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  • This tour takes place preferably on weekdays

The whale shark experience of the Sea of Cortez

3 day round tour from San Diego • Explore the desert and swim with a whale shark • Transportation, hotels and boat rides included

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Book your Whale Shark Tour in Baja California today and embark on a journey of wonder, discovery, and reverence for the ocean’s gentle giants as you dive into the peninsula’s central desert. Witness the beauty of these magnificent creatures up close, while fostering a deep appreciation for the fragile marine ecosystems they inhabit. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity!

Starting at Please save your space, since we need the group to have at least 6 guests to run
$368

Highlights of the Tour:

  1. Spectacular Snorkeling Experience: Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez. Snorkel alongside the gentle whale sharks, admiring their unique patterns and feeling the thrill of being in their presence. Witness their sheer size and grace as they glide through the ocean, reaching lengths of up to 30 feet (10 meters)
  2. Captivating Scenery: As you explore the Peninsula of Baja California, take in the breathtaking scenery surrounding you. From huge sahuaro cactus by rugged coastlines and pristine beaches to stunning sunsets, this tour provides a feast for the senses. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region and experience an adventure that goes beyond the whale sharks themselves.
  3. Unforgettable Memories: This tour offers you a chance to create lifelong memories and capture awe-inspiring moments. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a wildlife photographer, or simply seeking a unique adventure, this encounter with Baja California promises to be an experience you will treasure forever.
  4. Expert Guides and Conservation Education: Our knowledgeable guides are passionate about marine life. They will provide you with fascinating insights into the behavior and biology of the whale sharks, as well as the costline ecosystem.

This whale shark tour is the perfect long weekend

Sustainable and Responsible Tourism: We prioritize the well-being of the whale sharks and their habitat. We promote responsible snorkeling practices, adhering to strict guidelines that respect the natural behavior of the whale sharks and maintaining a safe distance to ensure their protection.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • 8 a.m. – See you at the meeting point in San Diego and cross the border on our van.
  • 12 p.m. – Stop at San Felipe for a nice lunch and stretch our legs at the port.
  • 2:30 p.m. – Head south to check in at our hotel and rest a bit.
  • 5 p.m. – Optional hike on a breathtaking trail among huge sahuaro cactus.
  • 7 p.m. – Enjoy a quiet evening and supper at the hotel.

Day 2

  • 7 a.m. – Good morning coffee and breakfast.
  • 8 a.m. – Head further south to San Luis Gonzaga Bay
  • 10 a.m. – Check in at the hotel
  • 11 a.m. – Get on the boat, get ready to swim with the whale sharks!
  • 2 p.m. – Back at the hotel, time for a well deserved lunch.
  • 4 p.m. – Free evening, time to wonder around the sandy beach or go for a hike to see the sunset.
  • 7 p.m. – Its dinner time!
  • 9 p.m.  – Time to gaze at a pertect starry night, even better walking barefoot on the beach.

Day 3

  • 7:30 a.m. – Good morning coffee! Optional yoga practice at the beach.
  • 9 a.m. – Breakfast is served.
  • 10 a.m. – Leave the hotel and head to a second boat ride in search of more whale sharks or whales.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch will be held at a beach palapa.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Head back north.
  • 3:30 p.m. – Stop at San Felipe to get a quick snack and stretch our legs.
  • 8 p.m. – Arrive in San Diego (depending on traffic)

Included

  • 2 night accommodations at hotels
  • Round-trip and local transportation
  • 2 boat rides in search of whale sharks and whales or other marine life
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Optional yoga instruction and hiking experience
  • Naturalist tour guide
  • Transportation insurance
  • Ice box with water

Not included

  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips