Private Whale Shark Snorkeling Trip

Nowhere in the world can you find the biggest fish in the sea this close to a city as big as La Paz. Just a 10 minute boat ride from the Marina and you reach the whale shark observation area. Over the last few years tourism has increased and so have the visitors of the whale shark area. Luckily local regulations become stricter every year. We are convinced that swimming with an endangered species like the whale shark is a privilege and the smaller the group, the greater the enjoyment for our passengers and the smaller the impact on the animals. Every boat gets 2-3 hours in the whale shark area, no matter how many people are on board. Only one boat can be with each whale shark and only 5 people can be in the water with the shark This means, the smaller the group, the more quality time you get in the water. Join us on our private, whale shark observation tour, where you have our full attention in and out of the water, we teach about those magnificent creatures and , if the conditions are right, we might even manage to get photos of you with this amazing animal. 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD 
SEA LIONS AND LUNCH AT THE BEACH
TO THIS TRIP?

This is the perfect combo, where you swim with whale sharks, visit a small sea lion colony and enjoy lunch on one of the white sandy beaches of Balandra Bay

Season

November - April

Trip Duration

3-4 hours

Private charter Price for 2 People

USD 300

Price for extra person (Max 8)

USD 85

*Please contact us if you would like to book for a larger group)

Possible activities

Snorkling, Bird Watching, Boat excursion

Possible Animal sightings

Whale Sharks, Bottle nose dolphins, devil rays, cownose rays, whales, frigate birds and other sea birds

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Itinerary

Meeting at 8.15 am at the public Pier of La Paz or Marina. Briefing by your licenced Whale Shark guide and Natural History Talk about Whale Sharks. 5 Minutes drive into the Whale Shark observation area. 2 -3 hours inside the Whale Shark Observation area (depending on seasonal park regulations. 

The whale shark is an endangered species. Due to local conservation regulations we cannot guarantee to be able to enter the area as anticipated. In the case of being added to the waiting list we will take to other snorkeling sites for the duration of the queue. 

Included in price:

  • Private, multilingual,

  • licenced whale shark guide and captain

  • whale shark natural history talk

  • boat transfer

  • donation to whale shark conservation

  • snorkel gear with wetsuit 

  • non alcoholic drinks and snacks

  • biodegradable sunscreen

  • towels

  • dry bags

  • first aid kit

  • GPS, Radio and safety equipment on board

  • photos (when conditions allow)

  • 16%tax

not included in price: 6% ONLINE booking fee, credit card fees, gratitudes

Itinerary can change depending on weather, logistics or safety. Wildlife encounters can not be guaranteed. General Terms and Conditions of Selkie Travels apply

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