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Whale Shark Boat Tours

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| on the Malecon, just south of the main pier, La Paz, Mexico
+52 612 121 5161
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What a cool adventure we had when we went snorkeling with whale sharks. Even though the water was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mindi B
Scotts Valley, California
It took about an hour for us to find some whale sharks but then we had 4 of them all to ourselves.

Great time. Friendly staff, right on the Malecon. I was able to swim with 4 whale sharks for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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| on the Malecon, just south of the main pier, La Paz, Mexico
+52 612 121 5161

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cool adventure we had when we went snorkeling with whale sharks. Even though the water was a little rough, we saw so many whale sharks. They are intimidating at first, but very gentle creatures. It was fun to watch them up close under...More

Thank Mindi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time. Friendly staff, right on the Malecon. I was able to swim with 4 whale sharks for several minutes each. I will be going back. Thanks guys!

Thank 100lbpitbull
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I was very impressed with the time the guide took to explain the rules of approaching these amazing fish. They obviously have a great respect for them. They were very cautious approaching them. They were also extremely helpful to their guests on board. Their gear...More

Thank tigermuskie
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was the most amazing trip. They picked us up at our resort in Cabo and drove us with a very experienced tour guide who explained the entire time of driving. The Turtle sanctuaries and national Parks. and then to La Paz. We toured the...More

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

First thing we did was whale shark tour. We didn't Book a tour in advance because most departed before our flight arrived (around 11am). So we winged it and went to the beach and there are many boats available for tours and I'm sure many...More

3  Thank AllMalloysEve
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is not an experience for everyone. You have to be a confident swimmer because you will be swimming way off shore in the middle of the bay. Secondly you have to sprint all out. You appreciate that the worlds largest FISH not whale is...More

1  Thank travellingsinclairs
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The high rating I provide is for the experience of swimming with the whale sharks. That was an unforgettable experience. However, I would look at another tour provider. Sun Rider lacked good customer service. On their website it appears that lunch is also provided but...More

1  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

No not the cheapest but it was a great experience. The water was murky and a little choppy but not too rough. The guide was excellent. They do a good job prepping you and providing advice and equipment. Be forewarned. The whale sharks may just...More

Thank moonpod
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Enjoy the encounter with these gentle giants as it is a truly amazing experience, but please do it wisely and prioritize well-being of the whale sharks. When researching on the internet, I found different opinions as to whether touching whale sharks is harmful to them...More

1  Thank HexELA
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We went on a whale shark adventure during our recent expedition with Lindblad & National Geographic. Around 10-12 of the guests boarded the boat and the guides took us out a few miles off the coast of La Paz. It was early in the morning...More

3  Thank dannnnon
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22 April 2017|
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Response from moonpod | Reviewed this property |
They are around although they get more scarce pretty much all year except aug/sept. The peak months are as noted in other replies. Once the water warms up the are gone tho
23 February 2017|
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Response from dannnnon | Reviewed this property |
The only time you would need to swim strongly is if the whale shark is swimming, rather than feeding. The sharks are static when feeding, so you can swim slowly around them or just float there and observe. There were young... More