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Swim with Whale Sharks in Cabo

DESTINATION | Published on 15/09/2022
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The best part about taking a vacation is experiencing the thrill of doing something you’ve never done, seeing things you’ve never seen, and indulging in the unique offerings of each new place you visit. All year long, you’ll find incredible things to do in Cabo San Lucas, but fall is an especially exciting time for those who visit the popular destination, as it is the beginning of whale shark season.

Beginning in October and extending until April each year, a shoal of whale sharks in Cabo impress onlookers, providing unforgettable outdoor activities for anyone brave enough to go swimming with whale sharks. Truly the best time to visit Cabo San Lucas, whale shark season will leave you speechless.

Swim with Whale Sharks in Cabo


Swimming with whale sharks is by far one of the most mesmerizing ways to spend your day in Cabo. And while the shark name might confuse you, these gentle giants are some of the most calm creatures in the sea. Earning their name from their massive size, these harmless filter-feeders are particularly slow at swimming, making them great companions for an unforgettable experience.

If you wish to swim with whale sharks Cabo-style, you’ll want to book a tour, not only to keep you and the endangered species safe, but also to make the most of your experience. There are a number of reputable tour companies that provide opportunities to swim with whale sharks in Cabo, but book ahead because it is one of the most popular outdoor activities around.

When is Whale Shark Season in Cabo?

Every year from October to April, there are over 100 whale sharks in Cabo, making it one of the few locations where you can see such a large quantity of the endangered species at the same time. Coinciding with the breeding season of the humpback and gray whales that visit the Baja coast, whale sharks in Cabo usually swim by as they make their way further north in the Sea of Cortez.

For this reason, many of the tours that take you swimming with whale sharks will actually transport you to a more secluded area near La Paz where the sharks like to feed.

Best Time to Visit Cabo San Lucas


As the weather cools down so does the sea, making fall the best time to visit Cabo San Lucas for aquatic-loving adventurers. In the fall, water temperatures are still warm enough to enjoy your swim, but cold enough to deter the jellyfish and bring some of the larger whale species closer to shore.

In the fall, you’ll find plenty of sunny days, little to no rain, and a variety of unique outdoor activities that will make your vacation one for the books. In addition, the fall is probably the most pleasant time to be in Cabo temperature-wise because it sticks in the 80s making for a lovely reprieve from the frigid temperatures of the north.

Outdoor Activities and Other Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas this Fall


Aside from giving you the chance to swim with whale sharks in Cabo has a number of other activities that are well worth your time. Among the top things to do in Cabo San Lucas during the fall are whale watching, riding camels through the desert, deep-sea fishing, and scuba diving.

Each of these activities will add memorable moments to your already spectacular Cabo vacation.

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