Unique Experiences in Cabo – Swimming with Whale Sharks

When you become a resident in Cabo, you will discover there is no end to your enjoyment as you can access a whole host of activities. Swimming with whale sharks is just one example of the kind of unique experiences that await you and your loved ones in Cabo. This is the perfect activity during the early winter months through the late springtime. The feeding waters where you can find herds of the harmless shark species are just a quick boat ride from Cabo, and you can enjoy tours that allow you to swim alongside these gentle giants that come to the area each year because of the abundant food supply and warmer waters.

The Biggest Fish Species in the world

Whale sharks are the biggest fish species in the world as they can reach 18-32 feet in length and weigh more than twenty tons. There have been numerous sightings of whale sharks being longer than 40 feet! These gentle and magnificent creatures are slow moving filter feeders and can live up to seventy years.

A Shark or a Whale?

Whale sharks are, indeed, a type of shark and not a whale. They were named whale sharks due to their enormous size, which is more comparable to a whale. Don’t let their massive body size intimidate you, because the whale sharks don’t cause any danger or threats to human beings.

Whale Sharks Up Close

While the whale sharks are easier to watch while diving or snorkeling, it can also be done on a boat. The whale sharks swim very slowly at a pace around 3 MPH and they don’t pay any attention to humans in the water near them. The diet of a whale shark is made up of small fish, plankton, and plants that are microscopic, and they filter their foods through their gills, which is why they are virtually harmless to people. Because whale sharks swim near the ocean surface to feed, it makes it easy to see the whale sharks up close.

Swimming with Gentle Giants

It’s no surprise that swimming with whale sharks is a highly sought out activity in Cabo San Lucas. Any person that is brave and loves a daring experience should go on this activity. You should reserve a boat excursion spot that will take you to where the whale sharks are feeding, then if you see the whale sharks you can just jump right in and have an experience that you will remember forever.

Protect the Whale Shark Species

The whale sharks species are protected as they are an endangered species. At one time the whale sharks were in abundance around the world in the ocean waters. The Mexican and international laws protects the whale sharks, so if you are wanting to swim with the whale sharks you should look for a touring company that is reputable. They must obtain a license for whale shark touring. These compa.ies will ask you to wear sunscreen that is organic and biodegradable, so the whale sharks are protected. The laws in Mexico only permit two people to enter the waters along with their guide to swimming with whale sharks.

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Cabo Boat Tours

In Cabo, you can create memories that you will never forget when you take in the breathtaking sights from the sea. Cabo boat tours are experiences that both tourists and residents simply can’t resist. The great news is that there is a variety of Cabo boat tours to select from that provide different activities for you and your family. If you want to experience a Cabo boat tour that will keep you entertained and busy, or if you just want to experience one where you can relax, you will have no problem finding a boat tour to meet your needs in Cabo.

Cabo Bat Tours in Nature

If you enjoy connecting with nature, there are several different boat tours that you can choose from. From November through March each year you can go on whale watching boat tours to see the gentle giants up close. For those of you who want to get in the water while you are on your boat tour in Cabo, there are a number of day tours that offer snorkeling and diving experiences, so you can explore the underwater marine life. Glass bottom boat tours are available for those who want to see marine life without even get wet.

Fishing Tours

Chartering a private fishing boat is one of the best ways to enjoy fishing in Cabo, or you can join an organized tour with other fishing fans.

Rest and Relaxation on the Sea

If your goal is to have plenty of rest and relaxation, there are plenty of different sailboats available to take you around Cabo’s beautiful and breathtaking coastline. Sailing at sunset is not only relaxing, but an activity that provides memories you will never forget. Chartering a private yacht where you will be treated like a VIP is a major attraction.

Fun Family Tours

The pirate ship features amongst the best family boat tours in Cabo. The pirate ship tour is perfect for all ages and offers an exciting pirate show, a delicious meal, dancing, singing, and lots of drinking. You can also kick your party up a notch and go aboard one of the popular booze cruises in Cabo where you can party, dance, and let loose until the sun rises.

There are plenty of Cabo boat tours to choose from where you are sure to enjoy experiences you will never forget.

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Touring Cabo’s San Lucas Desert

The amazing desert scenery provided by the natural landscape in and around Cabo San Lucas as a whole has made it a real wonderland for nature lovers and thrill seekers of all ages and persuasions. If you want to spend some time soaking up the natural world in fine weather and sunshine, Cabo San Lucas is for you. This popular tourist destination offers plenty of tours which will show you the highlights of the surrounding area, and will let you get about in fun and novel ways. Whether you’re hankering for a horse-ride, are absolutely amazed by ATVs, or can’t resist camels, Cabo San Lucas’s desert has something to offer you.

Take a look at these desert tours in Cabo San Lucas that you can enjoy anytime of the year.

Touring Cabo’s Desert by ATV

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tours have become quite popular in the travel and tourism industry as a whole, but there are few places in Mexico, or the world, which are as perfectly suited for these hardy vehicles as Cabo San Lucas. The rugged beauty of this region is famous, and ATV’s make short work of rocky desert ground and sandy beaches. When you sign up to one of these adventures you will, of course, be given proper safety equipment, but we still recommend that you don’t wear your very best clothes as they are likely to become covered in dirt, dust and sweat over the course of the day.

Camels! Yes, Camels!

You might think that you need to be in the Arabian Desert in order to experience a ride on camel back, but this is not the case. You can easily find companies who will let you tour the desert and beaches of Cabo San Lucas on the back of a camel; and you will get many opportunities to take photos while you do so. This is quite a relaxed tour, and the pace is gentle. You’ll see the Sierra Madre Mountains, the Ocean, and the canyons of Cabo with plenty of time to see the flora and fauna which is native to the area.

Touring Cabo’s Desert on Horseback

Horseback tours are perennial favourites at any beach destination across the world, and Cabo San Lucas is no different. If you have ever wanted to ride one of these intensely beautiful, graceful, and powerful animals down a stunning beach as the waves lap the sand then this could be your chance! On these tours you will have professional guides, so there’s no need to worry if you’re not an equestrian at home; the horses will also have been chosen for their calm and gentle nature to make them suitable for less confident riders, too. The sea breeze, warm sunshine, and lapping waves make this a relaxing, and even spiritual experience.

So, be sure to experience one of these tours on your next visit to Cabo San Lucas.

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