Grand Velas Los Cabos’ new luxury ocean safari features one-on-one marine environment education during an exciting open ocean safari aboard a private yacht.
Mexico’s Grand Velas Los Cabos has entered into an exclusive partnership with Alex Sharks Expeditions to bring travelers closer to the diversity of animals in Baja California Sur. The AAA Five Diamond resort is offering the new Luxury Ocean Safari with worldwide ocean and shark diving expert Alex Schmidt Márquez.
On a four- or six-hour open ocean safari aboard the resort’s 55-ft private Azimut yacht, Schmidt Marquez and other local accredited biologists educate guests on marine conservation and the diversity of animals found off Baja California Sur. During the experience, guests also can snorkel with different types of marine life such as Mobula rays, whales, dolphins, local fish, and of course sharks.
As part of the Luxury Ocean Safari, travelers can opt for a four-hour open ocean safari off Cabo in the Sea of Cortez or a six-hour open safari in Ventana Bay, south of La Paz. The expedition begins with a pre-trip consultation with Schmidt Márquez, who educates guests on local marine life and their biology, behavior, and conservation. He’ll provide guests with all the necessary information for a successful expedition, including training for a successful snorkel and recommendations according to personal needs. Once the yacht has departed, guests can enjoy a leisurely cruise as the team actively searches for marine life. Passengers will then participate in a guided snorkeling tour for a chance to get an up-close encounter with marine wildlife in their natural habitat.
The new Luxury Ocean Safari complements robust sustainability initiatives at the resort. Awarded for its work, the resort became Blue Flag certified this year. To be eligible for this accolade, Grand Velas Los Cabos was evaluated against a series of rigorous environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria. The resort also follows the Sea Turtle nesting protocols per the Department of Ecology and Environment. In complement with the Blue Flag and other current sustainability initiatives, the resort offers environmental education activities for children. Topics covered range from the marine mammals of Baja California Sur and recycling to the conservation of marine life and care of the ocean
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