Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  • What's up with Kayak and SUP?

    Marine park regulations have limited recreational vessel use to consider kayaks with a registry and specific permits, which is why we can only do such activities from Yachts and Catamarans at certain anchorages.
    Our beach palapa has them available to rent by the hour on the private beach within Puerta Cortes resort

  • Are there any other shark species in the area?

    Besides whale sharks, sometimes we see juvenile hammerheads and curious silky sharks out in the fishing spots. The locations we typically choose for snorkeling activities are shark-free. Our marine biologist guides will happily explain shark ecology and their importance to our ecosystems, as most people do, you will transform your beliefs and misconceptions about sharks.

  • Can different activities be combined?

    Absolutely ! Our private charters offer a certain degree of flexibility. Some boats have different permits, but as long as the combination works with the boat, we’re happy to pair you up with activity specific guides and gear !

  • Whale Sharks

  • How many hours do we spend with the whale sharks?

    Local regulations establish that each boat is allowed a timeframe of 2 hours inside of the whale shark sanctuary. Furthermore, each boat can stay with the same whaleshark for up to 30 minutes, which is about 4 different whalesharks in an excursion, although most of the time we see many more!

  • Island Adventure

  • Are Sea Lions Friendly?

    Los Islotes is known as one of the friendliest colonies in the world. The pups are particularly playful and curious towards humans and our interesting shaped fins. Our guides are pretty acquainted with their behavior and will explain in detail how to best enjoy the snorkeling experience. All in all, it’s a pretty safe activity and a must-visit location in the heart of the sea of Cortez.

  • Fishing

  • What happens with the fish we catch?

    Our captains will be happy to clean it for you upon arrival to the dock. It’s part of the service of all fishing excursions.
    After that, we can take the fish to any of the restaurants we recommend. We will also make a dinner reservation and provide any meal specifications you may have.
    Our kitchen also processes the fish with a chamber vacuum packing system and deep freezer for those who want to bring the fish home.

  • Spearfishing

  • How deep do I have to dive to spearfish?

    We operate entry-level spearfishing day trips which cover basic gear handling, and shallow spots that don’t exceed 12 m (40 feet)
    To take you from Zero to Hero, we recommend a freediving course and time on the water to practice and develop basic freediving skills and moreover, safety protocols.
    Some of our more experienced guests can comfortably dive 70-100 feet. Though we have several seamounts and bluewater options, we will most likely visit our intermediate locations.

  • What happens with the fish we catch?

    Our captains will be happy to clean it for you upon arrival to the dock. It’s part of the service of all fishing excursions.
    After that, we can take the fish to any of the restaurants we recommend. We will also make a dinner reservation and provide any meal specifications you may have.
    Our kitchen also processes the fish with a chamber vacuum packing system and deep freezer for those who want to bring the fish home.

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