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, 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!
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! Just around the corner:
Dolphin Dive Center email@example.com
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 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.
Check video on Loreto, Baja in "Good Morning America" Click on Link below: