El Tiburon Casitas

Luxury Rentals in Loreto, Baja

                                Water Activities / Whales                                                                Island Exploration/ Water Activities/ Whale Watching

There are several beautiful islands protecting the Bay of Loreto, all part of the Loreto National Marine Park. To visit the Marine park, you will need a park wristband, cost is about 2 dollars a day,  avail at the Marina when you go out on a boat to fish or dive.

Coronado Island is the island to the North and a very popular destination for day trips. It is a 25-35 minute boat trip from the Marina.  The shallow water along the shore is a beautiful turquoise color and a popular site for snorkelers and divers  of all levels. The white sandy beaches are ideal for a stroll and a picnic.  Shade palapas and a primitive toilet on the main beach.  Several  local tour companies  have trips to these islands or just stroll down to the marina where several Captains will be available to take you out!

Blue Whale Trips from the local  Loreto Marina- Feb and March best time to see Blues. Other species present year round.

   

 

Diving/Snorkeling

There are many fabulous dive destinations around the islands of  Coronado, Carmen,  and Danzante. The Sea of Cortez  has an amazing array of fish and marine animals.  If you are not a diver, snorkeling is wonderful in many places where water is less than 20 feet deep.  You can sign up to get PADI certified too!

There is a full service PADI dive shop just down the street from El Tiburon Casitas. Also gear for rent. email dive shop for current prices.

Dolphin Dive Center   dolphindivebaja@yahoo.com 

Benito Juarez Ave  near calle Davis       613   135-1914       Rafael- Dive coordinator at Dolphin Dive shop.

 These Snorkel tours and Glass Bottom Boat tours include lunch, drinks, and snorkel gear. 

 See Loreto Coastal Expeditions website for Glass bottom boat tours from Puerto Escondido 

 

 

 

Snorkeling off the Local Reefs, Coronado Sea Lions

 

Whale Watching

From January to April, the Gray whales calve in the  protected Lagoons near Guerro Negro,San Ignacio, Lopez Mateo, and Magdalena Bay on the Pacific side of the Peninsula. It is worth the  drive to see the whales up close and personal and possibly even pet them from a Panga boat in this pristine Nursery.   

Snorkeling  North side of Carmen Island

Kayaking and paddle boards  popular around all Islands and shores.   There are several Kayak tour operators/rentals in town.                        Go for an hour or a week!                                                                       New!   2 SUP Boards avail at casitas.    Daily fee.        


 

Magical Encounters- Annual Gray Whale Migration- Pacific Lagoons

Watch Video below:

Check video on Loreto, Baja in "Good Morning America"  Click on Link below:
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7317220

Island Tours and Playful Dolphins

 

 

Whale Watching in Baja- Humpbacks and other species.....

   

 

Spectacular Island Beaches, Carmen and Danzante Islands

Toothed Whales also- Dolphins and Orcas 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Temperatures in Sea of Cortez / Loreto Area

 

Monthly Average Air Temperatures for Loreto Area