School of Mobula Ray in Jacques Cousteau island - Baja California, Mexico

Cerralvo Island – Open Ocean Safari | Reef Snorkeling

  • Ocean Safari
  • April - June

A spectacular display of nature happens every year in April – June in a secluded beach town accessible from Los Cabos by only a 2.5 hour drive. At Cerralvo (or.. ´Jacques Cousteau´) Island huge groups of small Manta rays congregate in their hundreds of thousands and swim near the surface so we can cruise along with them and enjoy their beauty. Summer and Autumn is also a GREAT time to visit the area. The waters surrounding the Island are remote and full of whales, orca, rays, dolphins and more! The shallow reefs are beautiful to visit when the big life is hiding! 

Not recomended to book Dec – March because of wind.

Tour details Price & booking

Tour Outlines

Early hotel pick up from Cabo San Lucas 5.30am (or from San Jose del Cabo for an additional cost) and stop for breakfast at La Garita road cafe (all dietary requirements catered for).

Arrive in la Ventana for 8am (mobula rays are seen even more from 7am so ask us for a 5am departure for even better chances!). Your 26ft - 28ft panga boat has shade.

Spend 4 - 6 hours onboard looking for wildlife and picnic snack lunch onboard.

Head back to Los Cabos to arrive between 4pm / 6pm.

What's inclued

  • Transportation
  • Day guide
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Go Pro footage ** ON REQUEST
  • Take-out breakfast, lunch, drinks & snacks
  • Shared tour for up to 5 people


From April to Mid-June

4 to 6 hours Ocean Safari


From Cabo San Lucas (or San Jose del Cabo extra cost)


Day trip : 5.30am to 5pm

Price & Booking

Ocean Safari

Price in USD | Cash discount available

Mobula Safari Shared Boat

$ 275 pp

Full day Trip - All included
April - June

Minimum 3 spaces paid

SMALL BOAT PRIVATE = 5 Spaces paid

LARGE BOAT PRIVATE = 8 Spaces paid


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Cerralvo Island Snorkel Safari

$ 1125

1 - 5 people
June - November

Private Day Trip

Recommended June – November

For larger groups contact separately


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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

Great Hassle Free Snorkeling Experience

Laura and the crew were great snorkeling guides. I was traveling with my girlfriend and her son who aren't the strongest swimmers. Laura was fantastic with them both and we had a great time. We visited both Chileno Bay and Pelican Rock…

By Arnaud Lemaire on TripAdvisor


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

By Alonso B on TripAdvisor

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

Excellent snorkeling with friendly and informative professionals

This was an excellent service with a professional staff and ambience. The experience itself include a nice ride up to and around Lands End with a lot of information and then returning to a beautiful snorkeling experience. Went with spouse and adult…

By A_Wandering_Wonderer on TripAdvisor

Discover the Mobula ray aggregation in Baja California

The mobula ray aggregation is so spectacular it has been documented by National Geographic and the BBC Blue Planet. Huge fevers of Mobula Munkiana devil ray peak in number in this part of The Sea of Cortez in late April and May. The nearby nursery grounds of Espiritu Santo Island in La Paz mean they travel here first before heading down to San Lucas in June and July. Until now, Cabo Private Guide has been enjoying their late-summer encounter with mobula from Cabo San Lucas with guests for a number of years.

Swim with Mobula ray in Jacques Cousteau Island (Cerralvo Island)

As a bespoke boutique adventure snorkeling company, we have now decided to offer this bucket-list open-ocean day safari to Jacques Cousteau Island (Cerralvo Island); a more secluded area of Baja Sur where you can spend a day away from busy Cabo enjoying this unique and stunning wildlife encounter. And it’s not just the mobula rays! It’s possible to also see Orcas, sperm whales, whale sharks and swim with wild dolphins.

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