Espiritu Santo Island Expedition is an outdoor lover´s dream! Snorkel with sea lions, explore the island’s strange wildlife, and swim with countless tropical fish. Taste the culture of Baja as you sample traditional local cuisine. When you join Cabo Expeditions on this day-long, guided adventure, you’ll discover why Espiritu Santo Island is called the “jewel of the Sea of Cortez.” Could it be for its pristine beaches, rich and diverse ecosystem, or mysterious history? You decide!
Cabo Expeditions, the leader in Los Cabos tourism for over 15 years, brings you the exciting Espiritu Santo Island Expedition. This day trip is packed with treats for nature lovers, old and young. We will pick you up at your hotel in our chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned van. From the modern port of Cabo San Lucas, you’ll drive north up the coast to the low-key city of La Paz. Your guide will fascinate you with the historical background of Baja and Espiritu Santo Island. Group size is kept small to make this tour personal and your day comfortable. You will stop along the way for a typical Mexican breakfast before continuing. Once in La Paz, your guide will take the group on a short boat ride across the bay to Espiritu Santo Island, where your eco-adventure begins.
Of the nearly 1,000 islands scattered all the Sea of Cortez, Isla Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit Island) is by far the jewel of them all. It is only 31 square miles in area, with twelve protected bays. Yet it’s home to numerous endemic flora and fauna. You’ll find out why the black jackrabbit and wild fig are unique and important. UNESCO designated Espiritu Santo and some 200 other islands a Biosphere and World Heritage Site for its biodiversity and stunning natural scenery. Surrounded by the turquoise blue of the Sea of Cortez, this protected area is home to coral reefs, colonies of sea lions, dolphins, whales and over 800 species of fish. The waters actually are home to 39% of the world’s fish species.
Your experienced guide will lead you on an adventure of a lifetime. You’ll watch sea lions swimming and playing in their colony at Los. You can join the 300 resident sea lions as they swim, play and dart around.
We will swim and snorkel in one of the several options, we provide all the gear and instruction. Don’t forget your waterproof camera!
On a nature hike, your guide will relate the inspiring story of how the island became a protected reserve. It was actually privately owned until a coalition of leaders persuaded the government to purchase it in 2003. It was the first such conservation purchase for the Mexican government. Take in some of the sights: 2,000-foot-high mountains, sheer rock dropping off into the water, and white sandy beaches dotting the coast. See why Espiritu Santo is one of Baja´s and La Paz´s most amazing attractions. You’ll never forget its riches and untouched beauty.
Enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch out on the beach as you relax, snorkel or just take in the scenery. We will drop you back at your hotel at the end of the day.
Round-trip ground transportation from your Los Cabos hotel
Ride on our Zodiacs fast boat
A certified guide
Typical Mexican breakfast (burritos, chilaquiles, quesadillas or eggs)
All snorkel equipment (snorkel, mask, fins, snorkel vest
Lunch ( ceviche, fish salad, fruit)
Gratuities, alcoholic drinks.
Sunscreen, camera, towel, swimming suit under your clothes
An extra change of clothes is suggested along with sun protection, a towel, bio-degradable sunscreen, and waterproof camera.
Restrooms on check in area & restaurant
All snorkel gear (snorkel, mask, fins, snorkel vest)
Minimum age is 8 years old. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
This tour is not allowed for guests who are pregnant or those with heart,back and/or neck problems.
Not suitable for handicap people
No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs is allowed on the tour
Depending on weather and wind conditions, the ride can be bumpy
This activity is available by season from May to September
Maximum capacity per boat 12 people
More than 72 hrs: 100% refund
More than 24 Hrs : 50% refund
Not suitable for handicap people
7:00 from Monday to Saturday from March to September