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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 travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/07/20 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
Pirámides 113, El Conchalito, 23090 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 travellers
  • 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.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years old
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Juan wrote a review Jan. 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
We drove from San Jose del Cabo for this and while our expectations were high they were still blown of the water by the experience. We headed out on a very safely spaced out boat around 9:15 am and though there was a bit of a wait to get to and find the actual whale sharks it
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Date of experience: January 2021
JenS_SLC wrote a review Jan. 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah52 contributions13 helpful votes
From the planning stages before we left the States Fab was amazing at communicating quickly with me and giving us the best deal for my family (we shopped around). He kept in touch with me via text as we got closer, and met us when we arrived. Our guide Dellis was so sweet, and
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Gina G wrote a review Dec. 2020
Des Moines, Iowa17 contributions12 helpful votes
Snorkeling with the Whale Sharks is an experience that is absolutely magical. Our guide, Joel, was very knowledgeable and answered our many questions as we waited our turn to the whale sharks. Please be prepared to wait for quite a while as they only allow a small amount of
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kathleen m wrote a review Dec. 2020
8 contributions
We did the whale shark swim and Sea Lion swim with Sun Rider. Dellis was guide and Guillermo was our captain. It was such a great trip - our kids were so excited to see the whale sharks and even got to touch a Sea lion. Dellis was super knowledgeable and they were very
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Date of experience: December 2020
Vanessa S wrote a review Dec. 2020
3 contributions
We went on December 2nd and saw about 10 whale sharks! It was so majestical swimming right alongside them! The experience on the boat was fun and the crew was very friendly too! We had to wait about 45 minutes before we could start the activity because they only limit a certain
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Date of experience: December 2020
About the operator

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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
Tiburon Ballena and Isla Espiritu Santo
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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  • Sea of Cortez
  • Duration: 2h 30m
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