Experience The Largest Ray Migration on Earth
Every year tens of thousands of mobula rays visit the coast lines of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The congregations of rays are one of the most incredible natural spectacles on our planet – and one of the largest in the world too. An event so stunning that it has been featured in BBC’s Blue Planet and in numerous National Geographic documentaries. Imagine diving down into a school of thousands of these beautiful creatures as they soar through the ocean. Witnessing their acrobatics as they jump from the water by the hundreds. Or snorkeling above the massive schools as they glide effortlessly through the water in unison. This is Mexico’s annual Mobula Ray migration and there is nothing else like it on earth.
For 2020 we are offering 2 different, yet equally incredible, adventures with the Mobula Rays. Our original 5 Day Citizen Science Expeditions return with renowned marine biologist & scientist, Marta Palacios. Then for those looking for a more intimate experience with double the time to explore this breathtaking natural wonder we are offering an exclusive series of 8 Day Mobula Ray trips partnered with Scuba Diver Life Expeditions and featuring extraordinary pro-photographer & expedition leader, Nadia Aly!
This is a special limited offer series with only 4 – 6 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!
Choose Your Adventure
Prepare for front row seats to your own wildlife documentary. Our special mobula ray migration expeditions not only put you right in the heart of the action but let’s you get involved in important research being done on these amazing creatures. You will be able to partake in mobula research and surveying activities alongside one of the top mobula ray experts in the world – Marta Palacios. This is your chance to help make a difference and protect our oceans while bearing witness to one of the most incredible natural wonders on earth with your own eyes.
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.
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]||1 Space (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)|
|May 22 – 27, 2020 [6 days Private Expedition]||SOLD OUT (Contact for waiting list)|
|May 28 – June 1, 2020 [5 days Citizen Science Expedition]||SOLD OUT (Contact for waiting list)|
|June 4 – 8, 2020 [5 days Citizen Science Expedition]||SOLD OUT (Contact for waiting list)|
|June 11-15, 2020 [5 days Citizen Science Expedition]||SOLD OUT (Contact for waiting list)|
|June 18-22, 2020 [5 days Citizen Science Expedition]||SOLD OUT (Contact for waiting list)|
|June 25-29, 2020 [5 days Citizen Science Expedition]||SOLD OUT (Contact for waiting list)|
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: 5 Days/4 nights or 8 days/7 nights
Activity Days: 3 days or 6 days, sunrise to sunset
Nearest Airport: Los Cabos International (SJD)
Trip Cost: $1890 – $4990 USD
Min Deposit to Reserve: 30%