Available Dates: Daily Departures From December 8th - March 23rd
Rates: $149.00 Adults/Children <13 Years ~ Recommended Age 2+ Years
The Oceanographical Ocean Safari focuses on providing a description of the marine environments inside Banderas Bay and geological features that correlate with the Sea of Cortez as well as a description of the diversity of marine life that inhabit these waters.
This tour provides perfect opportunities to observe a variety of open water species such as Bottlenose Dolphins, Spotted dolphins, Rough toothed dolphins, Bryde's whales, Humpback whales (from November through March), Giant mantas, sea turtles, and occasionally Spinner dolphins, False killer whales and even Orcas.
During the journey, we describe the origin of Banderas Bay and the Marietas Islands and their relationship with Baja California and the Sea of Cortez. We also discuss the major oceanographic and geological features of the bay and observe marine pelagic wildlife such as whales, mantas, dolphins and exotic bird species including the Magnificent Frigate bird, Tropic bird, Blue Footed Booby birds, terns, gulls and more.
This trip is also bird lovers delight with 89 different bird species, of which 16 are resident year round. We provide an experienced bird watching expert on board during this tour to further enhance your understanding of this unique ecosystem and to assist with species identification.