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.
Join us on our next trip and safely swim with sharks in Cabo. Get a chance to see different sharks like the Mako, Hammerheads, Blue Sharks, Silky Sharks, 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 effortlessly glide in the water.
Book now and feel the thrill and excitement of swimming with sharks in Cabo.
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- Duration 5 hours
- Minimum 2 pax, maximum 8 pax
(contact us for our private options or a bigger group)
- Open every day
- Morning tour: 8 am - 1 pm
- Afternoon tour: 2 pm - 7 pm
Please meet us directly at the boat 30 minutes before the scheduled trip. The dock and exact location will be communicated after the booking. We can’t wait to meet you on the day of the trip. See you soon!
- Open to everyone, beginners, experienced and professionals
- Previous snorkeling experience and basic swimming skills required
- Minimum age +12 years old
- Professional crew
- Snorkeling gear (mask, fins and wetsuit)
- Drinks (sodas & water)
- Seasickness pills (recommended 40 minutes before departure if needed)
- A windbreaker or a sweater
What To Expect
Adventure awaits! 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.
Safety first! You will be given a safety briefing on board. Please be an active listener to ensure a safe and worry-free experience.
Journey begins. 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 Equipment 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.
- Mask: 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.
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. Want to learn more about blue sharks? Click here.
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.