Swimming with Whale Sharks – La Paz, Mexico

Jumping in the water to swim with a whale shark, the world’s largest fish does take some nerve. For those willing to try, it’s sure to go down in your list of lifelong memories. Few words can really describe how extraordinary it is to experience this wildlife encounter first-hand.

Swimming alongside a whale shark - La Paz Bay, Baja Sur, Mexico.
Swimming alongside a whale shark – La Paz Bay, Baja Sur, Mexico.

From early winter to late spring, La Paz Bay in Baja Sur, Mexico is home to a small population of whale sharks. Because they feed on plankton, whale sharks tend to be slow moving at the water’s surface, offering a unique opportunity for snorkelers. La Paz’s sharks tend to feed in the bay less than 15 minutes by boat from Costa Baja Marina making for an excellent half-day guided excursion. Will you take the plunge?

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