The spectacular coast of Baja California Sur hosts the biannual migration of the magnificent Mobula Munkiana. There are three species of Mobula rays to encounter in the sea of Cortez; Mobula Mobular , Mobula Thurstoni, and the most famous Mobula Munkiana which we plan to spend hours snorkeling with, among other big animals like sea lions, dolphins, whalesharks, whales, and possibly orcas!
Every year thousands of Mobula Munkiana, or Monk’s Rays, congregate and travel along the coast of the Sea of Cortez, sometimes in the thousands. The Mobula are elusive and magnificent creatures, and very little is known about them. In the Sea of Cortez, we have the opportunity to witness one of the largest and most magnificent spectacles the ocean has to offer. The Mobula are seen to fly both in and out of the water. In the water, they glide effortlessly and in unison, often just below the surface. The Mobulas also jump out of the water with an acrobatic might, achieving up to 2 meters of air, flapping their fins before slapping back down on the surface and rejoining their shoal. The summer months is also their mating period and we may be lucky to observe some courting behavior.
Is this trip right for me?
This is a very unique type of trip in that most of our time is spent in the open ocean looking primarily for mobulas, but also whales, sea lions, and dolphins which are also frequently spotted in the area and if we come across them we’ll have the opportunity to get in the water with them. Even though the team from Latitude Encounters has incredible knowledge of the marine life here, there can be times when we won’t see anything for anywhere from thirty minutes to a couple of hours, as these pelagic species can be hard to find at times. We also need to say that as these pelagic species can move relatively quickly, there may be a lot of in and out of the boat via the a ladder as we reposition the boat to get back in the water. This safari is one of our more physically demanding tours and a reasonable level of physical strength is required for the particular tour. For more information about what you can expect from this tour please get in touch with us.
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Day 1 - Arrive in Los Cabos
Day 2-6 Mobula Expedition
Day 7 - Transfer to Los Cabos Airport
For this epic journey, we’ll be beachside in a small town called La Ventana where our boutique hotel, Casa Tara, is located. Casa Tara will offer us everything we need in order to have a cool and comfortable stay when we’re not swimming with ocean giants.
The town of la Ventana itself is a small village known for fishing and kite surfing but is quickly becoming more and more famous amongst divers & snorkelers for the incredible marine life you can encounter here. The town is very basic and has mostly dirt roads, however, there are a few nice restaurants to visit as well as a great restaurant at the Hotel.
The hotel has it’s own large infinity pool pool that seems to fall right into the sea, plenty of places to lounge, and a fantastic restaurant that serves up Mexican and international cuisine. Casa Tara is right on the beach so if you fancy a swim in the sea after a day of swimming in the sea, it’s right there!
We will be using two panga style boats (we will split the group between the two boats). The boats have sun canopies as well as a ladder for exiting the water.
On this page you will find our Tour Dates & Pricing (see below contact form), a Booking Form and Details of Payment schedule including deposit and final balance. If you have any further questions please complete the form and we will reply within 24-48hrs.
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Tour Dates 2024
How to book your place
Initial deposit to secure your booking is $400 per person
12 months before departure interim payment of $600 per person
6 months before departure interim payment of $1,000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
- 6 nights accommodation in Casa Tara
- Lunch (excludes arrival and departure days)
- Snacks, water, soft drinks while on safari
- Mexican IVA TAX
- 5 Days Mobula & Pelagic Safari and land tours if applicable
- Transportation: Roundtrip from/to Cabo San Lucas Airport
- Evening meals
- Lunch on arrival/departure days
- Snorkeling equipment rental
- Soft and alcoholic drinks at the hotel
- Tips and general sundries
Please note our cancelation policy:
- 1 year or more: 150 USD penalty per person to switch to a credit note for use within 2 years
- 12 months or less: Loss of deposit and interim payment
- 90 – 28 days: 25% Refund (includes your final balance payment)
- 28 – 0 days: No Refund