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Isla Espiritu Santo

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Address: Playa el Tecolote, La Paz 23000, Mexico
Phone Number: 6121228885
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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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Isla Espiritu Santo Exploration with Sea Lions Snorkeling and Kayaking
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Swimming and Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

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Swimming with the Sea Lions

Based on recommendations used Sunrider Tours to go out to the Island. Sergio the captain of the boat and Raúl were knowledgeable, professional and FUN. Liked the fact that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Based on recommendations used Sunrider Tours to go out to the Island. Sergio the captain of the boat and Raúl were knowledgeable, professional and FUN. Liked the fact that the boats are not over loaded with people so the trip was very comfortable. Their ceviche was fresh and well done. Would recommend them to anyone.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a breathtaking experience for all. The tour was great. I went diving while the rest of the people went snorkelig. Fun for everyone! Lots of sealife! Thanks to Sea Raider

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great day in the Sea of Cortez. This UNESCO protected Island is worth a visit, if your looking for something out of the ordinary this is the place to go. Be sure to have a good guide who's well informed about the history of the Island and the large variety of marine animals you'll see while your there. Be sure... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been on lots of Marine Adventures throughout Mexico and felt that this was one of the most disappointing. If it weren't for swimming with the sea lions, I'd have given it one star. My friend and I booked a trip from the malecón for 750 pesos each, or roughly $41. I don't know that the $200 tours are any... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You will falll in love with nature after your visit, even if you are resident of Baja, visit and discover the wonders of the underwater world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sometimes we need mother nature to give us some inspiration to keep up with our lifes. When you visit this place, the phrase "life finds its way" gets it's meaning. I strongly recommend to go to El Tecolote and book direct, tours coming out la Paz take longer to get there and only visit one side of the island. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the all key tourist spots. Including the sea lions, the beaches and some of the historic sites in the island. It is part of a World Heritage Site. Like in all the islands in the Gulf, you need to make sure you carry a canopy for shade.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife loves the white sand beaches, I loved the abundant marine life. Really beautiful oasis. I highly recommend a visit for fishermen, snorkels and general beach aficionados.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely tour, fantastic experience to swim with the sea lions and see amazing rock formations on the islands and beautiful remote beaches. Rather than repeat what's already been said, I do want to share an important tip. Although we visited in late June, currents had shifted and the water was unpleasantly cold. It was tough for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went diving to Los Islotes and had an amazing time with the Sea Lions. "Baja Diving" or "Cantamar" is a fantastic operation for diving or snorkeling. I had one of the very best dives in my life here, and was able to swim in my speedos in one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. It´s the very... More 

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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.

9 months ago

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