The wild coast of Baja is full of life all year round and never ceases to amaze us with the seasonal migrations that take place within these major feeding grounds. Coming November join Pelagic Safari in Magdalena Bay to look for the über-fast, amazing, and elusive striped marlin.
We start the day with a light breakfast and then set out early out into the open ocean. We will be looking for the majestic frigate birds that are feeding on sardine and mackerel as the marlin corral them into big bait balls. As soon as we find a bait-ball we will jump right in. Lastly, one of the amazing things about Magbay is that while it is very likely we will find the marlin, there is plenty of other amazing pelagic species around. It is possible to see dolphins, sharks, and sea lions feeding on the same bait balls. Whales and even orcas are often spotted in the area. And if this wasn’t enough, this place is also a bird-watching paradise, including the most southern population of bold eagles. Look for them resting on top of the sand dunes as we sail off and out of the bay. At the end of the day in open ocean we will go back to the hotel for a shower before going out to dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Individuals: $2,500 USD*
Private trip: $12,000 USD* (up to 6 guests)
*16% IVA (Mexican sales tax) not included
Oct 30 – Nov 3
Nov 8 – Nov 12
Nov 26 – Nov 30
PAYMENT SCHEDULE 33% due at time of booking Final Balance due 60 days prior to the trip start date
Striped Marlin Pelagic Safari
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*
*Even though you can watch the whales from the boat, we recommend the following in case we do find come other fauna like mobulas, dolphins, sea lions or even sharks!