All Inclusive | Educational | All Ages Welcome | No Minimum
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Enjoy an outstanding ALL INCLUSIVE cruise, on a large and spacious sailing catamaran, and snorkel with the largest fish in the world! The whale shark filters surface water for microscopic plankton, which allows us to swim beside these rare and gentle giants. The PREMIER tour of its kind, our whale shark excursion includes a cruise of approximately 4.5 to 5 hours, and includes savory organic meals, a skilled and educated crew, and a marine biologist as snorkel leader. There is nothing to bring, we provide it all, a power support boat, bottled water, beer, sodas, an open bar, private bathrooms, fresh water showers, laundered towels, all the equipment needed. Truly a lifetime experience!
Baja Charters and Island Cat, have successfully operated the premier whale shark encounter for seven years with a perfect track record subject to weather and governmental regulations. The Whale Shark season runs from October through April. This year the season opening was delayed due to governmental confusion. We are fortunate to typically receive the first reservation into the whale shark feeding zone in the morning. Therefore, being on time is important! Everything is working smoothly and there are plenty of whale sharks in the area, however, it is important to note that we are operating in the open sea. It takes fifteen minutes to an hour, and sometimes longer, to find the gentle giants.
We are a large and spacious sailing catamaran with one or more 22’ snorkel boats for getting you up close and personal to the whale sharks. We provide all the snorkel gear needed along with a choice of full-face or standard, snorkel masks, towels, private bathrooms, private fresh-water showers, even reef-friendly sunscreen. We include a chef, two meals prepared on board, a host of drinks and snacks, an open bar, a marine biologist as your snorkel leader and hostess, private bathrooms and showers, lay-out areas, etc. NO ONE DOES IT LIKE WE DO. We are The Premier Provider. We are NOT a cattle-car tour operator. Over half our business comes from returning guests.
Semarnat, the environmental agency of Mexico, and Conanp, the National Park system, restrict the number of swimmers in the water with a single whale shark to six. The time limit in the whale shark feeding zone is 2 hours per each group of six swimmers.
The winds and waves of the Cabo area are rarely an indication of winds and waves in La Paz. The sea around the whale shark feeding zone, is usually swimmable. Much more so than the Cabo area. However, that can change without notice. We are careful to exam wind and wave predictions daily, but wave heights and wind forecasts are frequently wrong. Last year we had to cancel the Whale Shark encounter six times over a seven-month period for weather.
Some guests want extra protection in the colder months, where the air temperature gets down into the mid 70’s F. We have wetsuits and shorties available for free, in all adult sizes for both women and men. We also have private hot water showers and fresh clean towels for when you exit the water.
If maintenance issues, or anything within the normal control of Baja Charters, prevents you from enjoying your booked cruise date, we will provide you with an alternative date that works within your travel plans, or refund your money completely. Baja Charters is not responsible the Port Captain closing the Port, or changes in governmental regulations without adequate notice. However, in either of these situations, we will provide you with an alternative date that works within your travel plans, or issue you an assignable, three-year cash certificate that may be used the same as cash for any future activities aboard Baja Cat, Island Cat, Lucky One, or Pacifica. If you have prepaid a private charter or excursion, and voluntarily cancel your trip within ninety days of your departure date, we will provide you with a prepaid certificate good for three years, thereby allowing you to reorganize your affairs and go out at a later date. If you voluntarily cancel your prepaid trip more than ninety days in advance of departure, we will refund your money in full.
Exclusive private yacht.
Not a tour boat!
You may bring your own cameras!
Large, spacious, sailing catamaran
and Overnight Charters
Marine Biologist as teacher, hostess and guide
Attendant dive boat
for easy access
Educated, professional, english-speaking crew
Many areas for relaxation
Chef on board
Local farm fresh vegetables and fruits brought daily
Two meals included
Snacks, bottled water, soft drinks and beer
Fresh water showers
Freshly laundered towels
Clean, new snorkel equipment
Snorkel vests (as opposed to bulky life jackets)
T shirts, Sweatshirts and Hats
Quality ground transportation with video
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award
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