La Paz, Mexico Nature & adventure

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La Paz: Experience Swimming with a Whale Shark

1. La Paz: Experience Swimming with a Whale Shark

Cruise from  La Paz to the conservation area to swim with the whale sharks. Swim with an expert, ensuring that you are safe and confident with these amazing creatures. Snorkel at a nearby reef, visit a beautiful marina, or the city of La Paz while you wait to see the sharks, knowing that you are waiting because this endangered species is protected, so only a limited number of boats can visit at once. Enjoy seasonal fruits, waters, sodas. After your swim, have a few beers on the water. See the beautiful bay of the city of La Paz as you return to the same marina that you left from.

From Cabo: Snorkel with Whale Sharks in La Paz

2. From Cabo: Snorkel with Whale Sharks in La Paz

There are few experiences in the world that match swimming alongside the largest, most majestic fish in the sea. Spend an unforgettable day swimming among whale sharks, often called the "gentle giants," and have the adventure of a lifetime. Begin the tour with a relaxing drive out of Cabo San Lucas and through the beautiful Californian desert aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Once in La Paz, board a luxury boat and set off into the stunning Sea of Cortés to observe the clusters of whale sharks and other marine life that gather there during the winter. Suit up in your snorkeling gear and dive into the clear waters of the Sea of Cortés for a snorkel of a lifetime. Get up close and personal with not only whale sharks, but dolphins, sting rays and other fascinating underwater creatures. Once you've snorkeled to your heart's desire, enjoy a short break in La Paz to stroll around the beautiful boardwalk and indulge in a local lunch of Baja-style tacos and cold drinks before heading back to Cabo.

La Paz: Transparent Boat Tour with Mushroom Rock

3. La Paz: Transparent Boat Tour with Mushroom Rock

Explore the waters around La Paz in a transparent bottom boat on this daytime boat tour. Cruise past beautiful islands and sandy beaches and make a stop to take photos with the famous mushroom rock and spot sea lions in their natural habitat. Start the tour by setting sail from the dock located at the restaurant "Sea Side Mediterraneo". Board the completely transparent boat heading to "Balandra", and start your adventure for the day. Pass by beaches like El Tesoro, Pichilingue, San Juan Nepomuceno Island (better known as Isla Gaviotas), and El Merito Island. Reach one of the most emblematic beaches in the La Paz area, where you will see the iconic rock known as "The Mushroom" of Balandra and enjoy an amazing photo session with incredible scenery. The last stop will be at Lobera (San Rafaelito) where you can admire the habitat of the sea lions and see incredible reefs with a great diversity of fish and other wildlife.

Cabo San Lucas: Full-Day Whale Shark Swimming Experience

4. Cabo San Lucas: Full-Day Whale Shark Swimming Experience

Take a dive with whale sharks in the waters of Baja California on a full-day tour from La Paz or Los Cabos. Whale sharks are filter feeders, not hunters, so it's perfectly safe to admire these gentle giants from a respectful distance with an experienced guide. The day begins with pickup from Los Cabos. From here, drive down the Pacifico Highway crossing Todos Santos on your way to La Paz. Sail to the observation point, where you can spot the 30-foot fish feeding on plankton and other microorganisms.  Dive into the blue waters of the Mar de Cortes and capture the perfect shot of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.  Lunch and snorkel equipment are provided onboard, as well as bottled water and soft drinks. Be sure to bring an underwater camera to capture this amazing experience.

From Los Cabos: La Paz Snorkel and Sea Lion Adventure

5. From Los Cabos: La Paz Snorkel and Sea Lion Adventure

The Sea of Cortés adventure is an opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Step aboard a luxury yacht and prepare to be immersed in breathtaking beauty and natural wonders; it is truly the adventure of a lifetime.   Named by famed explorer Jacques Cousteau as "the world's natural aquarium", the Sea of Cortés is the 700-mile-long body of water embraced by mainland Mexico and Baja California. Begin your adventure as you cruise in an elegantly beautiful catamaran, towards the Espiritu Santo Island passing countless pristine beaches, clear blue waters, and stunning marine life. Enjoy a light breakfast with fresh fruit, cereal and yogurt to fill you with energy for a great day. Swim and snorkel in this stunning natural sanctuary amongst a breathtaking array of brightly colored tropical fish, manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, and sea lions to name a few! Arriving at "Los Islotes", jump into the clear waters and begin your ocean exploration, accompanied by expert guides. Your journey will takes you into one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on the planet, a habitat that supports more than 900 varieties of fish and more than 2,000 species of marine mammals.  Emphasizing this importance, UNESCO has declared the Sea of Cortés a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Stop at the stunning beach of Isla Partida, voted the most beautiful beach in all of Mexico, and named by Travel magazine as one of the top 12 beaches in the world. Sit back, relax, and bask in nature and treat yourself to the freshly prepared lunch and unlimited open bar.

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What people are saying about La Paz, Mexico

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Our guide Diego was head abd shoulders above many other guides I have had on scores of excursions. He was knowledgeable and if he didn't know the abswer to a marine life question he woukd look it up. He told relevant and interesting facts and anecdotes, and he worked his ass off making all of us comfortable and well-served. The catamaran was the most comfirtable I have ever been on (dozens) becsuse instead of webbing in the bow it was solid with cushioning and the seats were padded and roomy. We saw many fish and other sea animals at great reefs, both rocky and coral, a d the staff allowed us to snorkel at will onstead of in a tight knot whike keeping an eye on all of us. And the food was plentiful abd drlicious, fresh and healthy--as good as a fine restaurant! Our bus driver, Leo, was careful and efficient and we all survived the long drive and enjoyed a wonderful day in the Sea of Cortez off La Paz.

We always have a fantastic time with Cabo Adventures. I would say this is our 6th or 7th excursion with the company and we always are impressed by the service and the experience we have. This was no different. From the door to for transportation to the fantastic food and drink offerings to the beautiful boat (with a restroom!) and fantastic staff - just everything was great. Of course the snorkeling with the sea lions and other marine life made the experience what we sign up for and was amazing, but when you see other groups going by with nothing and we are munching on yummy food and having cocktails, you know we picked the right group to book with. Don’t miss out!!

Delice was a great guide, the captain was awesome We truly enjoyed our time yesterday on board of your catamaran. We saw and swam with several whale sharks Thank you for an unforgettable experience. It was magical with invigorating swimming. Thank you Sasha, Sky, Paula, Michael, Gary & Johanna

This was a GREAT day!!! Dellis and guerimo were fantastic! They made the excursion fun, easy, and comfortable. They even took the time On our way back to explore a pod of playing dolphins! Recommend 110%!!!

Deliss our guide was amazing. Swimming along side the amazing whale sharks was a once in a lifetime adventure. Highly recommend.