Striped Marlin at Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico 2022 Trip Announced

striped marlin hunting sardines

Get in on the hottest underwater action with my 2022 Baja Dive Safari with Striped Marlin and Diving at La Paz and Cabo Pulmo

striped marlin Magdalena Bay

In 2022 I am offering two ways to experience Baja underwater. The ultimate way is a combined trip including snorkeling the sardine run at Mag Bay, diving with seals in La Paz, the famous mobula rays at night, and diving in the pristine Cabo Pulmo National Park. The other option is Magdalena Bay for Striped Marlin only. Guests can also combine both itineraries for a double dose of striped marlin action

Sardine Run with Striped Marlin at Magdalena Bay with diving at La Paz and Cabo Pulmo

sea lion Magdalena Bay

Trip Description

We begin in Port San Carlos where Magdalena Bay is host to the largest striped marlin migration in the world. We will be on our own boat from 7am to 4pm looking for sea birds who will point us to the epic hunting action going on underwater. The marlins hunt the sardines as do the sharks and seals. Under the surface will be a frenzy of action as marlin hunt in cooperation containing and maneuvering the bait balls. One by one they attack the sardines and take their meal. Next we transfer to La Paz for some diving.

In La Paz we dive with sea lions. They entertain us with their close encounters and antics. That evening we a dive unique to La Paz: a night dive with Mobula Rays. Plankton are drawn like a magnet to our lights and schools of rays come swooping in to dive down to feed in the sand. it is non-stop swirling action at night.

The adventure continues in Cabo Pulmo National Park where protected marine habitat and pristine coral draws an enormous amount of tropical fish, sea lions, turtles, and more. Large schools of jacks are an awesome sight as the formation pulses and morphs before us. We do dives specifically for bull sharks who lurk and patrol on the scattered remains of ship wrecks.

Itinerary for Magdalena Bay Only

4 Nov – Some guest arrive a day early and stay at airport hotels (see Logistics below)

5 Nov – Meet just outside (left) Cabo San Lucas Airport (SJD) in the morning, at Fisherman’s Bar. Van transfer to  Puerto San Carlos (Magdalena Bay), Check into hotel


6 Nov – 9 Nov –  Breakfast, leave early for full day on boat seeking and snorkeling with striped Marlin

10 Nov  – Transfer to Cabo San Lucas, Guests depart Los Cabos International Airport (SDJ) late afternoon or stay over night

Itinerary for Magdalena Bay + Diving

10 Nov – Some guest arrive a day early and stay at airport hotels (see Logistics below)

11 Nov – Meet just outside (left) Cabo San Lucas Airport (SJD) in the morning (time TBD), at Fisherman’s Bar. Van transfer to  Puerto San Carlos (Magdalena Bay), Check into hotel


12 Nov – 15 Nov –  Breakfast, leave early for full day on boat seeking and snorkeling with striped Marlin

16 Nov  – Transfer to La Paz – dive on seal lion colony, 2nd dive twilight/night with Mobula Rays

17 Nov – hotel breakfast, Transfer to Cabo Pulmo National Park Accommodations – 2 tank dive at Cabo Pulmo National Park,  lunch, group dinner. 

18 Nov –  hotel breakfast, 2 tank dive at Cabo Pulmo National Park,  explore beaches and park.  Dinner. 

19 November – Guests depart Los Cabos International Airport(SJD) Mid day    

dive Cabo Pulmo

All guests are booked as singles – we offer a discount for sharing.

Limited to 6 guests only

Contact me about reserving a space at info@gregorysweeney.com or through my website: https://gregorysweeney.com/contact-us-about-trips.html

Logistics

Airport:  We will arrive and depart from San Jose del Cabo (SJD airport)

There are multiple airports in Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo area – we will be flying into and out of SDJ = “Los Cabos International Airport”  located in San Jose del Cabo

Please arrive on or before  11am : we will transfer to our Hotel outside of Port San Carlos and have our first boat day on the following day

Please schedule your departure on the last day for mid afternoon to allow time for travel back to the airport from Cabo Pulmo accommodations.

If you would like to arrive early or stay after we suggest the Hotel Aeropuerto Los Cabos in near the SJD airport.

Cabo Pulmo Dive Trip

Things to know

Water temp around 25*C to 26*C

This trip includes Open water snorkel & scuba

Scuba Cert card and divers insurance required

Limited to 6 guests

Contact me about reserving a space at info@gregorysweeney.com or through my website: https://gregorysweeney.com/contact-us-about-trips.html

snorkel Magdalena Bay
photograph Baja Mexico sardine run
Striped Marlin