From early winter until late spring the whale sharks can be found feeding in the rich waters of the Sea of Cortez and in the Bay of La Paz in Baja California Sur. The gentle giants of the sea are the largest fish in the world and each season return to the waters close to the city of La Paz. Seeing these ocean behemoths in their natural environment or swimming close to these fish can be an exciting outing for young and old.
Whale sharks are the largest known species of fish, growing to 12.5 meters and can weigh as much as 79,000 pounds. The whale sharks in La Paz are often 7-10 meters in length. The fish can live as much as 70 years. The species originated about 60 million years ago. Whale sharks have very large mouths, they feed mainly, though not exclusively, on plankton, microscopic plants and animals, and occasionally on small fish, NOT tourists :)
Our tours start at 7 am and leave from Todos Santos. You caravan drive to the La Paz marina (about 45 minutes), hop on the boat and the adventure begins. This tour is $85 a person and is SEASONAL (November- May). It includes a swim with the whale sharks, a snorkel with the sea lions and an amazing fresh ceviche and taco lunch on a beautiful private beach.