Snorkeling With Whale Sharks

Snorkeling With Whale Sharks

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      Los Cabos, Mexico
      8 Hours
      Strenuous
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      $ 154
      • First things first: An air-conditioned, chauffeur-driven van picks you up at your hotel, guaranteeing a comfortable drive to La Paz where your tour boat awaits. A complimentary breakfast snack ensures that, the only comments from your stomach might be “butterflies,” but no hunger pangs.
      • Loco-Motion: Climb aboard the 30’ boat that speeds you to your whale shark rendezvous. The 12-guest capacity of the craft is ideal, allowing the time and focus of your certified guide to remain on a small and intimate group.
      • Dress for success: All you need for your snorkeling adventure is provided, including wetsuit, snorkel, mask, fins, and snorkel vest.
      • Work up an appetite: As soon as your giddy, post-swim excitement can mellow to grins and wondrous awe, a classic Mexican lunch of fish tacos and a soda is on the menu.

      This is a seasonal experience, running from October 1 to May 1.

      Meeting point

      Please meet in the lobby or reception area of your Los Cabos 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.

      Helpful hints

      Whilst you will be picked up from your Los Cabos Hotel, you will be driven to La Paz, a 2 hour drive each way, to meet your boat.

      A waterproof camera would be a good idea. A wetsuit, snorkel, mask, fins and life vest are included.

      Getting around

      This is a strenuous activity. You must be a confident swimmer and be able to get on and off the boat. The tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for persons with limited mobility.

      Activity type

      Wilderness/Wildlife, Boat Tour, Scenic

      Transportation used

      12-seater, 30' boat.

      Included amenities

      Light Breakfast
      Local Fish Lunch
      Beverages - Water and Sodas
      Snorkel Equipment

      Tour ID

      TR-CAB-MEX-LOCA-EN-1009

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      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.

      Age restrictions

      Travelers must be 8 years of age or older to participate in this tour. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

      Special Medical Restriction

      This tour is only recommended if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back, neck, heart or respiratory problems and are not pregnant.

      Special comments

      Previous snorkeling experience is recommended.

      With all due respect to Captain Kirk, it seems that outer space is actually notthe Final Frontier. Despite the fact that our global ocean covers 3/4 of planet Earth, less than 5% of its secrets have been uncovered. By that measure, this incredible “voyage” of a tour can be your very own Star Trek adventure as you “boldly go” to a “strange new world,” swimming with massive whale sharks in the incomparable Sea of Cortez.

      A chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned van picks you up at the doors of your hotel, beginning your tour with cool and roomy comfort for the 2-hour trip to La Paz. The tour boat is anchored in the bay of La Paz, this being the port most near the whale sharks’ favorite underwater hangouts! A light snack of fruit, an oatmeal cookie, and orange juice ensures that any rumbling underwater is a distant boat and not your empty stomach!

      Aboard your 30-foot tour boat, your upcoming rendezvous is in countdown mode. And almost before you can say, “Beam me down, Scotty,” you’ll have entered the realm of the whale shark. These gentle, enormous creatures - some longer than four king-sized beds laid out side-by-side – are as elegant as they are benign. Swim and snorkel alongside as they glide slowly through the water to scoop up a lunch of plankton. Efficiency, for them, is a virtue. Spotting a school, they’ll swim in its midst and open wide for a mouthful, releasing the water through seining gills and swallowing the plankton that remain.

      The quintessential swimming partner, whale sharks are so docile by nature that they’re quite willing to let you approach. Resist the urge to touch, since contact with skin leaves them open to infection, but interact and cavort with them otherwise. This is a rare encounter! Soak it all in like a sponge. Then, post-swim, you can contemplate your adventure over a well-earned fish taco lunch and soda, probably composing a new neon sticky note for your mental tricorder with every bite:

      “Resigning Star Fleet. Found a new world to explore.”

      With kids, it’s MacDonald’s. In Tinsel town, it’s Château Marmont. For Broadway, Le Cirque. Everyone has his or her favorite place to go; that perfect spot where you can count on dining well. Even whale sharks, whose favorite bistro just happens to be the bay of La Paz. From early spring through late summer, these waters become a carpet of plankton…and right behind them, whale sharks glide in to suck up the nibbly morsels like Hoover vacuums! Clearly a migration Mecca, La Paz was established by Neolithic hunter-gatherers 10,000 years ago. Maybe the whale sharks were here even then, called by the Coromuel Winds (a weather phenomenon unique to La Paz, each night blowing brawny gusts from the Pacific Ocean across the peninsula and into its bay). Whatever the reason, whale sharks keep an annual reservation at the La Paz Bay aquatic buffet!

      Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.

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      Los Cabos, Mexico
      Los Cabos, Mexico
      Great photo opportunities
      Change of clothes
      Swim wear
      Bring Towel
      Wear Hat
      Wear light clothing
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear comfortable shoes

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