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Magdalena Bay, Puerto San Carlos

Striped Marlin Expedition

Have you ever watched those National Geographic documentaries and you though “I wish I could do that?”
Well the good news is that you don't have to go to far! A 2 hour flight from San Diego (United States) to Baja California Sur is all you need to imerse yourself into action.

October – November

Request date with minimum of 5 Days, 4 Nights.
Maximum 6 people per group

Tour Includes:

Boat rides
Lunch during tours
Water, soft drinks and snaks.
NOT INCLUDED: Meals, Tips.


Quotes may vary depending on group size and season.

Safe and Fun

For comfort, safety, and the best experience, we travel in small groups. Groups range from 2 up to a maximum of 6 guests.

Located 5 hours driving from Cabo San Lucas, and more specifically to Puerto San Carlos (aka Magdalena Bay), this tranquil fishermen’s town turns into a “combat” zone where giant Sardines and Mackerel Baitballs form and are being chased by big pelagic animals.

Our main objective for this trip is the Striped Marlins, who migrate to this area every Autumn (October and November), for the abundance of fish.

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These impressive predators work as a team to push the Sardine and Mackerel bait balls to the surface where they will take turns in taking part in the feast. But also Sail fish, Tunas, Sea Lions, and occasionally we will be blessed with the presence of Humpbacks, Orcas, and Dolphins will participate in the action.

The 5 day trip will allow us to be in the Ocean, a few miles off the coast, for 3 full days, which will allow us plenty of interactions with an incredible variety of wildlife in their natural habitat.

Difficulty level:


People who join this tour must be in good physical condition and have basic swimming skills. Also, be aware that we will be on a boat for around 10 hours a day. Minimum age 15 years.

Tour Schedule & Itinerary:

Day 1:

10:00 am Tour start from Cabo San Lucas

12:00pm Lunch in La Paz

04:00 pm Arrival in Puerto San Carlos

07:00 pm Dinner

Day 2 – 3 and 4:

06:00 am Breakfast

07:00 am Boat Tour Start

05:00 pm Return to Land

07:00 pm Dinner

Day 5:

08:00 am Breakfast

10:00 am Start return to Cabo San Lucas

12:00 pm Lunch

03:00 pm Arrival in Cabo San Lucas

How Big Are The Groups:

Groups range from 2 up to a maximum of 6 guests.

When booking a tour with Cabo Trek you have the guarantee of purchasing an unmatched quality tour! Although our boat capacity is licensed for more passengers, for comfort, safety, and to ensure the best overall experience in town we choose to keep the groups small.

What To Bring:

We travel light: What we need is a small backpack with the minimum necessary. This is a suggested list of items that are strongly recommended to bring along for the tour:

  • Long sleeves Jumper
  • 5 x T-shirts
  • 1 x Long pants & 1 x Short pants
  • Socks and underwear
  • Tennis shoes and flip flops
  • Small towel
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hut
  • Toiletry

IMPORTANT: Don’t forget your camera and your spirit of adventure!

What Can I see:

Giant Bait balls of Sardines and Mackerel, Striped Marlin, Sail Fish, Tuna, Mahi, Mobula Mantas, Sea Lions, Dolphins, Humpbacks, Bryde’s, Blue, Orcas, Sand Dunes & Mangroves, plus hundreds of species of birds.

Why Book With Cabo Trek

  • We offer the ONLY truly educational and comprehensive expeditions. Each tour is full of teaching and engagement about whales, their behaviors, their habits and so much more. We guarantee that you will be beyond satisfied with our tour experience, our university-trained marine biologist guide, our wildlife photographer, our captains, and our boats!
  • We offer the most personal and intimate tours in all of Los Cabos and all of Baja California Sur.
  • We are proud to be the ONLY organization in all of Los Cabos with a university-trained and certified marine biologist and ichthyologist as our tour guide.

We are proud that since day one we could prove that Cabo Trek staff is capable of  adding value to Cabo San Lucas by delivering an excellent service as certified for 6 years in a row by Trip Advisor:



NOTE: Tour not recommended for women that may be pregnant.


trustworthyWith Cabo Trek you will not have to put your hands in your pocket for hidden costs nor will there be last-minute surprises! Cabo Trek keeps its word and keeps up with its reputation as a trustworthy, reliable, serious company in Cabo San Lucas.

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