Snorkeling With Whale Sharks
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.
Local Fish Lunch
Beverages - Water and Sodas
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
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.