Can You Swim With Whale Sharks In Cabo Mexico?
Yes, you can swim with whale sharks in Cabo.
Our whale shark snorkeling excursion in Cabo is sure to be an unforgettable experience for you, and we are sure it has exactly what you are looking for. Enjoy the swim of your life with these amazing creatures with the help of our professional bilingual guides.
There are few experiences in the world that match swimming alongside the largest fish in the ocean—especially when that fish is a shark! But don’t worry, the whale sharks in Mexico are known as the “gentle giants of the sea!” Get the chance of a lifetime for a Cabo whale shark dive on our spectacular Whale Shark Encounter tour here at Cabo Adventures.
If swimming with whale sharks is what you’re after, there simply is no better tour in Cabo San Lucas.
Whale shark snorkeling may be the focal point of this incredible tour, but it’s far from the only exciting activity you’ll get to take part in. Our tour stretches from Cabo to La Paz and starts on land, where you’ll get an intimate introduction to the Baja landscape on your way to the water. Experience a scenic two-hour drive to La Paz and receive a back-door tour of Baja California Sur on this ecological adventure.
Once we’ve arrived at the water, our expert tour guides will brief you on everything you need to know about sharks in La Paz. After that, we’ll take a short boat ride to the areas where these magnificent animals are found, and you’ll get a chance to go snorkeling with whale sharks and other awesome marine animals!
Jump in and snorkel beside these massive yet peaceful fish, and witness the enormity and beauty that nature has to offer. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for dolphins, rays, whales, and other exciting sea life!
Whale Shark season officially begins in October—book today!
What Are Whale Sharks In Cabo Like?
Whale sharks in Cabo are slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet sharks found in tropical and warm-temperate seas. They are the largest extant fish species and, when fully grown, can weigh well over 20,000 pounds and reach lengths easily exceeding 30 feet.
Though whale sharks are technically sharks, their behavior and anatomy do not resemble what many people think of (and fear) when they think of “sharks.” Like whales, whale sharks feed on plankton and other very small nektonic life. They are not aggressive and pose virtually no risk to human divers.
Why Book the Whale Shark Snorkel In Cabo?
Seeing a whale shark at any distance is stunning. A whale shark tour that allows you to be up close to one of these majestic animals is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. Our Whale Shark Encounter tour here at Cabo Adventures gives you the opportunity to do just that.
Led by the region’s finest tour guides and outfitted with the finest equipment and amenities, our reputable tour is an absolute must for fans of whale shark diving and anyone wanting to see the ocean’s largest fish up close and personal. With our small group format, this tour has limited space, so be sure to book today before this opportunity swims away!
What’s included in this tour
- Snorkel equipment, wetsuit and towels
- Bottled water
- Light Breakfast
- Full “Baja style” lunch
- Fresh Juices and flavored waters
- Professional bilingual guides
- Round trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from Los Cabos to La Paz (approximately 2 hours each way)
What do you need to know before you book
- Minimum age: 8 years old
- Fairly vigorous swimming required
- Previous snorkeling experience recommended
- Per maritime regulations, life jackets must be worn at all times
- Guests with respiratory problems, limited mobility, neck or back problems, and expectant mothers may not participate
- We check weather and sea conditions every morning. We reserve the right to cancel a tour without previous notice due to safety reasons
- Round-trip transportation is included from select hotels exclusively for our guests who book their tours at least 24 hours in advance
What to bring
- Biodegradable sunscreen
- Non-slip shoes
- Change of clothes
- Light jacket or sweater
- Money for photos and souvenirs
When is whale shark season?They journey to the Sea of Cortez from September to April.Is it dangerous to swim with Whale Sharks?No! Whale sharks are known as the “gentle giants” of the ocean and they are filter feeders – meaning they feed on small plankton and tiny micro-organisms. Despite their enormous mouths and thousands of teeth whale sharks pose no risk to humans. Plus with an average swimming speed of about 3 mph combined with the fact that they are already accustomed to swimming alongside humans these animals are very docile creatures.