Espiritu Santos Island Mexico

Espiritu Santo Island Tour

  • La Paz Island Excursion

Leaving La Paz sea front and only 45 minutes by boat lies the magical Island of Espiritu Santo. The name means ‘Holy Spirit’ and the Island is as mystical and inviting as it sounds.

There are pearl farms, huge flocks of Frigate birds and hidden beach coves once used as ancestral burial grounds. At the north of the Island is a large sea lion colony where swimmers interact with playful sea lions. They will twist and turn into your group and perhaps nibble on your fins – just like a dog might chew on your shoe!

We will visit a white sand beach for lunch so you can spend some time snorkeling in turquoise water. It is common to see pods of dolphins swimming by the boat at any given time. Not to be missed!

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Tour Outlines

Escape the crowd for a completely private experience on a paradise Island just 2 hours drive from Cabo.

What's inclued

  • Private Guide
  • Private Boat
  • Private Transportation
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Lunch, Snack & Refreshments
  • Go Pro footage ** ON REQUEST


Leave Los Cabos 6:30am.

Arrive La Paz 9am

Boat 6 hours.

Lunch served at the beach.

Los Cabos 6 – 7pm.


From Cabo San Lucas


10 Hours

Price & Booking

La Paz Island Excursion

Price in USD | Cash discount available

Private Day Trip from Cabo

$ 1400 Private tour

1-6 People

7+ extra $100 per person

Recommended June – December

Includes: Ground transportation, day guide from Cabo, expert captain, refreshments, light breakfast stop, lunch, premium snorkel equipment

2 hours each way

6 hour boat ride, multiple beach stops

**Excludes booking fees

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Private Panga Boat in La Paz

$ 1000 Boat

1 - 10 people

Max 10 people

Rent the panga and crew directly

$300USD deposit paid
$700USD in cash on arrival

Recommended: June – December

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Tour infos & Requirement

Hotel pick ups :

Hotel pick ups include all hotels in the Cabo San Lucas area up to Hacienda Encantada and all those on the Pacific side.

If you are coming from the Corridor or San Jose del Cabo please meet at the tour center by 6.30am or we can pick you up $40USD each way.


Included Lunch :

If you have allergies we can request an alternative – just let us know!

Snorkeling Reviews

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Blue water tour and whale shark swim

We booked a private tour for whale shark and blue water tour. It was by far the most educational and wonderful tours we have ever experienced! Antonio was our tour guide for whale sharks. On time for pick up. Fernando's (captain) wife…

By Angelia S on TripAdvisor

Great diving shop for a truly personalized experience

It was a truly customized experience, from the communication with Laura before booking and the advice that she gave me without even knowing if I'll book with her, till the last moment trip to Espiritu Santo that she organized for us because…

By Vera G on TripAdvisor

Great La Paz and Espiritu Santo Island tour

We went to La Paz and we did a boat tour of the beaches and Espiritu Santo Island. Laura during the booking process and Jenny during the excursion were just perfect, accommodating and super nice. We saw and swam with dolphins, sea…

By Lorenzissimo on TripAdvisor

The best snorkel trip of our lives!

Two years in a row we have hired Laura for private snorkel tour. He knowledge of the marine life was amazing! We swam with dolphins, watched humpbacks breach in front of our boat and then snorkeled in a beautiful spot loaded with…

By dive4fishies on TripAdvisor

Private guided snorkeling with Felipe!

What an amazing experience! When I booked it was quick & easy. We arrived & Felipe got us suited way before our time to set out. He took us to a safe location that he knew we would see lots of wildlife.…

By Haillie T on TripAdvisor

Best guide group in cabo!

We did a private snorkel to Lovers Beach and Pelican Rock with Jenny and loved it! Being picked up at our hotel by Juan Pablo and doing the paperwork at the office was a breeze. They are located right by the Marina…

By Danielle H on TripAdvisor

Guaranteed amazing experience

I went on a snorkeling trip and all the experience was superb. From the easy booking online, to the actual snorkeling with an awesome guide and captain who found the best spots.

By Jose E DA on TripAdvisor

Amazing time!

We had a great time on this tour. We could tell that the guide and captain were doing everything in their power to make sure we had an amazing time since we were the only people on the tour. We were able…

By Chloe M on TripAdvisor

Whale watching and snorkel private tour

Laura was very easy to work with and her tour guides made the whale watching memorable. They let us adjust to how much whale watching vs sborkeling we wanted to do. Excellent views.of whales interacting and jumping.

By Monica F on TripAdvisor

The History of Espiritu Santo Island

Espiritu Santo Island was inhabited by the Pericu tribes that were indigenous to the most southern parts of Baja California Sur around the 16th and 17th century. You can visit the famous ‘Mascara’ rock formation that haunts a cliff edge at the side of a paradise beach. This ‘face’ was the place of offerings and prayers. Visit an ancient burial site where the hidden treasures of indiginous people were found next to where they were laid to rest in a fabled haunted cove.


Espiritu Santo Island is now home to a scattering of fishing families who belong to the Islands ancestors. It is not inhabited by any others and there are no hotels, just a few eco camping facilities. Some of the local conservationists lobbied hard to prevent the building of Casinos and resorts. It is now recognised as part of a UNESCO biosphere.

Espiritu Santo island

Common wildlife sightings on La Paz island Snorkel Tours

We are used to hearing the Sea of Cortez being called the ‘Aquarium of the World’ and for good reason. On the way to and from Espiritu Santo Island it is normal to encounter dolphins, schooling rays, whales during winter months and even whale sharks as we pass by the area. Once at the island there are sea lion colonies (Los Islotes being the largest in the area), as well as turtles and eels. On the reef you can snorkel with pufferfish, porcupinefish, yellowtail tangs, parrotfish, trumpet fish and much more!


We support conservation efforts to keep the island pristine and for this reason we do not feed the animals. We are actually not permitted to affect their environment in any way, including leaving an foreign items on the island in the form of organic or inorganic waste. If you are a bird lover you will enjoy visiting one of the largest frigate bird colonies in Baja at the old pearl farm. The males perform an impressive display by inflating their bright red gular pouches for female attention.

Find out our various tours to swim with the whale shark or mixing diving in La Paz and snorkeling with the Sea Lion. There is something for every kind of animal lover on this beautiful, remote Island.

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