ITINERARY: Island Discovery and Scuba Adventure

Isablea Island National Park is 39 nautical miles from San Blas (but just 10 miles off the Nayarit coast). You may see dolphins, Manta rays or other sea life on your 2 1/2-hour boat trip. From November to April you may see humpback whales.

Isablea Island National Park is an ideal location for recreational snorkeling, scuba diving, underwater photography and snorkeling. In this preserve you may encounter Manta rays and hear the whale songs underwater. Dive through underwater arches and explore lava tubes and caves. See tropical fish, yellowtail, grouper, red snapper, jack caravel, eel, anemones and corals in a pristine habitat. This trip includes a certified scuba diving guide. For your snorkeling friends, this trip includes snorkeling equipment. You may bring your own scuba equipment or use ours.

Time permitting, you can hike to the island's northern point takes you through the interior where you will see the alkaline crater lake. Interpretive signage along the nature trails provides information about the island's flora and fauna. See the Magnificent Frigate birds nesting in the low-laying vegetation, and observe the Blue and Brown-footed Boobies in their courtship dance.

The main building on the island is a marine research center for scientists who study for extended periods on the island. Researchers are often available for lectures.

12 hours.

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Group Size

Up to 6 people. This is the approximate number of passengers for the boat, depending on equipment taken with the group. Contact us for more info.

Trip Schedule


You must go with a guide.


Are Reservations Required? Yes.
Where to Meet Your Guide: West end of the main street "Calle Juarez" (4 blocks west of the plaza). The boat dock is on the left side of the Frey Junipero Serra library.
Meeting Time: 5 am
Departure Time: 6 am or earlier
Retrun Time:
Schedule Notes: Trips are planned specifically for the group. Additional preparation may be needed for gear fitting, etc.

What to Pack

CLICK HERE for a list of clothing and gear recommended for this trip.

A note about Motion Sickness:
Before traveling, eat a light breakfast, or crackers, and stay away from greasy foods. If you are prone to motion sickness, we recommend taking medication prescribed by your doctor, taken as directed. Try your medication the day before you travel to make sure it does not effect you adversely.


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