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Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour


A once in a life time experience. Swim and snorkel with the biggest fish in the world
A trip to Baja California in late autumn through spring offers a chance to swim with the world’s largest fish: whale sharks. These animals can grow to the size of a school bus, but, they are harmless to humans. Here’s what you need to know to plan an unforgettable, eco-friendly encounter with these gentle giants.

The Baja California Sur is one of the very few places in this world where a whale shark encounter is nearly guaranteed. We have been the first whale shark snorkeling tour operator in Los Cabos with 100% sighting record.


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Whale Shark Snorkel Tour

Price:
$195 US  per person
Taxes Included

Payment Methods:
VISA, Mastercard, AMEX
10% for Cash (USD, MXN, CAD)

Availability:
Daily from October – May
8:45 am – 7:00 pm
(Private tours can be arranged 7 days a week).

Included:
Transportation
Snorkel gear & wetsuit rental
Drinks, snacks and lunch
Pictures and videos (raw footage)

 
Whale Shark Snorkeling

Tour Description:

It takes 2 hours each way in an air-conditioned van from our shop in Cabo San Lucas to the beachfront in La Paz. The area where the whale sharks are most likely to be, is only 15 – 30 minutes away by boat depending on sea conditions. When we get to the area we will start the search.

When we spot a whale shark we will then get ready and wait for the perfect time to get in the water with them. The whale sharks do not always stay in one position. We will most probably enter the water several time to be as close as possible to them. The chances are very likely that you’ll see them, we have been offering this tour for more than 10 year with 100% sighting success.

After 2 hours out there in the ocean we go and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in La Paz before the journey back to Cabo San Lucas. On the way back you will see the famous “Hotel California” and the beautiful scenery of the southern Baja California.

 

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Facts about Whale Sharks:

The largest fish in the world is the graceful, harmless whale shark. Though they reach the size of a school bus, whale sharks eat tiny plankton and fish eggs, which they filter feed as they swim slowly along with their giant mouths wide open. Plankton are their main food source, but they also eat shrimp, algae and other marine plant material, sardines, anchovies, mackerels, squid, tuna and albacore.

Whale sharks can grow up to 40 feet (12 meters) long, but on average they grow to 18 to 32.8 feet (5.5 to 10 m) and weigh 20.6 tons (18.7 metric tonnes). That’s about the size of a school bus.

Offspring:

Whale shark females produce eggs, but the young hatch inside of the mother instead of in the water like most fish. Then, the female gives birth to about 300 live young. Many never make it to maturity, though.

Whale sharks have a long childhood. At the age of 25, the offspring are ready to have their own young. They may live 100 to 150 years.

Learn more about whale sharks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale_shark

Shark Diving in Los Cabos: http://www.divecabo.com/gordo_banks_scuba_diving/

 

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