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Stasia gently handles a sea cucumber.

Stasia gently handles a sea cucumber.

A friendly game of  volleyball at Ensenada de Cortez.

A friendly game of volleyball at Ensenada de Cortez.

The goat herding community of Palma Solo.

The goat herding community of Palma Solo.

Fishermen cleaning their day's catch.

Fishermen cleaning their day's catch.

The fishing village of Isla Pardito.

The fishing village of Isla Pardito.

Turtle Monitoring Program

Turtle Monitoring Program

Dr. Deni Ramirez, whale shark scientist, at work.

Dr. Deni Ramirez, whale shark scientist, at work.

Baja Gifts Program

Baja Gifts Program

Baja Gifts Program

Baja Gifts Program

Lela and Stasia dissect a Humboldt squid.

Lela and Stasia dissect a Humboldt squid.

Crystal blue waters/white sandy beaches.

Crystal blue waters/white sandy beaches.

Amazing hiking trails.

Amazing hiking trails.

Mined sea salt.

Mined sea salt.

Exploring a mangrove.

Exploring a mangrove.

A storybook of time - exploring the geology.

A storybook of time - exploring the geology.

PANTERRA Educational and Cultural Training Society

BC Reg. #2806

For over 25 years Panterra has specialized in eco-expeditions introducing participants to the natural environment of the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula.

Our goals are to impart a knowledge and awareness of the earth’s natural history, demonstrate environmental/wildlife conservation and enrich the lives of our participants through educational/cultural interactions.

Our Staff, Volunteers and Supported Researchers have  a great range of diversity in backgrounds, contributing a wealth of experiences, education and knowledge to our expeditions. The team has one common goal; to share the importance of environmental conservation and awareness through education and cultural interaction.

Our Adventure Travel With a Purpose approach to our expeditions gives our guests the opportunity to visit with remote fishing and goat herding communities as well as to assist local Mexican scientists and communities with their Wildlife Conservation Projects.

Our 25 years of expertise in this industry allows us to provide unique and rewarding programs for both youth and adults. Our all inclusive expeditions offer the warmth and kindness that reflects the beauty and hospitality of the people of Mexico and leave our guests with experiences and memories of a lifetime.

Join us for an all inclusive vacation experience unlike any other.  We look forward to seeing you on one of our many exciting expeditions!

The Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula is a world of a different time, place and rhythm.

 


Panterra Eco Expeditions Trip Advisor Reviews:

 

“October Whaleshark research departure” – *****

This 4 night experience packed a lot in to the 3 full days and we wished it could have been longer! A visit from the orcas, performing for us at breakfast on the first morning set the standard and snorkeling with the whale sharks on the second day was amazing. The 3rd day gave us another brilliant experience as we snorkeled with sea lions coming to look into our camera lens in crystal clear water….as well as swimming with more whalesharks, snorkeling over the undersea world spotting eels, puffer fish, starfish,rays and much more.We learnt a lot from Deni, the guest marine biologist and even got to name a new visiting whale shark. The crew were superb,the chef amazing…even baked a cake on his BBQ…and Lela (the ‘boss’) was just inspirational in her enthusiasm, knowledge and welcome for us all. If we can return, we certainly will.

ChrisPTravels2015 – Visited October 2015

 

“Wonderful Dive trip!” – *****

We recently finished an amazing dive trip through Panterra. The trip was geared toward more advanced divers, but as a less experienced diver, there were still more than enough dives that I could participate in and enjoy. We went diving with the sea lions, went on a couple of wreck dives, and saw wonderful sea life from sea turtles to sea cucumbers. We had an opportunity to snorkel with whale sharks, had dolphins play at the bow of the boat as well as had opportunity for kayaking and bird watching excursions. And if you didn’t want to dive, there were snorkel adventures as well as just relaxing in the sun on the boat. The crew took excellent care of us while we were diving as well as while cruising around on the boat, from the delicious meals to that extra special birthday drink to a hand up the stairs at the end of a tiring dive. They are a great team that operates like a well oiled machine!

Lisa G – Visited November 2015

 

“The most amazing week of my life” – *****

A wonderful, bucket list fulfilling adventure that was full of amazing moments, as well as an amazing crew and an amazing Lela!

Emily G – Visited July 2015

 

“Fantastico” – *****

We recently spent spring break in the Cabo San Lucas and La Paz area. Without a doubt the highlight of the trip was swimming with the Whale Sharks near La Paz and also the Espiritu Tour the following day. The tour guides were very informed and pleasant and spent a good deal of time describing the details of the local marine environment. It was a fantastic educational experience for the adults and kids. Definitely a great experience and would recommend it for any age.

Mark J – Visited April 2015

 

“Fantastic Company and a Wonderful Expedition” – *****

I had a wonderful experience in the sea of Cortez thanks to Lela and her wonderful team. It was a fantastic adventure, from witnessing the amazing breaching of whales to undertaking wildlife conservation projects with sea turtles – it was truly an amazing experience.

Lela was just incredible – she has so much enthusiasm and love for what she is doing, she made an amazing place 10x more amazing!

Thank you Lela and all your team!

Beth H Visited July 2014

 

All of our Sea of Cortez expeditions leave from La Paz, Baja California Sur Mexico.  La Paz is a few hours north of the famous Cabo San Lucas and south of scenic Loreto.