Experience a sea adventure like no other, snorkeling Baja California Sur, scuba diving, and kayaking. This eight-day adventure also includes a whale watching flight, additional whale watching activities, and a visit to the sea lion colony at Isla Espiritu Santo.
Ideal for animal lovers, this exciting and active trip will allow you to come face-to-face with the abundant sea life of Baja California. Gray whales, whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, and beautiful fish are just some of the incredible creatures that call this beautiful part of the world home.
Plus, with transportation and accommodation sorted for you by the expert Journey Mexico Travel Planners, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the adventure.
Scuba diving – Enjoy two full days of scuba diving, seeing the abundant marine life that lives in the seas around Baja California Sur
Explore Espiritu Santo Island – Visit Isla Espiritu Santo to snorkel its coral reefs, meet its sea lion colony, and kayak
Whale watching flight – Take a chartered flight over the seas to see the gray whales at Laguna San Ignacio
Gray whale encounters – Meet the curious gray whales who like to approach the boat for a closer inspection
Day 1: Arrival in La Paz
Welcome to Mexico! Upon arrival, a Journey Mexico guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you in a private car to your hotel, located on the beachfront of La Paz. The rest of the evening is yours to discover the capital of Baja California Sur (we suggest trying the delicious arrachera tacos at Rancho Viejo).
Day 2: First day of scuba diving
Today, you come face-to-face with Baja California Sur’s incredible marine life. First, enjoy a private car ride to your dive boat, where you will meet your guide for the day. Then, head out onto the waters for a full day of diving (two dives).
In the afternoon, return to your charming accommodation in time for a margarita and sunset. The evening is free for you to explore La Paz’s many fantastic gourmet restaurants. If you’re not sure where you’d like to eat, speak to your Journey Mexico Travel Planner who can make some suggestions and even book your table for you.
Day 3: Second day of scuba diving
Ready for round two? Today sees another full day of scuba diving (two dives) with private round-trip transportation. Return in time to head into town, perhaps for a drink or two and a sit down meal at a restaurant in La Paz.
Day 4: Isla Espiritu Santo camping
Today, set out for an exciting multi-day adventure on the beautiful Isla Espiritu Santo. It starts with a private transfer to a speedy motored boat, the vehicle which will take you across the dazzling waters of the Sea of Cortez to the jewel of the gulf, Espiritu Santo Island.
Settle into your fixed tent accommodation, home for the next two nights. Do some camp orientation before scuba diving around the protected bay of La Candelabra, if you’d like.
Day 5: Visit the sea lion colony
Your Isla Espiritu Santo exploration continues. Jumping rays, dolphins, and a variety of reef fish are abundant in the translucent turquoise waters surrounding the island. Visit the sea lion colony at Los Islotes and even swim, snorkel, or scuba with these curious and friendly sea mammals. Spend the evening back at camp for dinner with a view and stargazing.
Day 6: Whale watching flight and up-close encounter
After breakfast, hop in a boat back to La Paz for a transfer to the airport. Fly over the mountainous spine of the peninsula to the secluded shores of Laguna San Ignacio, considered one of the finest whale-watching and calving areas in North America.
From above, see the gray whales as they laze in one of the last protected breeding and calving lagoons on the continent.
After, settle into a rustic but comfortable cabin, made from materials found in the region and enjoy the remote beauty of this coastal desert wilderness.
Enjoy lunch before embarking on another whale watching expedition, this time in a boat. An expert guide will explain the mating and calving behavior of the gray whale as the captain puts you in the best position for up-close encounters. In the evening, enjoy fine dining with a view, some storytelling, and more stargazing.
Day 7: Laguna San Ignacio whale watching
Rise early to board a boat for another visit with the friendly whales of Laguna San Ignacio. After returning to camp for lunch, enjoy an afternoon with sea kayaks, combing the miles of windswept beaches or visiting the local community crafts cooperative. The evening is spent back at camp for a discussion on natural history and a relax.
Day 8: Departure from Mexico
On your departure day, enjoy a private transfer to the airport for your onward flight. If you’d like to extend your trip, speak to a Journey Mexico Travel Planner who can organize everything for you.
Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.
Our custom-tailored journeys start from $800 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.
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