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Exotic Marine Life In Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas has a sea of diverse waters, where you can encounter many beautiful marine animals that you have never seen.  Cabo is also the home to the only living coral reef in the Sea of Cortez, which is the home to sharks, whales, exotic fish, and more.  This article introduces some of the marine life that can be encountered in these beautiful waters.

Shortfin Mako Sharks

Shortfin Mako Sharks are most active from December to April in Los Cabos.  These sharks have a blue or purple back with a white belly and are the fastest sharks in the world, making them interesting creatures to come across.

Humpback Whale

January through March is the peak season for these whales to migrate to Los Cabos.  In these waters, they mate and give birth, meaning it’s not uncommon to see them with their newly born offspring.

Gray Whales

Along with Humpback Whales, Gray Whales migrate to the Sea of Cortez to give birth, as well.  These whales are known to surface the water and come in reaching distance to whale watching boats.

Giant Mantas

Although Giant Mantas are big in size, they are very friendly.  They also have huge brains, and are known to be the smartest fish in the sea.  They are often shy but will sometimes swim in circles around humans when they gain interest in them.


Mahi-mahi, otherwise known as dolphinfish, can be found in these waters.  These fish can get up to 50 pounds and live around 7 years.  There are many places in Cabo San Lucas that you can go to at fresh mahi-mahi.

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AtΒ Only Cabo Tours, we offer a variety of activities in the sea, such asΒ Cabo snorkling tours, scuba diving,Β whale watching Los Cabostours, andΒ Cabo fishing tours.Β  For more information on how you can discover the beautiful underwater life in Los Cabos, contact us today!

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