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8 Day Baja Adventure For Women
A Warm Water Adventure in Search of Whale Sharks and Baby Sea Turtles
November 11th-18th, 2016
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 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. During our travels, we have the comfort and ease of a boat supported base camp. All activities are optional. We typically cover 2-4 miles when kayaking from Espiritu Santos Island.
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 our La Paz Hotel where we will depart in search for wildlife.. Three nights will be spent base camping at Espiritu Santo Island in the Sea of Cortez and a final hotel stay in Todos Santos. All hotel accommodations, camping, transportation (with the exception of airport transfers) and meals are provided throughout the itinerary.
Sea Turtle Project
Our final day will be spent in Todos Santos on Baja's Pacific Side where we will assist in the release of baby sea turtles. I first helped baby sea turtles make their way into a forbidding ocean world over 20 years ago. I will treasure this memorable experience for a life time. We will be working with Grupo Tortuguero de Todos Santos AC, a local volunteer group who have dedicated their lives to the conservation of Baja's Sea turtle population.
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 schedules and travel insurance may be reviewed at Deposits .
For travel suggestions, please visit: How to Get to Baja
Before sending a deposit, please email your interest and check trip status.
$1725 with 8-11 guests
$1525 with 12-16 guests
includes 4 nights of lodging, 3 nights of camping, all meals, all planned activities, whale shark excursions, sea turtle release, guided snorkeling and kayaking trips, entrance fees, permits and kayak instruction. The price does not include airfare, airport shuttles, phone calls, unscheduled boat excursions, activities not described in the itinerary, personal liquor, personal equipment (sleeping bag, pads, snorkel gear or wetsuit), tips for our Mexican Crew or airport departure taxes. We would like to suggest a tip of $100.
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
phone & fax: 831-459-8548
127 Mason St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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