We take an early panga boat for 3 hours to see what we can see!
We have our masks and snorkels ready to jump in with the wildlife when it is safe and responsible for both animal and guest to do so.
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From Cabo San Lucas Marina or San Jose del Cabo
Price & Booking
Blue Water ToursPrice in USD | 5% Cash Discount
From Cabo San Lucas
$ 150 pp
2 Person Minimum
Departure 7.30am, meet at the shop at 7am
From San Jose del Cabo
$ 175 pp
2 Person Minimum
$ 550 Price per boat
5 snorkelers or more
Departure from Cabo San Lucas or San Jose
Blue Water Shark Encounter
$ 190 pp
Schedule : 7.30am and 1.30pm
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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
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
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
Amazing snorkel experience
Had one of the best snorkeling experiences ever with Jenny, Raj and Julian. My husband has never really enjoyed snorkeling and finally did with them. They took time to make sure his mask fit correctly, even adjusting several times, and stayed close…By SFpol 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
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
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
Swimming with thousands Mobula rays in the Sea of Cortez
It’s an awe-inspiring spectacle of nature, a breath-taking event, a not-to-be-missed show. It happens here every summer in the Sea of Cortez right in the Cabo San Lucas bay and we sometimes jump in with this species of devil ray only 5 minutes by boat.
If you have ever stayed at a hotel on the sea front between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo during the summer and late autumn you may have already seen a hint of the mobula ray migration from your balcony. Characterised by a huge mass of ‘flying’ rays flipping and jumping in a display or acrobatics not performed by many other species, these rare super squadrons of rays are a delightful sight to see here in Cabo.
However, did you know you could venture out into the water and actually swim with them? Well, let us elaborate…
Best practices for swimming with the Mobula Munkiana
Codes of conduct based on the Manta Interaction Guidelines by the Manta Trust organisation have been developed in order to reduce human impact when we are in the water with these animal. These include:
- A detailed briefing to precede any in-water activity
- Restrictions on the number of vessels and people in their vicinity
- No accessories (such as underwater drones or flash cameras)
- Reef Safe Sunscreen
- Maximum group size of 10
- No feeding, touching or riding (yeah, good luck with that one anyway!)
- Not to swim with them for extended periods of time
Who is this Blue Water Snorkeling tour for?
If you’re an avid snorkeler or accomplished freediver then this is for you!
The animal life obviously moves around and a certain level of fitness is required. We ask that people are comfortable jumping into 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 desired.
Do you need to be a good swimmer to go on a Mobula ray tour?
This is blue water snorkelling and so a good comfort level in the water is recommended – although you do not need to be an Olympic swimmer! You may need to swim a few hundred feet in total over the whole 3 hour tour and the boat captain will do his best to place you in line with the group from a respectful, but close, distance. However, the mobula rays can obviously change direction without any notice!
Keep in mind that you usually cannot see the seafloor. We do not go out in very choppy surface conditions and life jackets are available for anyone that wants one.
Wildlife sightings in the See of Cortez snorkeling
Whale watching and Marine mamal
The schooling Mobula rays are not the only animals to observe in the sea of cortez Dolphins and whales are seen more during the winter months. We have also seen marlin, turtles and Orcas.
Sometimes it’s entirely possible that we do not see large wildlife. If this is the case after 2 hours then we will take you to a secluded reef and show you the abundance of fish families and soft corals that live here in Cabo.
Sea of Cortez : Weather and water conditions
These tours are best between October – January for visibility, where it tends to be clearer, warmer and calmer.
The water temperature varies a lot on the Sea of Cortez between 80’s (28c). 65’s (18c) depending of the season.
Price & booking
Frequently Asked Questions
You don’t need to be a strong swimmer on the standard reef tours here in Los Cabos, but this Blue water snorkeling tour is slightly different.
It is preferable to know how to swim well and to be comfortable in the water.
Life jackets provided
In the Sea of Cortez, depending on the season, from Mobula rays, Dolphins , Whales to Marlins… As wildlife is unpredictable, we do not guarantee the encounter but do our best to succeed.
Mask & tuba, fins, wetsuit.
The best months to reserve a Mobula Snorkeling tour is June and July although we do start to see groups in mid-May or as late as mid-August.
In Baja California from either Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo marina, not far from the shore, where the Sea of Cortez meet the pacific Ocean. Early morning is better when the bay is quiet.
Absolutely not! Their tails do not bear a spine and they would not let anyone close enough to touch them in any case. Mobula Munkiana rays are actually very skittish around humans and tend to dive deep if we make too much noise.
We DO NOT want to impact their behaviour in anyway, which is why you should consider a private tour with a maximum of 10 swimmers.