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Loreto Bay National Marine Park

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Deserving of Preserving

The park is a treasure that without forethought could easily be misused. The locals appreciate the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Patricia C
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Sechelt, Canada
Fantastic private tour of Coronado island with Abraham

We booked this tour with the guys in the shop adjacent to the Mision in downtown Loreto. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bbCalg
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Calgary, Canada
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This park works to preserve Loreto's desert ecosystem.
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Loreto, Mexico
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Booked a trip through Wild Loreto and had a great boat captain (Harvey). We saw dolphins and sea lions and many birds. The beach was great and snorkling was good but the water was a little too cool in December to stay in too long....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The park is a treasure that without forethought could easily be misused. The locals appreciate the protection of this unique land and sea environment. What surprised me the most was experiencing the deserted quietude of a real desert island (Carmen) with sand, shells, volcanic peaks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked this tour with the guys in the shop adjacent to the Mision in downtown Loreto. The service was excellent. For $55 US per person, for four of us, the boat picked us up on the beach in front of the Hotel at Loreto...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bbCalg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the glass bottom boat tour and it was wonderful! The Marine Park is beautiful, and the snorkeling was fantastic!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank calnevak0
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This is my second return to Loreto in 2018, February then Nov-Dec and January 2019. The tour operators you select make it a trip of a lifetime or a waste of time. First the bad: Anything to do with the Danzante development is a sales...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank 483gloriab
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Our boat Captain for the tour was Paul, he was outstanding. He happened to notice two pods of dolphins during our tour and went out of his was way to take us to them and it was INCREDIBLE! We had never been so close to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ramiro V
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Beautiful tour, always great to be on the Sea of Cortes. Saw a fin whale this trip, spotted sting ray, lots of fish. Water is clearer than the bath water, and perfect for snorkeling.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Douglas P
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Great snorkeling crystal clear water. We saw a school of dolphin and yellow tail. Weather was perfect

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Journey26169
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The Loreto Bay National Marine Park was amazing. We took a four hour guided tour that included an opportunity to snorkel. The guide was very informative and added a lot to the visual experience. Once you visit this marine park you will want to return...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Carla H
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We snorkeled at the window rock in the picture and around the islands, wonderful with clear clean water and lots of fish.

Date of experience: October 2018
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MandyM1593
December 7, 2018|
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Response from MCPOUSNrtd | Reviewed this property |
I think $7 is a high estimate. Closer to $2US or less. I’ve been going for here 15 years and don’t recommend “on your own”., but your call. I’m guessing it’s more about getting the right guide, l understand that. Most of... More
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Carol S
February 4, 2018|
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Response from Dana E | Reviewed this property |
I think it was Land and Sea Eco Tours? A US couple own it. The office was right on a corner. We also booked a second tour in Nopolo and that was they the hotel there. Both were excellent.
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Duncan B
October 18, 2017|
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Response from susangaryteam | Reviewed this property |
Loreto Coastal Expeditions has a Glass Bottom Boat tour that rocks! Wild Baja by Chris has fabulous area photography. Both on Facebook.
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Suzanne E
Seattle, Washington
Snorkeling in Loreto (4 Replies)
A friend and I are going to Loreto in two weeks. We have already booked our hotel, and will not have a car. We'd really love to take day trips kayaking, whale watching, and snorkeling in Loreto Bay National Marine Park. What is a good way to find top notch outfitters/guides/tours? Are there other must-do activities you'd recommend? We are two women in our mid-50's. We're fit, but not especially athletic.
February 10, 2017|
Response fromElizabeth S|
For all of those activities, there are many companies that you can use. I have for the past 15 years used Dolphin Dive Center. Their website shows dive information, but they also do snorkel trips and many other activities. Just email them with your interests.