Day 5 - Whale Sharks - Whales of Baja Expedition
La Paz, Baja California
Few marine areas in the world can compare with the richness of life found in the Espiritu Santo Islands just off the coast of La Paz. Akin to a Galapagos experience, your full day trip out to the islands will be a highlight of the expedition!
Today you'll wake early for coffee and breakfast, before boarding your boat organized in conjunction with a local dive shop. You'll head out to the islands, where you'll snorkel on colorful coral reefs awash with tropical fish, swim with playful sea lions at Los Islotes, spot magnificent migratory birds like the infamous blue footed boobie and front-crawl alongside the biggest fish in the ocean, the Whale Shark. Growing up to 12 meters in length, it is an honour to swim along side these gentle, plankton-eating giants and a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. Following a beach picnic at the islands, head out in search of impressive humpback whales. After a full day out on the islands, return to La Paz town to relax at the Posada and enjoy dinner at your leisure.
Overnight in La Paz; Posada de las Flores La Paz.