Espiritu santo island in La Paz

Espiritu Santo Island Tours

  • 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


Leave Los Cabos 6:30am – 7am.

Arrive La Paz 9:30/10am.

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 | 5% Cash Discount

Private Boat

$ 795 Private tour

1-4 People

5-7 People : $975
8-10 People : $1350

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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 6am or we can pick you up $30USD each way.


Included Lunch :

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

Snorkeling Reviews


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

Making wishes come true...

We’ve spent a week in Cabo San Lucas with our two teenage daughters. We wanted an active vacation, full of wildlife and opportunities to make memories. Before leaving home we contacted a few tour operators and obtained proposals for a number of…

By LuisB on TripAdvisor

Dive / snorkel in Cabo and whale shark excursion to La Paz

Laura was super easy to coordinate with. She was very accommodating and I felt we would be in good hands especially with teens that were inexperienced in open water and relatively new to diving. Once in Cabo, our guides were great. Adrian…

By CassL 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

Thoughtful + Professional + Reasonable

My family and I went on a Whale Watching and Snorkeling combo tour in Early Feb 2020. The trip itself was very enjoyable. The crew members(both our guid and captain) are kind, adventurous and stay being on top of everything. A few…

By Hailey B on TripAdvisor


The Snorkeling tour was amazing! One of the best experiences of my life. Would definitely recommend it!

By Alonso B on TripAdvisor

Best experience snorkeling and all-day excursioning with Cabo Private Guides. Like wow!

Wow! Where to start!? My husband and I booked a Sea of Cortez snorkeling adventure and had an absolute blast. We got to go to some spots off the beaten path and see some truly amazing sea life. Mari was an incredible…

By Liz on TripAdvisor

Mobula Magic

Laura is a very knowledgeable guide, prioritizes safety in and out of the water, passionate about the ocean, and was overall an awesome person to spend the day with. We went out looking for the giant mobula schools and boy did we…

By Corey on TripAdvisor

Great snorkel trip in Cabo

Great snorkeling trip with Antonio and Julian. Went to the Corridor and Pelican Rock. Conditions in some areas of the Corridor were a bit rough and we appreciated Antonio’s recommendations as to where the best place would be to snorkel. He took…

By Bethie2014 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.


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!

Snorkeling with the Sea Lion

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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