Experience the World's Aquarium
Famed explorer Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez "The World's Aquarium". Come on board for a National Geographic experience with whales, dolphins, manta rays, turtles and see our pelagic fish up close in their beautiful colors. The view of our Baja coastline will relax your mind and spirit. Add azure colored bays and white sand beaches and you will be saying "Awesome! Best. Day. Ever!"
"Chata day" Our popular full day on the water
The “Chata Day” was designed especially to meet the needs of friends and multi-generation families who want to spend an awesome day together on the Sea of Cortez. Our goals are to help our guests experience the best vacation day incorporating whales, dolphins, manta rays, turtles, snorkeling plus fishing and lunch at the beautiful, remote Bay of Dreams!
Everything you need to know:
1.How much is it?
$87 per person.
Children under 10 years are $50, under 2 years are $30.
Plus 15% gratuity on the boat for your hard working and very awesome Captain and Crew
Plus your lunch from the menu at the Bay of Dreams (and their drinks are cold and delicious!)
Have your own group? Take the whole boat! $695 Awesome & $825 Too Awesome
2. Is there a minimum and maximum?
Awesome: Minimum 8, max 10; Too Awesome: 9 minimum, 12 max
3. What is provided?
We start your day with fresh fruit smoothies and donuts. A cooler with water and ice on board for your drinks.
4. When do we need to pay and when are you open?
Whenever possible we ask guests to prepay the day before to expedite the morning departure.
Our headquarters at East Cape Casas & RV Resort open from 8 am to 5 pm during the week and 1 pm on Saturdays
5. Where is the Waiting Point to meet in the morning?
7:30 am at East Cape Casas & RV Resort for briefing and then shuttle to the shore
6. Time to be picked up at the Waiting Point in the afternoon?
3:30ish; we can report in if someone is coming to pick you up
7. Time of Departure
After the 7:30 am briefing and shuttle to the beach. Our goal is to be underway by 8 am
8. Where are we cruising to?
We describe the 'East Cape bread basket' as anything within 5 miles in all direction from our mooring, and then proceed 25 miles north to Punta Perico for snorkeling and the Bay of Dreams
9. What about water, juice, sodas, beer, alcoholic beverages
Water and ice onboard. In addition to the smoothies and donuts provided in the morning, please bring your juice/sodas/beer and snacks you may like to have as lunch won't be until 1 pmish
10. Is anyone fishing, if so, do we need Licenses
We will be allocating a couple of hours to fishing, whenever the Captain feels it best while taking in the opportunity to see whales, dolphin, manta rays, turtles. No licenses needed.
11. Snorkeling, Swimming, Towels, Cameras, Underwater Cameras
Yes, please bring snorkeling gear. (We have some to rent.) The opportunity to jump in and swim with the manta rays is spectacular and we'll be going into a remote cove at Punta Perico to snorkel and swim. Sure, bring a towel. Rash guards are recommended for snorkeling or swimming with the rays and wetsuits only if you tend to be cold as the water has warmed nicely. Yes, bring your cameras for pictures of a lifetime and especially GoPros if you have them.
12. Where is Lunch?
Lunch is at the beautiful Bay of Dreams' 'Gran Sueno' Resort restaurant called 'The Train Room'
Who is “Chata”? Our friend and best client ever! Twelve years ago she helped us design this particular excursion to meet the needs of her family. Her husband Woody loves to fish, her adult kids love to snorkel and enjoy lunch at the Bay of Dream’s remote and unique Gran Sueno Resort. Her grandkids are over the moon with whales and dolphins. Most especially, they all want to be on the water together, enjoying Jacques Cousteau’s world’s aquarium.
Our guests love it and you will too!
"Best day ever!" -Heather C.
"My kids can't stop talking about the whales and dolphins we saw!" - Trish and Ken L.