Striped Marlin Expeditions - 5 days - Conservation Expedition 2024

Baja California, Mexico

21 reviews
Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 5
Striped Marlin Expeditions - 5 days - Conservation Expedition 2024
Baja California, Mexico

21 reviews

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 5

About this trip

Our expedition will begin at the Dive Ninja Expeditions HQ in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. From here we will journey 5 hours north along the beautiful rocky mountains of the Sierra de la Laguna and through the cactus filled deserts of Baja California Sur to our base camp in a small fishing town on the shores of Bahia Magdalena. We’ll check into our hotel and have our first presentation of the trip followed by a delicious dinner at one of the local restaurants. The next 3 days we’ll be up early for a full day on the water searching for bait balls and striped marlin so we can get as much time as possible in the water with them. While out on the ocean we’ll also be looking for whales and the other incredible inhabitants of the waters here. We’ve seen humpbacks, grey whales, fin whales, makos, sailfish, tuna, and so much more.  On the last day we’ll head in a little early taking a detour through the local mangroves to visit the natural sand dunes for our expedition closing picnic on the dunes. The mangrove and dune eco systems here are vastly important to the local area. So much so, that they have recently been deemed a protected area by the Mexican government. We’ll spend one last night in this gorgeous area before heading back to Cabo after breakfast the next morning.

The days out on the water are full on. We head out with a local fishing captain who has made the change from commercial fishing to eco tourism. This ninja is amazing and shares a passion for the ocean unlike many we’ve met. We’ve even seen him jump in the water in his jeans to check out the action. Each trip will have  expert ninja guides working alongside the captain to keep everyone safe & informed while enjoying this wonder of nature. We’ll spend each of the ocean days out searching for different bait balls and getting in the bright blue waters with them to freedive, swim, and snorkel. The action is unreal and hard to really put to words. Seeing tons of these huge striped marlin herding the bait balls and working along side groups of sea lions to hunt together is awe inspiring. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled to the blue as we’ve seen all sorts of random pelagics come in to see what’s going on.

Expedition Quick Facts

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Meeting Point: Dive Ninjas HQ Cabo San Lucas, BCS MX
Meeting Time: 9:30am first day of your trip
Departure Time: 11am last day of the trip
Duration: 5 Days/4 nights
Activity Days:  3 days sunrise to sunset
Nearest Airport: Los Cabos International (SJD)
Trip Cost: $2200 USD
Min Deposit to Reserve: 30%

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $645

Available options

Single room supplement

Private accommodation for the 5 days-4 nights Marlin  Expedition.

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Dive Ninja MX
21 reviews
Dive Ninja Expeditions was built with sustainability and conservation as the core pillars of our business. We aim to set the bar higher and it can be seen in everything we do. Our tours & expeditions are built to create lasting memories for our ninja guests while protecting the incredible oceans & creatures that make these magical experiences possible. You will never find single use plastics on our tours or in our shop. We actively develop and support marine conservation and research projects both locally and internationally.


Helpful, experienced dive team. Setup was smooth and efficient. Short travel time to dive site, but it was very crowded as it is near to the marina. We used these dives as refreshers, having been shut down with Covid and then poor weather at other trips. Our divemaster (Fab) was extremely helpful, worked with us to refresh our knowledge of both air and Nitrox use, dive tables, etc. Very attentive when diving with us. Had small groups on both dive days, which was a nice change from other dive shops. Administrative staff in shop also very efficient and helpful. I'd certainly use this team again!
By Lois T for 2 Tanks Cabo San Lucas Marine Park on May 20, 2024
Fantastic experience with Dive Ninja ! The instructors (Sylvia, Fabien) were amazing. The office staff (Cristina) was super nice and accommodating. You cannot get a better team for your first padi course ! Highly recommend.
By Rolf S for PADI Open Water Course on Mar 29, 2024
Thank you dive ninjas for another incredible trip!! This was a trip of a lifetime and I’m so thrilled to have seen so many whales. The highlight for me was definitely swimming with the whale sharks and sea lions but the abundance of gray whales was spectacular as well. Never thought I would see so many of them! The guides were so knowledgeable and accommodating! They are genuinely the kindest people and it’s so evident that they truly have a passion for these wonderful marine creatures!! Even stopping the boats for a moment to get trash out of the water, just shows they really care about conservation as well as giving their guests the experience of a lifetime!
By Kim Z for Gentle Giants - 9 days Expedition on Mar 14, 2024
Couldn’t ask for a more professional, friendly and accommodating dive team! Great way to get under the water and see a ton of fish, highly recommended!
By Charles L for 2 Tanks Cabo San Lucas Marine Park on Feb 26, 2024
My daughter and I recently trained with Dive Ninja for our Open Water Level 1 certification. The overall experience was great. The communication with Xo leading up to the training was prompt and helpful. Our lead instructor Victoria was excellent. Very patient and safety was always a priority. Her assistant Sara was also amazing. The entire training process was excellent and we look forward to more training and excursions with Dive Ninja.
By John B for PADI Open Water Course on Feb 19, 2024
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