Water activity

La Paz: Experience Swimming with a Whale Shark

4.3 / 5

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Activity provider: Sun Rider Tours

La Paz: Experience Swimming with a Whale Shark

Activity provider: Sun Rider Tours

From US$ 88 per person

Discover the majesty of swimming with whale sharks with this tour from the marina in La Paz. Ride aboard a comfortable 33' catamaran to see the largest fish in the world.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Sail on a comfortable 33' catamaran
  • Be eco friendly by swimming in small groups of 5
  • Enjoy seasonal fruits, waters, sodas on the boat
  • Feel safe with a certified guide
Full description

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.

  • Snorkel equipment, fins, wetsuit
  • A certified guide
  • Snacks and drinks (2 canned beers per adult after the activity)
  • Transportation to and from your hotel
  • Meals
  • Tips/gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please arrive 30 minutes before departure to check in and receive your gear

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Changes or cancelation must be 24 hours prior departure
  • For same day cancelation, a medical certificate or evidence for a exceptional situation must be presented
  • This activity will take place rain or shine
  • This activity includes searching and swimming with whale sharks and is 2.5 hours, and access to the feeding zone is for between 30 minutes and 3 hours, and it is not guaranteed to see a whale shark every trip
  • Bring your own towel
  • Use only biodegradable sunscreen
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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Our Whale Shark experience was absolutely amazing! From finding the right wet suits and fins, to teaching us about Whale Sharks and how to safeguard them, to safety procedures on the boat and water, to making sure each swim was a great experience for each person on the boat. He made sure we each got "film" time too which I highly recommend getting! It is breathtaking to be that close to the whale shark and all you want to do is take in the moment!

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January 3, 2023

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

January 16, 2022

The time of our departure was changed from morning to early afternoon. My husband told them that he thought the winds would be too strong by then as we had already been staying in La Paz for several days and noticed the water was always much rougher in the afternoon. We were assured it would be OK but when we finally ventured out it was very choppy and the visibility was not great. In hindsight l wish we had told them we were not prepared to got out later in the day and revised our booking to another morning departure. Our guide did his best under the circumstances and was very helpful.

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March 10, 2022

Product ID: 406417