Top 7 La Paz Whale Shark Tours

Whale sharks are unfortunately an endangered species. However, there are still a handful of places in the world where you can swim with whale sharks.

How wondrous that we could swim with whale sharks in La Paz, Mexico – that these amazing creatures allowed us to snorkel alongside them in the wild.

If you’re visiting Baja California Sur, put whale shark snorkeling on your list. No question, it’s one of the most memorable things to do in Mexico!

Is a whale shark a whale or a shark?

Whale sharks are actually not whales or normal sharks. Gray with white spots, they are filter-feeding fish – the largest fish in the world.



How big do whale sharks grow?

They grow up to 60 feet long and weigh up to 47,000 pounds.


What is the biggest whale shark in the world?

The largest whale shark ever recorded was 61.7 feet, according to a study on marine giants.


How big are baby whale sharks?

Juvenile whale sharks are called “pups.” And when born, they’re barely two feet long. It takes four months for baby whale sharks to grow to about six feet long.

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