Swim with Sharks in Mexico
Cabo San Lucas Shark Diving
Join us on our next trip and safely swim with sharks in Cabo San Lucas. Get a chance to see different shark species like the elusive Mako and Blue Sharks from December to May and Silky Sharks and Smooth Hammerheads from May to December and other amazing species as they effortlessly navigate the pristine waters of Cabo San Lucas.
Nothing beats the exhilaration of coming face to face with these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Watch the sharks exude power and elegance as they smoothly glide in the water.
Shark Snorkeling Trip
Per person - Tax not included
- Duration 5 to 8 hours *
- Departure 8 AM
- Maximum 8 people
* (depending on weather conditions and wildlife activity)
Contact us for bigger groups or PRIVATE CHARTERS
Season: YEAR ROUND
Open every day (we are closed in September)
- December to May : Mako & Blue SHark
- April to December : Silky Shark
- May toAugust : SummerShark Expedition
- Cabo San Lucas or San Jose Del Cabo during the Summer Shark Expeditions (May-August)
- The place of departure may vary depending on the season and the animals sought. The exact meeting point will be communicated to you after the reservation.
- Meeting directly at the boat 30 minutes before the scheduled trip.
We can't wait to meet you on the day of the trip. See you soon!
- Open to everyone, beginners, experienced and professional divers.
- Previous snorkeling experience and basic swimming skills required.
- Minimum age 10 years old
- Snorkel equipment (fins, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and weight belts).
- Water and soft drinks
- Photos and videos
- Biodegradable sunscreen
- Warm clothes, jackets (from December to April )
- Seasickness pills (recommended 45 minutes prior departure)
- Cameras for pictures and videos
- 5mm wetsuit is recommended if you plan to use your own equipment (we provide the equipment if necessary).
Swimming With Sharks In Cabo San Lucas
Did you know that sharks have been patrolling the earth’s waters for more than 419 million years? It’s incredible how sharks have survived five mass extinctions. Their ability to survive and evolve over hundreds of millions of years is nothing short of astounding. It’s no wonder sharks are tagged as ‘living fossils’.
Sharks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are approximately 500 species of sharks around the world and at least 24 species can be found in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The biodiversity of sharks in the Mexican waters is a result of its rich marine and coastal environments.
The town of Cabo San Lucas is the place to go if you want to experience an unforgettable shark encounter. The currents from the Pacific Ocean collide with the currents of the Sea of Cortez which result in a rich and unique aquatic environment. The nutrient-filled waters and deep canyons attract a broad spectrum of fish species. The apex predators love these waters because of the unlimited fish smorgasbord.
Have you ever envisioned yourself swimming with these incredible marine creatures? We can make this bucket list-worthy activity a reality for you. Book now and feel the thrill and excitement of swimming with sharks in Cabo.
Mako shark and Blue Shark encounter
From December to May
Get up close and personal to the fastest shark in the ocean!
Makos shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) and blues sharks (Prionace glauca) are among the most fascinating and elusive species of sharks. Their curious behavior and unique appearance have made them a favorite of many underwater photographers and other shark addicts!
Sharing an intimate moment with these evolutionary masterpieces is simply exhilarating and offers a feeling you will remember for a lifetime.
Unlike many other sharks, they are highly migratory and can travel up to 12,000 miles per year. Having the unique chance to observe these sharks only minutes away from Cabo is a rare opportunity that is only possible in a few places in the world.
Over the years, we have spent countless hours in the water with both species, participated in various studies, and helped scientists write papers on their distribution in the Gulf of California. Our love and fascination for these sharks is contagious and continues to grow with each passing season.
Silky Sharks & Summer Shark Expeditions
From April to December
Silky shark encounter
The silky shark is one of the most common species of shark in the waters of the region. Like other pelagic species, it can be an extremely curious animal by nature and sharing an intimate moment with these creatures is always a pleasure for our guests and team members.
From May to August
Summer Shark Expeditions
Although they can be found almost all year round as solitary species or in pairs, between May and August (Summer Shark Expeditions), silky sharks gather in large numbers to form impressive schools of tens (sometimes hundreds) of individuals during their breeding season.
At this time of year we relocate our boat to San Jose Del Cabo and our Daily Shark Expeditions become the Summer Shark Expeditions.
Baja Shark Experience, in collaboration with Pelagios Kakunja and PhD in marine biology Darren Andrew Whitehead (add link https://www.pelagioskakunja.org), plays an important role in studying this natural phenomenon and has been involved in tagging 46 silky sharks since July 2021.
What to Expect
Pack your bags and meet us directly at the boat (dock and exact location will be provided after the booking). Bring your swimming essentials and we’ll provide all your snorkeling needs.
Hop on board.
We’re excited to welcome you on board. Baja Shark Experience offers various options of boat sizes to suit your party’s needs, from a 25 ft. boat to a luxury 45 ft. yacht.
You will be given a safety briefing on board. Please be an active listener to ensure a safe and worry-free experience.
We’ll go on a 30-minute boat ride to one of our strategically chosen sites. The crew will then begin chumming the area to attract the sharks to the surface.
We will invite you to enjoy a cold beverage while waiting for the marine predators to follow the chum trail. This is a good time to ask any questions that you may have about the abundant marine life surrounding the area.
Sharks in the water.
Any sudden movement in the water is a good indication of the presence of sharks. This is the time everyone’s been waiting for. Let the fun begin!
The guide takes the plunge.
Your guide will enter the water first for a behavior check with the sharks. Meanwhile, the crew will assist you with your snorkeling gear and give you further instructions.
Go signal for shark encounter.
Wait for your guide’s go signal to join in for safe and cageless interaction with one of the most primitive animals on earth. Be the one to put the bad reputation these incredible creatures have to rest by experiencing the synergy between a human and these misunderstood animals. Baja Shark Experience provides a new perspective on shark encounters, coexistence, and emotions you will never forget. The experience will surely give you a natural high that you will never forget.
What Equipement is Appropriate
(and What’s Not)
The tour includes mask & snorkel, fins, and wet suit. The weight belt is available upon request. Feel free to bring your own equipment but take note of the following important reminders:
- Fins have to be black or dark:
No white or (yummy yummy) yellow! Mako sharks like the white and yellow a "little" too much!
- Full wetsuit:
The wetsuit has to cover the legs and arms.
No Anti-reflective mask.
- In general:
No white and nothing that shines or reflects light.
*Bright colors are most likely to attract a shark’s attention so choose a more muted color or black.
*Shiny objects may be mistaken as fish scales so leave the shiny stuff at home. After all, nothing can be more tempting in the eyes of a shark than a flapping fish.
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Los Cabos : Sharks, Marine Life and Conditions
|Month||Marine Life||Visibility||Water temp|
|January||Mako Sharks, Smooth Hammerheads, Silky Sharks, Humpback and Grey Whales, Orcas||30ft to 60ft||72°F / 22°C|
|February||Mako Sharks, Smooth Hammerheads, Humpback and Grey Whales, Orcas||20ft to 60ft||70°F / 21°C|
|March||Mako Sharks, Smooth Hammerheads, Humpback and Grey Whales, Orcas||20ft to 60ft||70°F / 21°C|
|April||Mako Sharks, Smooth Hammerheads, Humpback and Grey Whales, Orcas||20ft to 50ft||70°F / 21°C|
|May||Mobula Rays, Mako Sharks, Smooth Hammerheads, Humpback and Grey Whales, Orcas||20ft to 50ft||74°F / 23°C|
|June||Mobula Rays, Mako Sharks, Smooth Hammerheads, Silky sharks, Orcas||20ft to 50ft||74°F / 23°C|
|July||Big school of Silky sharks, Mobula Rays, Smooth Hammerheads||30ft to 60ft||78°F / 25°C|
|August||Big school of Silky sharks, Smooth Hammerheads||40ft to 80ft||83°F / 28°C|
|September||Big school of Silky sharks, Marlins, Baitballs||40ft to 90ft||84°F / 29°C|
|October||Big school of Silky sharks, Marlins, Baitballs||40ft to 90ft||84°F / 29°C|
|November||Silky sharks, Marlins, Tunas, Baitballs, first whales start to arrive||50ft to 100ft||80°F / 27°C|
|December||Silky sharks, Mako sharks, Marlins, Humpback whales||40ft to 60ft||74°F / 24°C|
Shark species in Cabo San Lucas
The shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), also known as the blue pointer or bonito shark, is a large mackerel shark. It is commonly referred to as the mako shark, as is the longfin mako shark (Isurus paucus). The shortfin mako is on record as the fastest-swimming shark, capable of bursts of speed up to 18.8 meters per second (68 km/h; 42 mph).
The smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena) is a species of hammerhead shark, and part of the family Sphyrnidae. This species is named "smooth hammerhead" because of the distinctive shape of the head, which is flattened and laterally extended into a hammer shape (called the "cephalofoil"), without an indentation in the middle of the front margin (hence "smooth").
The blue shark (Prionace glauca) is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, that inhabits deep waters in the world's temperate and tropical oceans. Preferring cooler waters, blue sharks migrate long distances, such as from New England to South America.
The silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), also known by numerous names such as blackspot shark, grey whaler shark, olive shark, ridgeback shark, sickle shark, sickle-shaped shark, and sickle silk shark, is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, named for the smooth texture of its skin.