Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth

      Baja California, Mexico

      Gt
      53 reviews
      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 7
      Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth
      Baja California, Mexico

      53 reviews

      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 7

      About this trip

      Both trips are sold out. You can join the waitlist here

      Expedition Quick Facts:

      Dates: April 27th - May 1st 2024 and  May 28th - June 1st 2024

      Meeting Point: Dive Ninjas HQ Cabo San Lucas, BCS MX
      Meeting Time: 12 pm first day of your trip
      Departure Time: 11 am last day of the trip
      Duration: 5 Days/4 nights
      Activity Days:  3 days, sunrise to sunset
      Nearest Airport: Los Cabos International (SJD)


      Prepare for front row seats to your own wildlife documentary. Seen the largest ray migration on earth and want to be right in the middle of it? Want to get away to a remote location and spend 5 days with like-minded women who love the ocean? THIS is the expedition for you! You'll also be joined by a female marine biologist from Mobula Conservation Project (MCP), an affiliate project of Manta Trust, during this trip who will give presentations and information on these incredible animals so you understand their behaviour even better when swimming with them!


      In collaboration with Dive Ninjas - Mobula expedition experts - your expedition will be led by a female diver, with all-female guests plus a female marine biologist.


      While out on the ocean we’ll also be looking for sea lions, giant devil rays, whales, mantas, pods of dolphins, and many more incredible inhabitants that call these waters home. This isn't JUST a mobula trip!


      Every year tens of thousands of Mobula rays visit the coastlines of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The congregations of rays are one of the most incredible natural spectacles on our planet – and one of the largest in the world too. An event so stunning that it has been featured in BBC’s Blue Planet and in numerous National Geographic documentaries. Imagine diving down into a school of thousands of these beautiful creatures as they soar through the ocean. Witnessing their acrobatics as they jump from the water by the hundreds. Or snorkelling above the massive schools as they glide effortlessly through the water in unison. This is Mexico’s annual Mobula Ray migration and there is nothing else like it on earth.

      Do I need to scuba/freedive Certifed?

      Please note that this expedition is not scuba diving based. All the action takes place at the surface so there is no need for scuba equipment. Orcas hunt Mobula Rays by using a form of bubble netting. So the bubbles created from scuba equipment tend to cause the schools to disperse quickly. Additionally, to better preserve the natural behaviours of these animals it is best done as a soft interaction without bubbles and heavy equipment. You do not need to be scuba certified or freediving certified to join these expeditions, but you do need to be comfortable swimming in the open ocean where you can not see the bottom.

      Accommodation

      This year we've made it even more private and exclusive; each guest has their own casita/apartment and we've rented out the whole property just for Girls that Scuba! 


      Your home for the week is a picturesque private beachfront property with spectacular views and all the comforts of home— Air conditioning, WiFi, patios with lounge chairs & hammocks to unwind while taking in the ocean breeze, and so much more. The gorgeous Sea of Cortez is only a few steps across a white sand beach from your door - where your boat will pick you up each day. And best of all it’s located on the edge of a small fishing town, far away from the hoards of tourists and big cities creating a unique experience to really enjoy the natural beauty of Baja. 4 nights accommodation on a PRIVATE occupancy basis, breakfast, lunch & dinner. Take a look at a video tour of your accommodation here.

      Cancellation Policy

      By signing up to the trip you agree to our cancellation policy here: girlsthatscubatrips.com/cancelation-policy

      Join the Waitlist

      Both trips are sold out. You can join the waitlist here

      What’s included

      • 3 Days in water
        Snorkelling/swimming
      • 4 Nights Accommodation
        private room
      • All meals
        Breakfats, lunch and dinner snacks, & soft drinks onboard the boat
      • Transportation
        to/back from our secret location accommodation/mobula spot
      • Marine Park Fees
      • Educational Presentation
        presentations and information by a female marine biologist

      What’s not included

      • Flights
        Fly in/out of Cabo San Lucas
      • Airport Transfers
        Meeting point: Dive Ninjas HQ Cabo San Lucas, BCS MX
      • Rental equipment
        Ask for prices
      • Crew Tips
        10%-15% of trip price is customary but is at your discretion
      • Credit Card Fees
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      Available Packages

      Private room with shared bathroom

      One apartment has 2 private rooms with double beds, a kitchenette, a patio and a bathroom (for the 2 of you to share). You will be sharing the apartment but will get your own private room.

      $2,299
      Deposit: $800
      Private apartment/Casita

      You will have your own private apartment or Casita with a double bed, bathroom, kitchenette and outdoor space

      $2,499
      Deposit: $800


      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrive at Dive Ninjas HQ then transfer to villa

      Arrive at Dive Ninja HQ in Cabo San Lucas where we will meet and transfer to our private beach property. Once we arrive you will check in to your room while the chef prepares afternoon snacks and we will have a trip introduction presentation followed by dinner at sunset on the deck overlooking the Sea of Cortez

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      Girls that Scuba
      53 reviews
      Girls that Scuba Trips are unique once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving and freediving trips in the best dive destinations in the world. From longer liveaboards trips, retreats, one-day events and week training camps, we offer a range of female-only and mixed trips for all dive experiences. Read reviews of our past trips here: www.trustpilot.com/review/girlsthatscuba.com

      Reviews

      I had a great time, the animals were cool, took awhile but we definitely got the full treatment with mobulas. The casita were so lively, great setting and very nice rooms. Meals were local, fresh, and varied. The wine was not all that great. Sara was very nice, informative, and a good guide. Very attentive to our needs and questions. The boat rides were some times quite long before finding animals, 2 hours some days. Pretty scenery tho. I had a great time on and in the water, despite the sailing times. I took a Freediving course in advance for this trip and bought some gear. Dive Ninjas also offered these courses in advance of the trip. As it turned out, while one could freedive with the animals, that drives them deeper. Since everyone else on the trip was a snorkeler, it would have been bad form to drive the animals farther from the surface viewing. It may be best to make some kind of statement in future trips that clarifies the etiquette. There were other patrons from other boats freediving and driving the rays deeper out of camera and viewing range. Seemed kind of rude to my Girls that Scuba companions. One down side, the boat captain, who was very knowledgeable as to where the animals would be, was a smoker. I understand the need but we were trapped on the boat with that. One day he lit up while standing directly over a full, spare gas tank. There was gas spillage on the top of the tank so, this was alarming. I moved to the back of the boat in case I needed to make a quick exit off the back. Aside from these critiques, 5 stars. Thanks for the great time.
      By Kimberly O for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on Jun 03, 2024
      Lots of fun on the Mobula trip. Dive Ninjas were friendly and well-organized. Accommodations were lovely. Although the mobulas were a bit elusive, we did have one lengthy and memorable morning with them. Our guide and captain worked hard to find blues whales, whale sharks, sea lions, and lots of dolphins. Despite these positive experiences, I have one very strong negative comment: why the f&$k did the captain think it was ok to smoke on the boat with a fuel cannister located a few feet away? Very dangerous for everyone! He was also cavalier about several other safety issues, but smoking near a can of fuel on a small boat is shocking. He put everyone's life at risk. Completely unacceptable.
      By Traci G for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on Jun 03, 2024
      This was a great trip. The location was away from touristy Cabo and absolutely gorgeous. Our accomodations were very comfortable. Our guide, Victoria, and captain, Beto, love they work and it was contagious. The migration was breathtaking and Sea of Cortez's rich biodiversity blessed us with many other animals...including Orcas. I still can't believe that we were in the water with them. So huge and so indifferent to us. Obviously they can't guarantee this experience but I will forever be grateful.
      By Reshma d for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on May 11, 2024
      We met wonderful new friends and had a leader that was amazing! Bonus- we encountered 7 orcas and were able to swim with them! What a fabulous trip!
      By Diane H for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on May 10, 2024
      KC
      It was a great trip with wonderful people. The time on the boat was advertized as a couple hours in the morning and a couple hours in the late afternoon. Instead it was 5 to 6 hours in the morning. For me that length of time was not ideal.
      By Kelly C for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on May 03, 2024
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