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Turtle release beach at sunset

Destination: Baja

Deposits, Cancellation Policy and Travel Protection


Trip Cost:

9-11 guests: $1395       12-16 guests: $1225

In previous years we have suggested a per person tip that was shared among our Mexican guides, boat captains, cooks and hotel staff. However, in 2019 the tip has been factored into the total trip cost listed above.

TRIP COST: includes 4 nights of lodging, all restaurant dining and meals, all planned activities, whale shark snorkeling excursions, snorkeling with sea lions, naturalist-led snorkeling over coral reefs and intertidal exploration, museum visit, sea turtle release, natural history lectures, entrance fees, permits and tip for our mexican guides.

The price does not include airfare, airport shuttle to our hotel in La Paz or Todos Santoshotel to airport, trip insurance, phone calls, unscheduled boat excursions,

activities not described in the itinerary, personal liquor, rental equipment (snorkel gear or wetsuit), or airport departure taxes.

Due to the complexity of arranging foreign programs the following cancellation policy is required.

If cancellations are made 100 days or more prior to the starting date of the program, you will be granted a full refund of the trip minus a $200 processing fee.


No refunds are given when cancellations are made less than 100 days from the program starting date.

We can not make  any exceptions to our cancellation policy so please secure Travel Protection


Blue Water Ventures (BWV) strongly suggests that participants purchase Travel Protection
for the
full value of your trip (trip cost and airfare) for all international trip destinations. Travel Protection is a cost effective way to help protect you and your investment.

Since some benefits are time sensitive, including the Pre-Existing Condition Waiver, we encourage all travelers to purchase a plan at the time of initial deposit.


To include the Pre-Existing Condition Waiver, trip protection must be purchased within 18 days from when your initial trip deposit is sent to Blue Water Ventures or within 18 days from when a airlines ticket is purchased.

You may still purchase Travel Protection at a later date, but the pre-existing condition waiver will not be included. 

Travel Protection Plans offer a variety of benefits, including coverage for medical evacuations, a cost that we cannot cover for you. Plans also offer benefits for Trip Cancellation and Interruption, in addition to many other insurance benefits and non-insurance assistance services.

Travel Protection helps provide coverage for unexpected circumstances and helps protect you and your travel investment. Please refer to your plan document for complete plan details and exclusions and limitations.

We offer Travel Protection through Travel Insured International

Click on the link below to learn more and to purchase a plan


Buy travel protection from Travel Insured International


You may purchase a plan online by clicking on the above link or by calling Customer Care: 800-243-3174. When calling, please provide our Blue Water Ventures Agent # 53345. You may also call customer care to answer any questions regarding plans or coverage. Most of our clients choose the World Wide Protector Plan (the middle choice in between the Pro and the Lite).



All costs for evacuations and/or medical treatments are the responsibility of each participant.

Please travel with a credit card in the event that payments are required for an evacuation or medical treatment.

BWV is not responsible for any expenses incurred by participants related to a canceled program or one they participated in, costs such as airline tickets, flight change fees, lost luggage, missed flights, visa fees, transportation, lodging, etc. BWV reserves the right to cancel a trip before it's departure date for any reason including insufficient participation. Blue Water Ventures does not assume responsibility for program changes or trip cancellations due to situations such as those related to weather, natural disasters or political events (i.e. war or travel bans) or any other reason. Furthermore, BWV is not responsible for changes in private or governmental sectors, both at the domestic and international level, that may effect this trip.

Please be sure to mark your calendars.

$100 reservation fee is due upon registration

  $600  Deposit Due: April 1st, 2019

             $525   Deposit Due: June 1st, 2019
$170  Final payment due if less than 12 people by: October 20th, 2019

Please send all payments in the form of personal checks to:
Blue Water Ventures, 127 Mason St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

If you would like to pay a portion of your trip using PayPal,
Please visit our Payment Center

Please be sure to mark your calendars.

$103 reservation fee is due upon registration

    $618   Deposit Due: April 1st, 2019

             $541   Deposit Due: June 1st, 2019  
$175 Final payment due if less than 12 people by: October 20th, 2019

an additional 3% is added to cover PayPal's service fee.

(rather than building a 3% increase into the trip cost, we have given people the option to pay by check

for the discounted price).