La Paz, Mexico

Whale shark researcher for a day

Half Day | Research Expedition, Boat Tour and Swimming

Swim alongside whale sharks and spend the day aboard a research vessel led by scientist Deni Ramírez! The largest fish on the planet, these gentle giants return yearly to the coast just off La Paz. You can join the Whale Shark Mexico team in the effort to learn more about and protect these magnificent creatures!

Right for You?

Duration

Half Day

Travel Style

Active Adventure and Connect with Nature

Languages

English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Ocean

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

RED Travel Mexico

Local/Foreign Owned Social Enterprise
Starts at:

$110/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Get up close and personal with these gentle giants
  • Go snorkeling in beautiful La Paz bay
  • Contribute to research with local experts

Details

Schedule

Available August through May. Plan on 4-6 hours!

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

You will be picked up at your hotel early in the morning, and transported to the water. After boarding the research vessel, the team will brief you on the research protocols and what to expect. Heading out from La Paz we will hug the coastline, searching for whale sharks and stopping periodically to investigate. Throughout the day you will learn about the various science and research projects including photo-identification, population analysis, satellite tagging and genetic analysis.

You’ll have the chance to snorkel (gear provided) in beautiful La Paz Bay and get up close and personal with whale sharks! We will also take time out for a lunch break. Beverages, snacks and lunch are all included.

What's Included

Activities

Boat Tour, Research Expedition, Snorkeling and Swimming

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Lunch

Transport

Boat

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RED Travel Mexico

Local/Foreign Owned Social Enterprise

A journey with RED takes you into the heart of nature and Baja California peninsula’s wildest reaches. From day-trips to multi-day adventures, RED Adventures will fill you with life changing experiences, immerse you in local culture and give you the opportunity to be a part of vital research and conservation projects. Private trips and group departures available!

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)