Private Whale Shark Adventure – Too Awesome to share!

Known as the Gentle Giants, these creatures visit the Bay of La Paz as they come here to feed in the plankton rich waters. Swimming with them can be both a humbling and exhilarating experience, particularly appealing to the young ones.

Our whale shark adventures are based out of La Paz where we have our headquarters at Marina Costa Baja. From here, it’s only a 30-minute boat ride to the area where the whale sharks are found. That means less time traveling and more time in the water with the whale sharks!

Not staying in La Paz? Don’t worry, we can arrange for ground transportation from Los Cabos or Todos Santos area.

What to Expect on a Private Whale Shark Adventure

When you embark upon a Baja Adventure Co. excursion, you can be confident that you’ll enjoy a five-star experience.

You and your party will be in charge for the entire trip. You won’t share the boat with any other guests, and our staff will be solely focused on providing you with the best experience possible. And because Baja Adventure Co. believes that our guests shouldn’t be locked into pre-conceived plans or itineraries, our guides will gladly alter the trip to suit your desires.

This is your vacation, and you deserve to enjoy it the way you want.

But aside from our flexibility or the incredible animals, we will take you to see, the one thing our former guests appreciate more than anything else is our staff. Bilingual, fun, educated and professional, our guides are the best in the eco-touring industry. They will cater to your needs every step of the way, sharing information, entertainment, refreshments and a healthy dose of charm to keep you smiling all day long.

This Trip Includes

  • Intimate snorkeling experiences with peaceful whale sharks — just you, your guides, and these massive beautiful creatures…
  • Expert instruction and snorkeling assistance from our team of highly trained, qualified tour guides — they’re dedicated to providing the safest, most educational experience possible…
  • All the high-quality snorkel gear you’ll need for the day — fins, snorkel, mask, and wetsuit…
  • Optional trip to San Rafaelito’s Sea lion Colony and Balandra beach.
Not finding what you are looking for? We can create any type of custom trip from small groups to very large groups. Contact Us.


Starting at


Private Trip
$30 USD per person for Extended Adventure: Balanda Beach and San Rafaelito Sea Lion Colony
  • Regular Duration: 3 – 6 hours
  • Season: Oct – May
  • Departure: Marina Costa Baja
If you are coming from Los Cabos or Todos Santos click here

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

What's included

  • Certified Guide
  • Certified Captain
  • San Rafaelito & Balandra
  • Lunch (ceviche or sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks)
  • Quality snorkel gear (fins, snorkel, wetsuit)
  • We head to nearby Balandra Beach, home of “El Hongo,” a famous La Paz landmark.

What's not included

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Professional Photography/Video service
  • TIPS

Fun Facts About Whale Sharks

Whalesharks are ovoviviparous, they give birth to live young which are usually around .5 meters long.

A whaleshark’s diet consists of plankton, krill, and other small organisms.

Whalesharks are believed to live up to 100 years old and reach maturity around 30 years of age.

The largest non-scientifically recorded whaleshark was around 18 meters in length, but average sizes are up to 12 meters.

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