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 shark dive on our spectacular Whale Shark Encounter tour. 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, once we’ve arrived at the water, our expert tour guides will brief you on everything you need to know about whale 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!
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 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 Encounter?
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 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!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Paseo Alvaro Obregon Esquina, Manuel Pineda local 2, Zona Comercial, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S.|
|CHECK IN TIME||10:15 AM|
|TOUR STARTS||11 AM|
Hotel pick up / Hotel drop off
*Activity Level: Moderate
*Tour is subject to availability, we recommend you book at least 24 hours in advance.
*This is a Seasonal Tour from October to April
(This is the No Lunch, Own Transportation Option)
WHAT TO BRING
- Biodegradable sunscreen
- Non-slip shoes
- Change of clothes
- Light jacket or sweater
- Money for gratuity, photos and souvenir
- 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
To receive a refund, travelers may cancel up to 48 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period. NOTE: Activity may get cancelled due to bad weather conditions for safety reasons. If this happens we will notify you to reschedule activity and if you cannot reschedule then you will receive a 100% refund.