Baja California is a diver’s paradise and island hopping on pangas is a marine adventure. More than 85% of the Pacific Ocean’s marine mammals can be found in the Sea of Cortez, and 35% of the world’s marine mammals are home here.
Giant manta rays are frequent flybys, sea turtles surf the currents, and whales upon whales are return guests to Baja’s coasts. The marine life has a voice in Baja, perhaps the last wild voice to be found in the explored world, and it’s impossible to see the Sea of Cortez without finding your sense of wonder. Although many of its whales and sea turtles struggle against extinction and population depletion, the marine life continues to live with an exuberant vivacity and entrance people with their “gentle joyousness,” as Herman Melville said.
(SEA LIONS), RAYS, AND SHARKS: OH MY!