WHALE SHARK+SEA LION PRIVATE TOUR
This tour is great for all the people who wants to spend the day with marine life, combined two amazing animals this is a full day once in lifetime snorkel tour.
Whale Sharks are the biggest fish in the World. This gentle giants come to La Paz to feed in plankton rich water. Swimming with them is an amazing experience for everyone. There aren't many places in the world were you can see whale sharks. They come along way across the Pacific Ocean and they eat plankton and small fishes with their big mouth that they use as a vacuum. Other amazing animals that you can see are the playful sea lions, this creatures are very sociable, swim with them is fun an incredible.
How is the tour step by step?
1.-Pick up in your hotel or Villa between 7 am to 8 am depending on were you stay, Cabo San Lucas or Todos Santos.
2.-Drive 1 hour and 30 minutes to La Paz from Los Cabos or only 45 minutes from Todos Santos.
2.-Boat ride around 20 minutes to get to the Sea Lions colony.
3.-Snorkel with sea lions for maximum 1 hour
4.-Come back to the boat and start to find our firs whale shark
5.- As soon as we found the whale shark we will jump in a small group and swim with him for a few seconds, can be minute if you are lucky and the stop to eat!
6.-Come back to the boat and repeat
7.-Stop at the beautiful Balandra bay to have a lunch and enjoy the beautiful ocean clear water.
Our captains and guides will be with you all the time to help you to come back to the boat and assist you on the water.
It is a 99% chance to see this beautiful animals and is a 100% guarantee that you are gonna love it.
This tour is great for all the animal lovers who wants to swim with sea life in a sustainable way.
Our tour Includes
-Transportation on air conditioned van and professional certified tourist driver.
-Certified guide during the all tour and on the water.
-water, soda and beer (the last on is after the activity).
-lunch in Balandra Bay, fresh ceviche and sandwich (let us know if you have any special diet and we gladly provide you a special lunch for you)
-Full snorkel gear.
WE ALSO HAVE PHOTO SERVICE FOR AN EXTRA COST
CABO PULMO NATIONAL PARK
September - December
Off the coast of Cabo Pulmo is the largest coral reef in the Gulf of California and due to its age, it could be the oldest reef in the American Pacific.
Due to its ecological importance and to protect it from overfishing, a group of residents from Cabo Pulmo organized themselves, and with the support of the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, they requested the federal authorities to decree this marine area as a Natural Protected Area. .
Thanks to this initiative and the joint effort of the community, scientists, academics, civil society organizations and municipal, state and federal governments, a marine reserve of 7,111 was created in Cabo Pulmo on June 6, 1995. hectares, with the category of National Park.
Unlike other places in the world, in 25 years of protection, the Cabo Pulmo coral reef has recovered from overfishing, becoming the marine area with the highest concentration of fish in the entire Gulf of California.
The protection and recovery of the marine community and the reef has allowed the return of migratory species such as the whale shark, giant mantas, humpback whales, sea turtles and sharks.
This area is one of the most important in Baja California Sur for the reproductive cycle of sea turtles. 3 of the 7 species of sea turtles in the world nest here, including the Golfina and the Leatherback which are in danger of extinction.
This wealth has been recognized internationally. In 2005 Cabo Pulmo was added to the list of Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and in 2008 to the list of the RAMSAR Convention for the Conservation of Wetlands of International Importance.
Cabo Pulmo is an example of the ecological and economic benefits that healthy ecosystems provide, becoming one of the main diving spots in the Mexican Pacific and an important recipient of nature tourism in the state; generating the spill of 106 million pesos per year through autonomous and free diving activities.
In addition to representing income for the tourism industry, the Cabo Pulmo reef is a source of life that exports 932 tons of fish per year to the nearby fisheries, with a commercial value of 22.4 million pesos per year, contributing to the food security of the region. region.
Cabo Pulmo has become a world example of marine conservation with the participation of the community, who continue to promote the model of sustainable tourism development.
1.-Starting with transportation around 7am, depending on your hotel or villa location.
2.-Arrive to Cabo Pulmo by car
3.-Prepare your gear and briefing marine park.
4.- Let's jump to the water for our first dive (45 minutes, marine park statements)
5.-Lets do our surface interval moving in to the next dive spot and change tank for the next dive.
7.-After a beautiful 2 tank dive is time to get a great lunch on a local restaurant at Cabo Pulmo town.
8.-Time to come back to your Hotel/Villa
-2 tank dive
-Full Scuba gear or Snorkel
-National Park Fee
-Lunch at Local Restaurant
YOU NEED TO...
-Be a Certified Scuba Diver in order to dive
-Snorkelers be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water (lifejacket necessary)
-Bring swimwear, eco-friendly sunscreen lotion, hat, sunglasses, towel, confortable clothes and shoes, certification card for divers (can be digital), and cash for tips.
IN CASE YOU WANT TO BRING YOUR CAMERA LET US KNOW WHEN YOU MAKE RESERVATION (documents and extra fees are necessary in the marine park for any camera device)
WE HAVE PHOTO AND VIDEO SERVICE UNDER REQUEST