This is truly a one-of-a-kind tour that we have tailor-made with the help of our hosts at Pelagic Safari in Cabo San Lucas. This tour is all about getting in the water and snorkeling alongside some of the ocean’s most charismatic creatures. For one week we will indulge in the bounty that the Sea of Cortez offers with stops in Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, and Magdalena Bay on the Pacific coast.
March is arguably the best month for snorkeling the Sea of Cortez as it’s when all the big animals congregate here. With a bit of luck and the first-hand knowledge of the team at Pelagic Safari we can expect to swim alongside whale sharks, playful colonies of sea lions, sea turtles, and a variety of shark species like blue sharks, silkie sharks, and possibly smooth hammerheads. What’s more, is that this time of year coincides with whale season, so you are not only likely to see humpbacks, gray whales, blue whales, and orcas from the boat, but you may be able to swim alongside them as well!
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 for a variety of pelagic species like sharks, whales, and dolphins. Even though the team from Pelagic Safari have incredible knowledge of the marine life here, there can be times where 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. For more information about what you can expect from this tour please check out this blog by one of our tour leaders, Alex, who spent some time with the Pelagic Safari back in August 2019.
Marine Life Guide
For the first leg of this epic journey we’ll be beach-side in Cabo San Lucas at our host hotel the Bahia Hotel & Beach House. This upscale hotel offers everything for those wanting a cool and comfortable place to spend their time when their not swimming with ocean giants.
The hotel has it’s on pool and hot tub as well as a full service restaurant with options to dine right on the beach itself. There are plenty of sun loungers as well for sunset cocktails after a beautiful day on the sea.
The second leg of our journey will take place in La Paz where we’ll stay in the heart of this much sleepier coastal town, just blocks from the beach and it’s vibrant board walk. We’ll base ourselves at the Hotel Catedral La Paz, another upscale hotel with some real character and all the comforts of home. As you might expect, the rooms are clean and quiet with plush linens and fully equipped with air conditioning, wifi and hot water. From the roof top bar and pool we’ll have full view of the sea and town.
In both Cabo San Lucas and La Paz we will be using two spacious modern speedboats (we will split the group between the two boats). The boats are complete with both permanent and fold out sun canopies as well as small marine toilets. All boats will have a secure dry area to store cameras and phones as well as a ladder for exiting the water.
Once again the group will be split between two boats in Magdalena Bay. Here the boats are the traditional Mexican Pangas outfitted with a full canopy. There will be no toilet on board.
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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How to book your place
Initial deposit to secure your booking $800 per person
6 Months before departure interim payment of $1000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
- 4 nights Cabo San Lucas – Bahia Hotel, Deluxe Room
- 3 nights La Paz – Catedral, Standard Room
- Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
- 3 x Day Safari in Cabo San Lucas
- 1 x Day Safari Whaleshark & Sea Lion La Paz
- 1 x Day Grey Whale Magdalena Bay
- Transportation: Roundtrip from/to Cabo San Lucas Airport
- Includes 16% Government taxes
- Evening meals
- Lunch on arrival/departure days
- Snorkeling equipment
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Tips and general sundries