Sea of Cortez Snorkeling Safari + Gray Whales

      La Paz, Mexico

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

      179 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 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

      What’s not included

      • Personal spending money
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Gratuity
        $170 per person
      • Special Travel
      • Airfare to Los Cabos Air
      • Optional SCUBA diving

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $2,495
      Deposit: $695

      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 Ecotours & Expeditions
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      Fun, active, and educational nature-based group eco-adventures for people to connect with wild places and animals in extraordinary environments. Specializing in women's adventure travel groups, and teacher-led student groups. Inquire about custom and co-ed trips.

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      I went on an amazing trip with Tara to Baja, Mexico in 2020. This was a dream trip for me being a wildlife lover. It was incredible to be able to swim with whale sharks and sea lions and get up close with gray whales. Camping on the beach was amazing. We had a great group of women and everyone vibed well and all of the tour guides including Tara, Alex and Chabello were so fun, friendly and helpful every step of the way. The food was great at the campsite and at the restaurants we got to try. When our trip plans initially got derailed waiting on a negative Covid test and we had to get a different flight, Tara did everything in her power to accommodate us and make sure we got to enjoy every part of the trip, including setting us up with another whale shark swimming tour after we had missed the initial one with the group, and she spent time waiting for us to finish before leaving for the airport. I definitely recommend Green Edventures, especially the Baja Mexico trip!
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