Best time to visit San Diego

Snorkeling with Leopard Sharks

These species of shark are peaceful and calm creatures that love summer and enjoy warm waters

Snorkeling with Leopard Sharks in San Diego - Best Time
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Adam Obaza/NOAA

The last months of summer feature an amazing phenomenon in the cove of La Jolla. Leopard sharks come to the warm waters during sunny days. Most of these sharks are female, and all of them are pregnant. They come to warmer waters to speed up the birthing process. The most incredible thing about it is the fact that you can grab a snorkel and spend some time together with them if you are ready for such an experience.

Leopard sharks are docile and shy creatures, if you keep your distance and don't bother them, they won't hurt you as well. This could be a lifetime experience. The right time to snorkel with leopard sharks is between late June and early December, but the peak season is in August and September. When it comes to choosing the best day, you need a sunny day and calm waters, that is the most important factor.

Snorkeling with Leopard Sharks Map & Location