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Chileno Bay Snorkeling Tour

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Chileno Bay Snorkeling Tour

Leaving next week for cruise to Mexica Riviera, first port is Cabo. Any recommendations for Chileno snorkeling tours?? Cruise ship has a four hour deal for 68.00 on a 65 foot catamaran...any suggestons appreciated.

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1. Re: Chileno Bay Snorkeling Tour

If no one gives you personal advice, you might look at www.loscabosguide.com for suggestions. Just make sure you are able to get back to the ship in time, as they don't wait unless you are on one of their tours.

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2. Re: Chileno Bay Snorkeling Tour

We went snorkeling at Santa Maria Beach, about 1 mile east of Chileno. They rent gear there for 10 bucks,and I saw a couple of guide boats coming in. The locals said it was a better place--- calmer water and more fish. Check it out.

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3. Re: Chileno Bay Snorkeling Tour

You might want to htit Caboexpo.com as well. jim

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4. Re: Chileno Bay Snorkeling Tour

Water temp is about 70 this time of year, too cold for me. I would suggest taking a water taxi to Medano beach for a few dollars. You can rent jet ski, parasail, eat, drink, etc. there.

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5. Re: Chileno Bay Snorkeling Tour

We just returned from Los Cabos on Friday. Stayed in San Jose. We took a taxi to Chileno and spent the day snorkeling. Saw literally thousands of fish of probably over two dozens species. It was fantastic. Two charter boats pulled in while we were there, including the catamaran you're talking about. They stop roughly 100 yards from shore and unload a couple of dozen people. They tell their snorkelers to stay at least 10 feet away from the rocks due to numerous sea urchens attached there, however, the best sights are on, in, and around the rocks. We swam right through the rocky outcroppings without any trouble at all. It's quite easy to negociate without bumping into anything. Take a few crackers or a rolled up tortilla with you and the fish will perform a feeding frenzy with you right in the center of it all. It's a real kick. Hope this helps a little.

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6. Re: Chileno Bay Snorkeling Tour

XPLOR:

Could you tell me the cost of the taxi to Chileno Beach please? We will be staying in San Jose and are deciding whether to take taxis, rent a car for a day or two to visit some beaches etc., or join a tour. Did you find the taxis suitable for going to and fro San Jose and are they big enough for a party of 7 - 4 adults, 3 kids. Thanks.

Hi-Hopes

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7. Re: Chileno Bay Snorkeling Tour

Hi hopes there are the green buses that travel the corridor. tell the driver to let you know and watch as for $1 each way you can get to either chileno first one or 2km away santa maria. both excellant. santa maria doesn't have facilities-bathrooms (bring own tp) and is more of a walk down a sandy road which winds through the scrub brush in the drain way. very pretty though. all you have to do is follow road and look for the opening between the hills on either side along the coastline. shoot for that as on the west side is private property. bus stop right in front. the other, chileno's entrance is an open parking lot with cyclone fencing around gate to inside. buses are very quick depending on time of day avoid when workers are going to or leaving work.