Bait balls, striped marlins, whales, and much more!

Marlin Run

Bait balls, striped marlins, whales, and much more!

Ocean adventure day in Magdalena Bay

The Marlin Run is one of those underwater spectacles that leave any nature lover completely astonished. It’s a natural occurring, authentic, and exclusive event that has gained popularity amongst the most intrepid adventurers.

It has it all. We will swim and marvel at giant bait balls as they are harrased by striped marlins, sea lions, and seabirds as they hungrily gather to feed on the feast. This show is sometimes complemented by humpback whales and giant mobula schools, making this adventure and unforgettable one.


We will spend all day looking for bait balls, striped marlins, humpback whales, dolphins, mobula rays, sharks, and other marine life that seasonally shows up to this underwater spectacle. In this adventure, anything is possible! Please consider that this adventure is fit for the most adventurous guests, since it includes a full day of being on a panga boat (6-8 hours), navigating in the ocean, and jumping into and out of the water as we encounter marine life. Doing this snorkeling activity with marlins, sea lions, and bait balls is an adventure that will be engraved in your memory for ever.

Aventura - Marlin Run
Aventura - Marlin Run

This expedition begins very early in the morning at a town located 3 hours from La Paz, in Puerto San Carlos. We will pick you up at your hotel at 4:00 am, and start the activity at 7:00 am.

We will sail to the depths of the Pacific Ocean to swim with striped marlins and bait balls. If the group wishes to, we will also look for mobula rays schools and whales to snorkel with. On the boat, you will have access to lunch, drinks, and snacks, high quality snorkel gear, a marine biologist that will explain everything, and a local guide with site experience.

Finally, we return to land usually with the sunset.

Requirements: Respect the rules.

Difficulty: Intermediate. It does not require high technical knowledge but it does require to be familiar with the snorkeling activity.

Minimum number of participants: 5 people.


  • Marine biologist and local guide
  • Soft drinks and lunch
  • All fees
  • Snorkel equipment and wetsuit
  • Transportation

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages

You must bring

  • Environmentally friendly sunscreen.
  • Bathing suit, towel, and waterproof wind jacket.
  • Cap and sunglasses.


Price per person: MXN 7200

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