After a 15-year absence the Giant Mantas have returned to La Reina. Some of the Cortez Expeditions staff were around when the Mantas could be regularly seen around La Reina. The heartbreaking loss has turned to joy. These majestic and graceful animals have returned. From 2016 to 2017 mantas were sporadically seen at La Reina. 2018 has been an incredible season with more than 11 individuals identified.
Join us and ensure you have zero impact when interacting with these animals. Cortez Expeditions is working closer with researchers, government and other tourism companies to ensure we not only learn more about these animals, but that our interactions have zero impact.
La Reina is situated just north of Cerralvo Island. The small islet is also home to a small colony of Californian Sea Lions and hundreds of reef fish and many turtles. The trip is dependent on good weather and is two hours travel from the marina, there and back.
When to come...
Manta Season is from late May to middle of November.
We suggest coming from July to October.
For more information about joining us for a private, group or exclusive photo/video trip. Please call or email
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Cortez Expeditions in Marina Palmira
Local 6 Marina Palmira, Pichilingue Km 2.5, Lomas de Palmira, 23010, La Paz B.C.S, Mexico