BAJA: Makos, Blue Sharks, and Mobulas in the Pacific Ocean

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Close encounters with pelagic species of sharks and many more. Interact with mako sharks, blue sharks, and possibly smooth hammerhead sharks in the deep blue Pacific ocean. Swim with huge pods of Mobula rays and snorkel in a colony full of curious sea lions.


Baja California

8 days


Available dates:

8.3. - 14.3. 2023.    

18.3. - 24.3. 2023.  2 spots left

28.3. - 3.4. 2023

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About this Trip

  • Guests: max 8 people

  • Duration: 7 days

  • Boat: small private boat

  • Number of full days in the water: 5 

  • Food: breakfast, lunch, and snacks included

  • Conditions: outside temperature: 25°C, water temperature: 22°C

  • Skill requirement: good swimming skills

  • Pick up location: SJD (San Jose del Cabo) airport 

  • Accommodation: Hotels Baja California. Rooms for two. Private room on request.

Beautiful expedition created especially for those of you who would like to spend a good amount of time with apex predators of our oceans, sharks. 


We start our adventure in Cabo San Lucas getting comfortable in the water, snorkeling, and freediving in the place where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific ocean meets. We will search for wild dolphins and Mobula rays that are closely related to sharks. We might be lucky to encounter humpback whales and their calves this time of year too.


The program for the next few days is clear: Try to get as many encounters with pelagic sharks as possible. We will get to swim with curious blue sharks, fast mako sharks, and smooth hammerhead sharks. We will spend our days on boats, attracting the sharks to us, and once they come, we will jump into the water. The sharks are curious species, so be prepared for some close interactions.


We will then travel to the city of La Paz, where you will be able to swim in a large sea lion colony with playful cubs. Huge whale sharks are passing through this location as well at this time of the year and if lucky you get to swim with them as well.


Our mission is to protect the underwater world, educate people of all generations and explore the treasures the ocean hides in its depths. Our conservation activities are our top priority and we fund them through expeditions like this, and if you join us, you will help us move our vision one step further.


Wildlife Highlights

  • Snorkeling with mako sharks, blue sharks, and smooth hammerhead sharks

  • Swimming with schools of Mobula rays

  • Encounters with wild dolphins

  • Swimming in a big sea lion colony with their playful cubs

  • Close encounters with whale sharks

  • Chance to encounter humpback whales

  • Chance to encounter orcas

  • Watching various species of birds



Day 1 

Cabo San Lucas - Meeting, briefing, and accommodation

We will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel in Cabo San Lucas. In the afternoon, you will get a brief introduction to the adventures that await you in the next days. The expedition will start the next morning.

• Accommodation: hotel, Cabo San Lucas


Day 2 

Cabo San Lucas – Pelagic Safari

In the morning, we will pick you up at the hotel and we will drive to the marina. We will jump on a private boat and spend our time looking for schools of mobulas and pods of wild dolphins to swim with. During the trip, we will also have the chance to encounter humpback whales.

• Accommodation: hotel, Cabo San Lucas


Day 3 

Cabo San Lucas – sharks

We will leave the marina in the morning, find the best spot for shark encounters, and start attracting them. Some days, it might take 20 minutes before the sharks arrive, other days we might have to wait for longer. While waiting, we might spot whales and large fish like wahoo. Once the sharks arrive, we jump into the water. There will be two professional shark guides in the water with you. The species that we will most likely encounter are mako sharks and blue sharks. The shortfin mako shark is the fastest shark on our planet and you can recognize it by its smooth, torpedo-shaped body and very strong muscles attached to its powerful tail. Blue sharks are curious open-ocean predators with a beautiful dark blue dorsal surface and bright blue sides.

It is not unusual that both of these sharks arrive to the boat and you will be able to observe their fascinating behaviour and the dynamics between them.

·  Accommodation: hotel, Cabo San Lucas


Day 4

Cabo San Lucas - sharks

Another day for the shark encounters. Each day is different, but our main goal remains the same. Swimming with the mako sharks, blue sharks, and if lucky, with smooth hammerhead sharks. While we are out on the boat we will take advantage of every opportunity to find wildlife, and if we encounter orcas or other big animals, we will stop and see if we can get in the water with them as well.

·  Accommodation: hotel, Cabo San Lucas


Day 5

La Paz – Sea of Cortez

In the morning we move to La Paz, a city located on the shore of the Sea of Cortez. We will spend the day on the boat, swim in a large colony of sea lions, and play with their curious cubs. Whale sharks, the largest plankton-eating fish in the world, come here this time of the year too. We will enjoy lunch on a white sandy beach in a beautiful blue lagoon and on our way back to the marina we will observe rare birds and other animals that we meet in this area full of marine life.

• Accommodation: hotel, Cabo San Lucas


Day 6

Cabo San Lucas - sharks

The last day of our expedition spent seeking out the shark encounters in the open waters of the Pacific ocean. 

• Accommodation: hotel, Cabo San Lucas



Day 7

End of the expedition, transfer to the airport or your accommodation in Cabo San Lucas.