See the incredible marine life of Sea Cortez up close
Amazing views of La Paz from above: you can see whales, dolphins, mobulas and more
Big Marine Mamals & more
We can spot humpback whales jumping, false killer whales, dophins, orcas, mobulas
La Paz from Above
See La Paz, Espírito Santo and Cerralvo islands from above
This full-day adventure starts from Pichilingue and heads straight out into the Sea of Cortez on a boat looking for any big mammals in the water or a bait ball of fish. Curious and friendly sea lions would come to say hello while we are snorkeling with them. It is just the start of our adventure.
We board a plane and with the famous pilot Siddhartha, and explore the ocean from above. The landscape is very beautiful, we see the islands of Espírito Santo and Cerralvo. Most of the time we will see Mobula rays jumping or dolphins. This sea has a lot to offer from orcas to big blue whales, humpback whales, and more.
It’s a 4- 5 hours experience, packed with amazing sea views, marine life encounters, and more, just because you never know what the ocean can offer. Our guide will show us all the beautiful sea creatures of the Sea of Cortez – the Aquarium of the world.
More About the Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts a unique and diverse ecosystem. The sea is protected by national and international bodies to maintain its delicate balance between use and preservation. Visitors to the Sea of Cortez can witness firsthand the beauty of its marine life and the importance of human cooperation in preserving this natural wonder. Known as the “Aquarium of the World,” the sea is home to a variety of fascinating marine animals and those who appreciate and cherish them.
What is special about the Sea of Cortez?
The Sea of Cortez is known for its incredible marine life diversity, with over 900 species of fish and 32 species of marine mammals. It is also home to unique and endemic species, such as the vaquita porpoise and the giant devil ray. Additionally, the sea’s nutrient-rich waters support a thriving ecosystem of coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass beds.
Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez “the world’s aquarium”. He conducted several expeditions in the area and wrote a book about his experiences, which helped to bring attention to the importance of preserving the region’s unique ecosystem.
La Paz is home to a variety of pelagic creatures that are worth keeping an eye out for. From common dolphins and spinner dolphins to pilot whales and hammerhead sharks, there’s no shortage of impressive marine life to spot. Also look out for mobula rays, sea turtles, marlins, whale sharks, and thresher sharks. And if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of larger ones humpback whales, gray whales, and blue whales during their migration season.
Here’s the breakdown of the Wildlife Watching Safari:
📍Point of departure: Pichilingue
Full-day adventure: 4-5 hours
🚤 Boat ride
🤿 Snorkels & masks provided
🤿 Free time to snorkel and meet some sea lions and sea turtles
🛩️ Airplane ride with a guide and panoramic view of the Sea of Cortez from above
🐳 Wildlife watching from above: a chance to see whales, orcas, dolphins, mobulas
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