Private Whale Shark Encounter


$2151 USD

Private Whale Shark Encounter

  • Activity Level


  • Includes

  • Restrictions

    Min 8 years old

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Details
  • FAQ

Whale sharks are as peaceful as they are massive (up to 65 feet in length and over 12 tons), which is why it is possible to join them in the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez for a snorkeling adventure unlike any other.


Whale sharks are as peaceful as they are massive (up to 65 feet in length and over 12 tons), which is why it is possible to join them in the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez for a snorkeling adventure unlike any other.


Your private whale shark tour in Cabo will be an excursion you’ll never forget! We’ll take you and a small group of your choosing to La Paz, where you’ll don snorkel equipment and swim alongside the largest fish in the ocean: the incredible whale shark!

Whale Sharks in the Water

It’s only natural to be a little nervous about swimming with these captivating animals, but safety is our top priority. Before your once in a lifetime private whale shark tour in Cabo, one of our expert bilingual guides will brief you on what to expect when you’re gliding through the water with these gentle giants. Swimming near and even alongside whale sharks is an awe-inspiring experience but also a safe one. You may feel a rush of adrenaline during your encounter when you see a whale shark open its huge mouth, but as large as their mouths can be, they actually eat tiny micro-organisms. Their throats are only as large as a quarter!

Let Your Private Whale Shark Tour Inspire You

You’ll learn a lot during your swim with these creatures, which it should be noted are sharks, not whales. While they aren’t considered an endangered species, whale sharks are a vulnerable species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Not a lot is known about their behaviors, migratory patterns or their reproductive habits - in fact, whale sharks have never once been observed mating or giving birth. That lack of knowledge can hamper conservation efforts because when people don’t feel a connection to an animal, they’re not always motivated to contribute to protection efforts. Our sincere hope is that your private whale shark tour in Cabo will inspire you and your group to want to support conservation efforts now and in the future!

We’ll Design a Tour You’ll Love

Your private whale shark tour in Cabo can be the start of a grand adventure! We’ll help you design an itinerary of activities or relaxation that lets you experience all of the sights, sounds and flavors of Mexico you’ve been dreaming of. Maybe you want to skip one part of your tour or make an extra stop along the way. We’re here to make it happen! Just call 1-888-526-2238 to speak with one of our Adventure Advisors to start planning your private encounter with whale sharks!

Swimming with Whale Sharks Respectfully

As noted above, swimming with whale sharks in Cabo is incredibly safe thanks to the gentle nature of these filter feeders. Human beings actually pose more of a threat to whale sharks than they do to us. For that reason, we request that our guests follow certain rules when they join the whale sharks in the water for the protection of all of the animals involved in the encounter. Being close to whale sharks is enough of a thrill, but touching them is discouraged. If you follow all of the instructions given to you by your guide, your private whale shark encounter will be a memorable experience for you and a pleasant one for the whale sharks, too.


Exclusive transportation.

You will have the whole vehicle to yourselves for your private encounter - enjoying fun conversation and pointing out the exciting sights as you travel to and from La Paz with our knowledgable guide.

Call an Adventure Advisor to start planning your private encounter with whale sharks today at 1-888-526-2238.


  • Snorkel equipment, wetsuit and towels
  • Bottled water
  • Light breakfast
  • Full "Baja style" lunch
  • Beer and tequila
  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Round trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo


  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Fairly vigorous swimming required
  • Previous snorkeling esperience recommended
  • Per maritime regulations, life jackets must be worn at all times
  • Guests with respiratory problems, limited mobility, neck or back problems and expectant mothers may not participate
  • We check weather and sea conditions every morning. We reserve the right to cancel a tour without previous notice due to safety reasons


  • Swimsuit
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Non-slip shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Money for photos and souvenirs


Book This Tour

from $2151 USD


Cabo Adventures

Blvd. Paseo de la Marina (esquina Malecon), Lote 7-A, Cabo San Lucas, México CP 23410


We guarantee an adventure that reflects our long standing commitment to real life-changing experiences and world-class service.