Baja Whale Shark Tours
Swimming & Snorkel with Baja Whale Sharks
Bahia de Los Angeles, Midriff Islands, Sea of Cortez, Baja, Mexico
One of the World's Best places to See Whale Sharks
-- Only 300 Miles South of San Diego --
Baja Whale Shark Tour Season - Aug. 12 - Oct. 26 (see video)
If you have dreamed of a chance to swim with whale sharks, ever marveled at their overwhelming size and beauty — then Baja Airventures new Baja whale shark tour is what you've been waiting for!
Whale sharks are rare, elusive and magnificent creatures. There are only four places on the planet whale sharks make predictable appearances at certain times of year. The Sea of Cortez near Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico is one of those 4 spots and the closest to the US.
Your 6-day whale shark tour trip will use our popular Eco-friendly Las Animas Wilderness Lodge, as its base. The lodge is a boat-in only, multi – sport, all-inclusive, soft eco-adventure destination located in the heart of the Midriff Islands. We are located close to the feeding grounds for the elusive whale shark.
We utilize our own aircraft to transport you direct from San Diego, California to our Baja whale shark trip feeding grounds in just a few hours. No other Baja tour operator can offer you as much time spent on enjoying the magic of Baja with so little time traveling, because no other whale shark tour operator has their own aircraft. We will brief you on your upcoming activities on the first day, including protocol and the safety procedures for swimming with these gentle giants.
Your days will be filled with snorkeling with Whale Sharks, cruising isolated islands and coves looking for the up to 10 species of whales that frequent these waters – including giant fin and blue whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and manta rays. The daily whale shark tour schedules are known to vary depending on what it is the whale sharks are doing, and when they wish to swim with us. Average summertime water clarity ranges from 35' – 60' or deeper while water temperatures hover between 78F – 80F. The region enjoys a cooler microclimate with daytime temps up to 95F and evenings a pleasant 76 – 78F.
Our Baja Whale Shark Tour Experience
• Stay in our small all-inclusive Wilderness Lodge all to yourself, not a mega tourism destination
• 5 to 1 guide ratio, not a huge group of people
• Pristine wilderness all to yourself compared to developed resorts with 1000's of people
• Very small whale shark tour groups. Only 5 guest in a boat
Time with the Whale Sharks
• Our whale shark tours include a short boat ride; not long transfers by bus
• Have the whales all to yourself
• 4 hours or more with whale sharks daily compared to 3 hours or less with other whale shark tours.
Baja Vacation Value for Your Time
• San Diego gateway city. Get to the whales in less then 3 hours
• 4 days of snorkeling with whale shark
• So many things one can do in addition to the whale shark tour and all included in one price
• Includes access to all the toys: saving you hundreds of dollars
• No need to go out for every meal. Great meals all included right at Las Animas Lodge
• No need to travel to each activity, everything at your private beach
Additional excursions included – no extra charge, Includes: snorkeling with sea lions, exploring offshore Islands, Whale watching including blue and fin back whales, Bird watching, dolphins and more
No reservations required: choose what you want to do or join or daily adventures
Sharks in Baja (Rhiniodon Typus)
Whale sharks are the world's largest fish as well as the world's largest shark. They are harmless plankton eaters, and tend to feed close to the sea waters surface. They are known to reach lengths of up to18 meters (60ft) however average 12 meters (40ft) in length. This shark is easily identified due to its very distinctive pattern of white colored spots, its wide mouth and enormous size. Aside from their huge size, little is known about these creatures. Rarely seen in coastal shallow waters, these mammals are regular visitors to Bahia de Los Angles, Baja Mexico in the summer to fall months of August to October. They come to feed on the plankton of the nutrient rich waters surrounding Las Animas Wilderness lodge.
Marine Biological Profile
Whale Sharks of Baja, Mexico
Baja animals demonstrate great tolerance and curiosity to our encounters. It is very important to keep in mind that we are seeking out wild animals in their environment. We ask you to bear in mind the need for caution and respect on our whale shark tours. Do not presume that we have any control over their actions or appearances whatsoever.
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