Sea Lions and Whale Shark Tour

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Experience playful sea lions and gentle whale sharks in this full-day tour.

La Paz is home to many charismatic marine animals, and the sea lions and the whale sharks are undoubtedly the most popular – and we would like to show you why! On this whole day tour, you will enjoy some amazing wildlife experiences with both species, and visit the enchanting Espiritu Santo Island.

Leaving from La Paz in the morning, we will make the 90 minute boat journey to the northern point of Espiritu Santo Island, to the sea lion colony at Los Islotes. Here we will jump into the water to interact with playful and curious sea lion pups. Additionally, this rocky outcrop also showcases some beautiful shallow coral, with many fish species, as well as a host of birds. Once we have finished snorkeling, we will make our way to one of the many beautiful beaches on the island for our lunch break.
After lunch and a rest, we will then make our way to the whale shark sanctuary to swim with these enigmatic animals.

Between mid October and mid May each year, juvenile whale sharks aggregate in the shallow waters to feed on the plankton that becomes trapped in the southern portion of La Paz Bay. As an endangered species, hot spots like La Paz are significant for their population, and it is a privilege to experience the thrill and tranquillity of swimming with these magnificent filter-feeding sharks.

The tour begins at 08:00 am and returns to La Paz at approximately 16:30 in the afternoon. You will be provided with all your snorkel gear, including a wetsuit, refreshments, and lunch on the island, as well as your bilingual guide.

We seek to operate in the most sustainable manner possible, reducing the impact on the environment and animals living here. Our guiding principles are Safety, Service and Regenerative tourism. Please contact us regarding availability, and don’t miss out on this wonderful experience. Join us today!!

Tour Details

Season

Mid October – Mid May

Tour Duration

8 am -4:30 pm

Tour Fee

$135USD/guest
*4 guest minimum

Includes

  • Snorkel kit, including full wetsuit
  •  Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Bilingual guide

Does Not Include

Transportation to and from our office in La Paz
Gratuities (10-15% cash recommended).

Sea lions and whale sharks la paz

Direct Reservation

Online Reservation

*Please, before booking online, contact our office in La Paz regarding weather conditions and availability.

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