NEW 8 Day Mobula Ray Aggregation Expeditions
For 2020 we have teamed up with Scuba Diver Life Expeditions to bring you an even more incredible adventure. Our new 8 day Mobula ray expeditions give you a more intimate experience with double the in-water time, less people on the boat, and the entire beachfront property located only a few short steps from the ocean reserved for only 4 guests. Each guest will have their own private accommodation with all the comforts of home including WiFi, air conditioning, satellite TV, private bathroom, outdoor patios with lounge chairs & hammocks for relaxing after a day of exploring, and so much more. We have also have hired a private chef that will be cooking delicious locally-sourced meals for the group every day.
Your guides for this special expedition are extraordinary pro-photographer and experienced wildlife expedition leader – Nadia Aly, founder of Scuba Diver Life and the mythical ninja himself – Jay Clue, explorer, photographer, & founder of Dive Ninja Expeditions. Nadia has a reputation for running some of the most sought after expeditions on our planet. Jay Clue is your local expert in Baja. He has spent countless hours exploring all over the Baja peninsula and built a solid reputation for creating top-notch ecotourism expeditions which give you a front row seat to some of the most beautiful encounters our oceans have to offer. This expedition will take you to 6 ninja secret spots that were discovered while searching for the best interactions with these awesome creatures.
This is a special limited offer series of 8 day expeditions with only 4 spaces available per trip. We recommend that you act fast as these trips will sell out quick. Scroll down for more details, then register online now to secure your space. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or at +1-973-619-9976 with any questions or to reserve your space today.
Watch: Gigantic School of Rays
Check out this incredible clip of possibly the largest school of mobula rays ever filmed! Taken right here in Baja California by National Geographic for their Untamed Americas series!
2020 Available Expedition Dates
Below you will find the available dates for our 2020 Mobula Ray Expeditions. Please contact us or click the button below to reserve a date.
|2020 Mobula Ray Expedition Dates||Availability|
|April 18 – 25, 2020 [8 days w/ Scuba Diver Life Expeditions]||3 Spaces (Book Now)|
|April 25 – May 2, 2020 [8 days w/ Scuba Diver Life Expeditions]||2 Spaces (Book Now)|
|May 2 – 9, 2020 [8 days w/ Scuba Diver Life Expeditions]||3 Spaces (Book Now)|
|May 9 – 16, 2020 [8 days w/ Scuba Diver Life Expeditions]||SOLD OUT (Contact for waiting list)|
|May 16 – 23, 2020 [8 days w/ Scuba Diver Life Expeditions]||2 Spaces (Book Now)|
What’s The Cost?
This is a very special limited offer series of more exclusive mobula ray expeditions. There will be only 4 of these expeditions and each expedition is 8 days long with a maximum capacity of 4 guests. The 8 day expedition package price is $4990 USD per person and are single/private occupancy.
The trip price includes all in-water activities, presentations throughout the week, transfers from Dive Ninjas HQ to our beachfront accommodation, 7 nights private accommodation with king size bed, air conditioning, wifi, kitchen, & private bathroom, 3 delicious meals per day-breakfast, lunch, & chef prepared dinner, snacks, & soft drinks onboard the boat, use of kayaks & paddle boards, reusable water bottle, and all marine park fees. Additionally, for every guest that signs up Dive Ninjas will be making a donation on your behalf to help fund local mobula ray research and conservation projects.
What’s Not Included
The price does not include flights, transfers from/to airport to/from Dive Ninjas HQ, rental equipment, Crew Gratuity (10%-15% of trip price is customary but is at your discretion), or any credit card processing fees.
Please note that this expedition is not scuba diving based. All the action takes place at the surface so there is no need for scuba equipment. Orcas hunt Mobula Rays using a form of bubble netting so the rays do not like bubbles. The bubbles created by scuba equipment tend to make the schools disperse quickly. Additionally, to better preserve the natural behaviors of these animals it is best done as a soft interaction without bubbles and heavy scuba equipment. You do not need to be scuba certified or freediving certified to join these expeditions, but you do need to be comfortable swimming in the open ocean where you can not see the bottom. If you’d like to gain some experience with freediving or perfect your technique beforehand we recommend taking a freediving course or workshop in Cabo San Lucas the days before the trip with one of our ninja freediving instructors.
Prepare for front row seats to your own wildlife documentary. Our special mobula ray migration expeditions with Scuba Diver Life Expeditions put you right in the heart of the action with these amazing creatures. Our expeditions will begin in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico at the Dive Ninja Expeditions HQ. After check-in you’ll be transferred in our air conditioned transport van to your accommodation in a place so special we can only call it our ‘secret ninja spot’. Jay Clue and Team Ninja have spent endless amounts of time scouting and exploring the length of Baja to find the best place to experience these gigantic schools. Last season we began running pilot trips there to test our findings and were blown away at the action! Now it’s your chance to see it with your own eyes, so get ready for the experience of a lifetime.
Your home for the week is a picturesque private beachfront property with spectacular views and all the comforts of home— Air conditioning, WiFi, American satellite TV, patios with lounge chairs & hammocks to unwind while taking in the ocean breeze, and so much more. The gorgeous Sea of Cortez is only a few steps across a white sand beach from your door. And best of all it’s located on the edge of a small fishing town, far away from the hoards of tourists and big cities creating a unique experience to really enjoy the natural beauty of Baja. Once everyone is settled in we’ll meet for our first presentations then indulge on our first chef prepared dinner of the trip. The next morning as the warm sun rises over Jacques Cousteau Island, we’ll head out for our first in-water experience. After a few hours of action exploring the area we’ll take a break for lunch. Then get ready to head back out on the ocean for more chances to get in the water with the jaw dropping schools of mobula rays. Then the next days we’ll be back at it again and again for the rest of the expedition. On the final day of the trip we’ll head back to the Ninja HQ in Cabo San Lucas after breakfast.
While out on the ocean we’ll also be looking for sea lions, giant devil rays, whales, mantas, pods of dolphins, and many more incredible inhabitants that call these waters home. The days will be pretty full on as we search for different schools discovering this incredible natural spectacle. Our captains for this trip are ex local fisherman that have converted to working purely in marine research and eco-tourism. These ninjas are living proof of the amazing things eco-tourism can accomplish. They have grown an unrivaled passion for the ocean and know the waters around this area unlike any other. Each trip will have an expert Team Ninja guide working alongside our special guests to teach you about this breathtaking area in the beautiful Sea of Cortez and keeping everyone safe and enjoying themselves. We’ll spend each of the ocean days swimming, snorkeling, & freediving while out searching for different schools and all the wonders this special area offers.
Flights & Pre-Trip Activities Information
Our meeting point for this expedition is at Dive Ninja Expeditions HQ in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The nearest airport is Los Cabos International Airport (airport code SJD). Los Cabos International is also known as San Jose del Cabo International Airport by some airlines. Guests will meet at the Dive Ninjas office and be transferred to our accommodation and base camp about 2 hours north of Cabo. Our reservations team can help set up a transfer from the airport to the Dive Ninja HQ for you. Los Cabos airport is serviced daily with domestic & international flights. We recommend arriving a day early to give you some time to relax and a little padding in case of any travel delays. Easy direct flights can be found from many cities in the US and Mexico. From the US flights are quite cheap – especially from the west coast and southwest US. From Europe flights are very affordable and usually include a layover in the southwest US or Mexico City. If transiting through the US please check in advance to see if you will need a US transit visa.
Since you will be visiting us at our home in Baja California there are numerous options to add on local diving and activities in Los Cabos and the surrounding areas before and after your expedition. Another great option would be to take a freediving course in Los Cabos prior to the trip so that you can get even more out of the experience with the mobulas. Give us a shout and we can set up add-on packages to extend your trip to Baja.
Expedition Quick Facts:
Meeting Point: Dive Ninjas HQ Cabo San Lucas, BCS MX
Meeting Time: 12pm first day of your trip
Departure Time: 11am last day of the trip
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Activity Days: 6 days, sunrise to sunset
Nearest Airport: Los Cabos International (SJD)
Trip Cost: $4990 USD
Min Deposit to Reserve: 30%