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Villa del Palmar Islands of Loreto

Indulge in the beauty of the Islands of Loreto and the surrounding Sierra de la Giganta Mountain Range on one of the diverse land and sea tours that are available in the area.  Travelers can choose from a diverse array of Loreto tours, including sport fishing excursions, scuba diving adventures, islands tours, ATV outings, and more.  The wide selection of tours and activities allow you to make the most of your vacation in the magical town of Loreto. 

DANZANTE ISLAND TOUR


DISCOVER BAJA´S AQUARIUM

Experience the thrill of your life as you explore the waters surrounding the magical Danzante Island on a 24 ft. speedy inflatable Apex vessel.  View an array of nature's secret wonders, which can only be experienced at the Islands of Loreto. As you arrive on the beach, jump into a snorkeler’s paradise and the inviting waters, and be sure to keep your eyes open for Baja Bottle Nose Dolphins, Manta Rays, Green Sea Turtles and other unique marine life encounters.

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Includes:                                

 *Snorkeling  gear

*Box lunch

*Soft drinks, bottled water & beer

*Towel

*Marine Park Fee

 Available  daily

 Meeting place: Resort main lobby tour desk  8:50 am

 Duration:  4 Hrs

*INCLUDES POSSIBLE WHALE WATCHING AS A CASUAL AND NATURAL EVENT

* INCLUYE AVISTAMIENTO COMO UN EVENTO NATURAL Y CASUAL.


What to bring on the tour:               

* Sunscreen                                         

* Jacket                                               

*Camera                                              

* Sunglasses                                      

*Swimsuit (under clothes)

*Money for gratuities


Boat capacity: 12 passengers


INTINERARY

9:00am Departure 

08:45-09:00 Meet at the lobby of Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s tour desk

09:00-09:30 Tour leaves from Resort’s beachfront

10:00-10:30 Tour around Danzante Island

10:30-11:30 Snorkeling on a reef.

11:30-12:30 Hiking, activities or leisure time

12:00-12:45 Return to Resort’s beachfront

12:45-13:00 Arrival at the lobby of Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto.

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SPORT FISHING | MAD - DASH


PRIVATE CHARTER

For the angler with the dream of hooking the big one, enjoy great fishing on a scenic adventure. Your Danzante sport fishing tour is an action packed adventure where you’ll spend a thrilling day onboard our first-class 34 ft. Luhr “Mad Dash” fishing boat seeking the catch of the day.

SHARE FISHING Would you like to go fishing so badly but there is only one, two or three of you and you don't want to charter a whole boat? Danzante Tours has a Share Fishing Charter option for you. Dare to share or make new friends on this combo adventure-fishing package.  Our boat has everything you need onboard to experience a one-of-a-kind and maybe a once-in-a-lifetime big game sport fishing adventure in Loreto.  We look forward to fishing with you!

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 Includes:

  • Fishing tackle                                    
  • Boxed lunch                                     
  • Soft drinks & bottled              
  • water & a six-pack of beer     
  • Marine Park Fee                                 
  • Roundtrip transportation to Puerto Escondido from VDPL

EXTRA CHARGE

Fishing license $14 usd

Live or dead bait $25 usd   (This is charged in cash on board)

Daily tours (subject to availability)

Meeting place / Lugar de reunion:

Resort VDPL lobby 6:15 am

Departure place: Puerto Escondido Marina 6:30 am

Departure from Loreto Marina: 7:00am

Tour duration: 6 Hrs.


What to bring on the tour:               

  • Sunscreen                                         
  • Jacket                                               
  • Camera                                              
  • Sunglasses                                      
  • Money for gratuities

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FISHING LORETO´S STYLE (PANGA 23 ´)


Spend a day in full control of your own captained boat and fish for whatever suits your fancy. Enjoy sport fishing on a Panga, where you’ll have a chance to reel in the catch of the day, from Dorado "Mahi Mahi" to Yellowtail (seasonal).    Book Now!

Includes:

Fishing tackle                                    

Boxed lunch                                     

Soft drinks, bottled water & a six-pack of beer           

Marine Park Fee                                 

Roundtrip transportation to Puerto Escondido

EXTRA CHARGE

Fishing license $13 usd

Live or dead bait $20 usd (This is charged in cash on board)

Tour duration: 6 Hrs.

Available daily

Meeting place: 

Resort lobby 6:30 am

If your departure is from Loreto Marina:

*WILD LORETO PICK UP AT STA. FE HOTEL LOBBY IN LORETO TOWN AT 6:45 AM

*WILD LORETO DEPARTURES FROM - DARSENA 7:00AM


If your departure is from Villa del Palmar:

Departure place: Resort beachfront at 7:30 am


What to bring on the tour:               

  • Sunscreen                                                     
  • Camera                                              
  • Sunglasses, hat or cap                                 
  • Money for gratuities and bait

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SCUBA DIVING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY


Padi Dive Resort

Discover the Aquarium of the Planet at the Islands of Loreto along with one of the largest Marine Parks in the world. Loreto offers incredible marine life diversity for the ultimate dive adventure. Rocky shorelines, dynamic wall dives, huge underwater rock formations, and finger reefs of rock and coral mark the islands, which are volcanic in nature. Advanced, as well as novice divers, are sure to find numerous locations, such as the wreck dive on a navy sunken mine sweeper to Punta Coyote, that offer both a rich and diverse mix of marine life and more.

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Daily tours (subject to availability)


Meeting place: Resort lobby 9:00 am

Departure place: 

*VDPL Resort beachfront at 9:30 am

*Dársena 9:00 am

Tour duration: 3.5 Hrs.

Includes:

  • PADI Dive Instructor           
  • Diving equipment and air (2 tank dive)                    
  • Fruit and water
  • Marine Park Fee

What to bring on the tour:               

  • Sunscreen                                   
  • Jacket                                           
  • Camera                                        
  • Sunglasses                               
  • Money for gratuities

DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVE (Uncertified program for beginners)


Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING is for you. DIVE RESORT PADI at Villa del Palmar Loreto offers this program either in a pool, off the beach, or from a dive boat. You can try scuba while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.   Book Now!

Daily tours (subject to availability )

Meeting place: Resort lobby at 8:30 am


Departure place:

Resort beachfront at 9:30 am


Tour duration:  2 Hrs.

Confined water lesson duration :   1 Hr


Includes:

  • PADI Dive Instructor           
  • Diving equipment and air (1 tank dive)                    
  • Fruit and water
  • Marine Park Fee
  • Diving lesson

What to bring on the tour:               

  • Sunscreen                                   
  • Jacket                                           
  • Camera                                        
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit (under clothes)                                       
  • Money for gratuities

SEA OF CORTEZ WHALE WATCHING (BLUE WHALES)


From mid-January to April, the Bay of Loreto becomes a wildlife watcher’s dream when migratory whales visit the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez for calving and breeding. This whale watching tour will provide a casual encounter with Mother Nature’s magic and a chance to discover some of the world’s most spectacular sightings of Humpback, Sei, Fin, Orcas, and especially, Blue Whales.   Book Now!


Available

Monday thru Sunday (3 hours)   

8:00 - 11:00 am

11.30 am -2:30 pm

Includes:

  • 3 hours of tour
  • Experienced guide
  • Light snacks & refreshments
  • Marine Park Fee

Must bring:

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses, hat or cap
  • $ Gratuities

*Minimum age 5 years old

Departure points:

Villa del Palmar Loreto Resort & Spa Beachfront

Special note:

* The whales & dolphins are the ones that determine their daily itinerary. It is a natural occurrence, so we let them show us their route of the day.

NOTES & RESTRICTIONS

* We recommend this tour for children above 5 years old.

*Expecting mothers are restricted.

*Guests with heart, asthma, back or neck conditions are restricted.

*These tours are subject to availability. *The activity or tours are subject to change rescheduling or cancellation due to poor weather conditions

KAYAK SNORKELING & REEF TOUR


Discover the incredible underwater world at the Islands of Loreto when you follow our guide  and ride on a kayak alongside the resort near reefs filled with colorful tropical fish and incredible marine life. This is an unforgettable experience. Book Now!


Available daily  / Disponible diario


Meeting place / Lugar de reunion:

  Resort lobby at 8:50 Am


Departure place / Lugar de salida :

Resort beachfront at 9:00am * frente a playa

de VDPL


Duration:  3 Hrs.


Includes:                         

  • Snorkeling  gear         
  • Fruit & bottled water              
  • Marine Park Fee


*The kayaks we use for this activity are a “sit on top” recreational model.

*This activity is subject to weather or climate conditions.

OUTBACK & DESERT ATV TOUR


Come and venture among landscapes that only Loreto Baja can offer! To get you started, we provide you with top brand protection gear, such as goggles and a helmet, along with the keys so that you can get a feeling for your single or two-passenger 420 cc TRX Honda deluxe ATV. Our Off-Road Runners tour professional pilots will guide you as you explore the beauty of this rugged environment and stunning paths that snake through nearby desert places. Our professional guide will make sure you have an unforgettable tour by taking you on routes that are appropriate for your driving skills and preferences. Book Now!


Tour inclusions

  • Tour length 3-hour tour
  • Riding time 2.5 hours approximately.
  • Helmet, goggles & bandana
  • Training and driving test
  • Experienced guides
  • Bottled water & soda
  • Roundtrip transportation to ATV camp

What to bring on the tour:  

  • Sunscreen                                                                                                                          
  • Sunglasses                              
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Preferably closed-toed shoes   
  • Money for gratuities                                                                                   


Requirements

* 16 years’ minimum to handle vehicle (license or permit to operate)

* 12 years minimum to go as a passenger.

*Must have a valid driver’s license

Meeting place:

We transfer you from the resort’s main lobby to ATV base located 5 minutes away.

1st group 8:30 Am / 2nd group 2:00 Pm


Departure place:

ATV base location

Public price per person – event

  • $ 110USD    P / Person - single ATV
  • $ 140 USD Tandem - double ATV                             

 (2 people on ATV)

* Extra charge medical insurance coverage $15 USD PP

TWILIGHT LED PADDEL BOARD


This unique experience allows you to enjoy nature cruising aboard a paddle board illuminated at night, toward the reef located in the south of Ensenada Blanca. Our aim is to provide relaxed sea exploration through the use of LED lights, which illuminate the seabed and thus attract the life that we see because of the phenomenon of luminescence. This type of lighting technique attracts many species that can only be enjoyed during the afternoon and evening. Accompanied by an experienced guide, we offer our visitors a fun, safe, innovative, and interactive activity. Book Now!



Tour inclusions

  • Tour length 1.5-hours
  • SUP, LED and safety gear
  • Experienced guide
  • Bottled water  

Requirements

* Recommended for 10 years + AVAILABLE on a kayak as well


Hours & Meeting Place

Summer season

* 8:00 pm Resort beachfront

Winter season

*6:00 pm Resort beachfront

Public price per person                     


$40 USD per Adult

$20 USD per Child


Note:

*This activity is subject to weather or climate conditions.

CARMEN ISLAND SALT MINE EXPEDITION


Weekly event recommended for adventurers and history seekers who wish to explore one of the last remaining historical sites, which still preserves the unique background of Loreto’s past.

It is the perfect combination, where you will be able to explore Carmen Island’s hidden natural places such as caves with fossils, boat wreck snorkeling sites, and an old salt mining town in the middle of Baja.  Book Now!

           

Includes:  

*Visit to salt mine town “Bahía Salinas”

*Snorkeling gear                

*Boxed lunch                            

*Soft drinks, bottled water & beer                                                                 

*Towel                                    

*Marine Park Fee         


Meeting place                      

Resort’s tour desk in the main lobby 8:20 am                        

 Departure                               

  *Resort’s beachfront 8:30 am    


Duration:  5 Hrs.


What to bring on the tour:  

* Sunscreen                                                                                                                          

*Camera                                                                                  

* Sunglasses                               

*Swimsuit (under clothes)            

*Money for gratuities                                                                                   


 Boat capacity:

 10 passengers

 Deluxe inflatable boat


Available

Wednesday & Thursday 

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