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Espíritu Santo Island

Espíritu Santo Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

From La Paz: Swim with Sea Lions & Espíritu Santo Boat Tour

1. From La Paz: Swim with Sea Lions & Espíritu Santo Boat Tour

Discover the natural beauty of one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, and visit the beautiful Espiritu Santo Island. Swim among sea lions, and see various other marine species depending on the season on this daytime island boating tour. Explore more of Baja California, and see lush natural beauty in the middle of arid lands, and enjoy a phenomenal experience in nature where you can see a number of local marine species like whales, whale sharks, and multicolored tropical fish. Spot a variety of animals, including sea lions, which the island is famous for. Swim in the water with wild sea lions in their natural habitat. Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and beaches, and have a snack of fish ceviche while on the tour.

From Los Cabos: La Paz Snorkel and Sea Lion Adventure

2. From Los Cabos: La Paz Snorkel and Sea Lion Adventure

The Sea of Cortés adventure is an opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Step aboard a luxury yacht and prepare to be immersed in breathtaking beauty and natural wonders; it is truly the adventure of a lifetime.   Named by famed explorer Jacques Cousteau as "the world's natural aquarium", the Sea of Cortés is the 700-mile-long body of water embraced by mainland Mexico and Baja California. Begin your adventure as you cruise in an elegantly beautiful catamaran, towards the Espiritu Santo Island passing countless pristine beaches, clear blue waters, and stunning marine life. Enjoy a light breakfast with fresh fruit, cereal and yogurt to fill you with energy for a great day. Swim and snorkel in this stunning natural sanctuary amongst a breathtaking array of brightly colored tropical fish, manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, and sea lions to name a few! Arriving at "Los Islotes", jump into the clear waters and begin your ocean exploration, accompanied by expert guides. Your journey will takes you into one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on the planet, a habitat that supports more than 900 varieties of fish and more than 2,000 species of marine mammals.  Emphasizing this importance, UNESCO has declared the Sea of Cortés a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Stop at the stunning beach of Isla Partida, voted the most beautiful beach in all of Mexico, and named by Travel magazine as one of the top 12 beaches in the world. Sit back, relax, and bask in nature and treat yourself to the freshly prepared lunch and unlimited open bar.

Cabo: Sea Lion Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island

3. Cabo: Sea Lion Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island

Set sail for an unforgettable adventure with the Sea Lion Snorkeling tour at Espiritu Santo Island. This day trip offers a rare opportunity to snorkel with playful sea lions, explore the stunning reefs of Espiritu Santo, and immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world. Espiritu Santo Island, a UNESCO-protected area and biosphere reserve, is located just a few miles off the coast of La Paz in the Sea of Cortez and is home to around 600 sea lions, making it a sea lion nursery in the Baja region. During the boat ride to the snorkel area, you'll have the opportunity to spot a diverse range of marine life, including sea lions, turtles, mobula rays, cow-nose rays, dolphins, sharks, birds, and even whales. Once you reach the snorkel area, you can explore the underwater world and be amazed by the hundreds of different types of tropical fish that inhabit the area. This promises to be a snorkeling experience like no other.

Full-day Guided Tour Espíritu Santo island & Sea Lions

4. Full-day Guided Tour Espíritu Santo island & Sea Lions

Sail with us from Los Cabos and enjoy the wonders of the Sea of Cortés as we reach Espíritu Santo island, a protected area and World Heritage Site by UNESCO that is home to over 300 sea lions. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled encounter with nature! Home to an array of captivating creatures like endemic birds, playful dolphins, and graceful flying mantas, among many others, on this island, you'll discover the ultimate sanctuary to unwind from city life, immersing yourself in the tranquility of its awe-inspiring, crystal-clear shallow waters. Enjoy the unique chance to be in such proximity to nature's wonders and allow this island to rejuvenate your senses and provide you an experience unlike any other. Reserve your places now!

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What people are saying about Espíritu Santo Island

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Our guide Diego was head abd shoulders above many other guides I have had on scores of excursions. He was knowledgeable and if he didn't know the abswer to a marine life question he woukd look it up. He told relevant and interesting facts and anecdotes, and he worked his ass off making all of us comfortable and well-served. The catamaran was the most comfirtable I have ever been on (dozens) becsuse instead of webbing in the bow it was solid with cushioning and the seats were padded and roomy. We saw many fish and other sea animals at great reefs, both rocky and coral, a d the staff allowed us to snorkel at will onstead of in a tight knot whike keeping an eye on all of us. And the food was plentiful abd drlicious, fresh and healthy--as good as a fine restaurant! Our bus driver, Leo, was careful and efficient and we all survived the long drive and enjoyed a wonderful day in the Sea of Cortez off La Paz.

We always have a fantastic time with Cabo Adventures. I would say this is our 6th or 7th excursion with the company and we always are impressed by the service and the experience we have. This was no different. From the door to for transportation to the fantastic food and drink offerings to the beautiful boat (with a restroom!) and fantastic staff - just everything was great. Of course the snorkeling with the sea lions and other marine life made the experience what we sign up for and was amazing, but when you see other groups going by with nothing and we are munching on yummy food and having cocktails, you know we picked the right group to book with. Don’t miss out!!

Great trip, awesome food, staff was amazing! Loved every part of this tour