Lela and her crew were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING at all times. They managed to make us all feel comfortable, getting a group of strangers become friends. They are caring, professional and knowledgeable and passionate people that won’t leave you indifferent. The flora and fauna of the Sea of Cortez is just astonishing. We kayaked, snorkelled, swam with the whaleshark, saw sealions and the most incredible birds. Breathtaking landscapes and always lovely surprises (like encountering baby sea turtles on a beach!). Oh! And onboard, delicious food and drinks, always available.
BIG thank you to Lela and her team and congratulations for all you do. Don’t ever change!!!!
Swimming with the whale sharks has always been a goal of mine. Having been on other boats that tried to find them I was a bit dubious, but willing to give it a go.
This trip exceeded all expectations. We swam along side whale sharks multiple times. Lela, her guides, and marine biologists have honed their skills and are able to bring snorkelers along side these gorgeous, massive creatures for a close up view while following the safety protocols for us, as well as the rules for avoiding disturbing these beautiful, tranquil creatures.
The trip is filled with lectures, education and information on the life cycle, habits and challenges that the whale shark, as well as the marine environment in general, faces in today’s world. We were also able to snorkel multiple times and observe the beautiful underwater world of the Sea of Cortez, and watch sea lion pups darting about playing.The trip also included a visit to a frigate bird colony, observations of numerous other bird species and opportunities to kayak and walk along uninhabited island beaches.
The small group size is an advantage in an adventure like this. I saw a similar expedition with 84 in the group at over twice the price.
The food and drink were delicious, the crew amazing and experienced. Lela, the director/owner is a super hostess and planner and has designed a remarkable, unforgettable experience.