Whale Shark snorkeling tour in a reduced group with local marine biologist

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 9
Mobile ticket


Live a truly experience of a lifetime on small groups of 9 people maximum (regular tours take around 15-25 people per boat), avoiding big crowds and long waiting prior to swim with whale sharks.

Just a few minutes away from the city of La Paz, you will search, see and swim with one or various whale sharks, guided by a local marine biologist which will introduce you to the specifics of the species and also record with a go pro pictures and videos of the tour, which we will send to you digitally after the tour day.

Please note that the whale shark area is Government regulated and when it reaches its full capacity there may be a waiting time from 1 to 3 hours approx. prior to enter. This applies to all tour operators and we can just know on the very same day. Approx. In 95% of the time we don't have to wait at all, but the other 5% of the times we need to wait. We will let you know if so upon arrival, so we ask you to have a flexible schedule for the day in case we need to wait


  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits
  • Federal permits (whale shark bracelet)
  • Traveler's insurance
  • Pictures and videos of your tour

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: MeXplore Tours, Topete 3040, Zona Comercial, 23060 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico

We will meet at "Marina de La Paz" located in "Topete and Miguel de Legaspy" streets. It is VERY important to arrive on time.

Then we will give you all the gear you need: mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit (shortie). After that we will depart to the whale shark area and request a spot in the control stand for the Whale Shark area.

Once we found one or more we will start the watching and snorkel activity. Our groups are 9 people maximum per boat, this ensures not crowded boats and a more professional and personalized service. We will do the snorkeling activity in groups of 2 to 4 at the same time on the water, so you have a comfortable experience. The guide will take turns with every group and you will be able to swim several times and very probable with more than one whale shark, the times you want to snorkel depends on you, we won't limit you to jump in the water just 1 or 2 times as it can be usual with other tours.

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring towel, sweatshirt (very important Nov-March) and biodegradable sunscreen
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Activity restricted for safety and federal regulations to: women in pregnancy, heart, neck and breathing problems
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

The tour finds a whale shark that is not already claimed by another boat, 14 boats are allowed at a time for 2 hours max. The guide/captain tells you when to enter the water. The whale sharks were swimming fast, only the very strong/fast swimmers were able to swim alongside the whale sharks as w...

April 2022

This was an absolutely unforgettable experience! Our resident marine biologist Maritzia and captain Israel were the most phenomenal crew, giving us so much information on whale sharks and ensuring we were having a great time from start to finish. We had a small group (four of us) and were able to...

Peter G
April 2022

Eric and Danny ran a great tour. Eric is a marine biologist and expertly set us up to swim with a whale shark (about 20-25 feet long). My friend and I swam with the shark 3-4 times and the 3 other (friendly) tourists also swam 3-4 times. I had an excellent view, swimming along side. They provide ...

April 2022

Getting up so close to these magnificent, beautiful, and amazing creatures is on my “top” list of aquatic experiences… And I’m a former scuba diving instructor. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I was also impressed, in general, by the care taken to respect the natural env...

April 2022

Had a blast! Our guide (my "twin" - Eric Alexander) and captain (Dennis) were outstanding. Really took care of all of us, especially my 86 year old mother-in-law on her birthday!!

April 2022

We went to Los Cabos for the first time and got a little bored after a couple of days just hanging around the resort. We decided to find an excursion, and we're so happy we tried MeXplore! Finding a driver to take us on a 2.5 hour drive to La Paz was a little outside our comfort zone, but we didn...

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