Located 28 miles form Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) by boat you will find Bird Island or Isla San Jorge. The island is formed of a series of iceberg like rocks that are home to various species of dolphins and a colony of about 2500 California sea lions.
Bird Island is one of the 898 protected islands in the Gulf and holds an abundant diversity of flora and fauna. Sea birds such as boobies, cormorants, red-billed tropic birds, and brown pelicans are common to this island.
Snorkeling in this protected rocky reef habitat you will see lots of colorful fish and marine invertebrates. But the highlight of this trip is having a curious sea lion jump into the water and come to greet you. If you come to Rocky Point in the spring you will see lots of baby sea lions. If you prefer not to get wet you can also observe the wild life up close from a kayak or paddle board.
In winter, from January to March, you will also have the chance of seeing whales! Many species migrate to the Northern Gulf to feed, such as the majestic fin whale that is the second biggest animal on Earth.
CEDO Intercultural offers boat tours to Bird Island for $100.00 per person, lasts 6 hours and includes transportation, snorkeling equipment (wet-suits not included), lunch and a beverage, binoculars, trip insurance and birding Scope for the group.
Eco Fun Rentals Land and Sea Excursions ecofunrentals.com Mexico: (638) 388 9699 USA: (602) 635 3736 about 95.00 per person
Rocky Point Boat Charters rockypointboattrips.com From the U.S. 602-324-9529 In Rocky Point 638–383-4963
Del Mar Charters delmarcharters.com 520-407-6054 Price: $85.00 per adult, children under 12 $55.00 each Lunch(burritos), soft drinks, bottled water, beer and margaritas are included. Restroom available on boat.
Santiagos Ocean Services santiagosoceanservices.com US 602-324-9558 From Mexico 638-388-5318