Imagine coming face to face with California sea lions, whale sharks, mobula rays, a frigate colony, and double-crested cormorants diving into schools of sardines, all in the matter of a few days. Now imagine, camping under the stars and exploring one of the Baja Peninsula's most treasured natural wonders.
The Sea of Cortez is a playground for ocean enthusiasts. Here you can find abundant wildlife, and turquoise bays surrounded by spectacular, terra cotta colored mountain ranges. On your way to and from dive sites, you might be greeted by pods of dolphins, and whales hitching a ride or searching for food—while rays can be spotted hurling themselves out of the sea and into the air. And seabirds patrol the air. This is the ocean lover's realm.
Join me in October of 2021 for a four day snorkel photography trip to La Paz, Mexico—at the southeastern tip of Baja California.
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"The trip to the Sea of Cortez with Joanna was a magical experience I’ll never forget. Whether you are a master or recreational diver or you stay topside and snorkel, you will have the most amazing wildlife encounters imaginable. Every part of this trip was well thought out by Joanna.
The hotel was conveniently located, clean and had a huge shower which was very useful for cleaning your gear. The camping was perfect! Showers, electricity and an on-site cook to prepare meals make it hard to call it camping. The night sky at the campsite looked like something from a movie set. The tour operator that Joanna works with are pros who know everything about the areas we were exploring.
Even though Joanna thought through every detail, the real mind-blowing experience was the wildlife itself. We snorkeled with whale sharks, went night diving with mobula rays, saw hundreds of species of fish but nothing quite compares to the sea lion colony. Hundreds of sea lions swim, play and interact with you in one of the most beautiful settings on earth.
The experience will live with me the rest of my life. I am so glad to have gone on this adventure, I met some amazing people in our group and I will definitely be looking to do more trips with Joanna."
—James Kozack (October 2017, Sea of Cortez guest)