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Address: | on the Malecon, just south of the main pier, La Paz, Mexico

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Phenomenal experience of a lifetime!!

We went on a whale shark adventure during our recent expedition with Lindblad & National Geographic. Around 10-12 of the guests boarded the boat and the guides took us out a few... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
dannnnon
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a whale shark adventure during our recent expedition with Lindblad & National Geographic. Around 10-12 of the guests boarded the boat and the guides took us out a few miles off the coast of La Paz. It was early in the morning so, finding the whale sharks were somewhat difficult, but once we found one, the rest... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our airbnb hostess suggested us taking USD $200+ pp VIP excursion package from Cabo to La Paz, but my Spanish-fluent brother decided on the DIY route. At 7:30AM, we took Aguila bus from Cabo city terminal to La Paz marina, cost only about $30 USD round trip.There is a Burger King a block from the marina (where all excursions are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Talked to Hector right across the street from Sunrisers and he charges 500 pesos. A local guide told us when to jump in just before the whale shark would swim right under me. I'd turn and follow it until I get tired. Repeated this about 5 times until everyone was satisfied. Hector said we wouldn't pay unless we saw whale... More 

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Okanagan Valley, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is an incredible experience. The whale sharks are so large and seem so docile. We were able to jump in the water and swim with them. We happened to be on a boat that had Trevor Brown from Baja Connections on it, and he shared his knowledge with everyone, not just his paying customers. I would recommend him. We... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was a waste of time and money. Our original encounter was scheduled for Dec 27th, but was cancelled due to windy weather conditions. It was re-scheduled for Friday, Dec 30th. It was still windy and we called to confirm that the encounter was still on and were told that La Paz was two hours away from our hotel and... More 

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Thank Fred J
Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What an adverture! You jump off your boat in the middle of the Sea of Cortez and you swim with the largest fish in the ocean. What a WOW!!

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1 Thank onthego066
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This experience is by far on my top 3 all around the world, swimming with the whale shark is incredible, looking at them just from a few meters is a huge deal. There are only several boats with permits to to this, so be sure that you hop into one with the permit carried a s a flag. This should... More 

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1 Thank JLGV1980
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

One of the best experiences ever! We swam with 9 sharks, this animals are enormous and so peaceful, our boat driver knew how to find them and made sure we could see the whale sharks to follow them and swim with them for a while. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. I was there in March but they recommend... More 

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Thank Ana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This was a fantastic experience. Our guide knew I was visually impaired and lead me to be able to swim right above this enormous gentle creature. Extreme caution was aken not to cause the beautiful creature any distress, If you are in the area during the time the whale sharks are there I strongly advise you to add this experience... More 

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Boracay, Philippines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I made the big mistake of trusting some guy that offered us the whaleshark tour in the Malecon. It was very much cheaper than agencies, but we found ourselves in the boat alone with a captain that didn´t speak any english, he handed us some really old and dirty masks, snorkels without a valve and half broken fins. Suddenly he... More 

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