Striped Marlin Expeditions - 5 days - Conservation Expedition

Baja California, Mexico

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Dive Ninja MX
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Oct 21 - 25, 2023
Group size: 1 - 4
Striped Marlin Expeditions - 5 days - Conservation Expedition
Baja California, Mexico

Dive Ninja MX
  • Facebook verified

$NaN
Oct 21 - 25, 2023
Group size: 1 - 4

About this trip

Ever looked at images online from pro photographers & marine researchers and thought, ‘wow I wish I could experience that’? Well, this is your chance. Our exclusive partnership allows you, the guest, to be part of critical ocean research being done on these amazing creatures – the striped marlin – as well as the numerous other species that call this area home. You will be able to partake surveying activities alongside an esteemed team of ocean warriors. Enlightening presentations will be given throughout the trip teaching us about these amazing super fish. This is your chance to help make a difference and protect our oceans while bearing witness to one of the greatest natural phenomenons on earth with your own eyes.

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

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: $2150 USD
Min Deposit to Reserve: 30%

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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.