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!
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.