Swim with sea lion in La Pay

Snorkeling tour in La Paz

  • Sea lion snorkeling & Whale shark combo
  • October to April

Combine a whale shark snorkel tour with a visit to the nearby sea lion colony of San Rafaelito and optimize your visit to La Paz!

This large fishing town on the Sea of Cortez has a reputation for being home to a huge variety of incredible aquatic life and it doesn’t get much more impressive than with the largest fish in the ocean: The whale shark.

But why stop there! Why not snorkel-swim with sea lions on the same day? In addition, if you’re a fan of tropical fish you will enjoy the reef life at this rocky reef just outside of the whale shark area. In between the 2 activities you will have a picnic lunch at the beach.


Tour details Price & booking

What's inclued

  • Private Guide
  • Shared or Private boat
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Private Transportation
  • Lunch, Snack & Refreshments
  • Go Pro footage

Schedule

Leave Los Cabos 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.

Departure

From Cabo San Lucas

Duration

12 hour

Price & Booking

Sea lion snorkeling & Whale shark combo

Price in USD | 5% Cash Discount

Private Tour

$ 895 1-2 people

Includes: Mid-sized transportation vehicle, English speaking driver, 26ft panga, expert boat crew and official whale shark guide

Private Tour

$ 995 3-4 people

Includes: Mid-sized transportation vehicle, Tour manager , 28ft panga, expert boat crew and official whale shark guide

Private Tour

$ 1350 5-10 people

Includes: large transporter vehicle, tour manager, 28ft panga, expert boat crew and official whale shark guide

Cancelattion policy & Cash Payement discount

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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!


Snorkeling Reviews

Tripadvisorreviews

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

Awesome tour with great company.

An amazing day with an amazing tour business. Exceptional service. Jenny (snorkeling guide, driver, photog, tour guide and a fabulous British accent) is great. Friendly, knowledgable & fun. Swimming with whale sharks and swimming and playing with seal lions was a bucket…

By Joe S on TripAdvisor

Cabo Private Guide is our #1 recommendation!

We went on an all day guide to La Paz from Cabo San Lucas. Transportation, guide, captian... everything was fantastic. Our preferred dates were not initially available and we so appreciate Laura working to get the dates to work. Snorkeling with the…

By Not quite Aggies 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

Use this company!!! We had a great day!

Our group of 8 had a blast! We snorkeled with the Sea Lions—super fun. One of the sea lion pups was so playful, it even tried nibbling on Antonio’s go pro. The colony of sea lions is amazing! I wanted to do…

By Travis S on TripAdvisor

Amazing time!

We had a great time on this tour. We could tell that the guide and captain were doing everything in their power to make sure we had an amazing time since we were the only people on the tour. We were able…

By Chloe M on TripAdvisor

Blue water tour and whale shark swim

We booked a private tour for whale shark and blue water tour. It was by far the most educational and wonderful tours we have ever experienced! Antonio was our tour guide for whale sharks. On time for pick up. Fernando's (captain) wife…

By Angelia S on TripAdvisor

Perfect 3 tours!

Booked 3 separate tours with Cabo Private Guide & from start to finish the year we’re fantastic! We took a private whale shark tour, a scuba trip & a snorkel/whale shark tour...all three were perfect. Communication was great from booking up to…

By JanetMacht on TripAdvisor

Great La Paz and Espiritu Santo Island tour

We went to La Paz and we did a boat tour of the beaches and Espiritu Santo Island. Laura during the booking process and Jenny during the excursion were just perfect, accommodating and super nice. We saw and swam with dolphins, sea…

By Lorenzissimo on TripAdvisor

Private snorkeling trip

We had a great family experience. Our guide Felipe did a great job of taking care of us. The entire crew was enjoyable to be around and felt we got great value for the cost of the trip. Thank you, Richard

By Richard J on TripAdvisor

Blue water tour and whale shark swim

We booked a private tour for whale shark and blue water tour. It was by far the most educational and wonderful tours we have ever experienced! Antonio was our tour guide for whale sharks. On time for pick up. Fernando's (captain) wife…

By Angelia S on TripAdvisor

La Paz Snorkeling : Swim with Whale Sharks

Although this is the largest shark that exists in the ocean (hence the name ‘whale shark’!) It is a slow and docile, plankton-eating animal and is in absolutely no way dangerous to humans to snorkel with them. In fact, the reverse is true. A whale shark has very few natural predators and humans are considered to be the main reason they have declined in numbers. Over-fishing and boating injuries account for their decline in recent years.

These sharks do not hunt large prey as many of their sharky cousins do. They eat tiny animals through the filter-feeding technique – another reason for its likeness to a whale.

When your guide introduces you to these breath-taking fish in La Paz we limit Snorkelers to 5 per whale shark. Only 14 boats are permitted in the designated shark area to reduce human impact and maintain this very unique experience.

Check also our other activities in La paz to mix diving and whale Shark tours.

Swimming with sea lions colony of La Paz, Mexico

You can find California sea lions all around Baja California Sur. One of the biggest colonies exists in La Paz on Espiritu Santo Island. Near to the whale shark area there is another large colony at San Rafaelito which provides the perfect opportunity to snorkeling with a second animal species in one tour – enjoy interactions with both animals!

The whale shark is majestic and impressive but sea lions are fast, fun and incredibly agile. They are so enjoyable to snorkel with! The younger pups will come and have a nibble on your fin; their power and grace underwater will surprise you!

They have been likened to dogs by many in regards to their loveable and extroverted behaviour. They will always to pose for a photo!


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