Latitude Encounters - Mexico

Destination: Mexico

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico |From $175/trip

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Latitude Encounters is a place for explorers. Perfect for guests who wish to experience a different part of the planet with adventures, wildlife expeditions, exploration trips, and much more. While advocating for sustainable tourism, Latitude Encounters offers unique experiences, both on land and sea. Experiencing trips with Latitude Encounters will be sure to help divers unleash their inner explorer while protecting and appreciating our planet. 

 

Location

Latitude Encounters is based in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

 

Marine Life

Unleash your inner explorer. Latitude Encounters takes you on a unique trip exploring marine life in Los Cabos, a world-renowned location for encountering pelagics. Explore and experience swimming with sharks, mobula rays, striped marlins, and so much more.

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One day adventures

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TRIP OVERVIEW

Experience the very best Los Cabos has to offer all in one day. The trips are specially designed to give guests the best chance of great encounters while taking you to the best spots in this unique and diverse area. No certification is required, as all the trips are on the surface, snorkeling and free diving.


SWIM WITH SHARKS:

  • Season: February to July
  • Departure: 8:00 AM
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Experience: Basic snorkeling
  • Explore the southern coast of Baja, one of the best places in the world to encounter pelagic sharks. Come face to face with these incredible ocean predators in a life-changing experience. Although sharks typically have an unfortunate reputation, in reality, they are shy and sensitive creatures. Mako sharks, blue sharks, silky sharks and smooth hammerheads can be seen in the waters throughout the year, with the mako and blue sharks appearing with the colder season, and the hammerheads and shilkies appearing during the warmer season.

 

MOBULA SAFARI

  • Season: June to July
  • Departure: 7:00 AM or 3:00 PM
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Experience: Basic Snorkeling
  • The Mobula Munkiana, also known as Munk's Devil Ray, or Manta Cubana have a bi-annual migration in and out of the Sea of Cortez, passing through Cabo San Lucas. These huge schools of Mobula often reach up to the thousands. The Mobulas move gracefully through the water, often leaping into the air and landing with a slap on the surface of the water. They swim close to the water's surface, making it easy for people to swim, snorkel, and free dive easily among them.  

 

OPEN OCEAN EXPLORATION

  • Season: All year
  • Departure: 8:00 AM
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Experience: Basic Snorkeling
  • The Open Ocean Safari embodies the spirit of exploration advocated by Latitude Encounters. Exploring the Baja peninsula, one of the last wild frontiers, guests experience an abundance of ocean life that cannot be seen anywhere else. The huge variety of pelagic life encountered during this trip includes dolphins, turtles, humpback whales, marlins, sea lions, and more. Lucky guests may even encounter beaked whales, minke whales, or sperm whales.

WHALE WATCHING

  • Season: December to April
  • Departure: 8:00 AM or 2:00 PM
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Experience: None
  • Latitude Encounters offers guests the experience of watching the humpback whales' annual migration to Mexico. The whales are members of the northeastern pacific population, estimated to have a population above 18,000. Cabo San Lucas is located at the top of the Baja peninsula, acting as an entry for the whales and the perfect vantage point for guests to watch their journey as they travel thousands of kilometers down the North American coast.


MAKO & BLUE SHARK EXPEDITION

  • Season: Spring
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Experience: Basic snorkeling
  • Experience snorkeling with sharks done correctly and safely. With a highly experienced crew and in-depth briefings before entering the water, guests can be assured that all measures are being taken for their safety.
  • When the two powerful and nutrient-rich water of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet, a unique and plentiful marine environment is born - the perfect place for encountering pelagic sharks. Mako and blue sharks are two of the most beautiful sharks in the world. They have an elegant appearance and sleek movements with their large expressive eyes. They do not usually encounter humans and are typically curious about us.


SILKY SHARK AGGREGATION EXPEDITION

  • Season: Summer
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Experience: Basic snorkeling
  • Experience snorkeling with sharks done correctly and safely. With a highly experienced crew and in-depth briefings before entering the water, guests can be assured that all measures are being taken for their safety.
  • When the two powerful and nutrient-rich water of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet, a unique and plentiful marine environment is born - the perfect place for encountering pelagic sharks. Silky sharks are the most abundant pelagic shark species in the world. Known to congregate around the Baja Peninsula during the summer for their mating season, they gather in large numbers ranging up to even 100 sharks at once.

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PRICING

Swim With Sharks: $175 per person (minimum of 2 participants)

Mobula Safari: $140 per person (minimum of 2 participants) 

Open Ocean Exploration: $190 per person (minimum of 2 participants) 

Whale Watching: $140 per person (minimum of 2 participants) 

Mako and Blue Shark Expedition: Contact Us  for pricing

Silky Shark Aggregation Expedition: Contact Us  for pricing

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Snacks and lunch on the boat
  • Weights and weight-belts
  • Experienced guide 

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WILDLIFE EXPEDITIONS

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Trip overview

Expeditions planned during the best seasons and in the best spots for encounters, prepare to be surprised. Guests will spend the day on the boat searching for these life-changing pelagic encounters, and everything else will be planned by the Latitude Encounters team.

 

STRIPED MARLIN EXPEDITION

  • Season: October & November
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Experience: Basic snorkeling
  • Guests will spend their days aboard a boat, exploring Magdalena Bay in Puerto San Carlos. The objective of the trip is to find the Striped Marlin, a species of pelagic billfish, as they migrate and feed. The sardines that gather in the bay attract the Marlins and provide us with a unique opportunity to observe them as they hunt the sardine balls.

MOBULA EXPEDITION

  • Season: Summer
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Experience: Basic snorkeling
  • Guests will explore the spectacular coast of Baja California in hopes of seeing the bi-annual migration of the Mobula Munkiana. These magnificent creatures gather every year in the thousands and travel along the coast of the Sea of Cortez. The Mobula Munkania is actually just one of three other Mobula species that can be encountered here. The Mobulas are graceful as they glide through the water, almost like flying. They sometimes fly out of the water as well, reaching almost two meters out of the water with their acrobatic might.

WHALES OF BAJA EXPEDITION

  • Season: Winter/Spring
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Experience: None
  • Explore the home of the three of the most majestic ocean giants, Baja California Sur. Here, the humpback whales, grey whales, and blue whales gather and form some of the largest migrations. Each whale species has a different location to spend the winter, and the itinerary prepared by Latitude Encounters gives guests the best chances of spotting the whales. The tours include spots such as Los Cabos (the best place to spot the acrobatic humpback whales), Bahia Magdalena (a favorite spot for the grey whales), and Loreto National Marine Park (host to the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet.


MAKO & BLUE SHARK EXPEDITION

  • Season: Spring
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Experience: Basic snorkeling
  • Experience snorkeling with sharks done correctly and safely. With a highly experienced crew and in-depth briefings before entering the water, guests can be assured that all measures are being taken for their safety.
  • When the two powerful and nutrient-rich water of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet, a unique and plentiful marine environment is born - the perfect place for encountering pelagic sharks. Mako and blue sharks are two of the most beautiful sharks in the world. They have an elegant appearance and sleek movements with their large expressive eyes. They do not usually encounter humans and are typically curious about us.


SILKY SHARK AGGREGATION EXPEDITION

  • Season: Summer
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Experience: Basic snorkeling
  • Experience snorkeling with sharks done correctly and safely. With a highly experienced crew and in-depth briefings before entering the water, guests can be assured that all measures are being taken for their safety.
  • When the two powerful and nutrient-rich water of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet, a unique and plentiful marine environment is born - the perfect place for encountering pelagic sharks. Silky sharks are the most abundant pelagic shark species in the world. Known to congregate around the Baja Peninsula during the summer for their mating season, they gather in large numbers ranging up to even 100 sharks at once.

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Pricing

Striped Marlin Expedition: $2200 per person

Mobula Expeditions: $2100 per person

Whales of Baja Expedition: $2500 per person

Mako and Blue Shark Expedition: $1800 per person

Silky Shark Aggregation Expedition: $1800 per person

INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks and lunch on the boat
  • Experienced guide 

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expedition trips

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TRIP OVERVIEW

Experience Baja and its amazingly diverse marine environment in trips that can be tailored to fit your needs. The Latitude Encounters exploration trips are sure to whet your appetite with several days on the ocean, experiencing Baja in a unique way

 

DISCOVER THE SEA OF CORTEZ

  • Season: May to November 
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Experience: Basic snorkeling
  • Explore the Sea of Cortez, or the aquarium of the world, in a fast-paced trip that takes you to the best spots off the boast of the Baja Peninsula. Here, guests will encounter some of the world's most incredible ocean wildlife, including but not limited to pods of sperm whales, orcas, and sharks. Other pelagics such as marlins, sailfish, and mobulas are also frequently seen in these waters. 


EXPLORE THE WILD PACIFIC

  • Season: Any time
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Experience: Basic snorkeling
  • Explore the Pacific coast of Baja California and experience some of the most beautiful landscapes that Mexico has to offer, both above and below the water. Each day of the trip offers a different opportunity, ranging from encountering fish, sharks, and rays in the diverse topography of the ocean to exploring the mangroves, kelp forests and various habitats. This trip is perfect for explorers who wish for a more authentic experience compared to the mainstream tourist trips and areas. The environment and accommodations will be in rustic fishing towns, where the facilities are clean and safe, yet basic and down-to-earth.

 

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Discover the Sea of Cortez: Contact Us  for pricing

Explore the Wild Pacific: Contact Us for pricing

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks and lunch on the boat
  • Experienced guide 

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Custom Expedition

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Utilize the expertise of the Latitude Encounters team, and plan the trip of your dreams. This team of local experts and passionate explorers is ready to help you create personalized itineraries to encounter the species on your bucket list. The possibilities are endless. The Latitude team will give you suggestions and help you plan everything from start to finish, ensuring an amazing trip that is sure to run smoothly. 

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scuba diving

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When exploring the "Aquarium of the World," scuba diving is a must. Known for its waters teeming with fish and breath-taking pelagics, diving in the Sea of Cortez will always surprise you. The trick to diving in Baja California is knowing which dive sites to dive at the right time, and with Latitude Encounters here to help you plan your ideal diving trip every dive will be more special. Check out the list of dive sites and pelagics you can encounter below:

La Ventana: Manta rays, Sea lions, Reef life

La Paz: Sea lions, Wrecks, Reef life, Marco life

Gordo Banks: Hammerhead sharks, Large schooling fish

Cabo Pulmo: Bull sharks, Famous schooling Jacks, Reef life

Los Cabos: Schooling fish, Reef life, Mobula and Cow nose rays, Bait-balls, Whales

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Useful Information 

  • Local Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso)
  • Accepted Payment: Cash or Credit Cards
  • International Airport: Los Cabos International Airport 
  • Language: Spanish & English
  • Time Zone: UTC-7 

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