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Isla Espiritu Santo

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Address: Playa el Tecolote, La Paz 23000, Mexico
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Witness the beauty of ocean wildlife: this small island teems with...

Witness the beauty of ocean wildlife: this small island teems with dolphins, sea lions and all kinds of fish.

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Swimming and Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

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Club Cantamar is the best place to go diving and snorkeling with. The staff is the best, including George, Julie and Pollo.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Club Cantamar is the best place to go diving and snorkeling with. The staff is the best, including George, Julie and Pollo.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best adventure ever, On Board Baja was amazing, swam with sea lions, lottos fish and coral to see. Ask for Stefanie

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Moses Lake, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful trip to the island. Snorkeling with the sea lions is breathtaking. Highlight of the trip to La Paz.

Thank aztecedman
Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When with Baja Outdoor Adventures. Snorkeled with the sea lions and kayaked. Excellent. It is a protected island and a world heritage site.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

World heritage site, and gorgeous. We have gone five times now, and it never ceases to amaze me the beauty of the place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited via a charter sailboat Each individual Bay has something to offer, but mostly quiet, secluded enjoyable nights on the water Fresh fish available from a fish camp in between Isla Todos Santos & Isla Partida

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED this. Got to snorkel and see the lovely fish and swim with sea lions. As SF Bay residents we found it quite amusing to be offered wetsuits when the water temperature was 74, because that feels like bath water...absolutely gorgeous.

Thank Dynise B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little jewel hidden in La Paz, look for Lobito tour and ask for Edgar. You will love it, they also feed you on the tour... Espiritu Santo is a breath taking paradise. 🐚🦈🐋🐠🐳 We also saw mom and baby whale along with dolphins, sea lions, huge turtle and the snorkeling was the cherry on the cake. 🐳🐋🐠🐚🦈👌👍

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Diving or snorkling with the sealions is absolutely fantastic. Make sure to go with a company that prioritizes animal wellfare. We tried both Club Cantemar and Bucep Carey and both where good. The pups come very close and are so playful and will (softly) bite your fingers and some will snuggle right up to you in the surface, hoping for... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kayaking, swimming and snorkeling in these crystal clear waters is pure bliss. We saw sea lions, whales, many types of birds and were awaken by a band of wild goats.

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OCT 24, 2015... Paceño mafia has taken over Tecolote beach island tours. Just had a couple of tourists tell us some curly blonde representing island tours wanted $400 usd, let me spell this out for future victims... FOUR HUNDRED FEDERAL RESERVE DOLLARS for a 3 hour Espiritu Santo open boat trip WITHOUT SNORKELING TIME OR GEAR. Now all you Paceño mafia apologists, BE CLEAR

this is NOT a misunderstanding. La Paz has become the rip-off capital of Baja Sur. A month earlier a couple of tourists didi the same

Tecolote panga island trip and the ominous captain, employee of a well-known local trip operator, had an engine problem, and NO RADIO

to call for help AND when the Mex Coast Guard/Marina co-incidentally cruised by within shouting range, the pirate captain told the tourist to be quiet and and not to wave. BOTTOM LINE, they sent 8 hours in limbo, idiot paceño pirate fake captain, NO RADIO, NO OPERATOR's LICENSE, NO PARK PERMITS on hand and "head office" did not wonder why idiot paceño pirate fake captain did not return after a few scheduled hours either, a horror experience of idiot paceño pirate proportions that seems to become standard experience in this town of peace, WTF? and after that they got stopped by 2 transito cops in a white pickup and taken for $30 USD

for allegedly rolling thru a stop sign parallel to the cop car. SO you tell me, how many bad idiot apples does it take until you realize

this city is an unpleasant, ugly shi't pile infested by paceño pirates? The Holy Island Spirit would turn in its creepy catholic grave, if only

it existed. Amen.

over a year ago

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