Striped Marlins

Off the coast of the Southern Baja Peninsula in Mexico, a rare event takes place. Thousands of Striped Marlins aggregate in search of their next meal.

This is a rich pelagic area, where you can find different species throughout the year. Rarely visited by divers until a few years ago, this is a good place to see sharks, bait balls, bill fish and other species. Anything can happen in this pelagic playground.

We will start our trip from La Paz, BCS and take our private shuttle for a 4 hour ride north. The town of Puerto San Carlos is a fishing community that since a few years ago started to focus on ecotourism. This is a remote area still not very popular to divers with fantastic opportunities for pelagic encounters.

Every day will be spent offshore the Baja Peninsula looking for bird activity, which is the best way to find the sardine bait balls. Although at times Striped Marlin can also be found on the water surface without any previous bird activity or bait balls in sight. Once we spot a bait ball, we will jump in the water to witness sailfish preying on sardines. A nature’s spectacle.

Patience, good preparation and a seasoned crew are key inorder to find this animals. The encounters can last anywhere from a few seconds to 10-20 mins or more.


  • Striped Marlins, Baja Peninsula Mexico
  • Date: November 8 - 14, 2018
  • 7 days/ 6 nights accommodation on double occupancy
  • 5 days of snorkeling in open ocean
  • UW photo-pro Christian Vizl will be joining us on this expedition
  • LIMITED SPACES e-mail for availability and prices at






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