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Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz
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Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz

By Cabo Trek
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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$299.00
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$299.00
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Ages 1-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 9h
Start time: Check availability
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German, English, Italian, Spanish
Features animals


  • Transportation from Cabo Trek office to La Paz
  • Marine Biologist Guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • All necessary equipment
  • Small-group experience
What's not included
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • CaboTrek, Hotel Tesoro, Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 20-Local A, Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico The Office is inside the Tesoro Hotel right at the marina of Cabo San Lucas. Here some reference points: 1) We are close to dock M-O 2) Located next to the Tequila Light House. 3) Behind the "Right Joint" restaurant. 4) Ask local people about us
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18372P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In this event, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 8 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz
  • CABO TREK is in the process of getting certified by SECTUR (Secretaria de Salud) as a company that complies with the standards to obtain the “PUNTO LIMPIO” (Clean Point) recognition. Among other precautions we will focus: Hygiene: An increased focus on disinfection and sanitation, including the addition of hand-washing stations and hand sanitizers in key areas. Social distancing: we will keep our groups very small if dealing with mixed groups.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz?
How much is Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz?
Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz price starts from $299.00. Discover and book Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz on Tripadvisor
What is the Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz cancellation policy?
Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz?
Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz is hosted by Cabo Trek. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cabo Trek on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18372P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Sandra F
Sandra F
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Great whale watching tour!
Highly recommend this group to go whale watching with. The boats are small and our Capt Adrian was able to get us f
shoghim
shoghim
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An incredible 2.5 hours of your trip to acabo you shouldn’t miss!!!!
Awesome experience with a small group 10, dedicated Marine Biologist. Vanusa was great and very informative. Also a
RogersMN
RogersMN
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Hidden Gem
Fantastic cruise! Wasn't sure what to expect, but we were beyond impressed with the crew. We were able to see a n
Kbilyea
Kbilyea
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Yay! The whales were out to play today!
An outstanding experience. I know some of it can be luck, but we found so many whales today including mothers with
emilysM2738SS
emilysM2738SS
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Once in a lifetime experience
Whale watching was lots of fun. We seen a good amount of whales. The staff was knowledgeable and kind. Thanks for
keithl708
keithl708
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Saw many whales Dec 2023 recommend trip
Spent a very memorable trip with Vanussa and Adrian aboard the Aurora. They found many whales and provided lots of
T2782FOtracyg
T2782FOtracyg
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Bucket List adventure
We snorkeled with Whale Sharks in La Paz. Angie our driver and guide was so sweet and knowledgeable. We stopped fo
SonaGold
SonaGold
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LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR 144 WEDDING DESTINATION GUESTS ON 10 DIFFERENT BOATS!!
We had 144 people from our destination wedding who went whale-watching together IN 10 DIFFERENT BOATS( we did not w
O9677XValessiam
O9677XValessiam
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Great tour!
The tour was amazing, the boat was very comfortable and we saw a lot of animals (two kinds of whales, dolphins and
aligP445EK
aligP445EK
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Amazing, whales whales whales.
Wonderful adventure with my husband and kids (4&5). Boat was comfortable, small group - only 6 of us. Early morning
MartiReeder
MartiReeder
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Excellent! But if you have a bad back …
We thoroughly enjoyed out trip! The captain and whale guide knew their stuff! The only reason for only four stars i
Sussex40
Sussex40
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Make a memory with Cabo Trek
Pablo and guide were so knowledgeable and determined to find whales for us - and they did!!! They made it a fun and
StevenWigan
StevenWigan
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I would give them 6 Stars If I could !
This company are AMAZING. We had a very tricky situation to deal with - we arrived on a cruise ship that had change
T5568KSpatriciah
T5568KSpatriciah
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Fantastic Private whale watching
Our guide and boat captain were great. We had 3 young children with us and they had a blast. Saw many whales and we
TravelingdogDaisy
TravelingdogDaisy
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Wonderful experience with Andrea and Adrian
We had a first rate experience with Cabo Trek. Our guide Andrea was very knowledgeable about the whales and her ent
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parkerlinz
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Nov 2020
Phillip at Cabo Trek was fantastic. Despite a shortage in whale shark permits, and after much last minute scrambling around to find anyone who had permits and/or space on a tour, Phillip made it happen. He was quick to respond to my request, confirmed all the details, offered to pick us up from the hotel the next day, and personally drove us 2 hours to La Paz and back for the tour. We stopped at a great place for brunch and he took time to get to know us, as well as to educate us about the local area and whale sharks. He's very knowledgeable and passionate about marine life and exploring and knows some great places to go.

The snorkel trip itself was great. Phillip handed us off to a couple of guides who took care of us during the tour, educated us further about sharks, and debriefed us on what we were to do. He would have joined and personally guided us, but permits for guides were limited bc COVID. Anyway, we saw sharks pretty soon after arriving, and we made about 5-6 passes to see them up close. It was about a 2 hour boat excursion that I'll never forget.

Phillip was ready to pick us up and we walked to a nearby place for yummy fish tacos/empanadas, then drove back. He offered a stop at a small town along the way in case we wanted to soak in more culture, but we were tired.

All in all, Phillip and Cabo Trek went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience and I felt like we were well taken care of, and that I got to know Cabo and the local area much better with his help.

Plus, whale sharks are AMAZING. Really. Go see them.
Written November 19, 2020
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Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written December 21, 2020
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Angie C
Westminster, South Carolina, United States94 contributions
Jan 2023
It's hard to articulate this experience in words. What majestic creatures - I am still in awe! Cabo Trek (Carlos) made certain we were comfortable and safe, and taught us so much about the whale sharks. Our 5 person group ranged from age 64 to 1 year old. We took turns holding the baby on the boat so the adults could go in. The 6 year old even went in! The seas were choppy and windy on our day, which is great for seeing the whale sharks feed, but tough on those prone to sea sickness. Thanks to Cabo Trek for a memorable experience!!
Written January 6, 2023
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cabotrek
hanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written January 8, 2023
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Bo H
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
Wonderful time snorkeling with the whale sharks in La Paz. Emmy and Mike were our guides and they were super helpful and super knowledgeable. Cabo adventures even arranged to come and pick us up along with others and transport us to the marina. No extra charge for that. I would suggest though, that when they say be ready to go, they mean be ready to go! Have your mask/fins on and ready to jump.… The whale sharks do not hover in one place they swim around eating plankton, once you see them, keep swimming! Highly recommend-well worth the money and time!!!
Written December 9, 2022
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cabotrek
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written December 18, 2022
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Bert Gilgen
Cedar Falls, IA1 contribution
Feb 2021
Our tour guide (Phillip) and marine biologist (Carlos) were amazing! They picked us up on time, made sure we were safe on board and were very knowledgeable. They gave us loads of info on all sea creatures and answered lots of questions. My group was especially impressed with their compassion for keeping the oceans clean and the whales safe. The highlight of our trip was swimming with a whale shark. FANTASTICO! I also recommend the humpback & gray whale excursions. An unexpected bonus was our guide capturing phenomenal drone footage and sharing it with us on What's App. Plus, our guide made recommendations on unique places to eat and joined us on most of the meals. Our experiences with Cabo Trek were over the top. Very professional and enjoyable. Two Thumbs Up!
Written February 10, 2021
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Thanks for your review Bert! I will never forget this 6 day trip! The reality is that the group was just amazing and you guys are over the top! Please come back!!! Thanks again and hopefully see you soon :-)!!
Written March 14, 2021
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likestotravel92
Dallas, Tx10 contributions
We had a wonderful experience snorkeling with whale sharks in La Paz. This was a bucket list trip! The guides were really knowledgeable and took time to answer all of our questions, and we had a lot! We felt very safe and felt like the animals were protected as well. It was an amazing experience to be in the water with these magnificent fish. The lunch afterwards at a traditional taco shop in town was delicious and made us feel like locals. I would recommend this tour for anyone looking to swim with whale sharks.
Written February 18, 2022
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Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written February 19, 2022
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Jessica P
3 contributions
Mar 2020
We had the most amazing time snorkeling with the Whale Sharks in La Paz. Cabo Trek offered us a smaller tour group (4 people) and made the drive out to La Paz more intimate. Luci our guide was knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. The experience is unlike any other. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Written March 8, 2020
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Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written April 16, 2020
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SteveEvans1230
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
Feb 2020
This experience is so unique, and so powerful. Friendly guides, well planned out. The experience with the whale sharks is like no other. My only suggestions would be to find a bit more time with the marine biologist to understand a bit more about these majestic creatures. I understand the rush to get our place in line, and am very happy we did not have to wait for the next 2 hour group. But maybe then have his join us for lunch to help us better understand this species. Lunch was a great relaxing spot. My other suggestion would be to have some scuba practice on the sand bar while waiting to enter the sanctuary. Just so that when the whale shark is going by, you are fully prepared and ready to get the most out of that experience. Carlos was great, and Hugo was great.
Written February 16, 2020
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Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written February 22, 2020
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LisaJamm
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
Apr 2022
We had a wonderful day trip to La Paz to see whale sharks with Carlos! We have had great experiences with Cabo Trek before, so we weren't surprised that our guide was awesome and respectful of wildlife.

We were traveling with friends with limited snorkeling experience, and who were in Cabo for the first time. They had a blast and learned a lot on this excursion! We were lucky to have seen a whale shark this late in the season!

Carlos is interesting and informative, and we all really enjoyed his company. He is a wealth of information about marine biology, and an experienced freediver, We look forward to future adventures with Cabo Trek.
Written April 21, 2022
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Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip.
Written May 3, 2022
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Navigator287563
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was awesome! The guides were great! Could not keep up, so the guide took my hand and pulled me so I could see the whale sharks. It was a very small group, so got to jump in quite a few times. Could not have been better! The Marine Biologist, Darrin, was so knowledgeable. The 2+ hour drive from Cabo to La Paz went by quickly. Our driver/guide, Phillip, kept us entertained. It was a fabulous day! The best experience ever!
Written February 5, 2020
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Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written February 22, 2020
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Debbie S
Lakewood, Washington, United States40 contributions
I did both scuba diving and whale shark snorkel. The whale shark experience was amazing, but would have been better with full wet suit.

Scuba diving we were the only 2 so had a dive master Angelica and the captain. So special that Cano trek took us even with just 2 divers. My dive buddy had some trouble getting down and she was a previous dive master. She needed some more weight and she asked me to mention if the dive master had more experience and “put hands on” taken her hand with the extra weight and helped her down she would have completed the dives. But due to the difficulty she choose not to dive. The visibility was not good but that is just diving. I appreciate that they honored the reservation and I got to dive regardless of the conditions. I will use this operator in the future and have recommended them to my sister. They coordinated our hotel, trip etc seamless and was patient in answering all of my emails and questions quickly. Also introduced themselves. Other then the unusual cold weather, the experiences were above my expectations. Thank you all the people who made my trip so special.
Written January 27, 2023
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cabotrek
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to having you on our excursion again soon, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologists and/or naturalists and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written January 31, 2023
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