Swimming with whale sharks may be the focal point of this incredible tour, but it’s far from the only exciting activity you’ll get to take part in.

This tour starts on land, where you’ll get an intimate introduction to the Baja California landscape on your way to the water.  Experience a scenic two-hour drive from Cabo to La Paz and receive a back-door tour of Baja California Sur on this ecological adventure.  Once the tour arrives at the water, your expert tour guides will brief you on everything you need to know about swimming with whale sharks.  After that, it's just 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.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$248.00
Child Rate
(Ages 8-11):
$188.00

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Tour / Activity Details

8 hours
8:00 am daily (November through April)

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 8.  Tour does not include hotel pickup; you will meet at a convenient location in the marina in Cabo San Lucas.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

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 full 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.

Seeing a whale shark at any distance is stunning.  Swimming with whale sharks up close is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.  This Whale Shark Encounter gives you the opportunity to do just that.  Led by the region’s finest tour guides and outfitted with the finest equipment and amenities, the tour is an absolute must for fans of whale shark diving and anyone looking to see the ocean’s largest fish up close and personal.  With the small group format, this tour has limited space, so be sure to book today before this opportunity swims away!

Inclusions

  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Snorkel equipment, towels & wet suits
  • Light breakfast
  • Full Baja style lunch
  • Fresh juices and flavored waters
  • Bottled water
  • Free time in La Paz
  • Round trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from Los Cabos to La Paz (approximately 2 hours each way)

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 8
  • Fairly vigorous swimming required
  • Previous snorkeling experience recommended
  • Guests with respiratory problems, limited mobility, neck or back problems and expectant mothers may not participate
  • Guides check weather and sea conditions every morning and reserve the right to cancel a tour without previous notice due to safety reasons
  • Boat captain will search for the whale shark for 90 minutes, but finding it cannot be guaranteed and there will be no refund if whale sharks are not found

What to Bring/Wear

  • Swimwear
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Biodegradable Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes
  • Non-slip shoes
  • Money for photos or souvenirs

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 8.  Tour does not include hotel pickup; you will meet at a convenient location in the marina in Cabo San Lucas.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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