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Overview

Cabo Pulmo, is almost certainly, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL REEF RESTORATION program in the Western Hemisphere, and maybe the world!

 In 1995, a smallish, underwater national park was formed by the Mexican government at the request of the fishing families of the tiny village of Cabo Pulmo. Since then, no fishing, or anchoring, has been allowed within the 27 square miles that comprise this underwater park.

Within two decades, the reef sprung back to life in an amazing way. Fish returned, spawned, and grew to maturity in huge numbers, along with turtles, dolphins, and sea lions. According to Octavio Aburto, the marine biologist at the site, the sea life has grown by 500-fold! This is the largest growth rate ever recorded in any protected marine environment worldwide. The reef is now alive with activity. Coral and sea life have become incredibly abundant. Fish swirl in large schools around snorkelers and divers alike. There is great variety in these shallow depths. This is a story that needs to be told and retold, shared, and shared again.

The example set by the little town of Cabo Pulmo, located at the extreme end of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, dramatically delivers hope for the world’s oceans, as it simultaneously provides each of us, with an opportunity to enjoy its magnificent underwater riches.

Cabo Pulmo, is a short two-hour ride from the beaches of the world-famous Cabo San Lucas. An excursion to snorkel or scuba the waters of the national park, ranks right up there with sailing the inside Sea of Cortez on the incredible Island Cat sailing catamaran. Both, are very literally, THE EXPERIENCES OF A LIFETIME!!

Cabo Pulmo is a rural, and rustic, place, but it is so worth the visit. It is a rare jewel of invaluable worth. An all-day, ALL INCLUSIVE SNORKEL excursion to Cabo Pulmo, with Baja Charters, provides the best experience available. No one does it better!

Why We Are The Premier Option

Available for all ages and those with disabilities. **

Bring your own cameras or Go Pros

Round-trip ground transportation with stop for coffee and pastries (cooler with drinks on board)

Personal bag with towel, bottled water, granola bar, etc.

Tube of Reef-Friendly Suncreen provided. Do not use commercial varieties.

Visit to Cabo Pulmo Visitors Center.

Heroes Bracelet for reef preservation donation made in your name.

Professional, certified, and licensed Bilingual Guide

Snorkel boat with cooler and drinks

More time in the water at different snorkel locations along the reef

Sanitary full face mask, or traditional snorkel masks. You choose

Shorty and full-sized wetsuits

Based on wind, sea, and congestion, you will snorkel: The Main coral reef (Tropical fish snorkel)

Open water Big Jack school

Sea Lion colony

Turtle area - There is also a Shark snorkel for those inclined.

Order anything on the menu at La Palapa restaurant. All Included.

Open bar. All included.

Sanitary full face mask, or traditional snorkel masks. You choose

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What's Included

Cabo Pulmo, is almost certainly, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL REEF RESTORATION project in the Western Hemisphere. Fish are incredibly abundant, circling in large schools, and huge swarms in variety. Cabo Pulmo is a rural, and rustic, place, but it is so worth the visit. It is a rare jewel of invaluable worth. An all-day, ALL INCLUSIVE, Baja Charters’ SNORKEL excursion to Cabo Pulmo, provides the best experience available. No one does it better! No one provides the things we provide! We are simply, the ONLY ALL INCLUSIVE, snorkel charter servicing Cabo Pulmo.

Snorkel areas are scattered all along the reef. There are at least a dozen well-identified locations that are active with sea life. Your boat captain will typically take you to four different snorkel areas, including a stop at the sea lion colony. Exactly where you visit will depend on the winds, sea, and tidal currents. Some days it may be best to spend more time at one location than another. Based on your captain and snorkel guide’s considerable knowledge they will decide which areas are best for a particular day.

Ground transportation is included. We pickup you up from your hotel property, or designated area, and transport you directly to the rural area that comprises the Cabo Pulmo National Park. This is all included at no charge.

Sun screen is provided at no charge. Please use ours. It is reef friendly and bio-degradable. There is enough for your trip to the reef, and probably your entire trip to Cabo. (Almost all commercial tanning lotions and sun screens are highly detrimental to corals, reefs, and tropical fish. We want to be part of the solution for reef restoration, not part of the problem.)

Coffee, breakfast pastries, and burritos are provided on your trip to Cabo Pulmo.

Bottled water, sodas, beer, and breakfast bars, are available throughout the day

Each guest receives a canvas shopping-style bag with:

Full-face snorkel mask and sanitary top-mounted snorkel tube.(If you prefer the more traditional mask and snorkel, they are also available.)
Fresh laundered beach towel
Bottle of water
Breakfast bar
Autographed 500-page book, “In Search of Zarahemla.” (A gift from us to you.)(The book formally presented in 2018 as a gift to the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, by the governor of Baja Sur.)

The National Park entrance fee is paid by us and included at no extra charge.

A donation is made in your name towards continued reef restoration, along with a photograph of your receiving a Heroes bracelet as proof of contribution.

All snorkel gear is provided

Wetsuit shorties are provided, as desired.

A private dive and snorkel boat is provided for Baja Charter’s guests. It includes a certified national park captain a certified and licensed reef-snorkel guide. And, a Baja Charter’s marine biologist, or Baja Charter’s crew photographer.

You will be in and out of the water several times. Snorkel areas are scattered all along the reef. There are at least a dozen well-identified areas that are active with sea life. Your boat captain will typically take you to four different snorkel areas, including a stop at the sea lion colony. Exactly where you visit will depend on the winds, sea, and tidal currents. Some days it may be best to spend more time at one location than another. Your captain and snorkel guide will decide which areas are best for that particular day, based on their considerable knowledge of the area.

Lunch at La Palapa restaurant in Cabo Pulmo is provided at no charge. Order from the menu, everything is covered!

The bar is open at La Palapa for Baja Charter guests. Have whatever you like. There is no charge to you. Everything is included.

Your return trip home will include two short stops for bathroom breaks. There are liquid refreshments on board the entire return trip to your hotel, resort, condo, or rental property.

Trip Schedule

6:15 am to 6:45 am

Pick-up from your hotel lobby, or designated location.

A canvas shopping bag is provided each guest with an autographed copy of Terry Neal’s latest book, The Search for Zarahemla. It is a gift from us to you. Enclosed for your use is a fresh laundered towel, and a full-face sanitary snorkel mask with dry snorkel tube. Also find a bottle of water, and a breakfast bar.

(There is also cold beer, sodas, and bottled water on board for the day’s activities.)

7:15 am

Stop for coffee, and pastries. If you like, try a breakfast burrito. It’s slightly more than an hour’s drive on, so use the bathroom. (The coffee, pastries, and burritos, are on us.)

8:35 am

Arrive to Cabo Pulmo Welcome Center for a short explanation of the reef and displays of the myriad fish you will be seeing. Photos will be taken as you receive a Heroes bracelet from the curator. A donation is made by Baja Charters for every guest to the reef, in addition to the required fee we pay, on your behalf, for entrance to the National Park. Photo and Hero bracelet are included.

8:50 am

A Safety Overview and outline of the day’s snorkel activities will be given. There are typically four snorkel destinations, including the Sea Lion colony. Depending on wind, current, waves, and other boats in the area, daily itineraries change slightly. There are actually ten different outlined locations for snorkelers. A park entrance bracelet is provided. This is included at no extra cost.

9:00 am

Boat launch. On board along with you, will be a certified captain, and a certified guide or marine biologist, and our Baja Charters photographer. Snacks, sodas, bottled water, and beer are on board.

12:00 pm

Have a beer or soda! You have done it! And we have the pictures to prove it. Kick back, enjoy the view, change clothes. The restaurant is only three minutes away, so wait to clean up and use their bathrooms if you prefer.

12:30 pm

Lunch at La Palapa. There are few restaurant choices in Cabo Pulmo, but this one is surely, the “best place in town.” Seriously. Order right off the menu, anything you wish. It’s on us. The bar is open. Order whatever drinks you like. This too is all included at no extra cost. Photos will be taken during lunch.

2:00 pm

Depart Cabo Pulmo. A bathroom stop will be made during the return trip. Sodas, bottled water, and beer are on board.

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Return to your hotel or resort property content and happy! Only the fortunate few will have experienced anything like what you have just done.

Pick Up Location

Cabo San Lucas:
Baja Charters Office 6:30 a.m.

Corridor - Resort Location:
6:45 a.m.

San Jose del Cabo:
Starbucks located in the La Comer shopping center 6:45 a.m.

Pricing

Adult
All Inclusive

$ 285 per person
    plus tax

Child under 12
All Inclusive

$ 185 per person
    plus tax

We Sponsor

Mar Libre

is a non-profit, conservation and educational program focused on the restoration of reefs and mangroves in the Sea of Cortez. This is a volunteer organization with NO PAID personal. Each month, RNAM coordinates, directs, and participates in cleaning beaches, reefs, sea lion colonies, and mangroves. Volunteer marine biologists, divers, surfers, kayakers, paddle board enthusiasts and ocean lovers of every type, participate in these projects. Baja Cat is a RNAM sponsoring partner, providing funding, resources and personal, in support of these worthy projects.

Cabo Pulmo Reef Preservation

In 1995, an underwater national park was formed by the Mexican government at the request of the fishing families of the tiny village of Cabo Pulmo. Since then, no fishing or anchoring has been allowed. The reef sprung back to life in an amazing way. Fish returned, spawned, and grew to maturity in huge numbers, along with turtles, dolphins, sea lions, and sharks. Coral and sea life have become incredibly abundant. In addition to the fee Baja Charters pays to the National Park for every guest who visits with us, we also make a donation to the Cabo Pulmo Welcome Center for reef preservation for each of our customers. 

Leave No Trace

Baja Charters is a contributing partner to the Leave No Trace association, and actively promotes its outdoor ethics programs.

Rescatando Nuestros Arrecifes y Manglares

Environmental education. In addition to “hands-on” clean up, RNAM, provides marine science educational instruction in schools throughout Baja Sur. Recently, over 1,000 students were taught how to preserve habitat and reduce pollution in a single month. Baja Charters provides resources and direct experiential interaction for teachers and professors supporting environmental instruction and hosts an annual all day private charter for the top-performing 25 educators in this area.

Project Aware

Project AWARE is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. We connect the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation to create lasting change. Baja Charters has adopted a snorkel and dive site for continual clean-up and preservation.

Los Cabos Humane Society

Los Cabos Humane Society rescues and finds homes for dogs and cats. Don't buy, adopt! 

Contact

Phone:

US:
214-974-0501  (English Only) 
Mexico:

(52) 624-128-5666 (Spanish, English, German)
(52) 612-152-9940 (English)

Email:

info@bajacharters.com

Address:

Blvd. Marina Plaza de La Danza
Local 1A, Centro, Marina, 23450
Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico

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