Location: Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico

Mako & Blue Shark Snorkeling

Free diving with mako sharks and blue sharks

Photo © Andy Murch

Snorkel with shortfin mako sharks

Makos are famous for being the fastest shark in sea. Their ability to swim at great speeds helps them catch their favorite prey of tuna.
Aggressive hunters, makos are all business. They come in lightening fast, hit the bait hard and then quickly disappear unless you have a master shark wrangler onboard to keep them interested. We will visit the best places to find them and we’ll have some tasty treats to keep them coming back for more.

Snorkel with blue sharks!

Blue sharks captivate everyone that dives with them. Their iridescent cobalt blue flanks glow in the sunlight as they swim gracefully towards you. Curious and bold but rarely aggressive, blue sharks make fantastic snorkeling companions and even better photography subjects.

Snorkel with Smooth Hammerhead Sharks

Almost as iconic as a snaggletoothed mako, Smooth hammerheads are frequent visitors during our shark snorkeling encounters. Smooth hammers are shy by nature, but the ones we see in Cabo are surprisingly approachable, offering the potential for exceptional images of this rarely photographed species.

A great trip for pro shooters and new shark divers alike

Whether you’re a hardcore shark junkie looking for the ultimate mako gape shot or brand new in the world of sharks, you’ll love this adventure. Newbies will go home with wonderful memories and a better understanding and appreciation of sharks and their importance in the environment. Meanwhile, we will be offering some very special opportunities for serious shark photographers such as split frame shots when we wrangle the sharks right up to the boat.


Free diving with mako and blue sharks


February 26-March 2 FULL

March 2-6 FULL

$2,295 per person single occupancy

$1,895 per person double occupancy (one king bed)

Andy Murch


March 5-9 FULL


$2,395 per person single occupancy

$1,995 per person double occupancy (one king bed)

Andy Murch

Shortfin Mako snorkeling


Tesoro Los Cabos Hotel at Cabo San Lucas Marina

Snorkeling experience only


  • 4 nights 3 star Accommodation at Tesoro Los Cabos
  • 3 full day charters (8 to 9 hours each day) snorkeling with makos, blues and possibly smooth-hammerheads and silky sharks
  • Chance to see humpback and grey whales and other marine mega fauna during the tour
  • Breakfast at the hotel plus snacks and pack lunches while at sea
  • Weights and weight belt
  • Mask, wetsuit, snorkel and fins if needed
  • Chum for attracting sharks
  • Experienced Shark Diving Guide
  • Marine Biologist onboard
  • Underwater photography memento of the trip


  • Flights
  • Dinners
  • Crew gratuities
Snorkeling with makos.
Snorkeling with makos and blue sharks.
Snorkeling with mako sharks
Snorkeling with makos and blue sharks.
Snorkeling with shortfin makos. Shark diving.
Snorkeling with makos and blue sharks.
Snorkeling with makos. Shark diving.
Snorkeling with Smooth Hammerhead Sharks in Mexico.
Snorkeling with Makos near Cabo Arch.

You will be staying for four nights at the Tesoro Los Cabos – a three star resort right next to the marina in Cabo San Lucas. Each room has a comfortable king sized bed. Guests have access to the main pool with its swim-up bar, the gym and the restaurant/lounge. Although we’ll be out at sea for most of the day, this a safe and friendly base to relax at in the evenings and it is just a 50m walk to the boat each morning.


Two other species that are less common but still frequently encountered are Smooth hammerheads and silkies. Smooth hammers are a lot like their scalloped cousins but have a less indented hammer.

Silkies are beautiful sharks. When young, they often have shiny skin that gives them their common name. As they age they go a little more grey – as do we all 🙂 They are bold and inquisitive animals that generally make close passes and can be thrilling snorkeling buddies. Fingers crossed that we see them while we’re out there.


Day 1 2 p.m. check into the Tesoro Los Cabos and meet your hosts. In the evening you will have plenty of time to prepare your camera gear or relax at the swim-up bar in the hotel pool.
Days 2-4 Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel before we head out for a full day of shark encounters. During the day we may try chumming in one or two different areas to attract a variety of sharks. We may also encounter whales. On one of our days at sea we will also spend a little time at a sea lion colony. Lunch will be served onboard the boat. Each evening, you are invited to join your trip leader for dinner or grab a quiet bite on your own.
Day 5 Plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast then checkout and farewells until the next adventure!
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