MAGDALENA BAY SARDINE RUN

Experience one of nature's most unique and magnificent sights - the annual sardine run in Magdalena Bay!

Magdalena Bay Sardine Run
(Depart/Return from San Jose del Cabo)
December 11-18, 2020
$2495 per person, quad occupancy

Join 15 other divers and the crew of Quino el Guardian in search of giant bait balls of Mexican sardines. We will be working hand-in-hand with the local community because no one knows this area better than the people who live there. The bait balls bring in striped marlin, hammerhead sharks, mako sharks, and silky sharks. Depending on Mother Nature, we will be snorkeling or diving, whichever provides the best experience for our guests. We also hope to see sea lions, dolphins and will be in search of whales, including orcas!

This is the BEST TIME OF YEAR to go! We expect visibility from 50' - 100' with water temperatures from 78' to 84'.

ITINERARY

December 11, 2020
Board at 9:00am / Depart at 11:00am
Travel time approximate 24 hours

December 12, 2020
10:00 General Dive and Snorkeling Procedures Briefing
2:00pm to 5:00pm Search for bait balls & humpback whales with the local community

December 13, 2020
7:00am Dive
10:30am to 2:30pm Snorkeling with bait balls
Snacks on the panga / 3pm Lunch
4:30pm to 6:00pm Searching for whales & pelagic life and snorkeling

December 14, 2020
7:00am Dive
10:30am to 2:30pm Snorkeling with bait balls
Snacks on the panga / 3pm Lunch
4:30pm to 6:00pm *Chumming party time!

December 15, 2020
7:00am Dive
10:30am to 2:30pm Snorkeling with bait balls
Snacks on the panga / 3pm Lunch
4:30pm to 6:00pm *Chumming party time!

December 16, 2020
7:00am Dive
10:30am to 2:30pm Snorkeling with bait balls
Snacks on the panga / 3pm Lunch
4:30pm to 6:00pm *Chumming party time!
8:30pm Night Dive

December 17, 2020
Travel back to San Jose del Cabo
Tacos Night Roof Party!

December 18, 2020
Disembark at 8:30am

*Chumming Party Time:  After our four hours of snorkeling in the morning and late lunch, we will go to another area and chum for mako sharks with the help of people from the local community.  The local people will watch shark behavior and decide if we can go snorkeling. Of course, nothing is guaranteed, but it is our goal to snorkel with the sharks.

The above price includes all taxes, port fees, meals, beverages, tanks, weights, and complimentary beer and wine (nitrox is included for certified nitrox divers). The only things not included are

$28 park fee
Transfers to and from the boat
Crew gratuity (typically 10%-15% of the fare)

To book: info@RocioDelMarLiveaboard.com