Spending time in the water in the Sea of Cortez

We spent spring break this week “small boat cruising” with Uncruise Adventures in the Sea of Cortez. ┬áThe weather was perfect and the water was beautiful :)

The snorkeling was wonderful - we saw moray eel, octopus, a variety of puffers and balloon fish, moorish idols, giant angel fish, triggerfish, crown of thorns, and urchins (like the one being displayed by Emmersen here).
The snorkeling was wonderful – we saw moray eel, octopus, a variety of puffers and balloon fish, moorish idols, giant angel fish, triggerfish, crown of thorns, and urchins (like the one being displayed by Emmersen here).

 

Alia combined gymnastics practice with learning to paddle board.

 

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One of the beautiful sunsets from the top deck of the boat.

 

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Alia, showing a little style as we get ready to hop in the skiff and head to our snorkeling site.

 

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The water was a little chilly, but not too bad with wetsuits on, and warm enough to swim with just swimsuits on from one of the soft, sandy beaches we visited.

 

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Underwater shot of Emmersen.

 

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The grown-ups spent a little time on land, hiking up an arroyo to the top-most peak of one of the islands.

 

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View from the top – our boat is the one in the top right of the screen.

 

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Alia’s beachfront arial cartwheel.

 

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Emmersen meeting one of the residents at the Serpentorium in La Paz.

 

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Friendly budgies getting to know Alia at the Serpentorium.

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One morning, we got to snorkel with friendly sea lions – the juveniles loved to play, they chewed on our fins, mouthed at our hands, and even tried to swallow our Go Pro :)

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View of Isolation Rock (home to many birds, including Blue Footed Boobies) from the deck of our boat.

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Sea kayaking was wonderful in water so clear you could look down and see the fish swimming below – and the geography of the shore was fascinating.

 

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One comment on “Spending time in the water in the Sea of Cortez

  1. What beautiful pictures. It looks like a great trip. : )

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