Great Day Trip From Cabo, La Paz, or Todos Santos

Protecting Local Wildlife

Small-Group Experience

Full Day & Half-Day La Paz Whale Shark Tours

Choose from our half-day La Paz whale shark tours or the full-day sea lion and whale sharks snorkeling with an amazing lunch in stunning Balandra Beach. Whether you’re a family looking to give your children an experience they’ll never forget, or a couple looking to explore the natural wonders of the Sea of Cortez, this tour is for you! Join us to swim with the world’s biggest fish. On the full-day tour, enjoy the added bonus of interacting with playful sea lions and land on a beautiful secluded beach for lunch – an experience that will stay with you forever.

The Extra Special Moments

Swim with whale sharks & spend time appreciating their size, beauty, and peaceful nature

Learn about marine life and conservation

Explore the landscapes & coves of the Sea of Cortez

Interact with playful sea lions

Enjoy a delicious lunch on the idyllic Balandra beach, a Natural Protected Area

Explore the spectacular scenery of the gem of the Sea of Cortez, Balandra Beach

Full-Day Trip Details

Full-Day Trip Details

Price

  • Adults: $185 US ($3,700 MXN)*
  • 5 and under: $92.50 US  ($1,850 MXN)

*USD prices are approximate and final checkout will be in Mexican pesos (see book now button for details)


Departure time

6:30 AM approx from Todos Santos


Meeting point

Pick up from your Todos Santos accommodation, the surf shop, or meet at the marina in La Paz


Availability

Monday to Sunday, October to April


Duration

9 hours


Group size

4 to 8 people


Good to know

  • La Paz is one hour from Todos Santos and two hours from Cabo. The excursion is on the bay of La Paz, on the Sea of Cortez.
  • From December to April, the wind can feel cold when you get wet, so bring a hoodie, windbreaker, or jacket.
  • La Paz Bay is a highly regulated area, only 14 boats are allowed to go into the swimming area every three hours. Captains and guides must have all the permits and certifications to be able to work during the whale shark season.

Included

  • Snorkeling gear and wetsuits
  • Permits to swim with whale sharks
  • Whale shark swimming experience
  • Sea lion and coral reef fish swimming activity
  • A delicious lunch of fresh ceviche, vegetarian and beef burritos, organic salad, fruits, chocolates, and drinks at Balandra Beach
  • Round trip transportation from Todos Santos to La Paz
  • Certified guide and captain

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast

What to bring

  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Hat & reef-safe sun protection
  • Water bottle to refill (no plastic bottles allowed on the tour)
  • Jacket & sweatshirt

About your guide

A certified, bilingual, local guide, a certified driver, and a local certified captain


Full-Day Whale Sharks & Sea Lions Itinerary

You’ll be picked up from your Todos Santos accommodation or the Todos Santos Surf Shop(opens in a new tab) to start your La Paz whale shark adventure. Once we arrive at the marina, we’ll hop onto the boat and get out into the bay of La Paz.

Your experienced guide will spend time searching for whale sharks while you get your snorkeling gear on. Once a whale shark has been spotted, you will take turns (4 at a time) to spend time in the water with them. We spend between 2 and 3 hours in the area with these majestic sharks as they come to feed on plankton. You’ll then travel 20 minutes to the next activity, swimming with sea lions!

You’ll get back in the water to see these good-natured animals get up to their tricks. Be prepared to play as this particular breed of sea lions are well-known for their fun-loving nature. Swim around the coral reef and marvel at the shoals of tropical fish darting around their natural habitat.

Then head over to Balandra Beach, named one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico for its fine white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. We’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch of burritos, fresh ceviche, salad, fruit, and chocolate with a perfect view of the Sea of Cortez. After lunch, spend time relaxing on the beach or explore the surroundings.

Half-Day Trip Details

Price

  • Adults: $120 US ($2,400 MXN) *
  • 5 and under: $60 US ($2,400MXN)

*USD prices are approximate and final checkout will be in Mexican pesos (see book now button for details)


Departure times

  • 8 AM
  • 11 AM
  • 2 PM

Meeting point

Marina La Paz


Availability

Monday to Sunday, October to April


Duration

2-3 hours


Group size

4 to 8 people


Good to know

  • This tour is ideal for people who are already in La Paz and looking for a unique half-day activity.
  • La Paz is one hour from Todos Santos and two hours from Cabo. The excursion is on the bay of La Paz, on the Sea of Cortez.
  • From December to April, the wind can feel cold if you get wet, so bring a hoodie, windbreaker, or jacket.
  • La Paz Bay is a highly regulated area, only 14 boats are allowed to go into the swimming area every three hours.

Included

  • Snorkeling gear and wetsuits
  • Permits to swim with whale sharks
  • Certified guide and captain

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

What to bring

  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Hat & reef-safe sun protection
  • Water bottle to refill (no plastic bottles allowed on the tour)
  • Jacket/sweatshirt

About your guide

A certified, local, bilingual guide and certified local captain


Half-Day Whale Sharks Itinerary

Meet us at the marina for a fun-filled La Paz whale shark tour. We’ll hop into the boat and get out into the bay of La Paz to explore the waters of the Sea of Cortez. Your experienced guide will spend time searching for whale sharks while you get your snorkeling gear on. Once a whale shark has been spotted, you will take turns (two or 4 at a time) to spend time in the water with them while ensuring you don’t disturb them while they are feeding on plankton. We spend between 2 and 3 hours in the area with these magnificent sharks and then return to the marina

This is the ideal tour for people who are in La Paz and want to swim with whale sharks in a respectful and sustainable way.

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