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Mar y Aventuras

Address: Topete 564 e/ 5 de Febrero y Navarro, La Paz 23060, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 1 406 219 4181
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Ranked #2 of 25 Sightseeing Tours in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Mar Y Aventuras is Spanish for Sea and Adventures. We offer sea kayaking and whale watching...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Mar Y Aventuras is Spanish for Sea and Adventures. We offer sea kayaking and whale watching expeditions from La Paz and Loreto, Baja California, Mexico focusing on natural and cultural history, wildlife encounters and delicious regional food operated with the utmost respect for the local culture, flora and fauna. Sea & Adventures, Inc. and Mar Y Aventuras, S.A. de C.V. are sister companies operating jointly to provide you with the best service possible.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Lorton, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

So a group of 8 of us booked what we thought was a small group tour to go swimming with whale sharks. We ended up on a boat with 17 folks. And as there is a limit of 7 people who can be in the water with a whale shark at anyone time--you can do the math and see we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

November 15, 2014 I joined 13 strangers in La Paz, Mexico for what turned out to be one of the best trips/adventures this well traveled woman has ever experienced. Daily we experiencing new & exciting nature adventures; swimming with whale sharks, hiking mountain trails with a fantastic view of the Sea of Cortes, snorkeling up close and personal with sea... More 

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outfitter, Owner at Mar y Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Even with your trip having taken place over 3 months ago it's nice to know the memory of it still lingers pleasantly in your mind! Thanks for mentioning how affordable and exceptional your experience was with us here on TA. We greatly appreciate you choosing to travel with us and look forward to seeing you in Baja with... More 

Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

First Class People! I have had the great good fortune of numerous adventures with Mar y Aventuras. From Espiritu Santo Island to the amazing Whale Adventure in Magdalena Bay. And, I've been on adventure trips around the globe. The number one key to a great adventure is great people. And, Mary y has the best. From Roman & Carlos, two... More 

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outfitter, Owner at Mar y Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for praising our truly wonderful, local staff! It's especially heart felt when you mention them by name. Carlos and Roman have been with us for over 15 years, tirelessly and enthusiastically guiding guests through their country for which they are very passionate. This is the key to good eco tourism, employing competent, local folks who... More 

hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We did both the camping and kayaking trip on Espiritu Santo Island for 4 days and then followed that with 4 days in Magdelena Bay - the camping sites were first class and the camp teams were absolutley brilliant- The food they cooked was amazing and the guided trips were spectacular -particular praise goes to Mario. we also stayed at... More 

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outfitter, Owner at Mar y Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a joy it is to know how much you enjoyed our combination trip which puts together visits to both oceans of Baja, the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez. We are the rare outfitter in Baja that offers this combined experience of gray whale watching in Magdalena Bay with kayaking and snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez... More 

Greenbrae, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is our second time with Mar y Aventuras and the adventure on Isla Magdalena. Once again, it was absolutely wonderful. The whales greeted us and gave us a beautiful show and were truly appreciated as magnificent creatures. The crew -- in particular, Miguel and Hugo, the panga drivers and the chefs -- were kind, informative, and most enjoyable. It... More 

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outfitter, Owner at Mar y Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We truly appreciate your patronage in returning with us for your second Magdalena Bay whale watching excursion! It's nice to know it was as memorable as your first. Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review here on TA and for your continued patronage. We look forward to seeing you in Baja on one of... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a great kayaking trip to Espiritu Santo Island in January 2015. For 3 of us, it was our third trip being outfitted by Mar y Aventuras company over the past 12 years. I can't say enough good things about that company. We rented kayaks and some field equipment from them and they shuttled us to and from the... More 

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outfitter, Owner at Mar y Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear 3rd time repeat guest, What a joy to hear about your returning with us for a 3rd time now for us to outfit your self-supported kayaking trip to Espiritu Santo Island. It's nice you were able to also stay with us at our hotel AND enjoy a day trip snorkeling with the whale sharks. All with Mar Y Aventuras!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I just returned from the Magdalena Bay/Sea of Cortez kayaking trip, a 7 night adventure and unforgettable experience. The accommodations were comfortable (we loved the big canvas tents and cots), the food was varied and delicious, the guides were informative, helpful, flexible, and fun. Overall, we'd give Mar y Adventuras an A in all categories.

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outfitter, Owner at Mar y Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are thrilled to know you've rated your experience with us both whale watching and sea kayaking in Baja an A! Thanks for mentioning our great staff, comfortable accommodations and delicious food! Thanks for choosing to travel with us in Baja and for taking the time to post your comments here. Mary & Ricardo More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed at Posada LunaSol for two days and swam with the whale sharks for the one full day we were there. Every single employee of the hotel and excursion company was extraordinary. They were kind, helpful and informative. The rooms were comfortable, clean and air conditioned. The excursion was organized and well planned. The captain of the boat, Gustavo,... More 

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outfitter, Owner at Mar y Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for choosing to stay with us and participating in our whale shark tour in La Paz! We appreciate you sharing your comments here on TA about our extraordinary staff! We appreciate your preference and hope we can host you or your friends someday in the future. Cheers, Mary & Ricardo More 

Grass Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The experience of kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, camping on the island of Espiritu Santo is a must for beginners and experienced alike! Experienced staff with knowledge of the geology-history-biology of the areas we visited added value to the physical adventures we had as a group. And the food surpassed any of my expectations, which was especially appreciated at the end of... More 

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outfitter, Owner at Mar y Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We greatly appreciate the fact you enjoyed your multi-day sea kayaking excursion with us to Espiritu Santo Island! Thanks for posting your comments here on TA about our local, professional staff and outstanding meals! After 22 years we've perfected the art of entertaining clients on an active, fun and educational trip with the sunning background of Baja and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had a fantastic experience with Mar y Aventuras in particular their front man, Roman, who helped us get organized for our 6 day kayak trip to the Espirtu Islands. I was part of a trip with four friends and we arrived at Mar y Aventuras to get our kayaks and gear for our 6 day trip. Roman was super... More 

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outfitter, Owner at Mar y Aventuras, responded to this review

Dear guest, What a joy to hear you rave on about your experience with us on our 6-day Espiritu Santo Island trip! I'm glad Roman and the rest of our staff were able to ease your mind and provide you with a positive Baja sea kayaking experience! We hope you can return again someday and enjoy another trip with us,... More 

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