CORONADOS ISLAND TOUR, LORETO BAJA

CORONADOS ISLAND

Enjoy this Jewel in the Sea of the Sea of Cortez.

$65USD /adult
9-2:30 pm 2+ People Year round Cruiser Friendly

Island Day Tours in the Loreto Bay National Marine Park

The Coronado Island tour is a “must-do” for anyone visiting Loreto. In just twenty-five minutes from the Loreto Mariana you’ll be swimming with the Sea Lions, exploring bird rookeries, and searching for dolphins. Snorkeling from the boat is a fantastic way to observe the Marine life below. After touring the island, we picnic at the lovely white sandy beaches for more exploration. In the cooler months, stroll inland to explore the fascinating dune habitat. Public shade palapas and “rustic” bathroom facilities are available on this island.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Isla Coronados is an inactive volcano. Andesite and Basalt flows shape the walls that make up the Eastern side, while decaying ancient coral reef composes the Western side and makes the beautiful white sand beaches.  

It’s never 100% safe to swim with wild animals however we’ve never had an incident during our tours.  Of course we keep a safe distance from their rocks and don’t try to pet them.  Its wonderful to snorkel near their colony and watch them zoom by and play with eachother.  

Swimming with dolphins or whales in the Sea of Cortez is not permitted. If a dolphin passes by while we are in the water, no worries; however, they probably won’t stay for long as they tend to be shy with swimmers. They enjoy swimming along the boat’s bow and leaping out of the water in the bow wake.

Yes! Tipping is a standard practice and very much appreciated.  While there’s a huge range as to how much to tip, 10-15% of your trips total is a safe bet

Wildlife Viewing

This tour is fantastic for viewing wildlife above and below the water. On this trip, you will have an opportunity to see: dolphins, mantas, Blue Footed Boobies, Osprey, endemic plant species, and much more!

Snorkeling Gear Included

We provide fins, masks, and snorkels. In Winter and Spring months, we have wet suits as well. All of our equipment is up to date and well maintained.

Picnic Lunch

No "box lunch" here! Freshly prepared Mexican specialties (ex: Burritos, Empanadas, or Tamales), fresh veggies, and fruit. We can accommodate dietary restrictions and most requests with ample notification.

Safety First

Our boats are fully permitted to operate in Mexican waters and the National Marine Park. They all come equipped with: life jackets, radios, emergency beacons, New 4-stroke motors, professional captain.

Be Sure To Bring

Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Sarong or Towel, extra snacks, Camera, batteries, and warm layers in the winter and Spring months. All Boats have shade and dry storage on board.

Tour Includes

Food, drinks, necessary equipment. Not included: gratuity to captain or guide, alchohol (beers can be arranged for). National Marine Park entry fees ($5 USD) can be purchased in cash at our office or at the Marina.

Trip Itinerary

Highlighted below is a rough estimate of tour times. Start and end times can easily be adjusted. Would you like more time on the water and less at the Beach? No worries. Your captain is happy to oblige. Please note we try to start at 9 am to be back before afternoon winds pick up (and we're horrible people that want you to get up at 8 am on your holiday)

9:00 AM - Loreto Marina
Meet at Blue Whale Statue. From there to your boat and captain.
9-9:30 AM- Travel to Island
Travel North towards Island looking for dolphins, Mantas, etc. along the way
9:30-11:30 AM-Sightseeing and Snorkeling
Travel around Island viewing bird roost, Osprey Nest, Sea Lion Colonies. Snorkeling along the way when folks would like to.
11:30-1:30 PM Enjoy "La Playa" (the Beach)
Visit white sandy beaches for lunch, exploration and snorkeling. In winter months this is a wonderful time to hike inland on the islands interpretive trails.
1:30-2:30pm
Head back to Loreto when folks would like to leave. (P.S. If you do stay for an extended time please don’t forget to tip the catptain extra.

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