Sea of Cortez Snorkeling Safari + Gray Whales

La Paz, Mexico

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Green Edventures Wildlife & Adventure Tours
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Mar 10 - 17, 2020
Group size: 6 - 10
Sea of Cortez Snorkeling Safari + Gray Whales
La Paz, Mexico

Green Edventures Wildlife & Adventure Tours
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26 reviews

$2495
Deposit: $695
Mar 10 - 17, 2020
Group size: 6 - 10

About this trip

Join us on an epic adventure that is close to home in La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico. This snorkeling safari and wildlife adventure is the perfect combination of R&R and guided activities. You will snorkel with sea lions, whale sharks and have amazing up-close encounters with gray whales in Magdalena Bay. 


Spend four unforgettable nights glamping on Ensenada Grande beach — a billion-star resort, of which The Travel Magazine has dubbed as “absurdly beautiful” and swimming in its water is like “swimming in a bottle of Curacao.” Far from roughing it, think if the camp as a tent resort. Enjoy chef-prepared meals with fresh ingredients brought in daily, a variety of beverages, and the support of a full crew.


From our camp on Ensenada Bay, we have quick access to the best of Espiritu Santo Island.  Each day is filled with fun outdoor adventures including snorkeling with sea lions at Los Islotes, hiking through pristine desert, and sea kayaking along towering volcanic arches.  On our way back to La Paz, we stop in the Bay of La Paz to get gill-to-snorkel with the largest fish in the world, - the whale shark!


Have you ever looked a whale in the eye? One night and two days will be spent in Puerto Lopez Mateos,  gateway to Magdalena Bay. We will meet Gray Whales up-close and personal. Baby gray whales are like puppies. They come right up to the boat to check you out. 


Trip Highlights:

  • Learn to snorkel & free-dive in a place Jacque Cousteau named, “The Word’s Aquarium.”
  • Glamp on one of the world’s most beautiful bays – it’s not roughing it at all.
  • Guided snorkeling trips in small groups to explore coral reefs, rocky reefs, and sandy bays.
  • Sea kayak along volcanic rocks, sea caves, and arches to get up close to shore birds and sea lions.
  • Spend a day having close encounters with Gray whales at Magdalena Bay.
  • Plunge in and play with 400 wild and friendly sea lions.
  • Taste tequila! This tequila talk will introduce you to different types of tequila and the tequila making process.
  • Informal evening presentations about ecology and conservation.
  • Snorkel with whale sharks!! These gentle giants are the largest fish on Earth. 

 Open to men and women ages 18+.  All skill levels welcome. No experience necessary.   


If you can swim, you can do any activity on this adventure. We’ll help you become comfortable with snorkeling and kayaking through personalized instruction, proper gear fitting and education about the surrounding environment so you can focus on taking in the sites, soaking up the experience, and capturing your moments with photos and videos. – Your friends will not believe your pictures.

To Reserve your space

 A non-refundable $695 deposit per person is due to reserve your space.  This trip has reached critical mass and  is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests need to be sent in writing; emails can be sent to contact@greenedventures.com 


All payments are non-refundable. Your deposit is a commitment to signing up for this trip. Subsequent payments are used to help Green Edventures reserve lodging, guides, activities, and other aspects of your trip long in advance of the tour date.


If a registered participant misses 2 or more consecutive installments, this will be considered an automatic withdrawal from the trip, and her spot on the trip will be cancelled without refund.

Other considerations

 Please note: The activities, lodging, guides, and schedule may change without notice as practical considerations arise during program development or onsite. 

What’s included

  • All scheduled activities
    Including snorkeling, kayaking, hikes, and gray whale watching trip.
  • 7 nights of lodging.
    combo 3 star & 2 star hotels plus 4 nights glamping.
  • Group ground transport
    from San Jose del Cab Airport (SJD)
  • Meals
  • Onsite Support
    Provided by a Green Edventures Program Manager
  • Personal spending money
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuity
    $170 per person
  • Special Travel
  • Airfare to Los Cabos Air
  • Optional SCUBA diving

Itinerary

Day 1:
Welcome to La Paz, Gateway to the Sea of the Cortez

Flights arrive to San Jose del Cabo which is the airport that services Cabo San Lucas. Participants are transported via 15-passenger air conditioned vans to La Paz. Trip duration is about 3 hours with a stop halfway for bathrooms. Overnight at Hyatt Place, La Paz. Dinner in La Paz.

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Green Edventures Wildlife & Adventure Tours
26 reviews
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Reviews

Most amazing trip I've ever been on and I've traveled to many places! I wanted an adventure and I got it. Plenty of physical activities in the 10-days including hiking, glacier trekking, swimming, horseback riding, and kayaking. All the ladies in our group - along with our two guides - were so much fun! Would totally book another trip with Green Edventures! - Nikki
I can't say enough positive things about this trip! The guide and trip leader were knowledgeable, entertaining, professional, and SO fun to travel with! The planned activities kept us busy and gave us an excellent feel for what Iceland had to offer. I definitely want to go back. The pre-trip information prepared me well for all possibilities of weather and challenge, and I realized that before this trip, I had been missing the camaraderie of traveling with an all-women group. I would definitely do another trip with Green Edventures! Cheryl
AMAZING! Absolutely amazing, from start to finish. The attention to detail and care provided by both Tara and Kristin was above all. I made lifelong friends I didn't know I needed and have unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. It was educational and intimate with just the right number of fellow viking sisters. Between glacier trekking, horseback riding, and the countless waterfalls an adventure is guaranteed. From the fantastic food to the amazing views Iceland provides; everything felt like a dream...but it's your real life! If you're even slightly considering going to Iceland this is the way to do it, you will not be disappointed.
Experience of a lifetime!! A VERY well planned out trip that kept us busy all day. We never had to figure out where to go or how to get there, the hardest decision of the day was deciding on what delicious food to choose for supper. If we ever had a problem or a question, our guides had or found the answer for us. So glad I found this travel group, I'm planning on using it again!!!
I cannot thank Tara and Green Edventures enough for putting together this fabulous trip. It was so wonderful to be in Iceland with other active and interested women. The itinerary was well thought out and the activities were varied and gave a comprehensive overview of the culture, geology, flora/fauna, and FOOD of Iceland. I felt challenged on many of the activities but ALWAYS felt safe and supported and appreciated our local guide's experience and input. I feel stronger and more confident both emotionally and physically due to the opportunities provided. I will definitely be participating in more Green Edventures!
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