Swim and snorkel with the largest fish in the world! Huge (30 feet long!) 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.
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.
You can’t miss a visit to the iconic mushroom of Balandra Beach when in La Paz. You’ll have around an hour to enjoy the serenity of this peaceful town while your toes are buried in the warm sand and the refreshing water laps around your feet. Afterwards, head to the marina to check in for your main activity.
You’ll close out the day’s adventure with a quick stop in the small, beautiful city of Todos Santos, known for its excellent surfing and quaint streets with wonderful, unique shops. (Note: Lunch will be served after your whale shark activity and you will be back in Los Cabos around 8:30 pm. Please take these into consideration when making dinner plans for the day of your tour.)
The whale sharks of La Paz, Mexico attract researchers, as well as snorkelers. Take a good photo of a whale shark, and send it to the Wildbook for Whale Sharks, an international scientific database!
TOUR DURATION: Approximately 12 hours including transfers
|9:30 a.m.||Monday-Sunday||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!