Swim With Whale Sharks & Sea Lions

Visit Isla Espíritu Santo or Go Whale Watching in Magdalena Bay

Come and explore Baja California’s many ecosystems with marine life experts. Swim with the majestic whale shark or the playful sea lion. Snorkel on coral reefs among the tropical fish on Espíritu Santo Island. Choose a day, overnight, or 2-night whale watching experience in Magdalena Bay where you’ll see gray whales up close on their annual visit to the Baja lagoons. Other ocean activities include surfing(opens in a new tab) and stand up paddleboarding(opens in a new tab) experiences, the opportunity to go sport fishing(opens in a new tab), or hike along the stunning Punta Lobos cliffs(opens in a new tab). Let’s explore together!

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A whale shark glides through the water.
A beautiful beach on Espiritu Santo island.
A gray whale approaches the boat in Mag Bay.
20 Years in Ecotourism

We are dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism and helping to protect wildlife and local communities.

Locally Owned & Operated

We are a family-run business from Baja. We are immersed in the community and all our guides are knowledgeable locals.

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 Personal Experiences

We go above and beyond to provide our guests with personalized experiences and unforgettable memories.

Embark on Ocean Adventures in La Paz & Todos Santos

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A man holds a fish up to the camera in La Paz.

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A Family Business

Paula Angeloni and Carlos Retamoza are a marine biologist and an oceanographer and both surfers and divers. They are passionate about the ocean, marine life, and preserving the natural environment of Baja California. They have cultivated their tours to show the best of La Paz, Todos Santos, and Magdalena Bay and share their passion for the animals and the surroundings. All the Explora Baja guides are expert locals — you’ll be in safe hands.

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Paula, Carlos and another Explora Baja employee.

A Family Business

Paula Angeloni and Carlos Retomaza are a marine biologist and an oceanographer and both surfers and divers. They are passionate about the ocean, marine life, and preserving the natural environment of Baja California. They have cultivated their tours to show the best of La Paz, Todos Santos, and Magdalena Bay and share their passion for the animals and the surroundings. All the Explora Baja guides are expert locals — you’ll be in safe hands.

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Paula, Carlos and another Explora Baja employee.

Visit the Todos Santos Surf Shop

The Todos Santos Surf Shop is the base for our activities and an excellent place to rent or buy a surfboard and other surf or beach accessories you may have forgotten to pack! Pop in when you’re walking around Todos Santos, “El Pueblo Mágico” (the magic town).

Visit the Todos Santos Surf Shop

The Todos Santos Surf Shop is the base for our activities and an excellent place to rent or buy a surfboard and other surf or beach accessories you may have forgotten to pack! Pop in when you’re walking around Todos Santos, “El Pueblo Mágico” (the magic town).

See What We’ve Been Up To...

Tortugas saying hi

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#todossantos #lapaz #cabo #bajacalifornia #mexico
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Never stop Exploring

#secretplaces #magicplaces #explore #explorabaja #explora #bajacaliforniasur #wonder #baja #todossantos #lapazbcs #seaofcortez #island #magic #places #adventures #eco #tours #nature #love 📷 @gustavocl1
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All tranquilo in the Reef

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@saltylifeinbaja 📷
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After a day of snorkeling, people want to eat!

#snorkeling #break #island #paradise #beach #bajacaliforniasur #mexico #adventures #picnick
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Paradise Fund. Don’t need to go to far

#isla #espiritusanto #paraiso #encontrado #bajacalifornia #sur #mexico #lindo
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Let’s take an SUP tour in Todos Santos!!

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#explora #baja #saltylife #outdoors
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Sometimes they just want some love. Even wild creatures

#onelove #allyouneedislove #espriritusanto #sealions #love #lapaz #bajacaliforniasur #todossantos #adventures #inthesea #ocean #friends #ecoadventures #travel #baja #mexico
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Underwater Bouquet

#ocean #treasures #coral #coushion #starfish #arreglofloral #marino #islaespiritusanto #adventure #inthesea #explorabaja #lifetime #dreams #todossantos #lapazbcs #cabo #bajacaliforniasur #mexico #snorkeling #travelling #respecting #nature #beauty
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Nature is so perfect as it is... Baja has pristine protected places that we can visit, and we are so proud of it.

#islaespíritusanto #managementplan #marine #conservation #golfodecalifornia #lapaz #baja #todossantosbcs #mexico #ecoaventuras #ecoturismo #diving #snorkeling #cave #sealions #fish #sea #life #godeep #jumpinthewater #ecoadventures www.explorabaja.com
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We are Paula (marine Biologist ) and Carlos (oceanographer). After many years of being naturalist guides, we founded Explora Baja in 2012 just by doing what we love and working with tho most experienced local captains.

Come and enjoy with us the exceptional wild beauty of Baja! 🙌

#livinglife #havingfun #inthesea #ecotorism #oneinalifetime #experiences #localyowned #familybusiness #bajacalifornia #todossantos #lapaz #cabo #islaespiritusanto #love #teamwork #nature #wild #life #captain #naturalist #guides
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De bajo perfil, pero uno de nuestros favoritos. Los Lobos marinos en la isla son de lo más amistosos, curiosos y juguetones.

Sea lions at the island are very low profile, but our favorites. They are the most friendly and fun wild creatures to be with.

#friendly #curious #loving #wildlife #creature #inthesea #baja #mexico #todossantos #cabo #lapaz #adventures #ofthebeatenpath #nature #photography
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We are very proud to announce the new project we have on association with a local fisherman in Magdalena Island and an old time friend. We are now offering not only whale watching but a very exiting menu of activities to do on the Magic Island. Very unique experiences that you can’t miss ✨

#whalewatching #sup #kayak #hikes #freediving #marlins #sharks #biking #yoga #nature #photography #surf #adventures #innature #explore #live #experience #real #bajalife #explorabaja #magbayexpeditions @magbayexpeditions
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When we say we do adventures, it’s because we do adventures.
It’s our passion and we love to share the love

#offthebeatenpath #baja #adventures #bythesea #live #love #protect #nature #todossantos #magbay #lapaz #bajacaliforniasur #mexico #travelnice #explore #explorabaja #ecotours
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There are still some whales on the area... but getting ready to swim north. Don’t loose your last chance to see them this season.
This footage was taken from our boat, submerging the go pro in the water when the whales came to say hi 🐳 💕🙌

#whale #whalewatching #travel #awarness #golocal #ecotourism #inthesea #bajacaliforniasur #mexico #deepblue #todossantos #lapaz #loscabos #magbay #magbayexpeditions #adventures #expeditions #activities
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Find yourself on a beautiful and peaceful surrounding ✨

#hike #travel #wonder #desert #turquoise #sea #baja #wild #nature #healthylifestyle #todossantos #mexico #lapaz
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The whale shark season stops around April so don’t loose your chance to get close to those beautiful giants!
Thank you sharks for being so peaceful and thank you to the Mexican government for the management plan, also guides and captains that are making a great job on protecting the biggest fish on hearth 🙏 🦈 🐳 ❤️ 💦

#todossantos #activities #bajacaliforniasur #nature #whaleshark #cabo #adventures #inthesea #mexico #travel #lapaz #baja #amazing #trips
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Bahía Magdalena lo tiene todo. Ballenas, mangles, interminables dunas de arena, orcas, aves, coyotes, delfines, marlins entre miles de sardinas, leyendas y la gente más bella ✨

#magbay #magicplace #sand #dunes #mangroves #whales #orcas #dolphins #hikes #beaches #friends #islamagdalena #bahiamagdalena #bajasur #mexico #magbayexpeditions #adventure #oneandonly #experiences
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Underwater harmony of life. Last trip to swim with marlins was a blast.

#swimming #freediving #magbay #todossantos #adventures #inthesea #bajacaliforniasur #mexico #adventure #magic #nature #sealions #sardines #marlin #alive #magbayexpeditions
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