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“A Must-Do While in Loreto” 5 of 5 stars
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Isla Coronado
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Ranked #127 of 451 things to do in Baja California
Activities: Snorkeling
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Owner description: Island full of beautiful beaches, popular with tourists.
San Jose, California
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“A Must-Do While in Loreto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed at Villa del Palmar Loreto and booked a tour of Coronado Island with Wild Loreto. This is a highly recommended tour to take. Very fun and very memorable.

The only drawback is that the tour begins out of the harbor in the town of Loreto, which took a long time to get to due to the road construction on the highway from Villa del Palmar. We were advised to make a day of it and visit Downtown Loreto after taking this tour, which worked out very well. I would recommend combining a visit to Downtown with one of these activities out of the harbor in Loreto.

Juan and Daniel were our guides on this trip and they were very knowledgeable about the area. One of my favorite parts of this tour was playing with a pod of bottlenose dolphins. They came right up to our boat (about 8-10 of them) and loved to surf the boat wake and race the boat, right under the bow of the boat. I was about an arm's distance away from the dolphins. Amazing!

They then brought us to a great snorkeling spot with a wide variety of beautiful fish and very clear water. Daniel brought us sea creatures to check out, like sea stars, urchins, and puffer fish. He guided us to some very beautiful fish, and even some eels. He really knows what to look for. I have a lot of snorkeling experience, and this was right up there with the Caribbean. Very fun. We also took a tour of the beautiful coastline, and where the sea lions gather. However, when we went, the sea lions were not around.

We then beached the boat on a gorgeous white sand beach and had lunch (provided) in the shade under a little hut. Just a heads up--there were quite a few honeybees. They were totally fine with being swatted away and nobody got stung. We swam for a while in the beautiful warm, clear water, with pelicans hanging out all around us.

This was a very fun tour and I would highly recommend it for anyone, including families with children. Daniel and Juan were so great to hang out with. This was a very memorable experience and we will definitely do it again. Check out the photos taken with my underwater camera. Thanks Daniel and Juan!

Visited July 2014
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Bow, Washington
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“Coronado Island Snorkeling Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Perfect day! Our guide Said and Captain Ramses were so personable from the moment we met them that it felt like we were spending the day with longtime friends. The boat and snorkeling equipment were all very clean and well maintained. We saw an abundance of sea life including whales, dolphins, sea lions and numerous varieties of birds and fish. Lunch on the white sand beach was stunning. We enjoyed this trip so much that we booked the Danzante Island Snorkeling trip too.

Visited March 2014
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Gilbert, Arizona
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“Snorkeling Coronado Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Danzante Tours (?) through Villa Del Palmar on powerful Apex vessel. Most awesome snorkeling trip, visited with dolphins, then sea lions, bird spotting, fish were awesome (choppy conditions caused us to abort snorkeling early) followed by picnic lunch on the white sand beach in a little cove, crystal blue (turquoise) water. Our awesome guide was Said, awesome pilot was Ramses (sp?) Truly great day on the water.

Visited March 2014
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