Socorro Big Animal Group Trip February 2021

  

 

Socorro February 2021 Group Trip

Join Bluewater Travel's February 2021 trip to the Revillagigedo Islands, known to many as Mexico's "little Galapagos" because of the immense variety of flora and fauna. Here you'll find not only sharks, jacks, barracudas, humpback whales, but also the Mantas which are Socorro's claim to fame.

All this and much more as you travel in style on the Rocio del Mar.

february 5 - 14, 2021

Trip Leader: TBA

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9 Nights for $3,995 double occupancy

 

Why Join This Trip?

  • As many as 4 guided dives per day (conditions permitting)
  • THE GIANT MANTAS...
  • ...as well as humpback whales, hammerhead & silky sharks, dolphins and large schools of fish 
  • Beer and wine included
  • Great support from Bluewater Travel if flight/weather issues occur
  • Repeat customer and photo gear discounts, and other benefits
  • You'll love the awesome boat, staff, food, and crew!

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Trip Overview

The trip starts and ends at San Jose del Cabo, then goes on to the Revillagigedo Archipelago which includes Socorro Island, Roca Partida, and San Benedicto Island. The Rocio del Mar is one of the better liveaboards cruising to Socorro. Dive to your heart's content as many as four times a day and get to interact with large pelagics up close and personal. 

 

 

itinerary

Here's a sample day-by-day itinerary of this trip (subject to change):

  • Day 1 (March 18) - The Rocio Del Mar will be ready for boarding at 5:00 pm, dinner is served at 7:00 pm, and will depart that evening.
  • Day 2 - Rocio del Mar arrives in San Benedicto. 
  • Day 3 – San Benedicto, 4 dives scheduled.
  • Day 4 – Roca Partida, 3 dives scheduled.
  • Day 5 – Roca Partida, 3 dives scheduled. 
  • Day 6 – Socorro Island, 4 dives scheduled (check-in with naval station)
  • Day 7 - Socorro Island, 4 dives scheduled
  • Day 8 – San Benedicto, 4 dives scheduled. At the end of this day, we will start our departure to San Jose del Cabo.
  • Day 9 – Arrive at San Jose del Cabo. Guests may sleep on the boat.
  • Day 10 (Feb 14) - Disembark after breakfast by 8:30 am.
 

 

Dive Overview

The Revillagigedo Islands are where you will have an experience of a lifetime with large ocean pelagic animals including a wide variety of sharks (Hammerhead sharks, Tiger sharks, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks), dolphins, tuna, barracudas, clouds of jacks, and of course, the friendliest Mantas in the world. This is also humpback whale season, and if lucky, you may see a humpback whale swim by underwater. 

 

Diving Conditions in february

Water temperature will be around 25-27°C (77-79°F).

To learn more about what you can expect from this Socorro trip check out this trip report. You can also read the great reviews of the Rocio del Mar & the reviews on diving Socorro here.

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Inclusions

  • Your accommodation and housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, and beverages, including breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Marine park fees
  • Port fees
  • 4 guided dives per day (conditions permitting)
  • Tanks, air and weights
  • Local beer and wine
  • All taxes

 

Exclusions

  • Nitrox: $120 for the week
  • Equipment rental
  • National Park fee: $28
  • Transfers to and from the boat
  • Gratuity

 

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About the Rocio Del Mar

The Rocio Del Mar is an 89-foot liveaboard yacht that offers 10 cabins for up to 20 divers. One of the best parts of the trip is the friendly, knowledgeable staff of the Rocio, the delicious Mexican cuisine, and the spacious room provided for underwater photographers to prepare their equipment before and after each dive, so you can be sure you'll be able to document your underwater encounters with the large pelagics completely.

All of the yacht's rooms have private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, Western-style toilets, lavatories, and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air-conditioned. There are room length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.

Rocio Del Mar Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar Rocio Del Mar 

Check this page to see more details and customer reviews on the Rocio Del Mar.

Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar

 

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FLIGHT INFORMATION

Guests on this trip will need to fly into San Jose del Cabo (SJD) Airport and take a taxi to the San Jose del Cabo marina. The boat is located by the Hotel El Ganzo. Boarding time is at 5pm.

On the way back, we arrive in San Jose during the early morning hours of the last day of the trip, February 14. Guests must disembark by 8:30 a.m. Since transfers are not included in our fees, guests will need to take a taxi to the airport, which the Rocio crew can help arrange. Return flights should be made anytime on the last day of the trip.

Recommended nearby hotels to book for extra nights include the Tropicana Inn, Hotel El Ganzo, or El Encanto Inn & Suites. You can get 10% off at El Encanto Inn by mentioning that you will be staying on the Rocio Del Mar.

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PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit: $500

Payment 2: $1,000 due Feb 1, 2020

Payment 3: $1,000 due Aug 1, 2020

Final payment: $1,495 due Nov 1, 2020

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WANT TO EXTEND YOUR TRIP?

We can help with that! See more of Mexico before or after your trip with Bluewater in Socorro. Flying all that way merits a multi-destination vacation! La Paz is an amazing destination nearby that offers a range of additional unique experiences. Here are some examples of packages we can add on to your trip reservation:

*Rates are subject to change at any time; please contact us for the most updated pricing. 

7 NIGHTS AT THE 5 STAR COSTA BAJA RESORT & SPA

Price: Starting at $2,087 per person based upon double occupancy.

The Hotel CostaBaja Resort & Spa is the first and only luxury hotel & spa in the city of La Paz. This boutique hotel offers a selection of ocean, mountain and marina views. North of the hotel is Espiritu Santo Island, where you will find the greatest marine life in the world and the best sport fishing within Baja Sur.

  • 7 nights in a king or twin room
  • Full buffet breakfasts
  • 5 days of 3 tank dives
  • Lunches & drinks on the boat
  • National park permit fees 
  • Roundtrip Cabo transfers
  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

Costa Baja Resort La Paz Costa Baja Resort La Paz

Costa Baja Resort & Spa

 

7 NIGHTS AT THE 3 STAR LA CONCHA BEACH RESORT

Price: Starting at $1,803 per person based upon double occupancy.

A beach resort offering a peaceful and mellow atmosphere on the Sea of Cortez. Over a hundred sea view rooms are featured in La Concha Beach Resort. Located in front of the ocean and with full view to the beach and pool, the accommodations include essential details to luxury amenities.

  • 7 nights in a king or twin sea view room
  • Full American breakfasts
  • 5 days of 3 tank dives
  • Lunches & drinks on the boat
  • National park permit fees
  • Roundtrip Cabo transfers
  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

La Concha Beach Resort La Paz La Concha Beach Resort La Paz

La Concha Beach Resort

 

7 NIGHTS AT THE 4 STAR HOTEL CATEDRAL 

Price: Starting at $1,670 per person based upon double occupancy.

Hotel Catedral La Paz is a new concept of accommodation to suit the needs of today's travelers. It is part of the historic center of the city, surrounded by major attractions next to Our Cathedral Lady of La Paz. With its sophisticated contemporary modernist architecture, Hotel Catedral La Paz it focuses on every detail to offer its guests an excellent service and quality, both in the rooms and its gourmet restaurant.

  • 7 nights in a king or twin sea view room
  • Full breakfasts
  • 5 days of 3 tank dives
  • Lunches & drinks on the boat
  • National park permit fees
  • Roundtrip Cabo transfers
  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

Hotel Catedral La Paz Hotel Catedral La Paz

Hotel Catedral La Paz

 

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