Sea of Cortez Snorkeling Safari + Gray Whales

La Paz, Mexico

37 reviews
Mar 10 - 17, 2020
Group size: 6 - 10
Sea of Cortez Snorkeling Safari + Gray Whales
La Paz, Mexico

37 reviews

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 

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


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.

Your Organizer

Green Edventures Wildlife & Adventure Tours
37 reviews
Fun, safe, nature-based eco-adventures for people to connect with wild places and animals in extraordinary environments.


I cannot say enough about GreenEdventures and the love, care, professionalism, eco-respectful, and FUN that Tara Short has in her tours and adventures. This was another Fantastic trip that is hard to put in words as your jaw is always dropping at the next magical thing you see. From these diverse national parks we were able to see the Big5, part of the annual migration of the wildebeests, zebras, hippo’s in and out of rivers, mating season, babies in different ages, And what did I forget ..........all the rest them animals and birds, giraffes, b. a. b. b. o. n. S......................................................(sneaky devils) Well don’t miss out on this Beautiful country and beautiful people, this was my second trip to Tanzania! A huge Thanks to the team in Tanzania Matangos Expeditions Tours and our wonderful tour guides and drivers that made it happen in Africa with special lunches and breakfast. Baraza and Karato you filled me with the wonderful views of animals and nature and gave me more knowledge into the natural habitat, animals and culture of this wonderful country. Don’t miss out on this Tour !
By Lisa M for Africa 2021: Best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit + Serengeti Safari on 31 May, 2021
We had a great trip! No disappointments here. The trip was awesome, the people where great, and the accommodations were better than expected. I would recommend this trip to everyone.
By Dorothy L for Africa 2021: Best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit + Serengeti Safari on 30 May, 2021
What a phenomenal trip! Thank you Tara for coordinating this adventure-filled vacation, especially during the ever-changing COVID requirements. It was so awesome just to show up and have every detail of the vacation planned out with the best safari guides, Baraza and Karato. The lodging accommodations and meals were all perfect. I HIGHLY recommend Green EDventures.
By Shelly S for Africa 2021: Best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit + Serengeti Safari on 23 May, 2021
Thank you so much for coming on this trip, for trusting us with your vacation investment, and for taking the time to write this review. (Tara)
Absolutely magical, every single day! We saw more wildlife than I could have dreamed, the guides were incredible, the accommodations fantastic. There is no way I could have planned such a complete Ugandan experience in my own. I will happily travel with GreenEd again!
By Libbey W for Africa 2021: Uganda Women's Adventure and Mountain Gorilla Trekking on 10 May, 2021
Thank you Libbey for joining us on Uganda trip. I think that was your 4th Green Edventures trip. I am looking forward to more Edventures with you. (tara)
It was an amazing trip for our daughter. The activities were great, lodging perfect for her group and she enjoyed the food. Green Edventures did a really good job rescheduling our trip and dealing with the COVID restrictions.
By Daniel M for Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Sharks) on 19 Apr, 2021
Thank you Daniel for trusting us, for you and your daughter's flexibility, and for taking the time to write this review. (tara).
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I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
By Cynthia Casey W on 22 Oct, 2020