5-Night Stay on Magdalena Island

Witness the Incredible Striped Marlin

See Whales, Mobula Rays, Dolphins, & More!

It is time to take you to the ocean and witness one of the fastest fish in the sea in the rawest displays of wildlife that nature has to offer. Join us on this adventure to Magdalena Island with our local expert guides and enjoy this adventure of a lifetime.

Mag Bay ExpeditionsThis tour is a special collaboration between DiscoverSharks Tours and Mag Bay Expeditions. Tours will be led by the Mag Bay team together with  guides Alex, Tanner, Madi, Felipe, Oscar and Franco of DiscoverSharks.

 

DiscoverSharks guide, Alex. You can check out Alex’s Instagram here: @alexsharks_

 

 

 

 

 

DiscoverSharks guide, Pirry. You can check out Pirry’s Instagram here: @pirryoficial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DiscoverSharks guide, Tanner. You can check out Tanner’s instagram here:  @tannerunderwater

 

 

 

 

 

DiscoverSharks guide, Felipe. You can check out Felipe’s instagram here: @felipe_ravina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DiscoverSharks guide, Madi. You can check out Madi’s instagram here: @sharkgirlmadison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DiscoverSharks guide, Franco. You can check out Franco’s instagram here: @francofabioh

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

DiscoverSharks guide, Oscar. You can check out Oscar’s instagram here: @oscarcanomx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For inquiries, please contact Alex@discoversharks.com .

Highlights

Enjoy swimming with one of the fastest fish in the sea: the Striped Marlin

Get a 5-night stay on the magnificent Magdalena Island

You’ll have a close encounter with striped marlins, sea lions, and pelicans while they hunt the sardine bait balls.

Get up close and personal with many other pelagic sea species in the area including the Mobula rays migration, whales, dolphins, and more!

Trip Details

Price

USD 2,400


Departure time

Arranged upon booking


Meeting point

Pick up from your accommodation in Los Cabos, Todos Santos, or La Paz


Availability

Nov 2021
4-9 with Tanner, Alex, Franco and Oscar
11-16 with Tanner, Alex and Madi
18-23  with Alex and Felipe
25-30 with Alex and Pirry


Duration

6 days, 5 nights


Group size

8 ppl expedition


Participation requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Previous snorkeling experience
  • Insurance (mandatory, to get yours visit: https://dan.org/)
  • Each participant will be required to fill out a waiver before the expedition, the waiver can be found here.

Included

  • Round trip transportation Cabo San Lucas – Puerto San Carlos
  • Round trip transportation Puerto San Carlos – Magdalena Island
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Snacks included during the boat trips and van rides
  • Non-alcoholic drinks and water with meals (1 beer per dinner per person)
  • 3 marlin expeditions
  • 1 day in mangrove and sand dunes with paddleboards and kayaks with a picnic at mangroves
  • Use of supplements and kayaks throughout the island stay
  • 5-night accommodation in the island house
  • Pictures and videos of the experience
  • Lead weights

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Not included

  • Free equipment: dive/wetsuits (Full equipment upon request, $30USD per day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights
  • Tips (on the last day of the expedition, envelopes will be laid out to spread the tips as you please. It will be spread between the food service, captains, and the Discoversharks team. Consider bringing between 15% – 20% of the total price of the expedition)

What to bring

Wetsuit (3-5mm highly recommended, available for rent upon request)
Mask, fins, snorkel (we will provide with basic gear)
Comfortable walking shoes

  • Passport or INE
  • Proof of dive and travel insurance ( we recommend World Nomads for travel insurance and DAN for dive insurance)
  • Sunblock SPF 30+ (reef-friendly is mandatory)
  • Dive gear: mask, fins, snorkel
  • Spending money for personal expenses
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat, buff, and polarized sunglasses
  • Layers of clothes (for the Pacific breeze)
  • Rain jacket
  • Bathing suit
  • Dry bag
  • Beach towel
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Sweatshirt and long pants
  • Warm, waterproof jacket
  • Sandals or shoes that can get wet
  • A canteen or water bottle
  • Any special foods or medications (seasickness tablets, waterproof bandaids for fin sores, electrolytes)

About your guide

  • Alex, Tanner, Madi, Felipe, Franco, Pirry and Oscar from DiscoverSharks Tours will lead the expedition
  • Mag Bay guides and staff

Overview

This is a special expedition in collaboration with DiscoverShark Tours experts Tanner, Alex, Madi, Felipe, Franco, Pirry and Oscar along with Magbay Expeditions.

This expedition will be a 5-night stay below a star-studded sky on the magnificent Magdalena Island. Each morning you will head out with our team to see the extreme hunting skills of the striped marlins, the playfulness of sea lions, and get up close and personal with many other pelagic sea species in the area including the Mobula Ray migration, whales, dolphins, and more!
The experience includes private chefs who will take care of all your food needs with healthy options (when booking make sure to mention any food restrictions and you’ll be covered for the duration of the expedition).

Arrival day – We recommend that you arrive one day before the starting day of your expedition so that you have enough time to prepare and make your way to the meeting point (travel/accommodation expenses not included).

Day 1: Drive to Magdalena bay. We will stop for lunch in Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico, and then arrive in Magdalena Bay for dinner. We will do all of the necessary introductions and a briefing on what to expect for the coming days.

Day 2, 3 & 4: 3 days of ACTION! 6:30 am, a light breakfast will be served. Everyone will then be on the boats by 7:15 am to get an early jump on the search for bait balls and the Pelagic hunters. We will be one of the only groups staying on the island giving us an advantage over every other boat in the area.

After a full day of action and adventure, we will be back around 4:30 pm to take a break and head to dinner at 6:30 pm. We will repeat the same structure for 3 days with the exception of the underwater photography workshop that will be given on the 2nd night of the experience.

Day 5: We will have the opportunity to explore the hidden spots of Magdalena Bay, visit the unique sand dunes, cruise through the mangroves, look for bald eagles, and hopefully encounter the elusive wild coyotes of Magdalena Island. We will have access to kayaks and paddleboards to explore with our Magbay Expeditions Crew. We will then have a final get-together to celebrate the experience, share photos, and have a farewell drink.

Last day:We will head back to San Jose Del Cabo at 7:00 am to be back in the afternoon around 2:00 pm San Jose Del Cabo Time Zone.

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Good to know

  • You’ll be at Magdalena Island and there are no ATMs, pharmacies, stores, etc. so come prepared.
  • Tavo’s house (where you’re going to stay) has a wifi connection.
  • Magdalena Island is a beautiful place, full of wildlife so we recommend you take your camera to save all those memories.

Got Questions? Check out our FAQ page.

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An aerial shot of mangroves on Isla Magdalena.