We believe that seeing wild marine animals in their natural habitat is the best kind of encounter. Los Cabos exists at the tip of a peninsula that separates the largest ocean on the planet with one the most diverse seas on Earth: The Pacific and The Sea of Cortez. This unique location sees whale migrations every winter to spring, mobula rays that school in their thousands and other marine animals such as dolphins, turtles, sea lions and Orcas. We take an early panga boat for 3 hours to see what we can see! We have masks and snorkels ready to jump in with the wildlife when it is safe and responsible for both animal and guest to do so. If you’re an avid snorkeler or accomplished freediver then this is for you! We ask that people are comfortable in deep water and you will get the best from the experience if you have recent snorkeling experience. We recommend a standard snorkel tour before this one if you aren’t too sure of your comfort level in the water. Life jackets and wetsuits are provided if needed.
Looking for some shark action? You might want to consider a blue-water shark snorkeling tour. Once you reserve this tour with us, we would be happy to connect you with our shark behavioural specialist and professional shark expert friends that know all the Los Cabos shark hot spots. During the 4 hour tour they chum the water and attract makos, hammerheads, blue and silky sharks year-round. This activity helps non-profit organisations such as https://mexicoazul.org/ monitor the populations of these vulnerable animals. We much prefer that the profitability of sharks comes from tourism and not from destructive finning practices!
Photo Alex Lindbloom
The Bay of Cabo San Lucas is home to an amazing variety of fish life. The deep canyon invites schooling mobula rays, turtles, sea lions and pelagic fishes. Humpback whales have even been known to swim up to the entrance of Marina! In Cabo San Lucas the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Aquatic life in between oceans travel here to dine on the nutrient rich water so even as we hang out close to the reef we frequently encounter larger animals. You will also find the usual tropical fish families such as: Angel fish, tangs, puffer fish, porcupine fish, trumpet fish, damsels, butterfly fish, wrasse and many, many more.
You can snorkel and dive the bay all year round. Only 5 minutes by boat is Pelican Rock: the main snorkeling area here.
20 minutes by boat into the Sea of Cortez there is the rocky reef of Chileno Bay home to schooling snapper, grouper, goat fish and jacks. The usual tropical fish families can be found here: Angel fish, tangs, puffer fish, porcupine fish, trumpet fish, damsels, butterfly fish, wrasse and many, many more. It is more common to spot a Humpback Whale breaching in the distance or hear the haunting song beneath the waves during whale season over in the corridor. Santa Maria bay offers another exciting snorkelling spot on the way back to the Marina. If you are a large group you might want to consider our private 50t Catamaran option that includes an open bar and lunch.
Want to mix snorkelling and whale watching on a private boat? Take a ride out into the blue for a 2 hour tour to see the Humpback whale migration! If we’re lucky we might spot Grey’s, Orcas and Blues. After whale watching we will finish the tour at a snorkel site to check out the other amazing animals we have living here in the Sea of Cortez. Tours available from San Lucas or San Jose from December 15 – April 15th.