Mobula & Megafauna Expedition
Baja California Sur, Mexico
|June 10-16, June 17-23 2 spots left only!!!
|Number of divers:
|Number of days:
|Confident swimmer with basic snorkel experience
|Hot days and warm nights
|Average 26-28 °C/ 78- 83 °F
|5 - 20 mts/ 15 - 60 ft
Baja California Sur is a magical place where the ocean is still wild and full of life. This expedition has been created to take you further and deeper into the ocean for the chance of encountering some of the oceans most spectacular creatures. We will be based in La Ventana, a small town in the Sea of Cortez facing the majestic Isla Cerralvo. Between the peninsula and the island runs a deep canyon that, during the summer months is full of food and thus pelagic activity.
We will be focusing on searching for the epic Mobula Munkiana aggregations as well as the many pelagic animals pass through this area.
There are three species of Mobula rays to encounter in the sea of Cortez; Mobula Japanica, Mobula Thurstoni, and the most famous Mobula Munkiana.
Every year thousands of Mobula Munkiana, or Munk’s Rays, congregate and travel along the coast of the Sea of Cortez, sometimes in the thousands. The Mobula are elusive and magnificent creatures, and very little is known about them. In the Sea of Cortez, we have the opportunity to witness one of the largest and most magnificent spectacles the ocean has to offer. The Mobula are seen to fly both in and out of the water. In the water, they glide effortlessly and in unison, often just below the surface. The Mobulas also jump out of the water with an acrobatic might, achieving up to 2 meters of air, flapping their fins before slapping back down on the surface and rejoining their shoal. The summer months is also their mating period and we may be lucky to observe some courting behaviour.
Day 1: Arrival - Travel day from Los Cabos
Day 2,3,4,5,6: Ocean safari day
Day 7: Departure - Travel day to Los Cabos
COST: $3,700 per person
- Transportation from Cabo
- 5 Full days on the ocean
- Breakfast/ lunch
- Snacks, water, Soft drinks
- Local & experienced guide
- Accommodation - double occupancy
What’s NOT included
- Gratuity (10-15% suggested)
- Other activities not mentioned
This trip is designed as an ocean exploration trip. We will be land based in a 3 star hotel right on the bay where we can watch the stunning sunrises and sunsets oh Baja while listening to the lapping waves and slapping of Mobulas Jumping.
We are setting out early every morning for long days on the ocean. The boats we use are panga style with plenty of shade and a sturdy ladder. On the boat we will have a cooler with water and drinks, snacks, fruit and burritos for lunch.
During our trips we sometimes go more than 30. miles off shore, its important to be comfortable with long days on the boat.
At the end of the day we will be back to the hotel to relax and shower and then head as a group to dinner in town at a local restaurant and an early night sleep ready for the next day of adventures.
We have the possibility of encountering Giant schools of Mobulas, super pods of dolphins, Blue whales, bryde's whales, fin whales the elusive Orcas, large female whale sharks, sealions and many other pelagic animals.
We never know what the ocean will bring. We will set off every day with high hopes of amazing encounters.
A trip for a true adventurer, come for the unique wilderness of this ocean and try your luck at encountering some of the oceans most incredible animals.
We will be staying at a lovely beachfront accommodation. with a view of the ocean direct access to the beach, the rooms are based on double occupancy and have two beds, one single and one queen, an on suite bathroom and air conditioning. please keep in mind we are in a small Mexican village and accommodation is basic but beautiful and we will have everything we need for a comfortable stay in La Ventana.
Please note there is no guarantee we will find Orcas on this trip, while we hope we do, these animals are highly intelligent and unpredictable, if you are joining only on the hopes of swimming with orcas, THIS IS NOT THE TRIP FOR YOU.
For more information
1 800 886-7321