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Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park

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La Paz, Mexico
Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Enjoy all the beauty the UNESCO-protected Espiritu Santo Island National Park has to offer on this snorkeling experience. First, spend some time snorkeling in the same turquoise bay that sea lions call home. Then, stop at one if the island’s beaches to eat lunch, and to swim, relax, or do more snorkeling. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for marine life because the national park is known to have more than 500 species of fish.
  • Snorkeling experience at Espiritu Santo Island National Park
  • Spend time snorkeling in the sea lions’ natural habitat
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch and beer
  • Take a break on a beach to swim, rest, or snorkel
  • Look out for different types of fish and other marine life
  • Pass Balandra Bay on your way home
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Lunch
Beverages
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment
The listed price does not include a $5.00 USD park fee (Natural Protected Area), payable at the time of tour check-in.
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Tips for crew
$2 usd Dock/Port access fee to be paid before boarding.
Maritime & Naval Bureau , Pirámides 111, El Conchalito, 23090 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico

9:30 AM Marina FONATUR Pirámides sn, El Conchalito, 23090 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico **Please be 30 minutes before departure time**

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
This half-day snorkeling experience at Espiritu Santo Island National Park departs from Pier Fiscal in La Paz for a boat ride over to Espiritu Santo Island National Park. Please note you need to bring the park fee with you, payable at the time of tour check-in.

Once your boat reaches the UNESCO-protected park, the first thing on your agenda for the day is to go snorkeling in the sea lions’ natural habitat. This area is a sea lion colony with more than 300 sea lions. Not only can you see the sea lions, but keep an eye out for the different types of fish, too. The park is known to have more than 500 different types of species.

Next up, get back on the boat and sail to Ensenada Grande where you eat fresh ceviche, sandwiches and chips on the beach. Then, you can decide if you’d like to sunbathe, relax, swim, or snorkel some more.

Afterward, board your boat for the return cruise back to La Paz. Make sure to check out views of Balandra Bay on your way.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Minimum numbers apply (4 adults) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • Pregnant Travelers only with more than 3 months and medical permission.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sun Rider Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park.

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  • "I have friends going at the end of this month and I told them it’s a must to book with Viator." See review

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star-1
Cancelled
Kelly
, May 2022
Trip was cancelled the night before. Very little communication. They have been non responsive about getting a refund.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Kelly, sorry but they closed the port due bad weather, and we do not get more time in advance, just a few hours prior to closing, for the port authority is also a close call because they don't want to close with out been secure in necessary. I also know that the refund has been done. Again sorry we had to cancel, but believe me, we don't like to loose any business at all. Mario.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Magical adventures with beautiful sea life and wonderful boating crew!
Sara_B
, Apr 2022
We had a surreal and stunning trip to the island- the water was all shades of incredible blues and turquoise. I have never been this close to a community of sea lions- our guide gave us the time of our life seeing these beautiful animals play, swim, communicate and live. There were so many other fish and diversity of sea life, including a large group of rays (not sure which type). They were jumping high into the air and almost flying! We were happy for the wetsuits, as the water was on the chilly side. The lunch was delicious with many different options for our vegetarian group. Lunch took place in a shallow, aqua secluded white sand beach. The whole crew was lovely. Thank you Sunrider tours, we will see you again!
star-5
We had a wonderful...
Greg_J
, Apr 2022
We had a wonderful experience on our trip to EspirItu Santo Island National Park! Our guides were so nice and talked us through the whole trip step by step. It was fun to see and swim with all the sea lions and the snorkeling was awesome, way better than I expected. The lunch was delicious as well. I would definitely recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hey Greg and thank you so much for sharing your experience! This National Park is one of the treasures of Baja and we highly recommend to visit it if you are around. Glad that you could make it! See you soon.
star-5
A definite to do…
Evan_C
, Apr 2022
Excellent guides. Friendly and helpful. Great lunch on a beautiful secluded beach. A definite to do…
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hey Evan! Thanks for your review. Lunch at the beach is one of our favorite moments in the tour. Glad you came and enjoyed it with us! See you soon.
star-5
Great boating/snorkeling/picnic experience
Moira_R
, Mar 2022
We had a wonderful day boating out to the island (it was windy), snorkeling with sea lions and then over a coral reef. They then took us to a quiet beach and served lunch on the boat. We then returned home tired but after having a great day.
star-5
Wonderful experience!!
Kimberly_M
, Dec 2021
Wonderful experience!! Wonderful food and guides!! Found some new friends!! It was a great tour and would do it again!!
star-5
Wonderful day of boating, snorkeling & swimming
Bruce_B
, Dec 2021
A great day of boating, snorkeling, swimming, etc. The crew was very friendly and professional, especially enjoyed snorkeling with the sea lions cavorting around us (with one gently biting my hand) and all the fish, starfish, etc. They prepared a wonderful lunch in a beautiful, calm cove. A great day!
star-5
Worth it!
Brian_C
, Dec 2021
The experience was really special. A tiny bit scary for little kids and anyone who isn’t a strong swimmer, but ultimately very rewarding for having done it. The sea lions were great, good lunch, fantastic crew!
star-5
Loved it. Isolated and perfect.
AJB
, Dec 2021
A beautiful day - the boat trip was really scenic and comfortable, the staff was organized and considerate, lunch was perfect. The sea lions were so playful and curious! Amazing to be able to do this in the wild. The other beach we went to for lunch was one of the most beautiful and quiet ones I’ve ever seen. Go snorkelling along the the rocks there, too for even extra fun!
star-5
Wonderful Experience!
Brisha_B
, Dec 2021
Wonderful experience! We got to snorkel super close to the sea lions in their natural habitat, they swim up so close to you! We also saw coral reefs up close and got to swim and hang out on the beach in a second location. Our guides were friendly and informative as well, and prepared a delicious lunch and snacks for us!
star-5
A Must Do!
Daniel_A
, Sep 2021
Highly recommend! First off the guides where very friendly and informative throughout the whole tour! The boat that took us to the island was the nicest boat that I saw compared to the rest of the tour boats that where out there, it had a restroom and a fresh water hose to rinse off after swimming. The tour itself is a must do if you’re in La Paz, the beaches are the nicest beaches I have ever been too and also the snorkeling with sea lions is a lifetime experience! Sun riders also have us great ceviche and great subways once we got to the beach. Overall we had a great experience and will do it again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excelente
Gudulia_O
, Jul 2021
The best experience. Great service food was fantastic tour was a great 6 hour tour snorkel great and the beach is a great nice private place
star-5
Wonderful Day!
Cindy_N
, Jun 2021
The entire day was well done and all had a great time. We were a little disappointed about not being able to swim with the sea lions since it was nursery season. I’m thinking that should be part of the event description. Our guide (Dellis) was fantastic, the food was good, and we really enjoyed the beach. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly Recommended!!!!
Maureen_M
, Jun 2021
It started early with our tour guide Delisa (I think that’s her name) greeting us with a smile and kindness. Our entire trip with her made this our favorite part of the tour. She was amazing, funny, knowledgeable, accommodating, and patient with the ninos. When one of the guests lost there iPhone in the water and she dove in and found it! The most memorable was the gorgeous clear blue water. Absolutely amazing! Oh and the lunch you get. Holy moly! Delicious!!! I have friends going at the end of this month and I told them it’s a must to book with Viator. They reached out to us the day before to tell us they didn’t have enough people to go out but not to worry they will take care of us and they sure did! Absolutely amazing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Experience of a lifetime!
Cheryl_H
, May 2021
Delis and Memo were amazing! Delis was so patient and helpful with my 70 year old dad with his first time snorkeling! We are definitely doing this again! The sea lions were right beneath us and the beautiful coral and fish were amazing! Thank you!
star-5
Excellent
LINDA_K
, May 2021
Elise was an excellent host. Very personable and efficient and knowledgeable Would recommend. Sea lions were awesome
star-5
Outstanding
Francisco_L
, May 2021
Swimming in the ocean next to the seals, exhilarating fun and nerd raking. One in a lifetime experience.
star-5
Wow!
Liubov_I
, Dec 2020
Such a great experience!!! we saw dolphins so close that I’ve never seen in my live. we snorkeled with sea lions!!! wow! and as a bonus - beauriful beach for lunch with homemade seviche. Thank you so much!
star-4
Bucket List .....Check!
Lisa_M
, Oct 2020
Guide team were very good and the experience was amazing! The sea lions were playful and the water was clear and warm. We had calm waters and great weather.
star-1
tour guy was really rude and weird...
Kimi K
, Oct 2017
tour guy was really rude and weird. was too strict, not friendly. wouldn't let us swim anywhere near the sea lions, when that is what the whole purpose of the tour was. really pointless, to travel that far and be 100s of feet away. they should mention that outright

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