Off the beathen path
There is no other way than a small ship to visit tiny Isla San Pedro Martir, just one of the highlights of this trip. This tiny island in the middle of the Sea of Cortez is surrounded by deep upwellings of nutrient rich waters producing a bounty of life. This is home to the worlds’ largest nesting colony of the super cool blue-footed boobie birds as Mexico’s largest colonies of brown pelicans and brown boobies. We will do our best to get you ashore for a walk-about. The snorkelling and scuba diving is excellent with loads of sea lions, turtles, black coral and big schools of fish. A pod of sperm whales are usually resident nearby. Our spotter airplane will be on patrol to point us towards the sperm and fin-back whales and hopefully orcas and other big critters.
Over at Bahia de Los Angeles, the beaches are beautiful, the hiking, snorkelling and diving is great but the biggest feature is the largest aggregation of whale sharks on the west coast of the Americas with between 80 and 220 animals between May and October. There are virtually no other boats around and yes, you will be able to jump in the water and snorkel with these gentle and inquisitive giants.
This is real adventure!
While we have been operating similar trips for over 40 years, we are constantly checking out new possibilities and opportunities. We might go to shore and jump into air conditioned vans to travel inland to visit the remains of a jesuit mission and then a nearby ranch and short hike up a canyon to see ancient cave paintings. Or go ashore delivering gas and supplies to a multi-generational shark fishing family that has lived on a small island since the 1940’s (one of our captains grew up on the Isla) where visitors receive a warm and genuine Baja welcome and local speciality, empanadas de almijeta (clams). The deserted white sand beaches, brilliant blue waters of summer, flat calm seas and gorgeous scenery of the islands in the Loreto National Park will make you never want to leave. Is it hot in the summer?? Yes for sure. But we embrace that in the usual Baja way with covered sitting areas on the boat complete with fans, excellent air conditioning, lots of water activities in the heat of the afternoon and heading off first thing in the morning and then again late in the afternoon on adventures when it’s cooler outside.
You can expect fine dining, excellence in guest experience, the very highest levels of safety, lots of presentations and information from our naturalists and gorgeous evenings under the brilliant star lit Mexican sky.