Baja Mexico Safari with Marlins & the Sardine Run in Magdalena Bay

A Striped Marlin Hunting Frenzy in exciting Magdalena Bay with Shark Diving and Mobula Rays by Night


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About This Trip

The adventure starts in Port San Carlos where Magdalena Bay is host to the largest striped marlin migration in the world. We will be on our own boat from 7am to 4pm looking for sea birds who will point us to the epic hunting action going on underwater. The marlins hunt the sardines as do the sharks and seals. Under the surface will be a frenzy of action as marlin hunt in cooperation containing and maneuvering the bait balls. One by one they attack the sardines and take their meal. We stay at an upscale hotel outside of Port San Carlos.

After, we transfer to La Paz where we do a dive unique to La Paz: a night dive with Mobula Rays. Plankton are drawn like a magnet to our lights and schools of rays come swooping in to dive down to feed in the sand. It is non-stop swirling action at night. We also dive with sea lions; a dive full of fast interaction with these curious and humorous animals.

Our last days are in Cabo Pulmo National Park where protected marine habitat and pristine coral draws an enormous amount of tropical fish, seals, turtles, and more. Large schools of jacks are an awesome sight as the formation pulses and morphs before us. We do dives specifically for bull sharks who lurk and patrol on the scattered remains of shipwrecks.


Key Information

Where

  1. Mexico
  2. Port San Carlos, Magdalena Bay, Cabo Pulmo, and La Paz

Participants

  1. Limited to 6 guests

Encounters

  1. Pristine coral reefs full of marine life at Cabo Pulmo National Park, bull sharks, wrecks, a chance of humpbacked whale sitings
  2. Night dive with Mobula Rays at La Paz
  3. Striped Marlin hunting sardines in Magdalena Bay

2020 Dates

  1. November 10 - 18 2020
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Included

  1. 9 nights accommodation in Single Room (discount for sharing)
  2. All transfers between Los Cabos airport, Cabo Pulmo, La Paz, Port San Carlos, back to airport
  3. 2 days of 2 tank diving in Cabo Pulmo, 1 night dive with Mobula Rays in La Paz, Sea lion colony dive
  4. 4 full days on private boat for striped Marlin
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Not Included

  1. Airfare to Mexico (SJD) and Return
  2. Meals, drinks
  3. Gratuity for boat captain and crew
  4. Rental equipment

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Travel Planning

  1. Guests should arrange to fly into Los Cabos (SJD) airport in the early morning (to facilitate our transfers) or arrive the night before and stay in a local hotel
  2. Depart on the last day in the afternoon - we will have a transfer back to the airport on this day

Notes

  1. This trip combines scuba diving and snorkeling in open water conditions. Certification and evacuation insurance is required

Itinerary

Day 1 - Nov 10

  1. Guests arrive in Cabo (San Jose Del Cabo Airport (SJD), transfer to Puerto San Carlos (Magdalena Bay)

Day 2 - 5 - Nov 11 -14

  1. Striped marlin & sardines from private boat

Day 6 - Nov 15

  1. Transfer to La Paz, sea lion colony dive, Mobula Night Dive

Day 7 - Nov 16

  1. Transfer to Cabo Pulmo National Park
  2. Shark Dive, 2nd Dive In Marine Park

Day 8 - Nov 17

  1. Shark Dive, 2nd Dive In Marine Park
  2. Explore beaches and park

Day 9 - Nov 18

  1. Transfer back to Cabo Airport, Depart
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PO Box 2337
Pineland, FL 33945-2337
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About Us

Our photo safaris are for photographers and non photographers who want to get up close to large marine life. All of our trips are to destinations proven to be reliable for great encounters. Gregory Sweeney is on hand to help guests with camera gear and techniques before and during the trips. We have been hosting Shark Scuba trips on the MV Dolphin Dream for 10 years.

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