While visiting Puerto Peñasco you have to take a trip to the famous Isla San Jorge better known as Bird Island. Bird Island has been decreed a Reserved Area of Shelter for migratory animals and wild fauna and has been featured on the Discovery channel and Animal Planet. The islands are located 27 miles south east of Rocky Point, and about 11 miles from the shoreline. Bird Island is home to over 3500 sea lions, one of the biggest colonies in the Golf of California and about 20 different species of birds migrate here including tropic birds, brown pelicans, frigates, marine swallow, blue and gray footed boobies, seagulls and more. Also common visitors to the island are dolphins, sting rays and even whales during whale season.
This is a great place to scuba dive and snorkel due to the grate variety of fish and other sea life found in this area. Or if you prefer to stay dry you can also kayak around the islands and take in the beautiful scenery.
Most tours take between 4 to 6 hours round trip and some offer open bar and lunch included with their rates.
These are some of the boat tour companies that go to Bird Island:
Eco Fun Rentals Land and Sea Excursions ecofunrentals.com Mexico: (638) 388 9699 USA: (602) 635 3736
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