Loreto Bay National Marine Park

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Loreto Bay National Marine Park

Loreto Bay National Marine Park
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Luv2Grdn
Chino, CA32 contributions
Jun 2021
Our fifth year in a row that we have visited Loreto BCS and fifth excursion to the Loreto Bay National Marine Park in as many years. I have to say this was my absolute favorite, because aside from the aves, the sea lions, jumping manta rays and lots of dolphins, we saw a humpback whale and her calf! A first for our three generation family. They swam together and she then breached. It was spectacular! We took the tour with Jazive Sport Fishing and our captain was proficient and patiently allowed us to linger among the dolphins. We ended the tour at the beautiful, crystalline Los Metates beach at Coronado Island. We opted to add lunch which consisted of burritos and delicious ceviche all at reasonable prices. A wonderful experience, looking forward to our return.
Written June 7, 2021
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Stronglyretired
Kapaa, HI15 contributions
Jan 2020
8 of us booked a 4-hour tour with Wild Loreto Tour Company and asked to include snorkeling for 4 of us. Juan picked us up at our HomeAway house rental at exactly 8:30. He was courteous and a very safe driver. He was our driver for the return as well, and he stopped at the perfect spot for a photo op of the islands. It is a half hour drive to Puerto Embarcadero where we embarked on the tour.

After using the bathroom facilities and receiving our national marine park bracelets, we walked to the boat and removed our sandals. (These are kept in a tub for retrieval at the end of the tour). Ricardo was our captain and Charlie was the nature guide. The boat was a lovely, freshly painted, spacious, clean catamaran. We were served snacks, sandwiches, beer, and water during the tour. Margaritas are also available if desired. The crew was informative, funny, helpful, and concerned for our safety. We started a bit late, so the crew extended the trip to make up for that missed time. The snorkelers among us saw plenty of fish. Bird life was abundant. January was the wrong time of the year to see whales. Ricardo’s historical information about the islands was charming, funny, and fascinating. Tour is highly recommended by our group. Take sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and a wind jacket. It can get breezy at times and at other times you are fully exposed to the sun.
Written January 17, 2020
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Mike Scollan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates25 contributions
Jun 2021
We went on a private panga boat tour with Magda Tours (+52 613 104 5200). Husband and Wife, Gabriela & Hector (Boat Captain) started their own business four years ago. They were both Exceptional!!!!!! Gabriela took care of arranging everything as we requested regarding food and drinks which were included. She met us at the marina, and took us to the boat where her husband Hector took over. I didn't have cash to pay for the trip, and Gabriela was kind enough to drive me to an ATM in town to get some cash. Hector took us out on a 5 hour tour around Coronado Island. We left the Marina at about 3:30 pm and were the last boat to leave. Due to the weather, none of the other captains (5 others) reported seeing much sea-life. While we were snorkeling, Hector spotted a group of dolphins and told us to get back in the boat. We caught up to the group of dolphins (approximately 200 - 300) jumping all around us. It was an absolutely unbelievable experience!!! Once in a lifetime!!!! We will definitely be back, and will only use Hector and Gabriela's family business.
Written July 2, 2021
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R B
Loreto, Mexico122 contributions
Feb 2020
A great place to see blue whales. Pretty close to them. If you are expecting a Bambi experience like the gray whales in Lopez Mateo, you will be disappointed. The blue whale is approached from a distance and then admired for the magnificent and unique creature that he is. There are beaches on Carmen Is. with white sand and blue waters.
Written March 24, 2020
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RayzeeNV
Nevada29 contributions
Jan 2021
Today we took a 4+ hour tour with Reny Renato out of VDP Islands of Loreto. It was a fresh, breezy day with overcast skies, but we made the most of it finding hidden beaches, exploring island shores on Danzante and Carmen. We even got in some snorkeling and hiking at a protected cove out of the waves. Lots of fun, good lunch, really steady ride in an Apex inflatable. Thanks, Reny, and Villa del Palmar. This tour is always fun! Looking forward to finding dolphins next time.
Written January 19, 2021
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Matthew O
Thousand Oaks, CA1 contribution
Oct 2021
I stayed here for five days with my wife and two friends. I read a few reviews and realized I need to write about the amazing food and buffet. The buffet was amazing and included shrimp, steak, Mexican food and excellent desserts. Lupita was the most amazing host and really went out of her way to help us. The best food was at the beach bar where Mickey and Jorge cooked and waited on us. The food was cooked on the beach and so fresh and excellent. I highly recommend eating on the beach but all other restaurants were excellent as well.
Written November 2, 2021
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gtsheeks
Rocklin, CA47 contributions
Feb 2020
Our whale watching boat pulled into one of the playas here, which had lovely white sand and tons of gorgeous shells on the beach. The surrounding 10-12 foot cliffs had many exposed fossils of ancient sea life. We could have spent all day there exploring if we had more time. Watch out for the wasps though. They are attracted to any food you pull out, especially sweets.
Written March 7, 2020
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Lorrie55
Home88 contributions
Oct 2020
Go out on a ponga, and explore the islands! It is magical. You will see birds, dolphins, and at the right time of year whales. It is great for snorkeling also..... You will want to keep returning day after day!
Written November 10, 2020
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Wanderlust4sure
Pacific Grove, CA116 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If eco-tourism is on your list, this park & setting are beautiful! While we were only on the water for a day we saw numerous bird & marine species including spinner dolphins & blue footed boobies. Whales calve in these waters although we were a few weeks early but saw many migrating on the pacific side. Loreto & its marine Park setting were a highlight of our Baja adventure!
Written February 1, 2020
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brab
Qualicum Beach, Canada85 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
It was cold (55°) and high winds! We waded our to our waiting panga and the captain was dubious about our chances but was willing to give it a go. We motored to a fellow with bait and then we headed to the leeward side of Danzante Island where it was calm and the sun was warm. Trolling along close to shore we surprisingly got our first nibble quite quickly. After only about 1/2 hr my husband had landed a big yellowtail! So exciting for our first time fishing. My turn next ad we hooked another fish about 20 minutes later. It was hard to reel it in, I’m pretty little but our captain Juan Carlos was by my side giving me guidance. Such an exhilarating moment! We decided to head in, not worrying about catching any more we were totally happy with our catches. Back at Villa del Palmar the kitchen cleaned and filleted our catch then grilled it for our dinner. A great end to a dubious beginning.
Written March 6, 2020
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