VIP Tours is a fully licensed tour operator. We specialize in planning guided private tours in the Sea of Cortez, like the featured tours described below. There is always the possibility to customize all of our suggested tours to fit your schedule, budget, and time limits.

VIP Tours is a small operator, and we plan to stay like that, with emphasis on personal service and small groups. We are fortunate to have highly motivated multi-lingual guides and local captains with years of experience to service your every need, for us, the goal is respect the environment, the sea and their creatures, and also your satisfaction and safety. We started with the vision of offering visitors a truly local and personal service, far from the hassle when dealing with a big tour operator conglomerate. “Come as a stranger, leave as a friend”

WHY GO PRIVATE

Personal and Unique

  • Go at your own pace.
  • Don’t waste precious vacation time waiting for other groups or people.
  • We are your personal video-photographers. You get your memories for free.
  • Avoid lineups and mass tourism.
  • Have a more personal and unique interaction with the marine life.
  • Get our full attention and personal service all day. 
  • Visiting stunning places that you never imagined existed.

Featured Tours

Time: Around 2 hours

Only by reservation. Reduced groups, maximum 6 guests for semi-private tour.

For bigger or private groups please contact us  at info@lapazviptours.com. Get an answer in less than 12 hours.

WHEN?

From October to April

During the season we expect the visit of more than 100 whale sharks in La Paz Bay.

The reason there is so many in such a small area is because there is lots of food: plankton, krill and other micro-organisms. These gentle giants are familiar with the small boats (pangas) that we use to visit them so they do not get frightened, neither when you snorkel along them.

 

ITINERARY (2-3 hours)

You will meet your guide in MARINA LA PAZ, once on the boat the guide will supply biodegradable sunscreen, wetsuits and snorkel gear and will brief you about whale shark biology, enviroment, safety and how to get the best of this experience.

After locating a whale shark the guide will organise jumps in very small groups, with only 2 people in the water at the time,respecting the distance to  not disturb the whale sharks. Is quite an experience tl swim along with them and enjoy to view of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

The tour normally lasts 2 hours, but can vary depending how far away the animals are, and how many guests are on the boat. You will get multiple opportunities to jump and snorkel with the biggest fish in the world.

 

Please note: The activity is restricted to people with no cardiac history or back/neck problems or pregnant woman.

Minimum age to snorkel with whale sharks is 5 years old.

You must sign a liability release prior the activity.

Some experience snorkeling recommended.

Infants and children under 5 years old only on private tours

 

DEPARTURE TIMES:

8:30 AM

12:30 PM

 

RATE

1.900 MXN  for person (approximately 97 USD)

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

 

– Full set of premium quality snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins)

– 3mm Wetsuit  (short or long depending on the season)

– biodegradable sunscreen SPF50

– water and sodas

– snacks (fruit, cookies, chips)

– VIDEOS AND PICTURES, so you don´t have to worry about it, just have fun and enjoy the activities.

 

WHAT TO BRING

– Please arrive early fo find parking

– recommended to dress in layers

– towel, hat, sunglasses

– cash for tips

 

CONTACT US at info@lapazviptours.com

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Time: Around 5 hours

Only by reservation. Reduced groups, maximum 7 guests for semi-private tour.

For bigger or private groups please contact us at info@lapazviptours.com . Get an answer in less than 12 hours.

WHEN?

From October to April

Not many places in the world offer so much to see in just one day. Start the day with a bang swimming with whale sharks,  continue snorkeling in San Rafaelito, a small sea lion colony surrounded by  a beautiful coral reef and finally enjoy lunch and relax in the gorgeous beach of Balandra

 

ITINERARY  (5-6 hours)

You will meet your guide in MARINA LA PAZ, once on the boat the the guide will supply biodegradable sunscreen, wetsuits and snorkel gear an will brief you about whale shark biology, enviroment, safety and how to get the best of this experience.

After finding a whale shark the guide will organize jumps in small groups, with only 2 people in the water at the time and respecting the distance to do not disturb them. Is quite and experience to swim along with them and enjoy to view these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. You will jump several times, depending on conditions.

After a 20min boat ride,  we will reach a small sea lion colony surrounded by  a beautiful coral reef with plentiful fish.

We will show you the beautiful beach of Balandra and Mushroom rock, and if we are lucky we may even see some Blue Footed Boobies in Gaviota island.

Finally you will enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the most private beaches near Balandra. Your guide will set up table, shade and chairs for you to enjoy fresh ceviche, tasty burritos and fruit.

Lunch can be customized for vegetarian, vegan, gluten or lactose intolerance. Please let us know if you have any other food restrictions.

 

Please note: The activity is restricted to people with no cardiac history or back/neck problems or  pregnant woman.

Minimum age to snorkel with whale sharks is 5 years old.

You must sign a liability release prior the activity.

Some snorkel experience recommended.

Infants and children under 5 years old only on private tours

 

DEPARTURE TIMES:

8:30 AM

 

RATE

2.900 MXN  for person (approximately 148 USD)

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

– Full set of premium quality snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins)

– 3mm Wetsuit  (short or long depending on the season)

– biodegradable sunscreen SPF50

– water and sodas

– snacks (fruit, cookies, chips)

– VIDEOS AND PICTURES, so you don´t have to worry about it and just have fun and enjoy the activities.

– Lunch on the beach

 

WHAT TO BRING

– Please arrive early fo find parking

– recommended to dress in layers

– towel, hat, sunglasses, camera.

– cash for tips

 

CONTACT US for more info and bookings at info@lapazviptours.com

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Time: Around 7 hours

VISIT THE ISLOTES AND ALL THE ISLANDS OF ESPIRITU SANTO NATURAL PARK

Only by reservation. Reduced groups, maximum 7 guests for semi-private tour.

For bigger or private groups please contact us by email at info@lapazviptours.com.

Get an answer in less than 12 hours.

WHEN?

From September to April.  The visit to the sea lion colony is restricted from June to August due to mating season.

 

ITINERARY  (7 hours)

You will meet your guide in MARINA LA PAZ, once onthe  boat the guide will supply biodegradable sunscreen, wetsuits and snorkel gear and will brief you about  biology, enviroment, safety and how to get the best of this experience.

It takes 1.5 hours to reach the Islotes, north of Espiritu Santo, where you will snorkel near the biggest sea lion colony in Sea of Cortez. There is more than 500 sea lions, with many curious pups. Please notice due to park regulation is mandatory to wear life vest in the water. Some close up interaction with the sea lions pups is possible but not guaranteed, but surely they will swim near you.

There are several magnificent beaches on the islands, many operators choose Ensenada Grande for lunch, and sometimes is overcrowded. We prefer Candelero or Corralito, not short of beauty and less busy. You guide will set up a delicious lunch in one of those paradisiac beaches with table, shade and chairs for you to enjoy fresh ceviche, tasty meat and beans/cheese burritos and fruit.

Lunch can be customized for vegetarian, vegan, gluten or lactose intolerance. Please let us know if you have any other food restrictions.

Optional: shork walk on the island to find the fresh water well, or snorkeling in other coral area or over the C-59 wreck if there is good visibility.

Visit San Gabriel bay to see the Magnificent Frigates nesting area and what is left of the first pearl farm in the world (destroyed in 1910)

 

Please note: The activity is restricted to people with no cardiac history or back/neck problems or pregnant woman.

Minimum age to snorkel with sea lions  is 5 years old.

You must sign a liability release prior the activity.

Some experience snorkelling recommended.

Infants and children under 5 years old only on private tours.

 

DEPARTURE TIME:

9:00 AM

 

RATE

3.300 MXN for person (approximately 168 USD)

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

– Full set of premium quality snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins)

– 3mm Wetsuit  (short or long depending on the season)

– biodegradable sunscreen SPF50

– water and sodas

– snacks (fruit, cookies, chips)

– VIDEOS AND PICTURES, so you don´t have to worry about it, just have fun and enjoy the activities.

– Lunch on the beach

– Entrance to the Natural Park of Espiritu Santo

 

WHAT TO BRING

– Please arrive early fo find parking

– recommended to dress in layers

– towel, hat, sunglasses, camera

– cash for tips

 

WE NEED A MINIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS. IF TRAVELLING SOLO OR COUPLE WE CAN ADD YOU TO EXISTING GROUP. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS

CONTACT US for more info and booking at.   info@lapazviptours.com

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