Spectacular Wildlife Events & Unique Experiences

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Mexican Sardine Runs & the Striped Marlin — October 20th to December 20st

  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Age restriction: 12+ years
  • What to bring: Wetsuit (available to rent upon request) — snorkel gear, belts, and lead weights all included.
  • Good to know:
    • 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.

Swimming among marlins is not a secret anymore, it is a one-of-a-kind experience that everyone wants a taste of, and we don’t blame them! Watching the animals 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. We will have the opportunity to enjoy this spectacular marine show up close as we swim alongside the shoals (while sticking to strict protection protocols).

The non-extractive activities of observation and swimming with striped marlin (Kajikia audax) are subject to the rules established in a management plan and code of conduct.

Permitted activities:

  • Swimming with bait balls where the following are present: striped marlin (kajikia audax), sardines, sea lions, whales, or other pelagic species.
  • Scuba diving with tanks in or near bait balls where the following mix of species is present: striped marlin, sardines, sea lions, or other pelagic species.
  • Use of equipment to capture underwater footage or images, including the use of lights or flash.
  • Use of equipment to capture aerial footage or images, including drones.

Prohibited activities:

  • Consuming alcohol or drugs while participating in these activities.
  • The disposal of any article to the sea.
  • Not following the captain’s rules.
  • Swimmers must never attempt to touch or have any type of physical contact with marine life.
  • Sudden movements and noises that could drive away any nearby animal.

Sabina and Paula pet a whale

Whale Encounter — January 15th to March 15th

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Age restriction: Suitable for all ages
  • Good to know:
    • If it is a windy day (over 15 mph) the activity has to be rescheduled or substituted for another activity.
    • There is no fitness or skill requirement for this activity.

Gray whales come to the bays of Baja during the winter season to reproduce and give birth to their calves. From mid-January to mid-March, most of the action takes place in the waters of Magdalena Bay. Thousands of gray whales make their way south from Alaska to Baja California Sur on what is the longest known mammal migration. On this Magdalena Bay whale watching encounter, 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 where these beautiful animals choose to reproduce and feed.



Swim With Sharks –June 15th to July 15th

  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Age restriction: 12+ years
  • What to bring: Swimsuit and wetsuit (available to rent upon request) — snorkel gear, belts, and lead weights all included.
  • Good to know:
    • 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.

Over the years, shark fishing in Magdalena has been a common practice of local fishermen. But slowly, fishing has been swapped for swimming. The goal is to create sustainable tourism by providing incredible interactions between sharks and humans. At the same time, we want to develop awareness in people with the hopes that these species and their ecosystem will be protected in the future. Come and discover blues, silkys, hammerheads, pilots, and makos.


Dolphins swim in a group

Ocean Encounter — CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY

  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Age restriction: 10+ years
  • What to bring: Swimsuit and wetsuit (available to rent upon request) — snorkel gear, belts, and lead weights all included.
  • Good to know:
    • 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.

Think of this activity like a safari, we can always be surprised by the unexpected! It could be two bottlenose dolphins that want to play with the boat or a thousand spinner dolphins moving along with their whole family, orcas swimming the waters in the look for food or fun, or gigantic whale sharks heading to the offshore reefs. Cruise around the waters of Mag Bay with an expert, local guide and get in the water to see incredible wildlife up close.




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