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Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz provided by Sunrider Adventure Tours

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Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
See whale sharks up close in the Sea of Cortez on this half-day tour from La Paz. Your guide assists you to slip into the water to snorkel near the whale sharks, and shares live commentary about their annual migration through this region. Ride in comfort on a deluxe motorized catamaran equipped with a shade structure, restroom, and shower.
  • Learn from the guide about the gentle nature of the whale sharks
  • Use of snorkel gear included
  • Bottled water and snacks are provided
  • Deluxe boat with restroom, fresh water shower, shade, and stereo
Important Information
Departure Point
Paseo Alvaro Obregon 214, Zona Comercial, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • All necessary equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Crew tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • At least being 8 years old and being good swimmer to do the activity.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Tour's departure is at 11:00AM, but not garanteed. This is because of new regulations that protect the enviroment of whale sharks. Please be patient while we wait for our turn to depart. It is possible the wait can be an hour and a half to enter the whale shark feed zone, this regulations applies to all companies in La Paz City.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years old
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mark Philip wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Really great time and great value. Prior to booking, I was worried about three things; 1: Was 2 1/2 hours long enough? Answer: Absolutely; there is ample time to swim with the whale sharks. 2. Would we get to swim with them? Alex, our group leader, said he's been doing this for
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Date of experience: March 2020
Steph R wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
Alex, Jesus & crew were great. We took the tour a month ago on a mostly sunny day and had a great time. Thank you for the change to learn about these gentle giants and hopefully to protect them! Gracias para la lección de humildad con los gigantes del mar #ExperienciaSunrider
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Date of experience: February 2020
Lori H wrote a review Mar 2020
Bend, OR29 contributions13 helpful votes
Fun 1/2 day trip with Alessandro (Alex) to snorkel with the Whale Sharks! Very informative and lots of time in the water. Nice boat with a gate that you could just step off of boat instead of having to jump over the side. Felt well looked after-cared about our comfort both in
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Date of experience: January 2020
Betty Ray wrote a review Mar 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana21 contributions2 helpful votes
This experience was remarkable. They encourage you to be a strong swimmer to participate, which I am not, so I was just going along for the ride so my husband could have the experience. Alex, our guide was not going to have it; he said he’d pull me along in the water, and he
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BGibbons wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
Very professional company! Our tour guide was amazing and we had a great time! It was a little windy and the water a little rough so snorkeling was more difficult for some than others but still a great experience for all! The tour guide made sure that everyone had an
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El Spiritu Santo
We had a great day! It was a small group of 10 people which was perfect. There was room on the boat for everyone wi
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Espíritu Santo: Let’s Go!!!
My friend talked me into doing a snorkeling adventure while on vacation in La Paz. It was one of the best decisions
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Amazing Experience!
This past March, my family and I took a vacation to Cabo, and made the great decision to visit La Paz to go whale-s
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Experience of a lifetime!
We got to swim with the seals! A few swam right up to us. They swam under and around us seemingly wanting to play.
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An awesome experience snorkeling with whale sharks!
This was a great opportunity to interact with the largest fish on the planet. The crew was able to spot two of thes
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Really good tour!
We went for the Espíritu santo island tour that includes snorkelling with the sea lions and visiting beaches. We w
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Felt Like I Was on Nat Geo
Alex (guide) and Guillermo (captain) gave us a really good tour with Sun Rider. Saw 4 different whale sharks and sw
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Tom T
Swimming with whale sharks
I’m sorry but I don’t remember the name of our male guide,but he was very patient and informative swimming with the
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Lourdes M
Great Boat!
This was a great boat with shade and lots of room! You could sit up in the bow for an awesome ride. Also they serve
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Amanda E
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If you're looking for an incredible tour provided by an amazing company go for SuN Rider! Alex and Guillermo are th
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whale shark snorkeling
great professionalism: great organization, save for the tourist and respectful of the animal. 5 stars for captain
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Great experience tarnished by extortionate photo fees and disorganisation
I had a wonderful day out on the water swimming with whale sharks on a Sunrider tour. We were a small group on a gr
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A tour you must do!!! Sunrider was recommended and they met every expectation and above. Their boats are nice and c
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Swimming with whale sharks is a “must do”
I was worried that we wouldn’t have enough time in the water after reading some earlier reviews, but that was not t
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Barbara T
Snorkel with Whale Sharks
On a rough windy day we went snorkeling to see whale sharks with Captain Sergio and Guide Alex. They did an amazing
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