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Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

A once in a life time experience | Swim and snorkel with the biggest fish in the world!

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Dive Cabo as we invite you to share the waters with the largest fish on Earth – the magnificent Whale Sharks. Join us from October to May in Baja California Sur for an animal-first snorkeling experience amidst the captivating migration of Whale Sharks in the nutrient-rich waters of La Paz. After a detailed, informative briefing on safety and the fascinating biology of Whale Sharks, you’ll have stunning interactions watching them gracefully feed just beneath the surface. We prioritize the safety of the animals over everything else, ensuring a positive, safe, and fun encounter for both sharks and humans!


Guaranteed shark sightings or your money back. That’s our commitment to you as you embark on an unforgettable snorkeling adventure with Dive Cabo.

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Whale Shark Snorkeling Tours


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


✅ Guaranteed shark sightings or your money back
✅ Round trip transportation direct from your Hotel to La Paz
✅ Comfortable air conditioned van with a licensed driver
✅ In-depth, informative briefing from multilingual guide
✅ Mask, fins, snorkel & wetsuit rental / Life jackets
✅ Drinks, snacks and lunch

Price – Whale Shark Snorkeling – Private Tour:
1 – 4 participants:   $2000 US
5 – 8 participants:   $2250 US
9 – 11 participants : $2500 US
Please email us at info@divecabo.com for private bookings

Group Tours: Tuesdays & Fridays
Private Tours: Daily

Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour


Tour Itinerary: Whale Sharks Snorkeling Tour

You’ll enjoy a scenic 2-hour ride from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in our comfortable, air conditioned private van. On arrival, we’ll check in with our partners and hop on the boat for a 15-30 minute ride.

Arriving at the area, we begin the search! The conservation of the whale sharks of La Paz is taken very seriously, so only one group of swimmers and their guide are allowed in the water with each shark. This not only ensures the sharks are not stressed or overwhelmed, but means we get our a shark all to ourselves!

The unique aspect of seeing whale sharks in La Paz is that it is a feeding area. This means we have a high chance of seeing the sharks go vertical just under the surface, and use their huge mouths as vacuums to suck in nutrient-filled water. This is a photographic opportunity like no other!

Usually, there are numerous sharks in the area, so we get the chance to swim with various different ones. After 2 hours or so, we will head back to shore for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Then, with fully bellies and happy memories, you can snooze your way back to Cabo San Lucas as our driver takes us home.


Whale Shark & Sea Lions - Combo Snorkeling Package


Rates – Group Tour:
$395 US per person

Rates – Private Tour:
$2950 US: 1 – 6 participants   
$3100 US: 7 – 11 participants

Group Tours: Tuesdays & Fridays
Private Tours: Daily


  • 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

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.


Tour Highlights: Whale Shark Snorkeling


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!