Swim With Whale Sharks in Cabo

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Swim With Whale Sharks in Cabo

  • 10 Hours

  • Families

  • Min 8 years old

  • Moderate

  • Small Groups

Swimming with the majestic whale sharks in Cabo is an experience like no other, and here at Cabo Adventures, we offer daily trips to visit them in their natural habitat. We have passionate, experienced guides who can ensure all safety protocols and regulations are followed, creating an ideal day for guests. Our captains know the area well and can easily find the perfect spot to swim with whale sharks in Cabo.

On these journeys, you'll find yourself transported to a world full of serenity, free from everyday stress and worries, as you soak up the sun and take in the fresh sea air. Getting the chance to see a whale shark is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, and Cabo Adventures can make that happen.

Whale shark season in Cabo is at its peak between November and April, though there are sharks in the area nearly the entire year. These gentle giants migrate to the Bahia de La Paz to feed in the plankton-rich waters. Whether you are an expert swimmer or just a beginner, the tour is open to all, though you must be at least 8 years old. Don’t miss this opportunity to swim alongside them and get up and close to see their feeding behavior.

Can You Swim With Whale Sharks In Cabo Mexico?

Whale sharks don't come near the cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, but this doesn't mean you can't swim with them when staying in Cabo. With Cabo Adventures we will take you on a two hour scenic road to La Paz where then you will hop on a boat that will take you to the swim of your life with these gentle giants of the sea!

Our whale shark snorkeling excursion in La Paz is sure to be an unforgettable experience for you, and we are sure it has exactly what you are looking for. Enjoy the spectacle of your life with these amazing creatures with the help of our professional bilingual guides.

There are few experiences in the world that match cruising 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.

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.

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 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!

Why Choose Cabo Adventures for Your Whale Shark Encounter?

Journey with us on a unique experience from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz, guided by an experienced and professional team boasting hundreds of 5-star reviews. Our tour adheres to all guidelines for the protection of whale shark populations, endangered in many parts of the world, ensuring that you can observe them safely in their natural habitat. As part of your journey, we offer Baja-style tacos at lunchtime, infused with tantalizing flavors that only Mexico can offer.

If you choose Cabo Adventures, you won’t have to worry about anything on your whale shark snorkeling in Los Cabos. We take care of all the details on this ecological tour. We provide snorkel equipment and even wetsuits. We also offer snacks, along with bilingual guides and round-trip transportation from Los Cabos to La Paz, in an air-conditioned van.

What's included in this experience

  • Snorkel equipment and wetsuit
  • Snack
  • Full "Baja style" lunch
  • 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

  • Swimwear
  • Towels
  • 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 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.
Can I touch the whale sharks?
Touching a whale shark will disrupt its migration pattern causing stress to the animal and potentially making them vulnerable to predators. In addition chemical secretions on the human body can damage the thin layer of mucus that protects whale sharks from germs and disease. You should respect their distance and listen to the guide if you get too close. However there’s no reason to fear them. You can still swim near them and watch as they slowly and gracefully swim in the ocean.
Are there picture or video services?
Yes our guides will take photos and videos of the adventure and they are available for purchase at the end of the tour. You may also bring your own action camera. It’s the only kind allowed and it will allow you to avoid missing any details on the adventure.
Do I need to know how to swim or snorkel for this tour?
While you don't need to be an expert swimmer swimming skills and the ability to cover a certain distance are recommended for this tour. Whale sharks are known to move so participants will need to actively swim alongside them to fully appreciate the encounter. This dynamic aspect adds to the excitement of the experience. We strongly recommend participants to possess swimming skills due to the possibility of swimming alongside whale sharks during the tour. Rest assured that if you find yourself tired at any point you can easily return to the boat for a break.


Cabo Adventures
Blvd. Paseo de la Marina (esquina Malecon), Lote 7-A, Cabo San Lucas, México CP 23410