Espiritu Santo Island
Snorkeling with Sea Lions in Espiritu Santo Island
Discover the incredible Espiritu Santo Island and swim with sea lions!
Espiritu Santo Island is one of the most requested adventures requested by travellers who visit La Paz, and with good reason, since swimming with sea lions is one of the most incredible experiences that you can live in La Paz.
We suggest a full day of exploring in the island, swimming and interacting with sea lions and other marine life, and getting to know this incredible island with spectacular beaches and movie-worthy rock formations.
Espiritu Santo Island is a paradise in La Paz that you cannot miss. Its main attraction is the Los Islotes Sea Lion colony, which has around 600 of these friendly individuals. Among them are dozens of puppies that are characterized for being especially playful and interactive with human visitors who enter their territory.
Our day, in addition to snorkeling with sea lions, includes a hike in Espiritu Santo island, passing through the spectacular natural landscapes that characterize it, such as mangroves with many species of birds, pristine beaches, movie rock formations, and lot of marine life. It is common to see dolphins, mobulas, turtles, and whales along the way.
The day starts at 9.30 am at the fiscal dock in La Paz. As long as the weather allows it, we will go to the sea lion colony of Los Islotes, approximately 75 minutes away by boat. On the way with a bit of luck we will see dolphins, whales, or mobulas. Once there, we will swim with the sea lions for about 50 minutes and enjoy a rocky reef where we can find lots of corals, fish or starfish.
Afterwards, we will have lunch at one of the incredible beaches of Espiritu Santo Island while enjoying the beautiful surrounding landscape. We can also take a short hike to get to know a little more of the Espiritu Santo Island (the hike has an additional cost) and rest on the beach for a while before heading back to the island. We will be arriving in La Paz around 4:00 pm.
Duration: between 7 and 8 hours.
Requirements: Know how to swim, or feel comfortable floating and moving in the water with a life jacket. Respect the rules of the protected natural area.
Difficulty: It is not a day with difficult activities. It is important to consider that on the way some people get sick if there is some waves, and although there is usually no strong current in the water, it is essential to know how to move in the water and feel comfortable floating with a life jacket.
Minimum number of participants: 5 people. In case of not reaching the group, we will connect you with one of our collaborators.
- Trained guide and captain.
- Permits for the protected natural area.
- Water, lunch and drinks on the beach.
- Safety equipment on the boat, wetsuit (if necessary), mask and fins, towels.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Land transportation
You must bring
- Environmentally friendly sunscreen.
- Swimming suit, comfortable shoes and waterproof wind jacket.
- Cap and sunglasses.