Espiritu Santo Island Tour

Espiritu Santo Island

Experience the Beauty of a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Espiritu Santo Island

Discover the incredible Espiritu Santo Island tour and swim with sea lions!

The Espiritu Santo Island tour is one of the most incredible 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. This activity takes place all year long except during the months of June, July, and august, when it's their reproductive season, and as a conservation and safety measure, swimming with sea lions isn't allowed. 

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. 

Description

Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Espiritu Santo Island with our full-day adventure tour. We'll take you on a journey through crystal clear waters, where you'll have the opportunity to swim with friendly sea lions and other fascinating marine life. 

Our experienced guides will lead you through the island's hidden coves and beaches, and you'll be awed by the magnificent rock formations that make this island so unique. 

And what's more, our adventure includes a delicious lunch on one of the island's pristine beaches, where you can relax and soak up the sun in between all the excitement. Whether you're an experienced snorkeler or a first-timer, this adventure is perfect for everyone. 

So come join us and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Aventura - Espiritu Santo Island
Aventura - Espiritu Santo Island

Itinerary

The day starts at 9.00 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 (except during their reproductive season) for about 30-40 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 (if the day, conditions, and group allows) to get to know a little more of the Espiritu Santo Island, and rest on the beach for a while before heading back to La Paz. We will be arriving around 3:00 pm.


Duration: around 7 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: 2 people.

Included

  • Trained guide and captain.
  • Permits for the protected natural area.
  • Water, lunch and drinks on the beach.
  • Safety equipment on the boat, wetsuit (winter and spring), mask and fins.

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Land transportation

You must bring

  • Environmentally friendly sunscreen.
  • Swimming suit, comfortable shoes and waterproof wind jacket.
  • Cap and sunglasses.
  • Towel
  • Water bottle.

Price

Price per person: MXN 2200

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Reviews

ALVARO ZENIFF MENDOZA MUÑOZ

Fantastic experience

Incredible experience, fantastic service from the crew, it felt like we were with old friends. 100% recommended

Mariana González

Great tour!!

An incredible experience!! The guides take you to beautiful places on the island, and we also had a delicious ceviche. Highly recommended

Roberto Matus

Perfect experience

A perfect experience. The transportation, the scenery, the sensations... of unsurpassable beauty. Mateo was a great host. Generous, with a lot of interesting information about the area and always attentive to our questions. The agency that offers this tour is undoubtedly impeccable. I highly recommend it.

Ana Karen Rodriguez Gonzalez

Excelent activity!

The tour is amazing, the guide is a marine biologist, so she explains in detail about Espiritu Santo Island. The ceviche was delicious. We had an incredible time.

Jessica de Abásolo

Great Day!!

We really enjoyed the activity!! Andrea and Alexis were lovely and attentive to us at all times. Superb organization from the first contact with Karen and during the excursion. We will repeat and recommend!! Excellent!!

Unforgettable Full-Day Adventure on Espiritu Santo Island

Get ready to discover a hidden paradise in the Sea of Cortez!

Isla Espiritu Santo is a natural jewel that will take your breath away with its impressive beauty. With white-sand beaches, towering cliffs, and crystal-clear waters, this island is home to a wide variety of marine and terrestrial life.

From snorkeling to hiking and dolphin or whale watching, there is so much to see and do on Espiritu Santo Island.

Get ready to discover the wonders that await you in this Mexican treasure!

La Paz Harbor to Espiritu Santo Island: A Stunning Boat Tour Experience


Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you depart from La Paz harbor and board a comfortable boat that will take you to the stunning Espiritu Santo Island Tour. 

Admire the breathtaking coastal views during the one-hour boat ride and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Sea of Cortez. Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, and mobulas that might cross your path during the journey.

Views of the Espiritu Santo island's cliffs


As you glide along the water, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the island's cliffs and rock formations, and you can stop at beaches along the way to swim, sunbathe, and enjoy a picnic.

Immerse yourself in the underwater world


Snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters surrounding Espiritu Santo Island is an unforgettable experience. Your expert guides will take you to the best snorkeling spots, where you can swim among the rich marine life of the area, including colorful tropical fish, playful sea lions, majestic manta rays, and even sea turtles. You'll have the opportunity to observe these incredible creatures in their natural habitat and discover the vibrant ecosystem that exists below the surface. Don't forget your underwater camera, as you'll want to capture every moment of this unforgettable experience.

Swim with Sea Lions


No trip to Espiritu Santo Island is complete without experiencing the incredible interaction with the sea lions. These playful and friendly creatures love to interact with humans, and our expert guides will take you to the best spots to see them up close. You'll be able to swim and play with the sea lions in their natural habitat, and capture amazing memories with your family and friends. It's a truly unique and unforgettable experience that you'll cherish forever.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Espiritu Santo Island?

Espiritu Santo Island is located in the Gulf of California, off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. The island is about 20 miles north of the city of La Paz.