San Carlos, Baja Mexico
November 5 - 11, 2017
7 day expedition / 5 days diving
One of 5 Spaces Available
- Day One - We will pick you up at the La Paz International airport (in a private vehicle). Pick up will be between 12-1PM. From there we will drive three hours to Puerto San Carlos and check you into your hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to prep cameras, relax and/or explore the town.
- Day 2 - 6 - We will head out each morning in search of striped marlin, whales, orcas, mola molas or sharks. Everyday is different on these adventures.
- Day 7 - We will return you to the airport. We leave San Carlos at 8AM and drive you the three hours back to La Paz. Please make your return flights after 12PM.
This is an open ocean safari, where anything can happen. We will spend the day either; seeking out striped marlin feeding on baitballs, or looking for whales (grey, blue, humpback or pilot), orcas, mola molas, and /or we may decide to chum for sharks (makos, blues, silkies and / smooth hammerheads). Everyday is different out here and you never know what we will find. We will let our captains suggest the day. They are very seasoned and know these waters well.
These are snorkel events only, in fast boats which will make it easier for us to seek out pelagic life in the open ocean.
The Pelagic Safari in Magbay is the product of a project created by Pelagic Life, to replace shark fishing with sustainable tourism. We proudly support their efforts by running expeditions here. Our trip will be based out of Puerto San Carlos, Baja MX ( located 3 hours from La Paz). Every morning we will drive from our hotel to the marina, where we will hop on our boat to spend a full day in/on the water.
EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT
Please keep in mind that the majority of our time will be spent searching for pelagic life; striped marlin, mola molas, whales (grey, humpback, blue and pilot), dolphins, turtles, seals and orcas. However we will also spend some time chumming for sharks. The types of sharks we may encounter are; makos, blues, smooth hammerheads, silkies and / or dusky sharks.
One of the core reasons we have chosen November is because it is peak season for striped marlin. We are hoping to find them feeding on sardines. If we find a feeding event, each encounter is different; the majority of the time, we will be swimming after them as they chase the sardines. These types of encounters may last for a few seconds, or half an hour - you just never know what to expect with these fish. What we hope to find is a static baitball. Which is a baitball that does not move. These are the dream encounters and can last for hours.
November is also a good time to hopefully encounter orcas. Pod sightings are becoming more frequent. So we are headed there in the hopes of finding these amazing animals.
YOUR NEXT MOVE
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