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Whale Shark Experience

Los Cabos


Set sail aboard a catamaran in the Sea of Cortez to experience swimming with whale sharks, the planet’s biggest fish measuring up to 40 feet in length. Relax as you snorkel next to these gentle giants that migrate every winter to the Baja California Peninsula to enjoy its warm blue waters. Your whale shark experience also includes visits in magical Todos Santos and La Paz for some cultural and culinary exploration.
  • Seek out whale sharks aboard a catamaran in Baja California
  • Don snorkel gear and climb into the water for a swim with gentle sharks the size of whales
  • Enjoy breakfast at the magical town of Todos Santos
  • Shop and dine in La Paz along its colorful boardwalk
  • Activity duration: 7 to 8 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included


Swim with the whale sharks of Baja

Your adventure begins with early transportation from your Cabo resort, with a stop in Todos Santos for a hearty breakfast and a brief exploration of this magical town, home to famed Hotel California and many beautiful beaches. Then your journey continues northward to the city of La Paz, whose marina faces the Gulf of Mexico. That’s where you’ll board a catamaran to set off into the Sea of Cortez in search of the largest fish in the world.

Enjoy drinks and music as you sail and put on your included wetsuit and snorkel gear once the boat’s crew members spot the whale-sized sharks. Jump right into the deep blue waters and marvel at the underwater universe surrounding the whale sharks. Get close to these gentle giants and swim freely knowing that the enormous fish are completely peaceful — they simply go with the flow of the Baja waters in search of plankton.

Visit the beautiful city of La Paz

After your swim in the Sea of Cortez, say goodbye to your whale shark friends as the catamaran sails back to La Paz. Back on land, you’ll have the chance to explore this city that was founded in 1535 and is the capital of Baja California Sur state. As such, it’s full of culture and history at every turn. You’ll have plenty of time to shop, purchase lunch and take photos of the wonderful sights along the boardwalk before hopping back on your vehicle and returning to your Cabo resort.


  • Transportation Los Cabos -Todos Santos-La Paz-Los Cabos
  • Breakfast in Todos Santos
  • Whale shark expedition tour
  • Snorkel gear and wetsuit
  • Shopping and lunch time in La Paz (lunch not included)
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Certified guides

Practical Information

  • Bring a beach towel, your camera (underwater camera, if possible), a hat, and extra cash for tips, souvenirs and lunch in La Paz
  • Wear biodegradable sunscreen, your swimsuit and some non-slip shoes
  • Guests in wheelchairs and baby strollers are welcome
  • Fresh showers are available

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Cabo San Lucas
  • Season: October to April
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 6 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No

Excursion Options

Swimming with Whale Sharks without Transportation

This is the perfect option in case you decide you need to return to your hotel right after the swimming activity is over or simply do not wish to enjoy the rest of the tour.

  • This option does not include breakfast in Hotel California
  • This tour does not include soft drinks during the ride to and from the site

Swimming with Whale Sharks & Transportation

If you desire a more laid back, hassle-free and exclusive service, this is the best option for you. You will be picked up and travel on board a shuttle bus with soft drinks, air-conditioning and limited capacity.

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast served in Hotel California
  • This tour includes soft drinks during the ride to and from the site
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