Awesomeness. That pretty much defines the waters of the Loreto Bay Marine Park. Not only it boast 3 incredible scenic islands but a surprisingly rich population of fish, marine mammals and corals. Snorkeling is the perfect activity for families, youngs and elders, and its incredibly rewarding. Let us take you out to the sea, you won’t want to leave.

Captain Azur wants you to know that...

  1. All our tours are done by us, personally! We don’t hire external boats or guides. This is the only way we can assure our standards of quality.
  2. Every tour is conducted with at least one captain and one guide. Our guides speak different languages and are knowledgeable. They are also CPR and First Aid trained.
  3. Our boat counts with all the required emergency equipment, including radio, first aid kit, emergency oxygen, flares, fire extinguiser, life vests and flotation aids. Please check this link to learn more.
For the entire family

Our Tours

Lava & Sand

Coronado Island

$70

4-5 hours

Price includes:

  • Qualified guide
  • Snorkel gear & wetsuit
  • Flotation aids
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes
  • Fish ID charts

Reef & Fish

Carmen Island

$70

4-5 hours

Price includes:

  • Qualified guide
  • Snorkel gear & wetsuit
  • Flotation aids
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes
  • Fish ID charts

Turquoise Caves

Carmen Island

$85

5-6 hours

Price includes:

  • Qualified guide
  • Snorkel gear & wetsuit
  • Flotation aids
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes
  • Fish ID charts

Treasure Island

Danzante Island

$90

5-6 hours

Price includes:

  • Qualified guide
  • Snorkel gear & wetsuit
  • Flotation aids
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes
  • Fish ID charts

Montserrat Island

and Las Galeras

$100*

5-7 hours*

Price includes:

  • Qualified guide
  • Snorkel gear & wetsuit
  • Flotation aids
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes

Bioluminescent Sunset

Coronado & Carmen Island

$90

4 hours

Price includes:

  • Qualified guide
  • Snorkel gear & wetsuit
  • Flotation aids
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes
Coronado Island

Lava & Sand Tour

Itinerary

snorkel tour coronados

A 4-5 hour adventure where we circumnavigate Coronado island.

The tour will take you around dramatic lava cliffs and bays. An unique landscape, hardly seen anywhere else in Baja Sur. Discover espectacular rock formations where the lava has solidified, marine birds nesting grounds and our local sea lion colony. Snorkeling around these spots is usually excellent.

After that, we will stop in a couple of gorgeous sandy beaches (Los Metates and Ensenada Blanca) where the turquoisecalm waters will make you want to stay forever! Dozens of rays and turtles live on the sand, providing yet another excellent snorkel opportunity.

ensenada blanca - coronado island
las lajas - coronado island
Carmen Island

Reef & Fish Tour

Itinerary

snorkel tour carmen

A 4-5 hour adventure where we will visit some of the most representative landmarks in Carmen Island.

The tour usually takes us around the islet of La Choya. This solitary island is actually just the visible side of a huge reef that starts from Carmen island and stretches several hundred yards into the open sea, forming a series of shallow reefs. Well known by fishermen due the amount of fish, this area offers excellent snorkeling opportunities, besides an incredible scenic environment provided by the mountains of Carmen at our back.

It’s easy to see great numbers of colorful marine species like angel fish, surgeon fish, butterfly fish, parrot fish, pompanos, snappers and jacks. On our way, there is also a great chance that we encounter bottlenose and common dolphins!

We will also sail to Puerto Balandra, an almost perfect circular bay, protected by hills and mountains, where we can also find a nice beach.

Carmen Island

Turquoise Caves

Itinerary

snorkel tour carmen

A 5-6 hour adventure where we will visit some of the most spectacular landscapes in Carmen Island.

We will head north, towards the most dramatic area of the island. Here we will discover one of the few limestone areas in Carmen. We will sail along huge, white cliffs. Vertical walls that will awe you from the beginning to the end. This is by far the most variated area as far as geology goes, and its numerous rock formations will keep you entertained throughout the trip. Dozens of caverns and caves can be found along the way, some of them of great size. We will stop in a couple of spots to swim and snorkel inside them, where you will not only discover a fascinating scenery, but also an unexpected amount of sea life.

Both Arroyo Blanco and Puerto Viejo Bays offer safe landing for our boat, and their sandy strands and dunes make excellent spots for a beach picnic.

cave carmen island
carmen island cliffs
Sea cave - Carmen island
Danzante Island

Treasure Island

Itinerary

snorkel tour danzante

A 5-6 hour adventure where we circumnavigate Danzante island.

Danzante is the smallest, yet one of the most intrincate islands within the Loreto Bay National Park. Its steep, rugged profile, and the complexity of its coastline has created dozens of inlets, coves, rock formations and secluded beaches that we can visit in one single trip!

We will stop in Secret Beach, and idilical cove, protected by the coastal mountains, and flanked with rocky ledges and undercuts, where we can stroll and snorkel. We will continue sailing around the island, visiting the famous “Ventana” (window in spanish), and great arch carved in the rock by the sea, and some other intersting landmarks like Roca Submarino (submarine rock). Towards the end of the tour, we will stop in Honeymoon Cove, one of the most pristine, secluded bays in the entire island, that will receive us with its colorful contrast between the red rocks on its cliffs, white sand and turquoise waters.

The way back to Loreto is equally scenic, since we will approach the mainland’s coast to see the bays, islets, and look for dolphins and mobula rays.

Honeymoon bay - Danzante island
Secret beach - danzante island
La ventana - Danzante island

Montserrat Island

and Las Galeras

Itinerary

A 5-8 hour adventure where we visit Montserrat Island and its islets, las Galeras.

Montserrat is seldom visited due its more remote location, rendering its landscapes and wildlife in the most pristine conditions. The trip there is often equally amazing, with great chances of encountering pods of dolphins, schools of mobula rays or even whales. We will visit Las Galeras, a set of small islets surrounded by shallow, turquoise water ideal for snorkeling. where we also will have the chance to stop at local sea lion colony.

The north side of Monserrate has several white sandy beaches, with dunes and cliffs decorating the landscape. We will choose one of them and enjoy a home made snack and drinks. Still feeling adventurous? Explore the caverns on the coastline or enjoy watching the thousands of birds that inhabit the area.

We can either depart from Loreto or Puerto Escondido. Pick ups at Nopolo are also possible.

* Price shown is based on at least a 2 day tour package departing from Puerto Escondido. Regular price departing from Loreto is 140 USD per person

monserrate island
monserrate beach
dolphins loreto
Coronado & Carmen Island

Bioluminiscent Sunset Tour

Itinerary

A hour magical experience where we discover the hidden beauty of Coronado island or Carmen island.

We depart before sunset and sail towards the sandy beaches or coves of the islands. Once there, we will get off the boat to enjoy an evening swim or stroll in one of the most gorgeus landscapes that Baja can offer. Discover the exhilarating colors of the sunsets in our National Park: the blues and oranges of the sky, the turquoise waters of the bay and the overwhelming silhouettes of the mountains and the islands. This is a perfect moment to enjoy some of our locally made dishes, snacks and drinks.

When is dark, we will take you to a near by spot where we can swim and enjoy one of the greatest shows that Loreto has to offer: the marine bioluminiscence. At night, millions of tiny animals begin their luminous display, lighting up the waters around you. Snorkeling acquires a total new dimension and unquestionable beauty. A few days a month you will be able to enjoy an even more unusual phenomenon: the glow worms mating ritual. This is a rare event that only lasts one hour a few days a month. Check with us the best dates to witness this and have the best sunset experience you can possibly have!

sunset trip
glow worms
sunset loreto

Upgrade to a VIP snorkel experience!

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This new masks have a wide angle of vision and literally nothing will block your view. They also cover your entire face, stopping the water from coming inside the mask, your mouth and noistrils. The snorkel is integrated with the mask itself, meaning that you wont need to adjust it at all, and because you don’t have to bite it to keep it in place, it just makes snorkeling easy for everybody! They come in adult and kid size. Don’t hesitate on asking and trying one today!