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Loreto, Mexico

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Our most recommended Loreto, Mexico Cruises & Boat Tours

From Loreto: Historical San Javier Mission Tour with Lunch

1. From Loreto: Historical San Javier Mission Tour with Lunch

Spend a half-day with an expert tour guide exploring the San Javier Mission, located only 1 hour away from Loreto. Delve into the past to explore the picturesque, cobblestone-lined streets of this area and marvel at its ancient architecture.   Hop into an air-conditioned Mercedes Van to begin your expedition. Head up into La Giganta Mountain range and enjoy the fantastic panoramic mountain views that surround you.   You’ll then arrive at the mission, one of the best-preserved in Baja. Dating back to 1758, the surrounding village is inhabited by only 150 people, giving visitors the feeling of time travel. Explore with your guide the main streets that are lined with fruit trees and olive gardens, some of the oldest in Baja. Visit the remains of the ancient Jesuit’s missions before enjoying an authentic Mexican lunch at a local restaurant.

From Loreto: Coronado Island Snorkel & Lunch Cruise

2. From Loreto: Coronado Island Snorkel & Lunch Cruise

Located near Loreto, Baja California Sur, Coronado Island is home to great snorkel spots, white sand beaches, and a sea lion colony. Come and join a professional guide who knows the history and wildlife of this island and is ready to share it with you. A paradise for snorkelers, the turquoise waters around the island offer outstanding visibility, especially for those wishing to explore the sea bottom. The island itself is covered with rocky crags, except for the southeast corner, and becomes a marine turtle sanctuary at certain times of the year when the females come to the beaches to lay their eggs.   If you prefer to stroll around the island instead of relaxing under a beach palapa, you’ll find numerous examples of local animals and plants. This 3-hour adventure doesn’t just go to the beach like most local boats: you’ll go for a lap around the island to see all the wildlife, including the sea lion colony, and then take time on the beach to snorkel and sunbathe. Snorkeling gear, a picnic sandwich lunch, and refreshments (beers, soda, water) are al included.

From Loreto: Snorkeling and Kayaking Catamaran Cruise

3. From Loreto: Snorkeling and Kayaking Catamaran Cruise

Spend your day out in the sun, cruising around the islands on a 35-foot catamaran sailboat. Sail across the clear blue waters of the Sea of Cortez watching for whales, dolphins and turtles on your way to the beautiful islands of Loreto. Learn sailing basics if the weather’s right, and learn about the local wildlife from your guide.   After arriving at the bay, get ready to dive in for a snorkeling adventure. The crystal-clear waters offer excellent visibility of the underwater world. Or, if you'd prefer, go kayaking around the islands and enjoy the views of the islands. After lunch and snacks, turn up the reggae and Latin music while you play games aboard the boat. Enjoy the open bar while cruising back towards the Puerto Escondido Marina. Feel the wind in your hair as the sailboat dashes along the water. Perfect for families or groups of friends, don’t miss this relaxing and fun day out on the water.

From Loreto: Canipole Cave Painting Guided Hike

4. From Loreto: Canipole Cave Painting Guided Hike

Come join this time traveling 3.5-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Discover the region of the State of Baja California Sur and the San Francisco mountain range, where you’ll find the nuclei of cave paintings that abound throughout this area. Take a 45-minute walk into the heart of the mountains, during which your guide will explain the key features of the flora and fauna surrounding you. Enjoy beautiful landscapes that go from the imposing La Giganta mountain range to hundreds of hectares of fertile soil.  Finally, you’ll arrive at the cave paintings, made hundreds of years before the arrival of the Missioners by the inhabitants of the peninsula, who were organized into tribes of huntsmen. Most of the knowledge that we have from this time has been collected from accurate readings of cave paintings. Your guide will teach you much more about these fascinating paintings before you return to Loreto. Take a well-needed stop for lunch on the way back at an authentic Mexican local restaurant.

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What people are saying about Loreto, Mexico

Ricardo the captain is personable, knowledgeable about the wildlife and history. Chris the first mate makes a mean Margarita which is included in the price. Kayaking was not offered not sure why not. Maybe because there was just two couples on board. Only two of us snorkelled. Snorkelling was great. The catamaran was clean. We motored around. Sails are in order. Lunch is a ham and cheese sandwich which seems to be the standard lunch on tours here. We saw sting rays from the boat. A pod of dolphins raced with us at the bow. Live that.

Wonderful sailor and snorkeling trip for family of 15 (3 generations)! Diana and Chalio were fantastic guides and friendly hosts. We swam with dolphins, snorkeled at Honeymoon Cove, ate some delicious snacks, and drank some delicious margaritas. To top it off, we watched several whales breaching on the way back to the marina!

All good except that in the tour it was supposed to be snorkeling and kayaking but it was only snorkeling, if they are not going to fulfill it as specified, they should notify thanks.

Great trip. Lovely clean boat. Fun and knowledgeable crew. Nice food and drinks. Lots of dolphins!!!! Lovely bays for snorkeling & swimming. Good music. All round a super fun day.

Chalio was a great guide. The mission was beautiful! The lunch was made from ingredients all grown and processed on the premises. Amazing trip, highly recommend.