Snorkeling with Whale Sharks from La Paz
La Paz, Mexico
- Snorkel with Whale Sharks: Encounter up to 12 of these impressive creatures at the same time. At many times, larger than the size of a human being, you will be truly impressed at the sight.
- Incredible size: The combination of its immense size and characteristic checkerboard pattern makes the Whale Shark almost unmistakable and completely unforgettable.
- All-Included: Snorkel equipment and soft drinks form part of the package.
About This La Paz Tour
What comes to mind when you hear the word shark? Do you think of ferocious, man-eating predators that wouldn't think twice about turning you into a meal? Your friends will too when you impress them with your bravery by detailing your encounter with whale sharks as part of your vacation plans.
There's no need to let them know that these 65-foot-long, 34-ton beasts are some of the gentlest creatures on earth. Their almost 5-foot-wide mouths with up to 350 rows of teeth are only capable of filter feeding. Water rushes through their mouths as filter pads separate food from the liquid. Whale sharks dine on microorganisms, like plankton and krill, and tiny fish.
The immense size of this fish is only equaled by the beautiful checkerboard pattern that decorates the gray half of their bodies. Those creatures dangling from the shark are remoras that hitch a ride. The sharks benefit as well. Their helpers clean parasites, remove dead skin and help healing from injury by cleaning any wound.
As docile as whale sharks seem to be in their underwater environment, keep in mind that they are not playful seals or friendly dolphins. Adults will generally ignore you, although youngsters may want to play. Give them a wide berth and avoid touching them. They are still large beasts and what may seem an easy and non-violent turn to them may prove to be an unpleasant encounter against hard muscle for you.
How is it that you can snorkel and swim with these majestic animals?
They are docile and unafraid, and even allow humans to swim close enough to observe the checkerboard pattern of pale yellow dots and stripes covering their thick gray skin.
Please meet in the lobby or reception area of your La Paz hotel. Our representative will be holding a sign with your name or the tour's name on it. You must confirm the name of your hotel at checkout, so we know where to pick you up.
Snorkel equipment is included. Keep your camera within easy reach for all the wonderful wildlife photos you are going to take.
This is a strenuous tour and you must be able to get on and off the boat and be confident in the water. This is not a suitable tour for you if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Wilderness/Wildlife, Water Sports, Boat Tour, Scenic.
Air-Conditioned Van or Bus. Snorkel Boat.
Beverages - Soft Drinks
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Travelers must be 12 years of age or older to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only recommended if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back, neck or respiratory problems and are not pregnant.
Any swimming is at each participant's own risk. All travelers are required to sign a waiver before participating.
Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.
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