Boat Tour of The Islands of Loreto

Boat Tour of The Islands of Loreto

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There is no doubt about it. The Islands of Loreto are absolutely beautiful. The Islands are in a protected marine area that has been designated as a UNESCO United Nations Heritage site. They are a short distance off the coast of Baja California Sur in the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California). The five islands can be visited by boat. There are over 1,000 different marine species in the warm water.

The resort where I was staying, Villa del Palmar, has a variety of tours and activities available for guests. The one that I did was a full day trip that combined the boat tour with shopping in Loreto.

In the morning, our boat was waiting for us just off the beach. There is no dock at the resort, but the water is shallow. We were able to walk right out to the boat to begin our adventure.

Boat Tour of The Islands of Loreto

We started out touring the coastline and heading further out to the islands. Our captain did a great job telling us about the area and answering all of our many questions. We saw a variety of birds, interesting geology and marine life. A sea turtle swam right next to our boat.

Boat Tour of The Islands of Loreto

Our first stop was snorkeling just off the coast of Isla Danzante. Towels and snorkel equipment was provided for those of us who chose to slip off the boat into the crystal clear turquoise water. I easily saw hundreds of fish as I swam.

Boat Tour of The Islands of Loreto

Next stop was a secluded cove on Isla del Carmen for a picnic lunch. The cove was magical, like something out of a movie – clear water and no signs of civilization. We were alone to enjoy the natural beauty of Mexico.

Afterwards, we headed north to the town of Loreto where we spent time shopping and soaking up the local culture before taking a shuttle back to Villa del Palmar. The day trip was a highlight of my Loreto vacation!

Boat Tour of The Islands of Loreto

Islands of Loreto
Baja California Sur

Boat Tour of The Islands of Loreto - Sea of Cortez, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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8 comments for “Boat Tour of The Islands of Loreto

  1. mrsshukra
    June 20, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Worth the trip! Memorable photos!

  2. June 21, 2017 at 12:24 am

    the water is so AMAZINGLY pretty.

  3. Joannie
    June 21, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Wow, what a glorious trip you had. So beautiful there. You have the MOST wonderful job, Valerie! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Mary Mac
    June 22, 2017 at 4:18 am

    Your photos are just gorgeous and I am sure this place is all the more amazing in person.

  5. vickie couturier
    June 24, 2017 at 4:59 am

    looks like tons of fun and relaxation

  6. vickie couturier
    June 26, 2017 at 4:50 am

    never been on a boat tour,,looks like tons of fun

  7. Meme
    June 30, 2017 at 5:22 am

    These pics are gorgeous. What a beautiful place to travel. I love the rock arch.

  8. June 30, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Wow! These photos are beautiful. Looks like a nice place.

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