- Whale Shark Extension2 days from $740
Enjoy an awe-inspiring opportunity to swim and snorkel with the largest fish on the planet: the spectacular whale shark. The clear waters off the coast of La Paz in Baja California’s Sea of Cortez are one of the best places in the world to view whale sharks from late fall to early spring. Set out on a half-day excursion to the feeding grounds of these extraordinary and gentle creatures, and enjoy time to explore the historic city of La Paz and relax on the beach.
Disembark our ship in La Paz (or transfer from San Carlos), and set out on a walking tour of this historic seaside city. Step inside the quaint La Paz Cathedral, located on the site of an 18th-century Jesuit mission. Visit the local whale museum to learn more about the incredible biodiversity of the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy a lunch of Baja specialties, then spend the evening relaxing on the hotel’s white-sand beach or enjoying a spa treatment.
Enjoy the ocean breeze during breakfast at the hotel, then set sail on the Sea of Cortez in search of magnificent whale sharks. Equipped with mask, snorkel, and fins, dip into warm waters where these gentle giants come to feed on an abundance of microorganisms. Spend the morning swimming alongside the largest species of fish in the world, then return to La Paz for lunch and a free afternoon. Stroll the sun-soaked waterfront of downtown La Paz or watch the sunset from the beach.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.