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Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz provided by Cabo Trek

Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz

Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18372P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation from Cabo Trek office to La Paz
  • Marine Biologist Guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • All necessary equipment
  • Small-group experience
Exclusions
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Cabo Trek, Local A-20 Tesoro Hotel, Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 20, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico The Office is inside the Tesoro Hotel right at the marina of Cabo San Lucas. Here some reference points: 1) We are close to dock M-O 2) Located next to the Tequila Light House. 3) Behind the "Right Joint" restaurant. 4) Ask local people about us
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In this event, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transportation from Cabo Trek office to La Paz
  • Marine Biologist Guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • All necessary equipment
  • Small-group experience
Exclusions
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Cabo Trek, Local A-20 Tesoro Hotel, Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 20, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico The Office is inside the Tesoro Hotel right at the marina of Cabo San Lucas. Here some reference points: 1) We are close to dock M-O 2) Located next to the Tequila Light House. 3) Behind the "Right Joint" restaurant. 4) Ask local people about us
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In this event, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Whale-Shark Snorkeling Excursion to La Paz
CABO TREK is in the process of getting certified by SECTUR (Secretaria de Salud) as a company that complies with the standards to obtain the “PUNTO LIMPIO” (Clean Point) recognition. Among other precautions we will focus: Hygiene: An increased focus on disinfection and sanitation, including the addition of hand-washing stations and hand sanitizers in key areas. Social distancing: we will keep our groups very small if dealing with mixed groups.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
38 reviews
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parkerlinz
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Nov 2020
Phillip at Cabo Trek was fantastic. Despite a shortage in whale shark permits, and after much last minute scrambling around to find anyone who had permits and/or space on a tour, Phillip made it happen. He was quick to respond to my request, confirmed all the details, offered to pick us up from the hotel the next day, and personally drove us 2 hours to La Paz and back for the tour. We stopped at a great place for brunch and he took time to get to know us, as well as to educate us about the local area and whale sharks. He's very knowledgeable and passionate about marine life and exploring and knows some great places to go.

The snorkel trip itself was great. Phillip handed us off to a couple of guides who took care of us during the tour, educated us further about sharks, and debriefed us on what we were to do. He would have joined and personally guided us, but permits for guides were limited bc COVID. Anyway, we saw sharks pretty soon after arriving, and we made about 5-6 passes to see them up close. It was about a 2 hour boat excursion that I'll never forget.

Phillip was ready to pick us up and we walked to a nearby place for yummy fish tacos/empanadas, then drove back. He offered a stop at a small town along the way in case we wanted to soak in more culture, but we were tired.

All in all, Phillip and Cabo Trek went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience and I felt like we were well taken care of, and that I got to know Cabo and the local area much better with his help.

Plus, whale sharks are AMAZING. Really. Go see them.
Written 19 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written 21 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bert Gilgen
Cedar Falls, IA1 contribution
Feb 2021
Our tour guide (Phillip) and marine biologist (Carlos) were amazing! They picked us up on time, made sure we were safe on board and were very knowledgeable. They gave us loads of info on all sea creatures and answered lots of questions. My group was especially impressed with their compassion for keeping the oceans clean and the whales safe. The highlight of our trip was swimming with a whale shark. FANTASTICO! I also recommend the humpback & gray whale excursions. An unexpected bonus was our guide capturing phenomenal drone footage and sharing it with us on What's App. Plus, our guide made recommendations on unique places to eat and joined us on most of the meals. Our experiences with Cabo Trek were over the top. Very professional and enjoyable. Two Thumbs Up!
Written 10 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review Bert! I will never forget this 6 day trip! The reality is that the group was just amazing and you guys are over the top! Please come back!!! Thanks again and hopefully see you soon :-)!!
Written 14 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

likestotravel92
Dallas, Tx10 contributions
We had a wonderful experience snorkeling with whale sharks in La Paz. This was a bucket list trip! The guides were really knowledgeable and took time to answer all of our questions, and we had a lot! We felt very safe and felt like the animals were protected as well. It was an amazing experience to be in the water with these magnificent fish. The lunch afterwards at a traditional taco shop in town was delicious and made us feel like locals. I would recommend this tour for anyone looking to swim with whale sharks.
Written 18 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written 19 February 2022
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Jessica P
3 contributions
Mar 2020
We had the most amazing time snorkeling with the Whale Sharks in La Paz. Cabo Trek offered us a smaller tour group (4 people) and made the drive out to La Paz more intimate. Luci our guide was knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. The experience is unlike any other. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written 16 April 2020
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SteveEvans1230
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
Feb 2020
This experience is so unique, and so powerful. Friendly guides, well planned out. The experience with the whale sharks is like no other. My only suggestions would be to find a bit more time with the marine biologist to understand a bit more about these majestic creatures. I understand the rush to get our place in line, and am very happy we did not have to wait for the next 2 hour group. But maybe then have his join us for lunch to help us better understand this species. Lunch was a great relaxing spot. My other suggestion would be to have some scuba practice on the sand bar while waiting to enter the sanctuary. Just so that when the whale shark is going by, you are fully prepared and ready to get the most out of that experience. Carlos was great, and Hugo was great.
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written 22 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LisaJamm
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
Apr 2022
We had a wonderful day trip to La Paz to see whale sharks with Carlos! We have had great experiences with Cabo Trek before, so we weren't surprised that our guide was awesome and respectful of wildlife.

We were traveling with friends with limited snorkeling experience, and who were in Cabo for the first time. They had a blast and learned a lot on this excursion! We were lucky to have seen a whale shark this late in the season!

Carlos is interesting and informative, and we all really enjoyed his company. He is a wealth of information about marine biology, and an experienced freediver, We look forward to future adventures with Cabo Trek.
Written 21 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip.
Written 3 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Navigator287563
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was awesome! The guides were great! Could not keep up, so the guide took my hand and pulled me so I could see the whale sharks. It was a very small group, so got to jump in quite a few times. Could not have been better! The Marine Biologist, Darrin, was so knowledgeable. The 2+ hour drive from Cabo to La Paz went by quickly. Our driver/guide, Phillip, kept us entertained. It was a fabulous day! The best experience ever!
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written 22 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janjan56
Fort Collins, CO81 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a great day swimming with the beautiful whale sharks, and a pod of bottle nose dolphins decided they would join us. It was amazing, as they really just seemed to want to hang out with us in the water. The whale sharks were close enough to touch (never!) and our guide worked hard to keep us close to them. But the drive to La Paz was great too and Lucy was wonderful, even stopping for breakfast, and later for lunch. Once in a lifetime experience...or maybe we will come back!
Written 18 January 2020
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Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. Not for nothing Jacque Cousteau called this area the aquarium of the world: every time we go out there's potential surprises around the corner. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written 21 January 2020
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Mads
Seattle, WA828 contributions
Stop what you’re doing and BOOK THIS EXCURSION. We cannot say enough amazing things about this excursion and Cabo Trek. We traveled to Cabo very last minute which meant a lot of tours, excursions and day trips were already booked. We called around to many companies to try and book a trip up to La Paz to swim with the whale sharks and we’re feeling pretty defeated with everything booked. Swimming with the whale sharks was our goal and dream for this trip!! Cabo Trek was so awesome to give us a glimmer of hope and see what they could do. Amazingly enough, they found 2 spots for us and we were so excited! We left for La Paz at 7am and stopped for a great breakfast at about the halfway point. Very good! Bring cash and take some burritos to go to snack on later in the day! When we got to La Paz we had a little time to kill before the boat left so we grabbed coffee in town. The boat typically holds 13 people (including captain and guide) but due to COVID there were only 6 of us (crew included). This meant the tour was very intimate and personal. We had to wait for several hours to enter into the bay where the whale sharks are, as it’s very protected with strict rules. This was no problem as it was a nice day and we hung out on the beach in the sand and relaxed! Be patient during this time as it is NOT the tours fault. The government of Mexico has placed strict rules involving the whale sharks and only so many boats are allowed in at a time. Swimming with the whale sharks was incredible! They are so beautiful and quite fast so be prepared to swim and swim hard! They provided snorkels, fins and wetsuits. There was also beverages and some small snacks on the boat. I cannot describe how incredible this experience was as you should experience it for yourself. We were also pleasantly surprised to be visited by a humpback whale!! After our time on the water was up we were taken to a taco restaurant in La Paz which was once again great!! Our day lasted about 12 hours! Plan accordingly and go with the flow. The animals and wait times are unpredictable. Pack snacks, reef safe sunscreen, towels, water, cash, your go pro and a change of clothes for later. We were so so so impressed by this trip and can’t say enough positive things about it and Cabo Trek! Lovely owner and great conversation on the drive to and from La Paz. We would not hesitate to book another excursion again through Cabo Trek! SERIOUSLY BOOK IT!!!!
Written 21 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written 14 March 2021
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David8491
Seattle, WA17 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Cabo Trek is a well run very eco friendly company. We had an excellent marine biologist on board, a super captain, a new boat, and close up swims with several whale sharks. This is a safe and friendly once in a lifetime experience. If you love the ocean you will love this day trip. Back on land we had a great local lunch in La Paz.
Written 30 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review! We are glad you had a good tour. We are surely looking forward to have you on our excursion soon again, check out the other tours we have available, all of them are guided by marine biologist and/or naturalist and with the same quality you've experienced during your whale shark trip. Thanks again :-)!!
Written 25 February 2018
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Excellent trip
Our guide, Vanuza, and our captain. Freddy, were both excellent. We went to a secluded reef and saw a large number
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DO IT. You wont regret choosing them!
Top notch experience from start to finish. This was a surprise trip and dive for my 40th birthday from the wife.
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Awesome snorkel trip!
I am reviewing the 4 hr. Shared snorkeling tour. We had an amazing trip! It was my daughters first time snorkeling
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Highlight of our Baja Vacation!
Even though our trip took place after whale-watching season was technically over, we still were fortunate to see se
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Cabo Trek is the Company to Work With
If you're looking for a reputable, quality company to purchase excursions, Cabo Trek is the company you want to wor
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Incredible Whale watching experience with marine biologist
Our humpback whale watching adventure with Cabo Trek was the real deal. Vanuza, a marine biologist from Brazil, was
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Truly incredible Whale Watching experience! Thank you!
- Responsible towards the whales (kept 50m distance minimum) - Very knowledgeable guide - Extremely safe driving of
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Excellent whale watching tour with Cabo Trek!
We we’re absolutely delighted with Cabo Trek who took us on a fabulous whale watching tour in Cabo San Lucas on Apr
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Amazing!
Our whole family went on the snorkeling tour with CaboTrek and it was such a smooth and enjoyable experience. They
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Excellent day on the ocean
We had a great time on this excursion. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was clean. It was a high
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Scuba and snorkeling
Felipe was our guide and Adrian behind the wheel. It was a fantastic experience. So fun and knowledgeable. Took us
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20 out of 10!
We did a private tour for whale watching and snorkeling (thank you for combining these two for us, so we could do i
Batman45
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Unforgettable experience with so much interaction
Our experience was so much more than just whale watching. We were given a little education on the rock formations a
JoelW555
JoelW555
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Worth the investment
Had a great time with Carlos (and Freddy at the wheel). Even on the late side of the season he found good sightings
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Whale of a time!
What a fabulous way to celebrate my 60th birthday! While no whales breached straight up and out of the water, we di
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