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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 Tours

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Price – Whale Shark Snorkeling – Group Tour:
$295 US  per person (all taxes & marine park fees Included)

Price – Whale Shark Snorkeling – Private Tour:
1 – 2 participants:   $1900 US   
3 – 4 participants:   $2100 US
5 – 6 participants : $2300 US
7 – 9 participants : $2500 US
For groups of 10 or more please contact us at transportation@divecabo.com

Availability:
Group Tours: Daily with min 3 participants
Private Tours: Daily

Included:
– Round trip transportation from your Hotel to La Paz
– Comfortable air conditioned van with a licensed driver
– Mask, fins, snorkel & wetsuit rental / Life jackets
– Drinks, snacks and lunch & Multilingual guide

Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour

 

Tour Itinerary: Whale Sharks Snorkeling Tour

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 shark do not always stay in one position. We will most probably enter the water several times 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 15 years with a 100% sighting success. After 2 approximately 2 hours out there in then ocean we go and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in La Paz before the journey back to Cabo San Lucas

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Whale Shark & Sea Lions - Combo Snorkeling Package

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Rates – Group Tour:
$395 US per person

Price – Private Tour:
1 – 3 participants:   $2300 US   
4 participants:   $2500 US
5 – 6 participants : $2600 US
7 – 9 participants : $2900 US
For groups of 10 or more please contact us at transportation@divecabo.com

Availability:
Group Tours: Tuesdays & Fridays
Private Tours: Daily

Included:

  • Round trip transportation from your Hotel to La Paz
  • Comfortable air conditioned van with a licensed driver
  • Mask, fins, snorkel & wetsuit rental / Life jackets
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch
  • Multilingual local guide with years of experience
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Whale sharks & Sea Lions – Tour itinerary:

This tour combines the “Whale Shark tour” with “Sea lions and Balandra”, so, besides swimming with whale sharks you will also:

Visit the “San Rafaelito” islet and snorkel with sea lions, coral reef and the vast underwater life around them.
Meet “La Gaviota” Island, home of the Blue-footed booby (season: Aug-Nov) and other endemic birds.

Finally, we’ll arrive at one of Mexico’s most beautiful and pristine beaches, Balandra. Where lunch will be served and you’ll have time to be on the beach for a while or even have a small hike around.

*From June to August the snorkeling with sea lions is not permitted due to the mating season so we change the spot to an area with coral reef and underwater life.

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Tour Highlights: Whale Shark Snorkeling

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Tour Highlights: Whale Sharks

•   Swim and snorkel with the largest fish in the world up close

•   Gain knowledge from your professional, certified park guide

•   No hassle round trip transportation from your hotel

•   See the beautiful scenery of Baja on the way to La Paz

•   Upon request you can stop at the famous Hotel California

•   You may also see eagle rays and mobula rays

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/

 

Facts about Whale Sharks:

Interestingly enough, Whale Sharks are not actually whales, but the largest fish in the world! 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.
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!
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