Baja Snorkel offers two different activities, at different times of the year. 

Whale Shark Encounter

(November thru April)

Sea Lion Encounter

(April thru October)


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Tour Overview

During the Fall and Winter months you may snorkel with the largest fish on the planet along with a marine biologist or certified whale shark guide. The whale shark filters surface water for microscopic plankton, which allows us to swim beside these rare and gentle giants. Or, if your vacation falls during the late Spring and Summer months, you will surely want to swim with sea lions, tropical fish, and corals along a rock reef. Explore deserted white sand beaches, bays and coves. Either way, your exploratory snorkel experience includes:

  • Ground transportation from the greater Cabo area
  • Snorkel boat with swim ladder
  • Certified helmsperson
  • Certified guide
  • Entrance to the water areas administered by Conanp, the national park service
  • Wetsuits
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Towels
  • Reef-friendly sunscreen
  • Full menu lunch - Waterside at Captains
  • Full open bar at Captains, see:
  • Ground return with a stop in Todos Santos at the legendary Hotel California

Ground transportation pick-up, from various hotels and resorts within the greater Cabo area, is typically around 7:00 AM.


Guests are brought to Captains Sunset Bar, located about 50 steps from Kitty II, in Marina Palmira in La Paz. 


Once you arrive to Captains, you will be greeted by your licensed captain and your certified guide for the day. if you would like a wet suit, this is where you can try one on in a private bathroom, and get organized before boarding.


Depart CAPTAINS to board Island Kitty II, bound for El Mogote area to swim with Whale Sharks as regulators permit, during the months of November through April. Or, you're off to Lover’s Cove, Booby Island, San Rafaelito Sea Lion colony, El Merito cove, and the seven beaches of Balandra. You will explore several amazingly beautiful, white sand beaches, bays, and coves on this activity.


Life jackets are not required, but are always immediately available on board. We also offer snorkel vests which we recommend you wear at all times.


Full face, or regular snorkel mask, with breathing tube, and fins, are provided.


An ice chest of bottled water, beer, and sodas, are included. As is a quality box lunch.


Each guest receives a fresh-laundered towel and is offered reef-friendly sunscreen throughout the day’s exploratory experience. (All the commercial varieties are harmful to fish and reefs.) 


We encourage you to bring your own camera. Your guide and captain will be pleased to take your photo on board and in the water.


Two kayaks are available on board and will be put into the water in a quiet bay, for your use.


Ground Transportation

Typically, guests are picked up directly from the lobby entrance of their hotel or resort, but not always. Depending on a number of factors, guests may be requested to meet ground transport in a central location.

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Tour Details


Typical pickup time from the general Cabo area for transportation to Marina Palmira in La Paz.

8:30 AM

Stop in Pescadero (Coffee-Bathroom Break)

9:45 AM

Depart the dock for your Whaleshark encounter, or your sea lion and tropical fish adventure.

1:30 PM

Full menu lunch at Captains. We also host an open bar.

3:45 PM

Hotel California in Todos Santos (Bathroom Break)

5:00 PM

Arrive in Los Cabos


Public option is charged per guest and is not private:

$ 225 per person
    plus tax

Private option for the boat, crew, fuel,

$ 1,250 per person
    plus $25 per person, plus tax


We Sponsor


Mar Libre

is a non-profit, conservation and educational program focused on the restoration of reefs and mangroves in the Sea of Cortez. This is a volunteer organization with NO PAID personal. Each month, RNAM coordinates, directs, and participates in cleaning beaches, reefs, sea lion colonies, and mangroves. Volunteer marine biologists, divers, surfers, kayakers, paddle board enthusiasts and ocean lovers of every type, participate in these projects. Baja Cat is a RNAM sponsoring partner, providing funding, resources and personal, in support of these worthy projects.


Cabo Pulmo Reef Preservation

In 1995, an underwater national park was formed by the Mexican government at the request of the fishing families of the tiny village of Cabo Pulmo. Since then, no fishing or anchoring has been allowed. The reef sprung back to life in an amazing way. Fish returned, spawned, and grew to maturity in huge numbers, along with turtles, dolphins, sea lions, and sharks. Coral and sea life have become incredibly abundant. In addition to the fee Baja Charters pays to the National Park for every guest who visits with us, we also make a donation to the Cabo Pulmo Welcome Center for reef preservation for each of our customers. 


Leave No Trace

Baja Charters is a contributing partner to the Leave No Trace association, and actively promotes its outdoor ethics programs.


Rescatando Nuestros Arrecifes y Manglares

Environmental education. In addition to “hands-on” clean up, RNAM, provides marine science educational instruction in schools throughout Baja Sur. Recently, over 1,000 students were taught how to preserve habitat and reduce pollution in a single month. Baja Charters provides resources and direct experiential interaction for teachers and professors supporting environmental instruction and hosts an annual all day private charter for the top-performing 25 educators in this area.


Project Aware

Project AWARE is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. We connect the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation to create lasting change. Baja Charters has adopted a snorkel and dive site for continual clean-up and preservation.


Los Cabos Humane Society

Los Cabos Humane Society rescues and finds homes for dogs and cats. Don't buy, adopt! 

About Us

Yacht Charters, Excursions, Liveaboard

Baja Charters provides PREMIER Private Charters, Public Excursions, and Liveaboard exploratory cruises. Five-star rated we are NOT a typical tour company. We provide a private yacht experience with first class service and amenities. No one does it like we do for anything close to our prices.

Guests visit beautiful isolated locations experienced by only the fortunate few. Baja Charters provides ALL INCLUSIVE cruising to remote coves and beaches on the inside Sea of Cortez. This is the area famously known as the World’s Aquarium. According to Nature.Org, the inside Sea of Cortez is the second most biologically diverse marine environment on the planet. An intimate cruise features snorkeling with an array of tropical fish over shallow tropical reefs, swimming with sea lions, or whale sharks in season, strolling remote beaches, exploring, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba, etc.

Baja Charters provides quality chef-prepared meals on board with an open bar, served by a skilled and educated crew. A marine biologist is typically your hostess and snorkel leader. Everything is included: snorkel gear, wet suits, kayaks and paddleboards, along with an assist boat for getting up close to sea life in its natural environment. Reef-friendly sunscreen, bottled water, beer, sodas, and a variety of snacks are all provided, along with private bathrooms, fresh towels, and private showers. Join us, for the Experience of a Lifetime.

Listed below are a number of websites addressing various nautical adventures.


Baja Charters Office - La Paz
Captains Marina Bar

214-974-0501 (English Only)
(52) 624-128-5666 (Spanish, English, German)
(52) 612-152-9940 (English)

Captains Marina Bar & Dock 5


Driving Instructions From Cabo to La Paz

Coming from anywhere along the Cabo corridor, the easiest way to Marina Palmira is to take Highway 1 to Todos Santos. Go around Todos Santos via the Bypass road and continue on to La Paz. If you are coming from Los Barriles, take the road to La Paz, it will merge into the main road coming from Cabo.

When you reach La Paz, continue on the main road. It’s a few miles to downtown. Keep going and turn left at 5 February. Proceed straight towards the bay. At the last signal turn right. You are now on Alvaro Obregon, the road along the bay, which in about a mile will run parallel to the beach and bay. This area is known as the Malecon. (The "Malecon," in any Spanish-speaking country, means roughly: the esplanade along the water’s edge.)

Continue along the beach road about two miles passing through the remarkable waterfront area, until you see Marina Palmira on your left. At this point, the road has just divided into four lanes. Take the first turn across the green bicycle lane in the middle of the road. If you miss the turn, go slightly past the marina and take the one-lane turnaround and head back to the first entry area. There are three entries into the marina. The first one you come to is the closest to the boat. Technically, you can go into any of them, park and walk to the dock, but it is quicker to go back to the first entry area and double back, park in front of the Marine Waterfront Hotel, and walk straight through their complex to Captains Marina Bar. (It takes less than a minute.) It is directly across from the Dock 5 gate. Captains’ Marina Bar, is a Baja Charters facility where we meet with guests before boarding.

The parking is free in front of the hotel and at the south end of the marina. All the parking around the marina is safe and well protected.

 Listed below are a number of websites
addressing various nautical adventures


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Life was made for this

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