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Isla Espiritu Santo Tours

Isla Espiritu Santo
Isla Espiritu Santo, off the coast of La Paz in the Gulf of California, is part of the national marine park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This long narrow island is abundant in wildlife, both above and below the ocean’s surface, and a popular destination for travelers looking to experience some of the best of Mexico’s outdoors.

The Basics
Only reachable by boat, Isla Espiritu Santo features unspoiled beaches and dozens of bays teeming with tropical fish and marine life. It’s most often visited on a day trip from La Paz, and the only way to spend any substantial amount of time here is to camp. Multi-day camping trips allow for the freedom to explore the island’s hiking paths and terrain. One of the highlights of a visit to Isla Espiritu Santo is a chance to snorkel with sea lions at Los Islotes.

Most visitors arrive as part of a snorkeling tour from Todos Santos or La Paz that includes hotel pickup and drop-off. Full-day tours from Los Cabos visit Todos Santos, Isla Espiritu Santo, and Balandra Beach. There’s also a popular glamping tour to consider.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Isla Espiritu Santo is a must-see for nature and wildlife lovers.
  • Choose a half-day or full-day snorkeling tour with hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Arrive early if you want to beat the crowds, especially during high season.
  • Remember to bring sun protection and plenty of water, as the island offers little shade.
 
How to Get There
The easiest way to visit Isla Espiritu Santo, located in the Gulf of California off Baja California Sur, is on a boat tour from La Paz. Or, if you’re visiting independently, there are motor boats (pangas) that leave from Tecolote Beach, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of La Paz.

When to Get There
Isla Espiritu Santo can be visited year-round. Winter sees large numbers of tourists, whereas other times of year are less crowded. Spring and fall strike a nice balance between pleasant weather and manageable crowds. During summer, expect daytime highs of 95°F (35°C) with higher-than-average humidity and a chance of wet weather.

Isla Espiritu Santo Wildlife
Isla Espiritu Santo is one of the best places in Mexico to view wildlife. The surrounding waters are teeming with tropical fish, and visitors have a chance of seeing sea turtles, manta rays, sea lions, dolphins, and blue or humpback whales. It’s also a popular bird-watching destination for blue-footed boobies, reddish egrets, great blue herons, and yellow-footed gulls.
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience Isla Espiritu Santo

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Whale Shark and Sea Lions Private Expedition Tour

Whale Shark and Sea Lions Private Expedition Tour

This tour is great for all the people who want to spend the day with marine life. This is a once in lifetime full-day snorkel tour. Whale Sharks are the biggest fish in the world. These gentle giants come to La Paz to feed in plankton rich water. Swimming with them is an amazing experience for everyone. There aren't many places in the world were you can see whale sharks. They come a long way across the Pacific Ocean and they eat plankton and small fishes with their big mouth that they use as a vacuum. Other amazing animals that you can see are the playful sea lions, these creatures are very sociable. Swimming with them is incredible and fun. Our captains and guides will be with you all the time to help you come back to the boat and assist you on the water. It is a 99% chance to see this beautiful animals and is a 100% guarantee that you are gonna love it. This tour is great for all the animal lovers who want to swim with sea animals in a sustainable way.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,950.00
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Espiritu Santo Island Explorer La Paz

Espiritu Santo Island Explorer La Paz

Meet the wonderful island Espiritu Santo considered the most important of the Sea of ​​Cortez, enjoy the magic of all its turquoise beaches that will make you fall in love, it has the best bays in Baja California Sur.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.00
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Full-Day Boat Expedition to Espiritu Santo Island

Full-Day Boat Expedition to Espiritu Santo Island

We'll pick you up at your hotel in our air-conditioned van with a driver. Your guide will fascinate you with the historical background of Baja Island and Espiritu Santo. You will stop on the way for a typical Mexican breakfast before continuing. Once in La Paz, your guide will take the group on a short boat ride across the bay to Espiritu Santo Island, where your ecological adventure begins. On a nature walk, your guide will tell you the inspiring story of how the island became a protected reserve. See why Espiritu Santo is one of the most incredible attractions in Baja and La Paz. You'll never forget its riches and unspoiled beauty. Enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch on the beach while you relax, dive or simply enjoy the scenery. Optional diving is also available for an additional cost. We will return you to your hotel at the end of the day.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$218.00
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Full-Day Espiritu Santo Island Tour by Boat with Pickup

Full-Day Espiritu Santo Island Tour by Boat with Pickup

You will stop on the way for a typical Mexican breakfast before continuing. Once in La Paz, your guide will take the group on a short boat ride across the bay to Espiritu Santo Island, where your ecological adventure begins. On a nature walk, your guide will tell you the inspiring story of how the island became a protected reserve. Enjoy some of the views: 2,000-foot-high mountains, steep rocks that fall into the water and white-sand beaches that dot the coast. See why Espiritu Santo is one of the most incredible attractions in Baja and La Paz. You'll never forget its rich and unspoiled beauty. Enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch on the beach while you relax, dive or simply enjoy the scenery.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.00
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Sea of Cortez Catamaran and Snorkeling Adventure from Cabo San Lucas

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Sea of Cortez Catamaran and Snorkeling Adventure from Cabo San Lucas

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Cruise the Sea of Cortez on a full-day tour from Cabo San Lucas, and spend the day exploring a cluster of tiny islands, snorkeling at a sea lion colony, and visiting a secluded bay along the Baja coast. With free time to swim and snorkel at Los Islotes, you can spot some of the fish and wildlife that thrive just offshore. This boat tour includes snorkel equipment, breakfast, lunch, and an open bar onboard a sightseeing catamaran, as well as round-trip transport from your hotel in Cabo San Lucas.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
$39.80 savings
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