Espiritu Santo Snorkeling & Sea Lion Adventure

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  • Know Espiritu Santo Island, a recognized World Heritage Site for its geography and diversity.
  • Have a natural adventure without sacrificing comfort in our modern catamaran.
  • Enjoy a fascinating trip to the Sea of Cortez, an area called “The Aquarium of the World”.
  • Swim with playful sea lions at Los Islotes.
  • Have lunch in a secluded beach of the Island.
  • Tag us in your pictures at @sunridertoursmx for a chance to be featured!


Important note: During the months of June, July and August aquatic activities with sea lions are restricted, in case of doing the tour during these months, we move to a reef with lots of life to snorkel for 1 hour.

Located in the Sea of Cortez, there is a beautiful archipelago named Espiritu Santo, surrounded by blue waters and pristine beaches of soft and white sand. The catamaran that we are sailing in this cruise is a 33’, proudly built in Mexico and specially designed to navigate the Sea of Cortez waters. It’s built with the highest standards of quality and security without sacrificing any comfort and is accessible for wheelchairs.

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    Venture starts in Marina Fonatur, from there passing in front of La Paz city downtown will reach the south of the archipelago, crossing it until we get to Los Islotes, one of the biggest sea lion colonies in the Sea of Cortez. Here you will be able to experience swimming with them! They are very sociable animals and like to show off with acrobatics and chasing each other, if you are lucky there’s also a chance to interact with them.

    Later, we will continue with our tour to one of the majestic bays on the island, where its beauty will captivate you.

    Once the catamaran is anchored, the crew will set up for you to relax, enjoy, explore, take great pictures, and of course a delicious lunch. Also, time to swim or just relax on the white sand and turquoise waters.

    The archipelago of Espiritu Santo is home to many species from the region: +32 types of reptiles, +98 species of birds and most of them are available to watch year-round. Also, there are remains of the Pericu tribe that lived in the region until the end of the XVIII century.

    If you start your venture in Los Cabos, we have transportation available, where we will make a brief stop in an iconic and famous local restaurant with typical Baja Sur food, have breakfast and then continue to the Marina Asipona.

    World Heritage Site

    Today, the incredible waters of the Sea of Cortez that wash the shores of this Island, have motivated many investigations on marine species, and that is why many scientists are interested in participating. The importance of the conservation of this site is paramount for survival, which is why UNESCO has declared this as WORLD HERITAGE SITE, by being one of the most visited ecotourism destinations.

$145 USD

Without transportation
$145 USD Adult (+11 yo)
$97 USD Child (4-10 yo)
Infants free (0-3 yo)

With transportation
$254 USD Adult (+11 yo)
$168 USD Child (4-10 yo)
Infants free (0-3 yo)



Check-in: 9:00 AM
Departure: 9:30 AM
Return: 3:30 PM

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

All year round

Fun Rider (The boat or vessel is subject to change according to the daily operation)

Marina Asipona La Paz

Beach towel
Biodegradable sunscreen
Camera (underwater if possible)
Bathing suit
Non-slip shoes

Park fee $8 usd · $120 mxn
Dock fee $3 usd · $40 mxn


  • Breakfast Box in “La Garita” (Only WITH transportation)
    • Option 1: A chicken machaca burrito, a beef machaca burrito, a bean burrito with cheese and a drink (coffee, juice or natural fruit water)
    • Option 2: Seasonal fruit salad, yogurt, granola, honey and to drink (coffee, juice or natural fruit water).
  • Snorkel gear: Fins, Wetsuit, certified guide.
  • Lunch & snacks: Fresh fish Ceviche, ham, salami and cheese baguette, fresh fruit, cookies, chips.
  • Drinks: bottled water and sodas, up to 2 beers per adult after the activity.
  • Dock fee ($40MXN pesos / 3USD cash only)
  • Park fee ($120MXN pesos / 7USD cash only)
  • Transportation to and from hotel.
  • Tips for the crew.


  • We reserve the right to cancel due to weather conditions without previous notice.


  • Transportation to and from hotel.