AAA Editor Notes
Sea & Adventures, Inc. (Mar Y Aventuras) excursions depart from the Posada Luna Sol Hotel near the Marina de La Paz, half a blk. w. of jct. Blvd. 5 de Febrero and Calle Abasolo. The opportunity to interact with whale sharks at close range is well worth taking this guided trip into La Paz Bay. Small lanchas holding up to 10 passengers patrol the water searching for these gentle giants, offering the opportunity to observe them at close range as they float in shallow, crystal-clear water while peacefully feasting on plankton.
Although shark sightings are not guaranteed, they are likely during the winter season, when whale sharks visit the waters off the Baja peninsula as part of their annual migration cycle. The boat also cruises past an offshore rock where you can jump in the water and snorkel with sea lions. In addition to the whale shark trip, the company organizes kayaking trips and an all-day snorkeling tour to Espiritu Santo Island.
Note: If you don't speak fluent Spanish, be sure to request an English-speaking guide; you'll get more out of the experience. The trip can also be arranged through some hotels in San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas; ground transportation to La Paz is provided.