May 10th - 22nd 2022

+++ Mobula Mania+++

Best of Baja California

If you like the following, this trip might be for you:

Mobulay Rays

Big schools of Mobula Rays are our main goal on this trip and very likely to find in Baja this time of the year.

 

Small group travel

On this tour we will have a small group of 6 ocean lovers to offer the best experience in the water.

 

Whales & Pelagics

Fin whale season in May will bring us for a full day on the water to look out for big mammals and other pelagics.

 

Freediving

This itinerary is made for snorkeling and freediving. No scuba tanks are necessary and helpful.

 

Open Ocean Safari

Shark safari from Cabo in silky shark season. Mako and boue sharks are always a possibility too.

 

Team Spirit

A relaxed atmosphere, pristine dive conditions and light hearted conversations form the pillars of our ocean adventures.

 

Travel with locals

Together with our partner Latitude, we support and work with small local businesses and fishermen.

 

Conservation

Respect for wildlife and for each other is what makes interactions with Latitude so special. Animals are never being chased or forced into interactions.

 

Orcas

Orcas are travelling looking for Mobulas. Just like us! With some luck we might find and swim with them.

 

This trip is open to everybody

We are inspired by cultures from all over the globe. That’s why we love to bring together people from all these different backgrounds.

Let's go diving together!

I can't wait to go on this adventure with you. We surely need to get away from the harsh winter feeling in Europe, leaving all the stress and pressure behind us. It is time to clear our head, hang out and just do what we love most ... Diving in good company.

- Florian Fischer, Tripleader/Filmmaker -

Best of Baja California

"In the ocean, anything can happen” is a phrase that is used often to describe the unpredictability and riches of the ocean. However, there is no place in the world to which this phrase applies better than the Baja California, where - depending on the season - you can probably see just about anything you ever expected to see in the blue. Pods of orcas are travelling up and down the coast, pods of sperm whales dive deep into the great canyons of the Sea of Cortez and pelagic sharks are shooting through the coastal waters of the peninsula. At least 33 different species of cetaceans travel in and out the sea of Cortez through the year, making it the highest concentration in the world.

- Marcel Wilpernig, Tripleader/Travelbutler -

Meet your BTM Trip Companions

Marcel Wilpernig

Travel Butler

Fernanda Nieto

Local Expert & Tour leader

© Tony Meyer

Tim DeDeygere

Good Vibration Manager / Trip Leader

Best of Baja California with Behind the Mask

Trip price:

€ 4.798
  • per person (see details below for what is included in this price)

Included:

  • 12 nights in hotel
  • local accommodation, authentic and clean
  • breakfast and lunch on water days
  • water, snacks & drinks during water days
  • all transportation from/to Cabo San Lucas
  • all ocean activities with professional tour guide
  • experienced captains
  • exclusive private boats with max. 5 guests plus guides

Not included:

  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Equipment rental
  • Int. flights to Cabo Int. Airport (SJD)
  • Dinner, alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks

Important: min. 4 bookings to confirm this group.  We highly recommend DiveAssure insurance which also covers force majeure and single missed days of diving due to sickness. Feel free to ask us about it. Further extensions in Mexico are always possible we’re happy to assist!

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May & June Itinerary: Mobulas, Fin whales & Silky Sharks

The summer waters in Baja bring plenty of nutritious water which in its self brings plenty of life. We start the trip in the east cape to witness the annual Mobula migration out of the Sea of Cortez. This is like nothing else you have ever witnessed in the ocean. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of rays glide effortlessly through the water in unison, while others break the unison and sometimes jump 2 meters out of the water. The summer is also their mating season and various types of mating behavior can be observed. We will continue north to the bay of La Paz to search for the feeding fin-whales. The huge but exclusive creatures stay in the bay all day enjoying the abundance of food and sun. We will end the day in the most southern part of the Baja peninsula.

During the summer the silky sharks aggregate for their mating season and we often see more than 20 sharks together. This expedition will explore three different species searching for unique encounters. This is also the season for the best chances to see Orcas which are hard to encounter whilst crossing these waters year in year out.

Schedule

Day 1 Meeting in Cabo San Lucas

Welcome briefing and drive to Barriles.

Day 2 – 5 Mobula Safari

7 am departure to search for Mobulas. 2 Options for activities, full day ocean, or split the day into two options, early morning 4 hrs and late afternoon 4hrs

Day 6 La Paz

7 am departure for half day searching for mobulas. Lunch in town and drive to La Paz. Check in at hotel.

Day 7 – 8 Ocean Safari searching for Fin whales.

8am departure for 8hr whale safari.

Day 9 Drive to Los Cabos

Breakfast and drive to Los Cabos stopping at a beach to explore and relax on the way. Check in at the hotel.

Day 10 – 12 Shark Safari searching for Silky Shark aggregations.

Full day 8hrs on the ocean chumming for sharks.

Day 13 Departure after breakfast end of services.

We choose local accommodation, authentic, simple & clean. Accommodation can vary if changes are necessary. Room upgrades are also possible on request. If you want to share a room with another participant, we will try to make it work.

Planned are Hotel Playa del Sol in Los Barriles, Hotel Catedral in La Paz as well as Tesoro hotel in Los Cabon. Single supplement is 60 € per night (12 nights)

Baja California & Sea of Cortez

“In the ocean, anything can happen” is a phrase that is used often to describe the unpredictability and riches of the ocean. However, there is no place in the world to which this phrase applies better than the Baja California, where – depending on the season – you can probably see just about anything you ever expected to see in the blue. Pods of orcas are travelling up and down the coats, pods of sperm whales dive deep into the great canyons of the Sea of Cortez and pelagic sharks are shooting through the coastal waters of the peninsula. At least 33 different species of cetaceans travel in and out the sea of Cortez through the year, making it the highest concentration in the world. Not to mention pelagic billfish like marlins and sailfish, mobulas, turtles, whale sharks and large colonies of sea lions. Baja California sur is the ocean wildlife dream! Down here in Mexico, Behind the Mask partners up with Latitude Encounters. Latitude is all about exploring, appreciating, and protecting this amazing planet. The world is for everyone to explore and experience, all we have to do in return is look after it and its inhabitants. Fernanda, who runs Latitude encounters, is an enthusiastic scuba & freediving instructor, cave diver and long-time wildlife guide who has been working in and around the ocean for the last 10 years. She has the unique ability to infect you with the energy and passion for wildlife and adventure this special place has to offer. Fer is great with people and animals alike, and is excitedly looking to share her knowledge and love for the sea and the wildlife.

Respect & Conservation

Respect for wildlife and for each other is what makes interactions with Latitude so special. Animals are never being chased or forced into interactions. Thanks to their years of experience and knowledge of animal behavior, they’ve learned how to approach marine mammals in the most respectful and careful way, and by doing so avoiding any damage or stress. Respect for each other is one of both partners’ core values: everyone is welcome to join on an adventure and we are always happy to cater to your needs. Respect for the planet is always present in our minds and everything we do. Conservation and tourism can go hand in hand. At Latitude, local research and conservation efforts are supported through our citizen science projects as well as participating in local events such as beach and ocean clean ups. People protect what they love, and they are here to make you fall in love with the ocean. During all of our trips, we attempt to educate all participants about the species they are encountering and current related conservation issues and achievements.

Experience

Our trips have been created based on research, experience, local knowledge and time invested in exploring our surroundings so we can maximize the opportunities for life-changing encounters for you. We created a special itinerary for this season in which you will be there in Mexico. The trip is based on a private base with a small group of 5 people plus a tour leader from Behind the Mask.

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