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5 Day Baja Adventure For Women
A Hotel Based Warm Water Adventure in Search of Whale Sharks and Baby Sea Turtles
Welcome to Our Whale Shark and Baby Sea Turtle Adventure in Baja!
I am pleased to welcome you to a fantastic adventure exploring the underwater wonders of the Sea of Cortez and the Sea Turtles of the Pacific
A few years ago, I had an opportunity to swim alongside a massive whale shark in Bahia de la Paz. Such an experience has been a life long dream of mine, high on the bucket list.
Whale Sharks, the largest fish on the planet can reach a length of 60 feet. The sharks we have the great fortune to observe in Bahia de la Paz are
mostly juveniles and rarely exceed 30 feet in length.
Relatively little is known about these enigmatic animals which may live to 100 years of age and sustain themselves on a diet of plankton.
As filter feeders, they offer no real threat to humans and snorkeling with them is an unbelievable experience.
Whale sharks are commonly sighted in the shallow water off of La Paz and our hope is to swim with these enormous animals.
As fish, whale sharks obtain oxygen through their gills and are not required to breathe at the surface as whales do.
In early November, Bahia de la Paz is typically calm increasing our chances of spotting the shark's massive shape below the water's surface as they migrate into the bay to feed. As with most wildlife, whale shark encounters are not guaranteed but chances to observe these animals are excellent this time of year.
In addition to whale sharks, we will swim with sea lions and other marine life in the ruggedly beautiful Sea of Cortez. November is a delightful month to enjoy the exquisite desert beauty and underwater wonders of The Sea of Cortez. Typically the weather has cooled down a bit, but the water remains warm with visibilities often exceeding 60'. Schools of mantas, dolphins and sea lions are often encountered. I am very excited to share Baja's rich and varied wildlife together.
To learn more about whale sharks please visit: whale sharks or more on sharks
In order to participate in this program, you should consider yourself a moderately strong swimmer or physically fit and comfortable in open water.
Sometimes whale sharks are feeding leisurely at the surface while other times they are gliding effortlessly at a high speed.
It takes a strong swimmer to swim parallel to whale sharks when they are on the move. Excellent viewing can be made from our support boat if you are unsure about in water encounters.
Please call Kim Powell if you would like to hear more about this incredible experience at: 831 459 8548
The Itinerary will provide a detailed account of our travels starting in La Paz and ending in Todos Santos. Three nights will be spent at the quaint and cozy, PosadalunaSol in La Paz where we will depart several mornings to search for whale sharks, sea lions and coral reefs. Our final night will be spent at the Hotel California, a historic establishment with a true flare in Todos Santos on Baja's Pacific Side where we will help release baby Olive Ridley sea turtles. I first helped release baby sea turtles into a forbidding ocean world over 25 years ago. I will treasure this memorable experience for a life time. All hotel accommodations, activities, transportation (with the exception of airport transfers), meals and happy hours are provided throughout the itinerary.
Our group is limited to 16 women so please reserve your spot by sending a $100 deposit to: Blue Water Ventures, 127 Mason Street, Santa Cruz, CA. 95060. You may also pay via a credit card on Pay Pal (please note that there is a 3% service charge on multiple day trips so your online deposit is $103). For instructions, please visit our Payment Center. Payment schedule and trip insurance may be reviewed at Deposits
For travel suggestions, please visit: Getting to Baja
Before sending a deposit, please email your interest and check trip status.
TRIP COST: 9-11 women: $1395 12-16 women: $1225 includes: 4 nights of lodging, all meals, happy hours, all planned activities, whale shark snorkeling excursions, sea turtle release, museum visit, guided snorkeling trips, tip for our Mexican guides, entrance fees and permits. The price does not include airfare, airport shuttles, phone calls, unscheduled boat excursions, activities not described in the itinerary, personal equipment (snorkel gear or wetsuit),
Please give me a call or send me an email if I can be of any other assistance.
May the Baja Wild-Life be with us!
Kim Powell, MRPA
Owner, Operator & Naturalist
Blue Water Ventures
127 Mason St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060