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 – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – 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.
Your experienced guide will lead you on an adventure of a lifetime. You’ll snorkel and swim with sea lions in their colony at Los Islotes – we provide all the gear and instruction. You can join the 300 resident sea lions as they swim, play and dart around. 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. There are also optional activities – SNUBA® or scuba diving for an extra cost (to cover transporting the gear). We will drop you back at your hotel at the end of the day.
TOUR DURATION: Full-day activity
|7:00 a.m.||Monday-Saturday||April through September|
Some walking/hiking is involved; guests should not be mobility challenged, and basic swimming skills are necessary to snorkel.
We require a minimum of 4 individuals to run the trip and we can accommodate up to 10 persons at a time.
You will be picked up directly from your hotel by your guide and a chauffeur in our air-conditioned van.
Three islands actually make up what is known as Espiritu Santo – Isla Partida (6 square miles) and Espiritu Santo, which are connected by a small sand strip at low tide, and the sea lion rookery Los Islotes to the north of Isla Partida. Even though uninhabited now, it once was home to the indigenous Pericu people. In 2007, UK Travel Magazine named Ensenada Grande Beach on Espiritu Santo as one of the 12 most beautiful beaches in the world.