Whale Shark Researcher for a Day

Whale Shark Researcher for a Day

Whale Shark Researcher for a Day

Trip Details:

Operator:   RED Travel Mexico
Price From: 115 USD
Ideal Age Range: Suitable for Children (under 15), High School (15 to 18), 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Light Impact
Program duration: 1 day

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About this program

Learn about whale shark research on this 1 day, whale shark research excursion. Great to add on to kick off or end your trip with an amazing experience to swim alongside the ocean’s gentle giants.

Spend the day snorkelling, boating and exploring the beautiful waters of La Paz.


Day Trip Itinerary:

We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning, and transport you to the water. After boarding the research vessel, the team will brief you on the research protocols. Throughout the day you will learn about the various science and research projects including photo-identification, population analysis, satellite tagging and genetic analysis. Heading out from La Paz we will hug the coastline, searching for whale sharks and stopping periodically to investigate. You’ll have the chance to snorkel (gear provided) and we will take time out for a lunch break. Beverages, snacks and lunch are all included. Don’t miss out on the chance to get up close to whale sharks alongside Mexico’s top researchers working to understand and protect these magnificent creatures.

Country Fast Facts


Flag Flag_of_Mexico
Continent:North America
Official Language(s)No official. National language is Spanish
Capital:Mexico City
Population119,530,753 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s)Tropical Wet/Dry, Semi-arid, Arid Desert, Temperate, Humid Subtropical, Mediterranean
Major Airport(s):Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX), Cancun International Airport (CUN), Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL), General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Industry, Oil, Energy, Manufacturing,Tourism

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