9 days/ 8 Nights Shark & Surf Adventures In Baja California Sur

From $3950.00 USD

Want to come on the ULTIMATE bucket list Mexico diving vacation with me? 

As a diver, if you dream of diving with sharks and getting to see humpback whales in the wild then this 9-day diving vacation in Mexico is going to BLOW your mind!

Seriously, even writing out the itinerary for this diving tour in Baja Californa Sur gets me so excited I have to do a little dance. I’ve planned out 9 days of epic diving, snorkeling, surfing, and some fun land-based activities thrown in for good measure that will not disappoint. 

In Partnership with The Mexican Concierge

I am delighted to be working in partnership with The Mexican Concierge to bring to life several of my Mexico tours.

The Mexican Concierge is a growing Mexican company that helps travelers to plan their Mexican vacation, wedding, or event.

Baja Tour Highlights

On this tour we will visit San Jose del Cabo, Cabo Pulmo, La Paz, Todo Santos, Playa Cerritos, and Cabo San Lucas. 

What kind of marine life can you expect to see on this tour? Whale Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Sea Lions, Humpback Whales, Bull Sharks, and giant schools of fish. While we can’t guarantee you will see everything on this list (sadly my middle name isn’t King Neptune) in December you stand an excellent chance. 

So here’s a list of some of the best things you are going to see and do in Baja:

  • Dive with large schools of Hammerhead sharks (6-600)
  • Humpback whale watching (in December it is possible to see them from the dive boats at almost all of the locations we will dive in).
  • Swim with Whale Sharks.
  • Diving with Sea Lions.
  • Diving / snorkeling with a variety of sharks including: Bull Sharks, Tiger Sharks, blue sharks, silky sharks, and makos (yes, this is a shark lovers DREAM trip).
  • Sand boarding
  • Surfing

What To Expect

This isn’t your average tour, and we are not your average tour guides.

Who is this tour for

Certified divers who love sharks!

We are very open about who we let join this tour. But let’s be honest, most of the tour group will be women aged 27-45 possibly with their significant others. Although we may do some tours for families in the future, for this one all participants will need to be over 18 with an Open Water Diving Certification. Some of the dives are for more advanced divers, but so long as you have a solid number of dives banked and feel comfortable diving with sharks you should be fine. Not sure? Send me an email and we can talk everything through!

Just because the tour is aimed at women doesn’t mean men aren’t welcome, you may just be a little outnumbered! But we don’t mind if you don’t.

Want to bring your non-diving significant other? You got it! If you want to bring a non-diver with you and you will be sharing a room/ bed then pay then drop me an email and I’ll work out a discounted price for the non-diver in your life.

As the activity level on this trip is pretty low (apart from the diving) it’s suitable for all fitness levels. The only activity that is a bit more physical is surfing. If you have concerns about your ability to do this send me an email and let me know and I can talk you through it. 

Not sure if this tour is for you? Send me an email with any concerns and we can arrange a video chat to talk through anything you are worried about.

Only The Best

Everywhere we will take you on this tour you are going to get so much more than a tick on your Mexico bucket list and a snap to post on Instagram (of course we are going to make sure you get that too haha). 

We have chosen the best places to eat, sleep, relax, and even party so you can relax knowing that every place we will take you to in Baja is a place we know and love. 

Finding a Balance

We also know that this is your vacation time. So although we have crammed in as much of the good stuff as we can, we have also added in some free time so you don’t get travel burnout (it’s a real thing, trust me).

And should you want to skip an activity because you need some extra me-time, no sweat. Just let us know.

Your Comfort Matters

We also want you to be as comfortable as possible. So with this in mind when we need to travel you will be in a comfortable minivan WITH AC and all of the accommodation you will be staying at is 3-4* with the exception of Cabo Pulmo and Playa Cerritos which have more basic accommodations. Cabo Pulmo is pretty off the grid, but the epic dives there make it worth getting back to basics for a night. In Playa Cerritos, we will be glamping on the beach.

As for the travel, I can’t promise there won’t be traffic but I pinky promise to make a killer playlist and bring you all snacks.

Professional Photographs To Keep Forever

Although there is more to travel than just ‘doin’ it for the Gram’ we want you to get them shots.

Because this is a land and sea tour you will have a dedicated land photographer (Karina) and a professional underwater photographer for all of the big dives. The underwater photographers we are working with on this tour are world-class and all of the photos they take will be available to you digitally for no additional charge. 

Need some tips on how to pose underwater? Don’t worry, that’s going to be included in your welcome pack.

As for the above water photos, working with Karina changed my life, I’m not even joking. She helped me to feel confident in my body and more relaxed in front of the camera. I want that for every person on this tour. And that’s why Karina is going to be there on hand to help ease you into looking and feeling amazing in front of the camera. All of the photos she takes will be available to you included in the tour price.

Sustainability

 Sustainability is as important to us as we know it is to you. So we are committed to doing our bit. 

When you arrive in Mexico you will receive a swag bag full of sustainable goodies to use on the tour. This included a water bottle, reusable cutlery set, a straw, and of course it will come in a tote bag for you to use when shopping. 

COVID

We are living in strange times I know. But with more people being vaccinated and testing becoming much easier we are confident that COVID won’t stop us from getting back to travel. That said, to keep everyone on the tour safe we do have a few things in place.

  • If you are vaccinated please send proof of your vaccination to us before you travel.
  • For those travelers not yet vaccinated you will need to take an Antigen test once you have arrived in Mexico before you join the tour.  We will cover the cost of this for your convenience. 
  • In your welcome packs, you will receive a handmade Mexican face mask and some hand gel. We will also always have hand get and disposable face masks on hand should you need one.
  • All accommodation and restaurants we will be taking you to have increased sanitary measures including deep cleaning between guests.
  • Insurance is mandatory on this trip and so if you need to cancel because you contract COVID before or during the tour you will be covered. 

Traveling With Us

On this Baja California Sur diving tour you will be traveling with a local guide from Vibe Adventures, Claire Summers from Claire’s Itchy Feet, and Karina Bravo from By Karina Bravo.

Claire Summers

Claire Summers is the founder of Endless Summers (like what I did there?!) and Claire’s Itchy Feet. In 2017 she booked a one-way ticket to Guatemala and she has never looked back.

Originally she planned to stay in Guatemala for a month… but Guatemala had other ideas. She fell in love with the country and ended up there for 9 months before work pulled her away.

Claire currently lives in Mexico with her novio and 2 cats. She is a 200 hour RYA certified yoga and meditation teacher as well as being a total Guatemala fangirl.

Karina Bravo

Karina is a Mexican influencer and travel enthusiast living in Cancun.

As a curvy woman, Karina battled a lot of insecurities, never feeling “skinny enough.” So she learned how to find the best angles to get that perfect shot on camera. She soon became low-key obsessed with finding nice walls, pretty backgrounds, and helping her friends feel like their best selves with their photos.

Karina loves the feeling of making other women feel beautiful and empowered while doing photoshoots. We are so excited to have her joining us on the tour and working her magic on each one of you.

 

Map of the route

Dates & Prices

Dates: 10th – 17th December 2021 

Full Price: $3,950.00 USD

Single supplement: $500 USD

Please be aware that to keep prices down we have based them on 2 people sharing a room. If you prefer not to share a room then you will need to cover the additional cost of this by paying the single supplement.  

Are you ready to secure your spot on this Baja tour?

Booking couldn’t be easier. To secure your place on this diving tour to Baja California Sur you will need to pay a $500 USD non-refundable deposit. Or if you prefer you can book and pay in full today.

If you choose to pay the deposit only then the remaining balance must be paid in full 30 days before the date of arrival or contact me to arrange a payment plan that works for you.

Itinerary

Please be aware that although this itinerary is pretty fixed, it may be subject to change (ie we may add in a few extra treats to the program). The final itinerary will be sent to you by the end of November 2022.

  • Meals Included: Dinner
  • Travel Time: 15-30 Minutes
  • Accommodation: TBC San Jose del Cabo

We know that you will be flying in from a variety of different places. So don’t worry, we want you to choose the flight path that works best for you. That being said, we would encourage you to book a flight that arrives into Los Cabos International Airport either in the morning or early afternoon so you have time to arrive and settle before our first meal together. If you need assistance booking your international airfare please let us know! 

Upon arriving at the airport one of our team will be waiting to escort you via private transfer (approx 15-20 minutes). Once in San Jose del Cabo, you will be checked into your accommodation and given a brief orientation of the area. If you need any assistance going to the bank, store, pharmacy, etc. one of the team will be more than happy to accompany you. In the event, you arrive early in the morning and would like to coordinate any specific activities during the day, just let us know so we can accommodate your requests.

6 pm: Welcome dinner at Los Tamarindos (included)

We are going to kick off this Baja Sur diving tour in style with our welcome dinner at Los Tamarindos. A world class farm to table restaurant owned by Chef Enrique Silva in the heart of downtown San Jose. Don’t forget to dress to impress as there will be photos!

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, & Lunch
  • Travel Time: 2 hours
  • Accommodation: TBC Cabo Pulmo

After breakfast at our accommodation we will travel together to Cabo Pulmo ready for our first afternoon of diving together in Cabo Pulmo national park (2 tanks).

Cabo Pulmo offers the ONLY living coral reef in the Sea of Cortez and it’s diving is world class. The exact dive sites we will visit will be decided upon between us and the dive masters on the day of the dive depending on the conditions and where we as a group want to dive.

Of course, we can’t control nature. But to give you an idea of the type of marine life you may see here: 

  • Bull Sharks
  • Humpback Whales
  • Schools of Big Eye Trevallies
  • Sting Rays
  • Tiger Sharks
  • Spotted Eagle Rays
  • Whale Shark
  • Groupers
  • Snappers
  • Turtles
  • Sting Rays
  • Panamic Green Moray
  • Schools of yellowtail snappers
  • Schools of Grunts
  • Schools of Sardines

To view more information about the dive sites 

The evening is then free for you to relax and rest. 

Please be aware that Cabo Pulmo has very basic accommodation. While we will do our best to ensure that we book the most comfortable accommodation possible for you, we also need to manage expectations. It is unlikely that you will have access to WiFi in the accommodation. Your phone signal will be patchy. The accommodations will have solar power so although there will be electricity, you will need to use it sparingly, especially if it is a cloudy day. So best to charge up all those large camera batteries before you get there!

  • Meals Included: Breakfast 
  • Travel Time: 2.5 hours
  • Accommodation: La Concha, La Paz

Expect a light breakfast this morning as it will be a early start with a 2 tank morning dive in Cabo Pulmo before heading to La Paz.

On arrival in La Paz we will check in to our accommodation in the dive resort we will be staying for the next 3 nights. Once you are settled in you can enjoy some free time on your own as we are staying outside of the centre the driver will be available to take anyone downtown that would like to go. Karina and I will also be offering our services to do some La Paz photos for anyone who would like them. 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Travel Time: 20 minutes
  • Accommodation: La Concha, La Paz

It’s another early start for our first day of diving in La Paz. Today we will do a 2 tank morning dive. The first dive will be a wall dive by the colony of sea lions and then second is the Fang Ming wreck dive.

In the afternoon we will hop in the transport to take a short 20 minute drive north of La Paz to visit El Mogote, a small sand barrier that provides protection for La Paz bay. Here we will find epic sand dunes ripe for Sand Boarding! We will be here for sunset so don’t forget to bring your best desert outfits as there will be a sunset photoshoot!

The evening is yours to enjoy some free time. Our driver will be on hand if anyone should want to go for dinner in downtown La Paz.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Travel Time: N/A
  • Accommodation: La Concha, La Paz

Feeling tired? No worries, after all those early mornings today you can spend the morning sleeping in if you like. Breakfast will be served until 10am and you have the entire morning to relax. Need a massage? Let us know and we can have someone come to you for an additional charge.

After your slow morning it’s time to turn up the pace and boy do we have an epic afternoon of diving for you! Your 2 tank dive this afternoon will first be to El Bajo. El Bajo is one of the worlds best dive sites to see large schools of hammerhead sharks! The school sizes range from 6-600!!!

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Our second dive will be to Los Islotes this time for a shallower dive to hang out with the playful Californian Brown Sea Lions who live there. Los Islotes is home to a colony of over 200 Californian Brown Sea lions.

The evening is yours to relax and look over your epic GoPro Footage! 

 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Travel Time: 1.5 hours
  • Accommodation: La Concha, La Paz

Another big day today! After breakfast it’s back on the boat for your next bucket list marine life encounter, Swimming/ Snorkeling with Whale Sharks. 

Once we have dried off from our swim it’s time to hit the road and bid farewell to La Paz. Next stop, the instaworthy desert town of Todo Santos. 

In Todo Santos you will have some free time to explore the town on your own, this is a great place to do a little shopping as it has some great shops and a super cute market. And of course, we will be on hand to guide you around the most instagrammable locations in the town. 

Once we are done in Todo Santos it’s time to take the short drive to Playa Cerritos where we will spend the night in super cute glamping huts right on the beach! 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast 
  • Travel Time: 
  • Accommodation: TBC Cabo San Lucas

Rise and shine! After breakfast it’s time for your morning surf lesson before we jump back in the van and head to our final destination, Cabo San Lucas.

Once we arrive in Cabo San Lucas and have checked into our accommodation you will have the afternoon/ evening free to explore.

 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Travel Time: 
  • Accommodation: TBC Cabo San Lucas

It’s our final full day together! The morning is free for you to do as you like and Karina and I will be on hand to take some epic Cabo photos of you.

As it’s not advisable to dive before your flight home we have planned one final bucket list marine encounter for you. The Ultimate SHARK SNORKEL. Expect to be hanging out with blue sharks, silky sharks, makos, hammerheads, plus plenty of other sealife. No cages needed!

In the evening we will be enjoying our final evening meal of the trip together, location TBC.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Travel Time: 40 Minutes
  • Accommodation: N/A

After breakfast it’s time to say farewell! Airport transfers are included to get you safely back to Los Cabos International Airport.

Have more time and want to dive Gordo Banks? 

I REALLY wanted to include a dive to Gordo Banks in this tour, but because it is an advanced dive (all divers must hold an advanced dive certification) that needs to be done over 2 days it just wasn’t possible. If however you have the time and are an advanced diver let me know if you would be interested in staying on 1 extra night to do this dive (additional cost will be around $300 USD).  

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FAQ's

Yes yes yes! This tour was created for people just like you. Who want to travel solo but in the security of a small group. Most of the people joining this tour will also be traveling solo, so you will be in great company.

Absolutely! I want to make it as accessible as I can for you to come on this Baja Sur Diving tour with me. If you want to pay in installments then just pay your deposit and then drop me an email at hello@endlesssummers.org and let me know a plan that would work for you. All I’ll need is you to fill out a payment form with your debit or credit card details and payments will be taken automatically.

Yes. Travel insurance is a MUST for anyone joining this trip. I strongly recommend WorldNomads insurance as they will also cover you for COVID. You can read more about their COVID policy here.

Yes, you are free to cancel for any reason. If you have insurance and are canceling for a medical or emergency reason your insurance will cover you. If you are canceling for personal reasons please be aware that the deposit is non-refundable. 

Please do not book your flight until the tour has been confirmed. The tour needs a minimum of 6 people to book and pay their deposits before it will be confirmed. As soon as the minimum number has been met we will contact you to let you know you can book your flights.

Although I can’t book your flights for you. I’m more than happy to help you find the best deals. Just drop me an email and let me know what you need and I’ll send you some options.

I know being forced to have the COVID vaccination to travel is a controversial subject for some. We are not requiring people to have been vaccinated. We do however encourage it.

For all other vaccinations please consult your General Practitioner who can give you the most up-to-date information.

For the majority of people, you will not need a visa to enter Mexico. This is true for people traveling from the USA, Canada, and Europe. When entering Mexico most people are  automatically granted a 180-day tourist card. If you are from a country not mentioned above, please contact me and let me know where you are from so I can check if a visa is needed before you book.

Yes sure, why not! This Baja Sur Diving tour is open to anyone over 18. If you want to come with your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, sister, brother, great granny… All are welcome! Just drop me an email to let me know so we can make sure you are in a room together with a double bed if that’s what you prefer.

Honestly, that is really up to you and how much you want to spend. I have a Mexico budget on Claire’s Itchy Feet that may be useful. Although all of your breakfasts and some other meals are covered, you will need to budget for extra lunches and dinners. Alcohol is not included in the tour cost so keep that in mind.  You may wish to budget some money to buy gifts for yourself and others. Tips to local guides, drivers, and tour leaders are not included.

When we send out the final itinerary at the end of November we will also send you information about tipping, and anything else it is important to know about to help you budget accordingly. 

Hell yes!

In fact, I’d encourage it there were a few things we needed to miss out of the itinerary because we just didn’t have time and dive sites that were just for certified advanced divers. If you want to come early or stay longer and need some help planning some fun activities let me know. If enough people wanted to go we can arrange a bolt-on to the trip to get you there. Just send me an email and let me know.

I REALLY wanted to include a dive to Gordo Banks in this tour, but because it is an advanced dive (all divers must hold an advanced dive certification) that needs to be done over 2 days it just wasn’t possible.

If however you have the time and are an advanced diver let me know if you would be interested in staying on 1 extra night to do this dive (additional cost will be around $300 USD).  

Totally. I didn’t speak a word of Spanish when I first arrived in Latin America. You will have me (decent level of Spanish) and Karina (bilingual) about to help you. That said I would strongly encourage anyone joining the trip to learn some basic Spanish as it really will help you to interact with local people on a different level.

If you want information about Heart of Travels online learning program click here.

This is why we insist on you having travel insurance like World Nomads insurance as it will cover you if you test positive for COVID and are unable to make the tour. So long as you have insurance you will be able to claim your money back (including the deposit).

We will be randomly putting people in a room together. But if you have a friend joining the tour and would like to be in a room together, please let us know in advance.

No. If you prefer to have a room to yourself that’s totally fine. As this will come with an additional cost we will need you to pay a fee of $500 USD to cover this.

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