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, these Whale Sharks are known as the “gentle giants of the sea!” Get the chance of a lifetime to see these gentle giants up close 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.
Swimming with whale sharks 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 starts on land, where you’ll get an intimate introduction to the Baja California 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 swimming with whale sharks. 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!
What Are Whale Sharks?
Whale sharks are slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet sharks found in tropical and warm-temperate seas. They are the largest extant fish species and, when full 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 Encounter?
Seeing a whale shark at any distance is stunning. Swimming with whale sharks up close is an experience you will remember for you 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 tour is an absolute must for fans of whale shark diving and anyone looking 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!
Your day will include
- 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)
Duration: 8 hours
- 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
What to bring
- Biodegradable sunscreen
- Non-slip shoes
- Change of clothes
- Light jacket or sweater
- Money for photos and souvenirs
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