arrive at the La Paz seafront or ‘Melacon’ by 8.30am to guarantee a good place in the whaleshark queue which can sometimes be longer in the busier holiday seasons. But don’t let this put you off!


Actually, combining your tour with a sea lion dive means we can visit the colony until our place is available to see the whale sharks. You can also combine the whale shark tour with a Sea lion snorkeling tour. La Paz is also famous for his shipwreck, join our La Paz Wreck Diving Tour to explore two shipwrecks in one day.

Our boat is located at La Paz marina and here they have clean, modern facilities if you need a last minute bathroom break or to change into swimwear/dry clothes.

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By Highway 19, Cabo San Lucas La Paz is situated 2 hour drive away from Cabo San Lucas.