Marlin Tours


Starting at $2,099 USD

per person / max 4 pax

Marlins and More 2023

Marlins and More 2023: Embark on an Open Ocean Adventure!

Join us in October and November 2023 for an unparalleled open ocean safari in Magdalena Bay, chasing the magnificent striped marlin. Witness the incredible migration of these speedy predators along the Baja Peninsula, as they prey on mackerel and sardine bait balls.


Spectacular Migration: Experience one of the ocean’s most impressive spectacles as striped marlins migrate, creating a visual feast.
Abundant Marine Life: Encounter an array of marine wonders, including sea lions, dolphins, dorado, sailfish, tuna, humpback whales, Bryde’s whales, mobula rays, mako sharks, hammerheads, and orcas.
Ideal Conditions: Enjoy excellent visibility of around 30 meters / 100 feet and water temperatures of approximately 25°C / 77°F.
Action-Packed Days: Long days at sea filled with snorkeling and freediving; no scuba diving. Led by our award-winning photographer Hannes Klostermann, capture breathtaking moments.

16 – 20 October 2023
23 – 27 October 2023
6 – 10 November 2023
13 – 17 November 2023

Price: $2099 USD per person (plus 16% tax, based on double occupancy, single supplement available upon request, 4 guests maximum per trip)
Secure your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit.

Full payment is required 60 days before your thrilling open ocean adventure. Combine this expedition with other experiences like diving in La Paz or Cabo Pulmo for a comprehensive exploration of Baja’s marine wonders!

A Few Things to Keep in Mind

Open ocean trips to see the marlins can be physically challenging. There can be quite a bit of swimming involved and conditions can be rough. While this time of year is usually fairly calm, winds can pick up causing waves. We recommend sea sickness medication if you have a history of motion sickness, as we won’t be able to go back to shore during the day. We also recommend bringing warm clothes, as the first few hours in the morning are often quite chilly. You can also bring a camera suitable for bird photography, as there are lots of them inside the bay.

Magdalena Bay is very much off the grid. Mobile networks can be slow or failing. Wi-Fi won’t always be available. There is a pharmacy, but don’t expect them to stock any exotic medication. Please make sure you bring everything you might need. There are small supermarkets where you can get snacks and drinks for the evenings.

This trip is weather dependent. While conditions are usually good at this time of year, we can’t make any guarantees as the plan is to head out several miles offshore.


Day 1: You arrive at San José del Cabo or La Paz airport. Transfer to The Cortez Club. We meet there, check our snorkel gear and then leave for Magdalena Bay early afternoon.
Day 2, 3 and 4: Three days of open ocean adventure looking for striped marlin and sea lions feeding on bait balls, plus anything else we might find (orcas, sharks, whales, turtles, dolphins...)
Day 5: Transfer back to La Paz. We will get back by around 2 PM.
4 nights hotel in Puerto San Carlos Three days of open ocean safari Transportation from and to La Paz airport Breakfast Lunch (sandwich), snacks, water & softdrinks on the boat
Flights: We recommend flying into La Paz through Mexico City.

Please plan to arrive early on the first day of your trip or a day in advance, as we have a couple of hours on the road ahead of us to get to Magdalena Bay, so we need to leave early in the afternoon.
Dinners, Gratuities for captains and guide Rental equipment Extra nights before or after the trip
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