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Amigos del Mar – Whalesharks in La Paz Bay

What a fabulous trip we had to La Paz on Saturday!!!

First there were the whalesharks. After the safety briefing – the whalesharks and ours – we put on our snorkel gear and slipped into the water. There had to be al least seven whalesharks. We literally spent over an hour surrounded by these fabulous creatures. But not all at once, because an hour straight would be too much. we were in and out of the boat several times so we could take a breather and be ready to go again.

As we were heading back to shore we came across a pod of dolphins. We had the captain slow the boat, did a quick briefing, slipped back into our gear and slid into the water. I cannot describe the sensation of snorkeling with dolphins in the wild! It is the dolphin’s choice to stay and play or to head out away from the clumsy strangers in the sea. These dolphins were very kind to us and played and frolicked and gave us one of the best experiences in our lives. We were truly blessed on this outing.

But it didn’t stop there. As we, once again, headed into shore – we were surrounded by mobula rays. This time we stayed on the boat and enjoyed the magnificence of the mobulas flying through the air. They would leap out of the water and hang suspended above the sea and then flop back down into the water.

We finally did arrive back at the marina, caught some lunch and headed back to Cabo. And we all agreed – one of our best days ever in the water!!!!!

La Paz Whale Shark Adventure Trip

What a great adventure when we head up to La Paz to snorkel with the whale sharks.  These creatures are the gentle giants of the Sea of Cortez.  It is a long day when you’re heading out from Cabo but it is well worth it!

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Today we had 3 passengers that were scheduled for the La Paz whale sharks adventure trip.  The Amigos Del Mar staff is on-site at 600 am so they can ensure that the trip goes off smoothly.  They pick up the car and head for the store.  Today’s clients were staying on the far side of the marina, so Amigos arranged to meet them at a convenient bus stop.  We had a little bad luck today because one of the clients was not feeling well this morning and they opted out of the trip at the last minute.  But those little glitches don’t stop of from having a good time.

Coco is our driver and Carlos was leading the group.  We loaded up and headed for La Paz.  It is just under two hours with the new road, but we also take a break outside of Todos Santos.  We arrived in La Paz at 845 am, checked in and headed for the boat at 900 am.

Then it is 3 hours spent playing with the whale sharks.  Carlos gets in with the snorkelers and they sent 15-20minutes in the water.  Then they pop back out for a rest break.  After about 15 minutes they are ready to go again.  And then they spend another 15 minutes in the water.  We do this until every client has had their fun playing with the whales sharks.

On Tuesday, the Carlos camped out with four whale sharks – all babies.  How fabulous to have such a close encounter with these gentle giants.  And since we respect their feeding grounds and their presence, then they are more than willing to drift by as they feed on the plankton.

Then it’s back to the dock, reload in the car and we’re off to lunch.  Off course we stop for fish tacos.  And then we load back up and Coco heads back to Cabo San Lucas  Where we are all waiting to hear how the trip went and what they saw.