Swimming with Whale Sharks in Los Cabos

You don’t need to worry about Jaws flashbacks here. Whale sharks are perfectly safe to swim with and the best place to do it is in Cabo. Known as gentle giants, whale sharks are massive and slow-moving. Their lifespan is estimated to be between 70 and 100 years. In that time, they use their gills to feed on squid, krill, and small fish. With nearly 3,000 little teeth, you might be surprised to learn that they don’t use them to munch down on underwater fare.

Where to Swim with Whale Sharks in Cabo

We recommend booking a tour with Cabo Adventures. Cabo Adventures is the premiere destination for tours and excursions around Los Cabos. The company’s whale shark excursion is unforgettable! You will get to learn about these gentle giants and conservation efforts made on their behalf then strap on flippers and snorkels and swim with them yourself.

The adventure is located in La Paz, approximately 2 hours away from Cabo. Your tour will include snorkels and towels along with bottled water and light breakfast. The tour is perfect for small groups making this an intimate experience. You should be prepared to wear a lifejacket while on the boat and have experience with swimming and snorkeling. The minimum age to participate in the whale shark excursion is 8 years old.

Remember that whale shark season is September to April, so not every vacation to Los Cabos will be able to include this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Getting to Whale Shark Swimming in Cabo

The location is in La Paz, which is a 2 hour drive from your hotel in Cabo. Cabo Adventures will provide round trip transportation with the purchase of a tour. You will travel in an air-conditioned van and bottled water will be provided.

  • Whale Sharks Habitat Swim from Los Cabos
  • Merchant:Viator
  • Description:Enjoy an outstanding all inclusive cruise on a large and spacious sailing catamaran, and snorkel with the largest fish in the world! The whale shark filters surface water for microscopic plankton, which allows you to swim beside these rare and  giants.
  • Price: $261.00
  • Full-Day Whale Shark Experience from Cabo San Lucas
  • Merchant:Viator
  • Description: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
  • Price: $189.00
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