The Pelagic Safari in Cabo is a full day trip on the ocean, starting at 8am and usually ending around 5-6pm, always depending on weather conditions, distance, and sightings.
The adventure starts at the marina, where our staff will welcome our guests. As soon as the waiver is filled and the first briefing is done, the participants will head to our brand new boat, the “Mobula”, a 32ft Intrepid with two 250hp Yamaha engines, to ensure safety and high speed for a better chance of pelagic encounters.
Even though we could fit more people on the boat, we run trips with groups no larger than 6, that way the experience will be fully seized at maximum comfort both in and out of the water.
Cabo San Lucas is the southern point of the Baja Peninsula, AKA Land’s End, and also where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Due to this strategic position, the waters around Cabo offer a huge diversity of marine megafauna across the seasons.
- Winter – Spring (December – March)
Whales, anyone? Humpbacks, gray whales, fin whales, and porpoises such as pilot whales and even orcas can be spotted during our trips.
- Spring – Summer (April – August)
Blues and makos come in, and as the water gets warmer towards the summer we have tons of silkies, and if we are lucky, smooth hammerheads.
- Autumn – Winter (September – December)
Marlin and mobula rays become less shy, and baitballs start showing up on the Pacific side. What’s feeding on them? We’ll have to jump in and see for ourselves.
Even though seasons increase specific sighting possibilities, dolphins, sea lions, mobulas and sharks call Cabo their home all year round.
It is an adventure in the form of raw marine exploration, but that doesn’t mean it has to be uncomfortable. During your trip, our job will be to pay attention to all the small details to ensure a great day regardless of wildlife interaction. Depending on a series of factors, we will cover a distance between 10 and 40 miles to get to our preferred location, while always looking for marine life along the way. Once we reach the spot, we will stop the engines and use bait and attracting techniques to attract sharks and interact with them in their natural habitat. The process can take from 30 minutes up to 4 hours. We will use our years of knowledge and experience to increase the possibility of wildlife encounters. However, it is the open ocean where anything can happen. Even though the odds are in our favor, we cannot guarantee sightings and/or encounters, but hey, that’s what an adventure is all about.
Price per person on scheduled trips. A minimum 4 PAX quota has to be met.
Maximum of 6 guests
16% IVA tax not included
What to pack
The safari is a full day trip (sunrise to sunset) and we strongly recommend you to bring the following:
- Dry bag
- Sweatshirt and waterproof jacket
- Cap or hat
*Even if you don’t tend to get seasick, we recommend you take Dramamine in the morning.
- Minimum age of 12 (with adult supervision)
- Previous snorkeling experience required
- Good physical condition
- Swimming skills
We will contact you with all the directions to get to our shop located at the Cabo San Lucas Marina, where you will try on your gear and receive the first briefing. Depending on our schedule, the Mobula will pick us up at the Cabo marina, or ground transportation will be provided for the San José Marina.