Swim and snorkel with the largest fish in the world! Huge and benign, whale sharks are true gentle giants. They’re filter feeders, not hunters, so swimming and snorkeling with whale sharks in Mexico is safe with Cabo Expeditions to guide you. From the quiet seaside town of La Paz on the Sea of Cortez, we’ll take you to a magical encounter. You’ll never forget this La Paz attraction that stands out among things to do in and around Cabo.
Swim alongside whale sharks, the largest fish in the world! Some 30 feet long, these giants look imposing. Yet swimming and snorkeling with whale sharks is safe, because the great fish are gentle filter feeders.
An awesome, close-up encounter awaits you with your Cabo Expeditions tour guide. As the whale-sized fish glides slowly through the water in search of plankton, you’ll be at their side. Swimming gently and slowly near the surface, these docile creatures allow you to approach them without risk.
The waters of the Sea of Cortez can be so dense with tiny red shrimp-like krill that the first Spanish settler named it the “Vermilion Sea.” This rich sea soup draws the great plankton feeders, whales as well as whale sharks, to Mexico.
The whale sharks of La Paz, Mexico attract researchers, as well as snorkelers, to study this benign behemoth. If you take a good photo of a whale shark, you can send it to the Wildbook for Whale Sharks, an international scientific database.
TOUR DURATION: Approximately 8 hours
|7:00 a.m.||Monday-Saturday||October through April|
Ages 8 years and up
We require a minimum of 4 individuals to run the trip and we can accommodate up to 10 persons at a time.
You will be picked up directly from your hotel by your guide and a chauffeur in our air-conditioned van.
The largest confirmed whale shark sighted was over 40 feet long, and weighed an estimated 36 metric tons!