5 DAY SUMMER TRIP TO BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES

October

 

Whale sharks are the largest fish in the sea. As filter feeders, they come to the nutrient rich waters of the Sea of Cortez to feast on the abundant plankton. During our tours, you can swim alongside these gentle giants or view them feeding from above. Whale sharks are currently on the endangered species list so this trip offers an optional training to contribute to science by learning about photo-IDs. Visual databases such as photo-identification have been used to individually catalog whale sharks and track their whereabouts for research and conservation purposes worldwide.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Bahía de los Ángeles is a small coastal town located on the Sea of Cortez, just 10 hours south of San Diego. On day 1, we will make the scenic drive in our private sprinter van to this tranquil coastal town where we will be staying at waterfront accommodations. Here you can rest and enjoy incredible sunrises in between our time out on the water.

Days 2-4: Panga boat tours ( 5-6 hours) looking for and snorkeling with whale sharks and other local wildlife. In the evenings, go for beach walks, hikes or relax at the beach- front hotel. 

 

Day 5:  Travel back to your drop-off location either in Tijuana or San Diego.

Total price: USD $1,300 (Mexican nationals - 10% off)

2021 Dates:

October 1st - 5th 2021

INCLUDED

  • Transport to and from trip destination (San Diego/Tijuana) in a private van

  •  Hotel accommodations

  •  Certified boat tours (3)

  •  Logistics and planning for the entire length of the trip

  • Personal marine biologist guide

  • CONANP bracelet

NOT INCLUDED

  • Traveler's and health insurance

  •  Alcoholic beverages

  •  Meals/Snacks

  •  Souvenirs

  • Gratuities

  • Snorkeling gear

Each trip includes guides with a deep knowledge of Baja, experience in navigating local roads, expertise in marine biology and ecology, and bilingual skillsets.

 

We keep our group trips small to offer a more personalized experience with our marine biologist guides, so we can exercise best practices when encountering these marine mammals, out in the wild (i.e., per government regulations, only 4 individuals are allowed to swim with a whale shark at a time), and to let our guests truly disconnect and unwind.

 

With included pickups in San Diego and Tijuana, hotel accommodations, and photo package options, PROCETUS makes planning your next adventure easy! We utilize a private sprinter van to transport guests to and from our Baja locations with stops along the way. Our hotel partners also offer a tranquil place to rest in between wildlife sightings and are located in small coastal towns.

If you are looking to secure group rates or want a more customized trip, please inquire by email. We are happy to arrange family trips, honeymoons, etc.

*** Sightings are not guaranteed on our trips as these are wild animals and they can be highly migratory. However, we do guarantee that you will walk away with some newfound knowledge on marine species and memorable times out of the water! ***

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SAFETY AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Safety for our guests and marine life is our number 1 priority.

 

We are currently taking COVID precautions by having clean and sanitized vehicles, hotels, and panga boats. Our guides are fully vaccinated and ready to take you on your next adventures!

 

We also carry a satellite phone for emergencies. Please note, for our whale shark trips, the nearest hospital is 2.5 hours away. Our team carries a first aid kid and there are local doctors available in town for minor injuries. However, in the event of major injury, it may be necessary to arrange for evacuation.

 

Clean water will be available throughout the trip and provided by our hotel accommodations. Please note that most of our destinations are located in small remote towns with limited shops, restaurants, and Wi-Fi.

FAQs

  1. What should I pack for my adventure?

    • Sun protection such as sunscreen, hats, rash guards, sun shirts, sunglasses, etc.

    • Snorkel mask and fins. (for whale shark expedition)

    • Swimsuit(s) (for whale shark expedition)

    • Underwater camera or GoPro

    • Comfy clothes for travel days

    • Sweater for nighttime (Bahía de los Ángeles) or jacket (Guerrero Negro)

    • Clothes to wear over swimsuit for excursion days

    • Clothes for late afternoon and evenings after excursions

      • The weather in Bahía de los Ángeles will be warm and moderately humid during the day around mid-80s F. The evenings will be mid-70s F.

      • The weather in Guerrero Negro will be temperate with the chance for light rain in the high 60s to low 70s F. The evenings will be low 60s F.

  2. What should I expect for the travel days?

    • The travel days will be long, but it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on your Podcasts, music, or book reading so dress comfortably and sit back while we take care of the driving! We will be making pit stops along the way as needed.

  3. What’s included in the total price?

    • The total price for each trip includes travel to and from either Bahía de los Ángeles or Guerrero Negro from one of our pickup locations (San Diego or Tijuana), hotel stay for 4 nights, & 3 days of wildlife excursions. Food, snacks, and beverages are NOT included.

  4. Can I bring my own food?

    • Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks, except for alcohol. We will also be making pit stops along the way where you can purchase snacks. Please note, you will also need to bring lunch for our excursion days as we will be out on the water for 3-5 hours at a time.

  5. Do I need a passport for your adventures?

    • Yes, all citizens are required to have passports when crossing the U.S./Mexico border.

  6. Do I need to exchange money before the trip?

    • We will be making a stop at an exchange center after crossing the U.S./Mexico border. Please bring cash in U.S. dollars that you would like converted to the Mexican peso.

  7. How much cash will I need?

    • It depends. You will need cash for food, beverages, souvenirs, and gratuities.

  8. If we don’t see whale sharks/gray whales, are there other marine animals to see?

    • Yes! There are tons of sea life in Baja such as dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, mobula rays, fish, etc. We are always scouting for viewing opportunities while out on the water!