Ensenada Snorkel Excursion at Arbolitos Cove (S1656)

Duration 5 h
Activity Level Low
Minimum Age 8 Years Old
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  • Round trip transportation from your Ensenada cruise ship pier terminal!
  • Air conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
  • English speaking certified guide!
  • Snorkel set including: Varied sized fins, sanitized snorkel, silicone mask,  5 mm Wet suit, Hood, Gloves, and Booties
  • Wet suits available at no extra cost!
  • Guided snorkel!
  • Fresh and authentic Mexican fish taco lunch included!

Experience this unique guided snorkel cruise excursion from the shore of a sheltered cove in Ensenada, Mexico. Explore the marine life and have a traditional Baja style lunch afterward.

Your meeting point for this Snorkeling Cruise Excursion in Ensenada is just a short walk right outside your cruise terminal. The English speaking shore excursion guides will be waiting to get you checked in, in the transportation and on your way for a fun day. Your destination is a 45-minute ride along the coastline of Ensenada. The route will take you through the city, the outskirts and then to a gorgeous hidden cove on the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, your guide will be giving you information about the excursion, what you can expect to see and about the Baja area.

When the bumpy road opens up and reveals your destination, it will amaze you. Playa Arbolitos (Little Trees Beach) is made up of smooth, wave worn rocks. The base camp is set-up and ready. Your snorkeling guides will pass out your snorkeling gear (it is all included), show you how to use it and then help you get the gear on. There is a natural stone ramp that makes entering the water simple and easy.

Snorkeling at Playa Arbolitos offers guests a much different type of marine life than you may seen before. The cove has a large kelp forest growing up to the water's surface from below. There are also many colorful fish including the Garibaldis that live in the cove. You will most likely get to see some of the resident sea lions that will keep a respectable distance on this snorkel shore excursion in Ensenada.

Snorkeling is safe and the guide will point out some of the interesting sights along the way. When you return to the beach, the transportation will take you back into town where you will have a delicious, freshly prepared lunch - fried fish tacos are a Baja traditional style item. After lunch, the transportation will return you to the meeting point.

Please remember that it is very important that when you make your reservation that you provide the following information in the comment section on the order form: Name, age, gender, weight, height and footwear size.

Once the snorkeling excursion is over, you will be taken back to your cruise ship pier in Ensenada.

There is an observer/ride along option that includes transportation and lunch. Guests will stay on the beach while snorkel participants are in the water.

Ensenada beach sea temperatures range - 19 to 23C / 66 to 73F, warmest in September and lowest in February.

After booking this Ensenada Excursion, you will be re-directed to our "Additional Info" page where the operator requires the following information for each participant's equipment sizes: name, age, gender, weight, height and shoe size.

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Price: Total payment including all fees and taxes.
Deposit: Booking deposit or full payment (if applicable) to guarantee your reservation.
Balance: To be paid upon check-in on site with your local Shore Excursion operator (does not apply to full payments).
MED: Multiple Excursion Discount Automatically applied to your shopping cart when booking TWO or MORE participating Ensenada Excursions in the same shopping cart.
Category Price Deposit Balance MED
Adults (15 years and up): $89.99$12.99$77.00$2.00
Children (8 to 14 years): $79.99$11.99$68.00$2.00
Observers/ride along (4 years and up): $29.99$4.99$25.00-
Observers/ride along (3 years and under): Free! -
Sub Total: $0.00
Down Payment: $0.00
Balance Due: $0.00

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Ensenada Snorkel Excursion at Arbolitos Cove Reviews


Enjoy a guided snorkel right from the beach on this fun Ensenada excursion! Explore the protected ocean cove with colorful fish, sea kelp and rocky reefs with your snorkel guide. There is a tasty lunch too!

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Mary.725 Illinois
Cold but Fun
     4/5 Visited in May 2014

The water was really cold but they give you a wetsuit which made it a lot better. We really saw a lot of fish though. The sea kelp was very cool! We even got to see some sea lions swimming in the water. And the fish tacos were the best ever!!!
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Bert.502 Tempe
not what I was expecting
     4/5 Visited in March 2014

I guess I am just a wimp but the water was too cold. I really liked it other than that but would not do it again. Of course, we went during the coldest time of the year so it was our mistake!
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