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Explore an Island Paradise on a 4-Day Isla Magdalena Tour

Whether you’re looking for whale watching in Baja California and want to avoid the crowds or to get off-the-beaten-track and witness spectacular wildlife interactions and scenery, Isla Magdalena is the place for you. Choose which of our tours best suits your interests and travel dates (most activities are seasonal) and be prepared to be enchanted by the wild beauty of the island.

Highlights

Swim with marlins and see the waters come alive on the sardine run.

See the unique behavior of whales in this area.

Spot gray whales in their breeding grounds.

Cycle around a secluded island, full of nature and along unfrequented paths.

Surf in one of the island’s best and most isolated spots with expert guidance.

Stay in Casa Tavo, your island accommodation.

Marlins Group Expedition

Price

1600 USD per person


Departure time

Arranged upon booking


Meeting point

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


Availability

Monday — Sunday, October 15th – December 30th


Duration

4 days, 3 nights


Group size

2-8 people — up to 10 people if 6 of the group agree to sleep in 2 triple rooms with two queen-size beds in each.


Participation requirements

  • Age restriction – all participants must be aged 12 years and above.
  • You need to be a confident swimmer.
  • If it is a windy day (over 15 mph) the activity has to be rescheduled or substituted for another activity.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not suitable for people with back problems.
  • Not suitable for expectant mothers.
  • Not suitable for people with serious medical conditions.
  • Certain activities have age limits but we always have an activity available for younger children.

Included

  • 2 full days of expeditions
  • 2 half-day activities chosen by our leader
  • Accommodation in Tavo’s house
  • Meals
  • Belts and lead weights
  • Snorkel gear
  • Bilingual instructors/guides
  • All local park and entry fees
  • Local motorized vehicle (car or boat)
  • Refreshments and snacks

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer and wine is available with dinner at no extra cost)

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)
  • 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)
  • Camera topside and/or underwater protection
  • Spare batteries for headlamps, cameras, etc.
  • SD cards
  • USB stick

About your guide

  • 1 water & land guide/expedition leader
  • 1 local guide
  • 1 certified captain

What you'll do

Swimming among marlins is not a well-kept secret anymore. Watching the animals come alive, hunting on hundreds of thousands of sardines along with sea lions, seagulls, pelicans, and frigate birds is like witnessing a perfect symphony of life just under the surface of the sea. Marlins and sea lions coordinate to push the giant bait balls of sardines to the surface and hunt on them one by one while seabirds participate in the feast from above.

 

Observe the elegant dance of the marlins from beneath the water’s surface together with their marine partners. Local fishermen now know that there is more profit in taking people to swim with them than fishing them. As Octavio, our local partner, tells us: “We used to kill marlins and sharks, but now we protect them because we’ve learned that they are much more valuable alive”.

 

You will have the opportunity to enjoy this spectacular marine show as many times as possible while having the privilege of staying on Magdalena Island in a tiny fishing village to experience the old Baja lifestyle at its best. Far away from city noises, lights, and distractions. Occasionally, we can get lucky and see some mako, silky, or hammerhead sharks too.


Friendly Whales Group Excursion

Price

1500 USD per person


Departure time

Arranged upon booking


Meeting point

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


Availability

Monday — Sunday, January 15th – March 15th


Duration

4 days and 3 nights


Group size

2-8 people — up to 10 people if 6 of the group agree to sleep in 2 triple rooms with two queen-size beds in each.


Participation requirements

  • Suitable for all ages
  • If it is a windy day (over 15 mph) the activity has to be rescheduled or substituted for another activity
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not suitable for people with back problems.
  • Not suitable for expectant mothers.
  • Not suitable for people with serious medical conditions.
  • Certain activities have age limits but we always have an activity available for younger children.

Included

  • 2 full days of expeditions
  • 2 half-day activities chosen by our leader
  • Accommodation in Tavo’s house
  • Meals
  • Bilingual instructors/guides
  • All local park and entry fees
  • Local motorized vehicle (car or boat)
  • Refreshments and snacks

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer and wine is available with dinner at no extra cost)

What to bring

  • 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 (we provide you with basic gear)
  • Spending money for personal expenses
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat, buff, and polarized sunglasses
  • Layers of clothes (for the Pacific breeze)
  • Bathing suit and wetsuit (3-5mm highly recommended, available for rent upon request)
  • 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)
  • Camera topside and/or underwater protection
  • Spare batteries for headlamps, cameras, etc.
  • SD cards
  • USB stick

About your guide

  • 1 water & land guide/expedition leader
  • 1 local guide
  • 1 certified captain

What you'll do

Day 1: Whales in Puerto Chale
Located in Bahía Almejas, this area is famous for the peculiar whale behavior commonly spotted — spy-hopping. Whales stick their heads out of the water to see what lies above the surface. This is also one of the feeding grounds for lots of gray whales during their stay in Mexico.

 

Only a short sail from the harbor, you will get views of the most southern island of the bay, Isla Creciente (the growing island). Made out of sand and mangroves, this ever-changing island paints the scenery with colors and gives the place a magical touch. Surrounded by whales and wildlife, it is home to our whales during the winter months.

 

Day 2: Bay Whales
This bay is one of the few places on earth where the whales feel safe to get close to boats and sometimes even interact with humans. We will boat our way to the entrance of the bay where we will watch gray whales, Eschrichtius robustus, during their mating rituals. Mag Bay is an important place for gray whale reproduction and one of their main feeding grounds.

During your 3-night stay at the island with us, you will have plenty of opportunities to see whales up close, being able to differentiate gray whales from one another and learn about their biology, behavior, and even their feelings!


Swim With Sharks Expedition

Price

1500 USD per person


Departure time

Arranged upon booking


Meeting point

Pick up from hotels in Los Cabos, La Paz, and Todos Santos


Availability

Monday — Sunday, June 15th – September 15th


Duration

4 days, 3 nights


Group size

2-8 people — up to 10 people if 6 of the group agree to sleep in 2 triple rooms with two queen-size beds in each.


Participation requirements

  • Age restriction – 12 years and above.
  • If it is a windy day (over 15 mph) the activity has to be rescheduled or substituted for another activity.
  • It is a great activity for both the experienced and beginners.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not suitable for people with back problems.
  • Not suitable for expectant mothers.
  • Not suitable for people with serious medical conditions.
  • Certain activities have age limits but we always have an activity available for younger children.

Included

  • 2 full days of expeditions
  • 2 half-day activities chosen by our leader
  • Accommodation in Tavo’s house
  • Meals
  • Bilingual instructors/guides
  • All local park and entry fees
  • Local motorized vehicle (car or boat)
  • Refreshments and snacks

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer with dinner is available at no extra cost)

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)
  • Spending money for personal expenses
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat, buff, and polarized sunglasses
  • Layers of clothes (for the Pacific breeze)
  • Bathing suit towel
  • Dry bag
  • 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)
  • Camera topside and/or underwater protection
  • Spare batteries for headlamps, cameras, etc.
  • SD cards
  • USB stick

About your guide

  • Water and land guide/expedition leader
  • Local guide
  • Certified captain

What you’ll do

Join boat expeditions in the waters around Isla Magdalena and jump into the nutrient-rich ocean to encounter and swim with sharks. We may find blues, silkys, hammerheads, and makos, as well as other animals such as dolphins, whales, and a wide variety of fish.

Come and discover it all on an expedition that reveals another side of these animals.

Mountain & Beach Biking With Ocean Encounter

Price

1400 USD per person


Departure time

Arranged upon booking


Meeting point

Pick up from hotels in Los Cabos, La Paz, and Todos Santos


Availability

Monday — Sunday:

  • March 15th to May 15th
  • December 30th to January 15th

Duration

4 days, 3 nights


Group size

2-8 people — up to 10 people if 6 of the group agree to sleep in 2 triple rooms with two queen-size beds in each.


Participation requirements

  • Age restriction – 12 years and above.
  • Trails will be chosen according to the group fitness and experience.
  • A basic biking skill is needed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not suitable for people with back problems.
  • Not suitable for expectant mothers.
  • Not suitable for people with serious medical conditions.
  • Certain activities have age limits but we always have an activity available for younger children.

Included

  • 2 full days of expeditions
  • 2 half-day activities chosen by our leader
  • Accommodation in Tavo’s House
  • Meals
  • Bilingual instructors/guides
  • All local park and entry fees
  • Local motorized vehicle (car or boat)
  • Refreshments and snacks
  • Bikes and helmets

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer with dinner is available at no extra cost)

What to bring

  • Comfortable cycling shoes
  • Extra personal protection gear (we will provide basic helmet)
  • 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)
  • Spending money for personal expenses
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat, buff, and polarized sunglasses
  • Layers of clothes (for the Pacific breeze)
  • Bathing suit towel
  • Dry bag
  • 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)
  • Camera topside and/or underwater protection
  • Spare batteries for headlamps, cameras, etc.
  • SD cards
  • USB stick

About your guide

  • Water and land guide/expedition leader
  • Local guide
  • Certified captain

What you’ll do

Day 1: Ocean Encounter

Think of this ocean encounter like a safari, one where we never know what we will see. Expect bottlenose dolphins that want to play with the boat or a thousand spinner dolphins moving along with their whole family, orcas swimming as they look for food or fun, or giant whale sharks heading to the offshore reefs. You never know what could be waiting for you in our ocean encounter, come prepared for adventure and the ocean will do the rest.

 

Day 2: Full day biking
Explore the wonders of the island by bike. Ride your bike around this perfect island, whether it is on one of its long sandy beaches or along one of its multiple trails.

 

Enjoy amazing views if you decide to explore its hills or, if you ride its roads along the coastline, you‘ll spot whales in the ocean and eagles flying in the sky. Get to know the island through its roads that are steeped in history, from native indigenous people to Spanish sailors, from whalers to pirates. Nowadays a sleepy fishing town full of wonders, unique nature, and a great community.

Surfing Magdalena Bay

Price

1400 USD per person


Departure time

Arranged upon booking


Meeting point

Pick up from Hotels in Los Cabos, La Paz, and Todos Santos


Availability

Monday–Sunday, June 15th to October 15th


Duration

4 days, 3 nights


Group size

4-8 people — up to 10 people if 6 of the group agree to sleep in 2 triple rooms with two queen-size beds in each.


Participation requirements

  • Age restriction – 12 years and above.
  • You need to be a confident swimmer.
  • The winds are predominantly offshore, if the conditions are not right we will try to reschedule for the next good day.
  • It is a great activity for both the experienced and beginners.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not suitable for people with back problems.
  • Not suitable for expectant mothers.
  • Not suitable for people with serious medical conditions.
  • Certain activities have age limits but we always have an activity available for younger children.

Included

  • 2 full days of expeditions
  • 2 half-day activities chosen by our leader
  • Surfboard rental (we have many different types of boards, if you are looking for something specific let us know in advance, if we don’t have it we could help you to find one and an extra cost may apply)
  • Accommodation in Tavo’s house
  • Meals
  • Bilingual instructors/guides
  • All local park and entry fees
  • Local motorized vehicle (car or boat)
  • Refreshments and snacks

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer with dinner is available at no extra cost)
  • Wet suit (available to rent)

What to bring

  • Comfortable cycling shoes
  • Extra personal protection gear (we will provide a basic helmet)
  • 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)
  • Spending money for personal expenses
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat, buff, and polarized sunglasses
  • Layers of clothes (for the Pacific breeze)
  • Bathing suit towel
  • Dry bag
  • 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)
  • Camera topside and/or underwater protection
  • Spare batteries for headlamps, cameras, etc.
  • SD cards
  • USB stick

About your guide

  • Water and land guide/expedition leader
  • Local guide
  • Certified captain

What you’ll do

Arriving in the afternoon, you will get the chance to set up, explore the fishing village and its surroundings, have dinner, and get a good rest.

 

The next day, early in the morning, we’ll head out to surf all day. To get to the point, we have to get to the Pacific side of the island in a car and then take the boat to access the spot by sea. There is no road access to this spot so don’t expect big crowds. In between sessions, you can jump in the shaded boat to have a break, hydrate, and grab a bite. After a long day in the water, you will come back to the house, where you can enjoy a hot shower and the view of the bay from the deck of the house while drinking a cold beer or a warm cup of tea.

 

During the summer months, north winds are predominant in this part of the bay, creating constant offshore winds throughout the day. Surfing can be consistent depending on the swells. The right-hand waves are nice and mellow, but at the same time, they carry the power of the island and open sea behind them. There are two different breaks available at the point, both of them produce high-quality waves. Most of the people that surf here are longboarders but the waves are suited to most levels and boards.

Scuba Diving

Price

1600 USD per person


Departure time

Arranged upon booking


Meeting point

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


Availability

Year-round


Duration

4 days, 3 nights


Group size

2-8 people — up to 10 people if 6 of the group agree to sleep in 2 triple rooms with two queen-size beds in each.


Participation requirements

  • Age restriction – all participants must be aged 16 years and above.
  • You need to be a confident swimmer and a certified diver.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not suitable for people with back problems.
  • Not suitable for expectant mothers.
  • Not suitable for people with serious medical conditions.
  • Certain activities have age limits but we always have an activity available for younger children.

Included

  • 2 full days of expeditions
  • 2 half-day activities chosen by our leader
  • Accommodation in Tavo’s house
  • Meals
  • Belts and lead weights
  • Bilingual instructors/guides
  • All local park and entry fees
  • Local motorized vehicle (car or boat)
  • Refreshments and snacks

Not included

  • Scuba diving equipment (available to rent for 45 USD per equipment per day)
  • Tanks (available to rent for 20 USD per tank)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer and wine is available with dinner at no extra cost)

What to bring

  • Wetsuit (3-5mm highly recommended, available for rent upon request)
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • 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 (we provide you with basic gear)
  • Spending money for personal expenses
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat, buff, and polarized sunglasses
  • Layers of clothes (for the Pacific breeze)
  • Rain jacket
  • Bathing suit and wetsuit (3-5mm highly recommended, available for rent upon request)
  • 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)
  • Camera topside and/or underwater protection
  • Spare batteries for headlamps, cameras, etc.
  • SD cards
  • USB stick

About your guide

  • 1 water & land guide/expedition leader
  • 1 local guide
  • 1 certified captain

What you'll do

Scuba diving at Magdalena Island is one of the most gratifying experiences in the world. Whether it’s diving around a sunken Spanish ship or an old submarine from the First World War or at Tetis, a volcanic zone with great pelagic life around, you will have a blast. Octopuses, lobsters, turtles, sea lions, big pelagics such as mola mola, sharks, marlins, and more will be joining your dive and you will get to know every inch of the island, even underwater.

Discover what’s underneath this magical place and do it with a certified and experienced guide that will show you everything you need to know. You’ll spend 2 full days scuba diving and the rest of the time will be filled with additional activities chosen by your trip leader.

The diving’s spot will be chosen with the guide, depending on the distance and weather that day. You will use 2 or 3 tanks max per day.

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An aerial shot of mangroves on Isla Magdalena.