Orca and Mobula Ray Expedition

Orca and Mobula Expedition in La Ventana

Mobula rays, dolphins, orcas, and whales in La Ventana, BCS

La Ventana, located in Baja California Sur, is a destination that has gained popularity in recent years, not only for its natural beauty and reputation as one of the best places in the world to practice kitesurfing, but also for its rich marine life. From March to June, the crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez are visited by large schools of mobula rays, which in turn attract orcas that come to hunt and feed on them.  

Every year, the presence of orcas in La Ventana is becoming more frequent and is an impressive spectacle for visitors. Seeing these animals swim in the crystal-clear waters and hunt in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience.  

But the magic of this place doesn't end there, as these waters are also a transit point for incredible species such as whales, sperm whales, dolphins, and countless marine species. That's why this amazing place is becoming an increasingly recognized destination for nature lovers and adventurous travelers who seek to experience unique and close encounters with nature.

Description

The expeditions focus on finding orcas and mobula rays, however, we cannot guarantee their appearance as they are wild animals that do not have a fixed location and are constantly on the move, so it is not always possible to see them. Nevertheless, encounters with them are becoming more common in this area. In addition to orcas and schools of mobula rays, we are likely to see large pods of dolphins, whales, and even whale sharks.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning that the activity is performed with respect for all wildlife, and we avoid any kind of harassment towards any species.

Aventura - Orca and Mobula Ray Expedition
Aventura - Orca and Mobula Ray Expedition

Itinerary

During the 5 days of activity, we will meet at 8 am at the dock located in front of the "Playa Central" building. Each day we will sail for about 6 hours on board our panga boats actively searching for all the marine life that the ocean offers us and looking for that magical encounter that will remain in our memories forever.

The approximate duration of the activity is from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.


Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Double occupancy rooms

Included

  • All the necessary equipment for the activity
  • Round Transportation
  • Marine Biologist Guide
  • 6 nights lodging
  • Specified meals

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

You must bring

  • Windbreaker, swimsuit, sandals
  • Biodegradable sunscreen and sun protection

Price

Price per person: MXN 30000

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Reviews

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Michele D'antino

A unique experience!

A unique and unforgettable experience. The task of finding marine life is very challenging, and the crew is expert at it. They made my dreams come true!

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Elia Medina Villalba

Sperm Whale, dolphins and Whales

The location and activity were both spectacular. We saw a plethora of dolphins, and I had the opportunity to swim with them. We also saw sperm whales, which were impressive. Later, we ate on the boat at one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen (Playa Arena). Words fall short to describe what I experienced on this trip.

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ximena corominas

La Ventana, 100% recommended

An incredible experience, we saw many dolphins, mobulas, a sea lion, and the best part was seeing a humpback whale with its calf. Mateo, our guide, was super nice and always attentive to us for anything, and our captain Carlos had the best sight, as he immediately recognized where the mobulas were. Thank you for everything and for such a beautiful day.

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Julio César Enriquez

Cerralvo island paradise

My favorite part of the experience was swimming among hundreds of mobulas and feeling like I was part of a documentary, wow!

We also had the fortune of swimming among dolphins and observing a whale from the boat.

The guide María and the MTA team made all of this a great experience!!

What species can I find in La Ventana and Isla Cerralvo?

La Ventana and Isla Cerralvo are part of the world's largest natural aquarium, the Sea of Cortez, offering an unparalleled rich marine biodiversity, making them ideal destinations for observing wildlife in its natural habitat. There is a plethora of animals residing in this area, and the ones listed below are just some of the most common.

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Mobula Rays


Mobula rays, also known as Munk's devil rays, belong to the Myliobatidae family. They are renowned for their spectacular leaps out of the water and their considerable size. These rays can be observed throughout the year, but it is during the months of May and June when they gather in massive schools of thousands, creating a breathtaking spectacle for onlookers.

Orcas


Orcas, also known as killer whales, present a stunning spectacle in the waters of Baja California Sur. These majestic marine mammals, distinguished by their iconic black and white coloring, are the largest predators in the ocean, sitting at the top of the marine food chain. Contrary to their name, orcas are actually the largest species within the dolphin family. They are renowned for their social behavior and remarkable intelligence, often seen in groups of several individuals. Particularly during the months of May and June, orcas are observed in greater numbers as they gather to feed on the abundant Mobula rays present during this time.

Dolphins


Dolphins are one of the most common sightings on most of our safaris in La Ventana and Isla Cerralvo. In these waters, we can find various species of dolphins, among which the bottlenose dolphin and the common dolphin stand out. Our safaris offer visitors and local residents unique opportunities to observe these intelligent and playful marine mammals in the wild.

Sea Lions


California sea lions are one of the main tourist attractions in Baja California Sur. Their playful and social nature with visitors who venture into their territory has made them one of the region's top tourist draws. During our oceanic safaris in La Ventana, we can visit one of the many sea lion colonies in the area and delight in the company of these wonderful animals

Whales


Whale watching from the boat is one of the main attractions of La Ventana and Isla Cerralvo. The channel formed between these two points serves as a passage for a large number of whale species. Humpback whales, fin whales, blue whales, and sperm whales are just a few of the species that frequent these waters.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Time to Visit La Ventana and Isla Cerralvo?
Any time is a good time to embark on a safari in La Ventana. For observing mobula rays and orcas, the best period is from May to June, while the winter months are ideal for spotting large whales. From July to December, the conditions are perfect for enjoying the clear and warm waters.