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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

Have you ever wanted to share the water with the largest fish on Earth? Join the Dive Cabo team for the chance to look a Whale Shark in the eye. From October through May, Baja California Sur is visited by a large migration of Whale Sharks. They congregate in the shallow, nutrient-rich waters of La Paz, creating the perfect environment to enjoy snorkeling with them.

La Paz is one of the few places in the world where, in season, Whale Shark sightings are almost guaranteed. They often feed in these waters, which can create beautiful interactions as they invert just under the surface and vacuum the water through their gills. We offer this experience with full round trip transportation included – we will take you from Cabo San Lucas in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to and from the excursion location.

Once on the boat, you will receive a detailed briefing covering not just safety protocols, but also interesting information on the biology, behavior, ecology and more of the animals. Conservation of Whale Sharks is taken very seriously in La Paz, and various restrictions such as maximum numbers of swimmers in the water etc, make the experience not just safe and fun, but also positive for the animals themselves.


Whale Shark Snorkeling - Group Tour

 
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Price:
$250 US  per person
Min. 4 participants required
Taxes & Park Fees Included

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

Availability:
Thursday & Sunday
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)

 
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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.

 

Whale Shark Snorkeling - Private Tour

 
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Price:
$1000 US  1- 4 people
$150 US per additional passenger
Taxes & Park Fees

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

Availability:
Daily from 6:30 – 17:00

Included:
Transportation
Snorkel gear & wetsuit rental
Drinks, snacks and lunch

 
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Tour Description:

Enjoy a private service, from leaving your hotel to coming home at the end of the day. Our private transportation vehicle will pick you up from your hotel, drive you to La Paz, where you will board your private vessel. Enjoy the added tranquility and service of a private experience, increasing your chances of more frequent and better interactions with the animals. You will also experience the services of a private guide and captain – upon finishing the excursion, you will enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant near the marina in La Paz, before once again joining your private driver who will take you back down the beautiful Pacific coastline, right to the door of your hotel once more.

 

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Facts about Whale Sharks:

Interestingly enough, Whale Sharks are not actually whales, but the largest fish in the world! Though they reach the size of a school bus, whale sharks are unable to bite or chew, so they filter feed as they swim through the water, opening their mouths wide to sieve plankton and other tiny marine animals. 
Whale sharks might be slow but they migrate very long distances. Moving at speeds of no more than 4 kph/3 mph, a single whale shark can travel 12,874km/8,000 miles or more, in just three years.
They can grow up to 40 feet long, but on average they grow to 18 to 32.8 feet and weigh 20.6 tons. That’s about the size of a school bus.
 
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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 up to a whopping 100 years old!

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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