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Special discounted rates for booking a big group (5+)

Wild Dolphin Ocean Safari
Cerralvo Island

Unlike traditional dolphin shows or encounters in captivity, encountering wild dolphins offers a more authentic and ethical encounter. Bottlenose, Spinner, Common, Rough Tooth and Risso’s dolphins can be found playing in the abundant waters of Cerralvo Island in La Ventana. They are free to roam the ocean and interact with humans on their own terms.

In-water swimming encounters with dolphins are sometimes possible but NOT guaranteed. We have 6 hours to find them and we find them most of the time! They are often traveling fast in super-pods and are also frequently seen in smaller family cells moving slowly in the water.  They sometimes double back to say hi and they sometimes just swim past us – still affording us a good view of these playful mammals having fun with their families. We witness many of their natural behaviors such as leaping out of the water, riding the wake and bow of the boat, or communicating through clicks and whistles.


  • Full day trip to Cerralvo Island
  • Small groups, off the beaten track!
  • Rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google

$275USDPer person
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Tour Overview

  • Cerralvo Island, La Ventana

    Deparature from Cabo San Lucas, Transportation inluded

  • Duration

    5 - 6 hours on the boat, picnic aboard the boat at a swimmable beach. Depart 6am - 5pm

  • Season

    From April to October

  • Group rates

    Discounted price PP for more than 4 people

  • Included

    Expert boat crew, Transportation, Snorkel Equipement, Packed Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Drinks & Snacks

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Wild Dolphin Ocean Safari - Cerralvo Island

Dolphin & Ocean Conservation

We are a firm supporter of Empty the Tanks Mexico who ‘use education and awareness to end cetacean captivity and promote ocean conservation worldwide’. This tour gives you a chance to see the benefits of interacting responsibility with wild dolphins that are not performing for food in chlorinated swimming pools.

  • Wildlife expert and Reef Snorkeling Guide
  • Transportation
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Life jackets and wetsuits are provided if desired.
  • Breakfast pack
  • Picnic lunch
  • Drinks & Snacks

Dolphins & Wildlife Encounter

Aside from the exhilarating dolphin encounters, the town of La Ventana is a gateway to a diverse marine environment waiting to be explored. Snorkeling or diving around the island will reveal a vibrant underwater world teeming with soft coral reefs, tropical fish, and other marine life such as whales, orca, turtles, sea lions and leaping mobula rays.

Shared tour for up to 8 people on an panga boat with shade

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.

From Cabo San Lucas or San Jose Del Cabo

  • Depart Cabo San Lucas 6.00am (or from San Jose del Cabo for an additional cost). A packed mini breakfast.
  • Arrive in la Ventana for 8am and board a 26ft – 28ft panga boat with shade.
  • Spend 4 – 6 hours onboard looking for wildlife. Enjoy a picnic style lunch onboard.
  • Head back to Los Cabos to arrive between 4pm / 6pm.

Who is this Dolphin Ocean Safari for?

If you’re an avid dolphin lover and a good snorkeler or accomplished freediver then, this is for you!

Do you need to be a good swimmer?

We may have the opportunity for open ocean snorkeling and for this portion, a good comfort level in the water is recommended – although you do not need to be an Olympic swimmer! You should be able to climb up a basic ladder at the back of the boat. To get into the boat we need to climb in at the side of the beach in ankle-deep water.

Life jackets are available for anyone who wants one.

Sea of Cortez: Weather and water conditions

The water temperature on the Sea of Cortez during this season is between 68°F (20°c) to 77°F (25°c).

If you need to cancel or reschedule the activity for any reason, you can!

Simply call +52 624 160 9925 or email info@caboprivateguide.com.

  • Free Cancelation
    If it’s more than 2 days before the tour the cancelation is free.
  • 48h Cancellation
    If you cancel within 48 hours we must charge 50% of the tour.
  • 24h Cancellation
    If you cancel within 24 hours we must charge the full amount.
  • Weather conditions
    If for any reason we have to cancel because of weather conditions affecting port closures then of course we will refund any payments in full.
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Wild Dolphin Encounter

Ocean Safari, Cerralvo Island

Cerralvo Island provides the perfect setting for this unique experience. Cerralvo Island is a beautiful destination known for its remote island and incredible experiences with wild dolphins and other pelagic animals. One of the most enchanting activities in the area is swimming with majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

So, if you’re seeking an extraordinary adventure that combines nature’s beauty with the possibility of encountering up-close wild dolphins, look no further than La Ventana, Cerralvo Island. Dive into the abundant waters and immerse yourself in a world where you may see all kinds of aquatic animals, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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About Cabo Private Guide

Diving and Snorkeling Tours in Baja California

Cabo Private guide is a PADI 5 Star PADI Dive Center based in Cabo San Lucas, focused on private scuba tours and outdoor activities. Escape the crowd by joining us for diving, snorkeling, whale watching or an Ocean safari!

Eco Friendly Tours & Marine Conservation

At Cabo Private Guide we promise our guests eco friendly excursions to see aquatic animals in their own, wild environment. It’s where we passionately believe they belong.