Private Whale Shark Encounter

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Private Whale Shark Encounter

  • 8 Hours

  • Families

  • Free Cancellations

  • Min 8 years old

  • Best Price Guarantee

  • Moderate

The Private Whale Shark Snorkeling in Cabo at its Best!

Your private whale shark tour in Cabo will be an excursion you’ll never forget! We’ll take you and a small group of your choosing to La Paz, where you’ll don snorkel equipment and swim alongside the largest fish in the ocean: the incredible whale shark!

Whale sharks are as peaceful as they are massive (up to 65 feet in length and over 12 tons), which is why it is possible to join them in the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez for a snorkeling adventure unlike any other.

When planning your Cabo vacations during the winter months, make sure you include a once-in-a-lifetime Private Whale Shark Snorkeling tour for $ 2799 USD for up to 10 passengers. Contact our Travel Advisor today to charter your private Cabo Whale Shark Snorkeling excursion at 1-888-526-2238 or info@cabo-adventures.com

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Private in the Sea of Cortez

It’s only natural to be a little nervous about swimming with these captivating animals, but safety is our top priority. Before your once-in-a-lifetime private whale shark tour in Cabo, one of our expert bilingual guides will brief you on what to expect when you’re gliding through the water with these gentle giants.

Swimming near and even alongside whale sharks is an awe-inspiring experience but also a safe one. You may feel a rush of adrenaline during your encounter when you see a whale shark open its huge mouth, but as large as their mouths can be, they actually eat tiny micro-organisms. Their throats are only as large as a quarter!

Let Your Private Whale Shark Tour Inspire You

You’ll learn a lot during your swim with these creatures, which should be noted are sharks, not whales. While they aren’t considered an endangered species, whale sharks are a vulnerable species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Not a lot is known about their behaviors, migratory patterns, or their reproductive habits - in fact, whale sharks have never once been observed mating or giving birth. That lack of knowledge can hamper conservation efforts because when people don’t feel a connection to an animal, they’re not always motivated to contribute to protection efforts. Our sincere hope is that your private whale shark tour in Cabo will inspire you and your group to want to support conservation efforts now and in the future!

Swimming with Whale Sharks Respectfully

As noted above, swimming with whale sharks in Cabo is incredibly safe thanks to the gentle nature of these filter feeders. Human beings actually pose more of a threat to whale sharks than they do to us. For that reason, we request that our guests follow certain rules when they join the whale sharks in the water for the protection of all of the animals involved in the encounter. Being close to whale sharks is enough of a thrill, but touching them is discouraged. If you follow all of the instructions given to you by your guide, your private whale shark encounter will be a memorable experience for you and a pleasant one for the whale sharks, too.

Exclusive transportation

Add private transportation for your group for $399 USD. You will have the whole vehicle to yourselves for your private encounter - enjoying fun conversation and pointing out the exciting sights as you travel to and from La Paz with our knowledgeable guide. Contact our Travel Advisor to start planning your private encounter with whale sharks today at 1-888-526-2238 or info@cabo-adventures.com

What's included in this tour

  • Snorkel equipment, wetsuit and towels
  • Bottled water
  • Light breakfast
  • Full "Baja style" lunch
  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Round trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo

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
  • COVID-19 protocols are implemented to ensure the safety of all our guests.

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Non-slip shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Money for photos and souvenirs

FAQ

When is whale shark season?
They journey to the Sea of Cortez from November 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.

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