Trip Overview


Balandra Bay, known for its pristine beaches, mangroves, calm waters and stunning landscapes is a natural protected area and a must-see attraction when visiting La Paz. Make sure you don’t miss out, and visit this iconic destination on a day trip with RED Travel. We will make the short trip (30 minutes) to Balandra by boat, departing from the RED Travel Office at Puerta Cortes. We will stop off at San Rafaelito, a small outcropping of rock teeming with marine life including juvenile sea lions. Here we will jump in the water to snorkel with our naturalist guide before continuing on to Balandra Bay. Enjoy a tasty lunch (dietary restrictions taken into account), relax on the beach, explore the nature trails, and snorkel in the crystal water before returning to La Paz. 

Trips length:

4-6 hours depending on weather and other factors


Price from:

US $595 private trip (up to 4 travelers)
US $100 additional traveler

*6% Booking Fee will be applied on check out by Fare Harbor.

 

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Trip Type: Private – max 10 passengers
Departs from: hotel lobby  in La Paz. * We offer departures from Todos Santos, Los Cabos & others. Inquire for details



Dates:

Available year round

Trip Details


*6% Booking Fee will be applied on check out by Fare Harbor
Trip length
: 6-8 hours depending on weather and other factors
Maximum capacity per boat: Up to 10 travelers (COVID regulations dependant, please call to inquire)
Available: Year round
Marine transportation: Outboard watercraft with full shade, cushions, dry storage, marine toilet, swim ladder
Departure: Times vary (recommended early morning) from Marina Costa Baja in Puerta Cortes. * We offer departures from Todos Santos and Los Cabos. Inquire for details
Physical level: Light to medium including boat travel, snorkeling and hiking (both optional)
Minimum age: 5

Included: Marine transportation, lunch and drinks, snorkeling equipment and wetsuits, clean towels, taxes, bilingual naturalist guide, park entrance fee, insurance

Not included: Gratuities, ground transportation (available at additional cost)

Optional Add-Ons

Stand Up Paddle Board (June 2022) & Kayaks

Double seat kayak

Private photographer

Rent a GoPro Underwater camera

Ground transportation.

Important Travel Information


  • Beginner/first time snorkelers are welcome, but must be able to swim to participate in snorkeling portion of the trip. 
  • All trips staffed by bilingual naturalist guides with WFR certification and a licensed captain.
  • Upon receipt of payment, RED will request specific passenger information and will provide departure specific information.

Notes on itinerary: We will make all efforts to adhere to the itinerary described above, but we may modify the itinerary due to wind, weather, and other factors. The safety and enjoyment of our travelers are our top priorities. Please see our terms and conditions for more information. We do not guarantee wildlife sightings, interaction or behavior. All travelers must comply with communicated protocols and regulations regarding activities within natural protected areas and interactions with wildlife.

Notes on Trip Insurance: All of our experiences are covered by  an Emergency Medical Expenses insurance. In order to obtain coverage, each passenger MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER BEFORE DEPARTURE. 

Climate and weather

La Paz is situated on the Gulf of California on the southern part of the Baja California peninsula. It is separated from the Pacific by a desert environment with low mountains in between. We get large temperature swings, typically in the late fall and spring, up to 40 degrees fahrenheit (40 degrees celsius). This can be true even during winter. Outside of summer, we recommend packing for HOT and COLD weather. Most importantly, be prepared for a sun that’s stronger than you may be used to due to our latitude. Remember, a sunburn takes just a couple hours to develop, but it can ruin the rest of your trip. Stay shaded and stay hydrated.

Luggage

For day trips, you’ll want to bring a small bag or backpack for your water bottle and personal items. Our boats have a dry storage space.

Clothing

Essential items include:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
  • Bathing suit
  • Long pants and shorts
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking and old tennis shoes or water friendly sandals
  • A windbreaker or other warm layer as it gets chilly when the wind picks up and the sun goes down

Gear and miscellaneous items

  • Water bottle
  • A dry bag or ziploc is handy to keep valuables dry but not necessary
  • Any personal medication you need
  • Waterproof sunblock
  • …And did we mention water bottle?

Trip Impact

trips length:

4-6 hours depending on weather and other factors


Price from:

US $595 private trip (up to 4 travelers)
US $100 additional traveler

*6% Booking Fee will be applied on check out by Fare Harbor.

 

Book Now


Trip Type: Private – max 10 passengers
Departs from: hotel lobby  in La Paz. * We offer departures from Todos Santos, Los Cabos & others. Inquire for details



Dates:

Available year round

Terms, Payment & Aditional info.

Trip Specific Information

General Trip Information

trips length:

4-6 hours depending on weather and other factors


Price from:

US $595 private trip (up to 4 travelers)
US $100 additional traveler

*6% Booking Fee will be applied on check out by Fare Harbor.

 

Book Now


Trip Type: Private – max 10 passengers
Departs from: hotel lobby  in La Paz. * We offer departures from Todos Santos, Los Cabos & others. Inquire for details



Dates:

Available year round

Book Now

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