Espiritu Santo history
On your sea lion snorkel trip to Espiritu Santo you will enjoy the incredibly beautiful landscapes of the National Park. Espíritu Santo island is the biggest sea lion nursery in the Baja it is home to around 600 sea lions giving. This gives you a high chance to interact and enjoy cuddles from the cheeky sea lion pups while you are snorkeling. Espíritu Santo Island is a protected area and was declared part of a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1995. This beautiful island is located in the sea of Cortez a few miles off the coast of La Paz.
What is there to see?
On your way out to the snorkel area, you have the chance to see sea lions, turtles, mobula and cow-nose rays, dolphins, sharks, birds, and even whales. The island has many different beaches where you can take walks, go for a swim or just enjoy the gorgeous scenery that only the Sea of Cortez can offer. While you are snorkeling with the sea lions, there is a good chance to have an up-close interaction with one of the pups. Around the island, in the snorkel area, you can see hundreds of different types of tropical fish.
We focus on high safety standards and use well-trained captains, guides and dive instructors to ensure you receive the best service possible. We want you to get the most from this excursion and remember it for life.
You will be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the marina in La Paz in an airconditioned vehicle. There will be a breakfast snack for you in the transportation and we can stop along the way for breakfast and coffee.
Once the boat departs the marina you will be given your snorkel gear if you need it and you can relax and enjoy the journey to the island. Along the way, you can watch out for dolphins and schools of mobula rays popping out of the water and you can enjoy the views of the wonderful beaches and rock formations.
When we arrive at the island you will be given a briefing about the dive site. During your snorkel, you will see amazing marine life and playful sea lion pups, coral and thousands of tropical fish.
Lunch will be served on an amazing quiet beach, you can snorkel and enjoy the water and sand before heading back to the marina.
On the boat ride back you have the chance to visit the bird colonies and see the breathtaking rock formations before heading back to the marina.
On the journey back you can make a quick stop in Todo Santos and see the ‘magic town’ and the hotel California before being taken back to your accommodation.
- Pick up from your accommodation and air-conditioned transportation
- Experienced guide
- Breakfast snack
- Snorkel gear
- Lunch, drinks and snacks
- Amazing experience
- Photos and videos of the trip
- Bathing suit
- Hat/ biodegradable sunscreen
- Cash for gratuity 10-15% is customary
- Snorkel gear if you have it (we also can provide it)
If you are staying in La Paz or have a car and would like to drive yourself to see these wonderful animals, you can meet us on the dock in La Paz and we can begin the day from La Paz.