FAQ´s TOURS BY THE SEA

Frequently asked questions from our guests

FAQ´s ABOUT CORONADO TOUR

  • What´s Coronado Discovery Island Tour ?

**ANSWER.-A great adventure aboard a local panga. Great volcanic island vistas as well enjoying dolphins swimming next to us. We will look for optional snorkeling spots in crystal clear waters. Optional basic and full meal packages are available.


  • How long does it last the Coronado Discovery Island Tour?

**ANSWER.-Normally (4) hours but usually we may extend half an hour more, it all depends on the dolphin sightings or if you want to be more on the beach. Also we may pull back whener you may require us to do so if is a private tour .


  • What type of boat do you offer for this tour?

**ANSWER.-We usually offer the typical local fishermen's boat so called "Pangas" with a bimini top for shade and all the basic safety equipment for you and your family or visitors.

We also have a line of higher level or scale boats for you to choose from such as Proline, Boston Whaler, Skiff and more.

If you´d like to inquire more about the boating options we may offer click on the following link >>


  • Does the boat have a toilet on board?

**ANSWER.- Unfortunately not if is a "Panga" type boat. If you acquire a different type of vessel or line, e.g. cruisers, proline, luhr etc., they usually have W.C. onboard.


  • Do you customize your tours?

**ANSWER.-Yes, it all depends on the number and size of the group as well as the food and beverages requirements. We may adapt to your needs and provide you with a free quote under no obligation.



  • Do I need to pay the entrance fee of the national marine park before we embarking

and where do I purchase it?

**ANSWER.-Yes, the right of the marine park "BAHIA DE LORETO" is more than paying an entrance fee, it is a donation and it is mandatory , this is to enforce and continue preserving this beautiful place as the aquarium of the world. The cost of this fee for the moment is $100 pesos per person- aprox. $5 Usd - (over 12 years old) and you can pay it at the entrance of the marina of Loreto before embarking.


  • Do you provide food & beverages in this tour ?

**ANSWER.- Yes, but may depend on the package you have purchased, for example, the "Full Package" includes food, drinks, equipment for snorkeling and beach on the tour. The options to choose for lunch on this package are from: Deli Sandwich, Baja style beef machaca burritos or fish ceviche. We also have available a vegetarian and / or vegan menu upon request.

If you purchased package is "Basic", then it only includes the tour, snorkeling gear, beach equipment and a cooler with ice and bottled water . You may bring whatever you want extra for F&B.


  • Does this tour include transportation?

**ANSWER.-It is not included, however you may request a quote to provide this service to you at an additional charge. If you´d like to inquire more about the options we offer click on the following link >>


  • Are the captains or crew bilingual ?

**ANSWER.-The captains or crew are locals. Despite this language restriction; on our tours we try to provide you with crew that have at least basic english language skills to offer you the best possible experience.


  • Do the vessels have lifeguards on board?

**ANSWER.-Yes, this is part of the local and Mexican naval regulations.

Our boats have all the necessary equipment for maritime safety required by law:

Life jackets

Marine Band Radio

First Aid Kit

Life jackets

Rescue locator distress signal system

GPS / Compass

Safety flares

Boat & passengers insurance


  • How much is it customary to tip the crew or captains?

**ANSWER.-We greatly appreciate your willingness to compensate those who provide the tours. What is customary would generally be 10 to 15% of the cost of the activity or excursion either per person or for the total amount. Please note that although knowing gratuities are not included in the service with the purchase of the tour or excursion, the tip is an extra generosity - it is not mandatory.


  • What do you suggest to bring to the excursion to be more comfortable?

**ANSWER.-

Comfortable clothes, water shoes or sandals, swimsuit & towel

Sunglasses, hat or cap and camera (smartphone)

Sunscreen

$ for extras and gratuities.

Smile


  • Do you have public restroom facilities on Coronado Island?

**ANSWER.-Public restroom facilities are currently under construction on the island Coronado. We always recommend using the restrooms before starting our tours, and there are restrooms available at the entrance of the Loreto marina.


  • Do you have other types of rentals or services on this tour that we can rent?

**ANSWER.- Yes we may provide the following rentals :

> SUP (Stan Up Paddle Board) inflatable,

> Water sports cameras,

> Photography and video.

**These are extra charged and subject to availability.

If you´d like to inquire more about the options we offer click on the following link >>


  • Are there places for shopping or restaurants on the island?

**ANSWER.-Not in the islands, there is only dazzling nature surroundings and pristine places of the best.

It is within the boundaries of the Loreto Bay Marine Park.

* Learn more about what we Loretanos are helping to do in this conservation efforts.

Help us to keep preserving this wonderful place. More info. here>>>.

FAQ´s ABOUT danzante & carmen island hopping TOUR

  • What´s Danzante & Carmen Island hopping Tour ?

**ANSWER.-A great combo fo sighteeng and visiting the south closes bay of Loreto Islands Danzante & Carmen on a day tour. Great volcanic island and Sierra Giganta mainland desert views enjoying dolphins swimming next to us. We will look for optional snorkeling spots in crystal clear waters full of marine life. Optional basic and full meal packages are available.


  • How long does it last the Danzante & Carmen Island hopping Tour?

**ANSWER.-Normally (5) hours but usually we may extend half an hour more, it all depends on the dolphin sightings and snorkeling or if you want to be more leisure time on the beach. Also we may pull back whenever you may require us to do so if is a private tour .


  • What type of boat do you offer for this tour?

**ANSWER.-We usually offer the typical local fishermen's boat so called "Pangas" with a bimini top for shade and all the basic safety equipment for you and your family or visitors.

We also have a line of higher level or scale boats for you to choose from such as Proline, Boston Whaler, Skiff and more.

If you´d like to inquire more about the boating options we may offer click on the following link >>


  • Does the boat have a toilet on board?

**ANSWER.- Unfortunately not if is a "Panga" type boat. If you acquire a different type of vessel or line, e.g. cruisers, proline, luhr etc., they usually have W.C. onboard.


  • Do the vessels have lifeguards on board?

**ANSWER.-Yes, this is part of the local and Mexican naval regulations.

Our boats have all the necessary equipment for maritime safety required by law:

Life jackets

Marine Band Radio

First Aid Kit

Life jackets

Rescue locator distress signal system

GPS / Compass

Safety flares

Boat & passengers insurance


  • Do you customize your tours?

**ANSWER.-Yes, it all depends on the number and size of the group as well as the food and beverages requirements. We may adapt to your needs and provide you with a free quote under no obligation.


  • Do I need to pay the entrance fee of the national marine park before we embarking

and where do I purchase it?

**ANSWER.-Yes, the access bracelet of the marine park "BAHIA DE LORETO" is more than paying an entrance fee, it is a donation and it is mandatory , this is to enforce and continue preserving this beautiful place as the aquarium of the world. The cost of this fee for the moment is $100 pesos per person- aprox. $5 Usd - (over 12 years old) and you can pay it on line troughout the reservation or onboard direct to our capatain or appointed crew staff before embarking.


  • Do you provide food & beverages in this tour ?

**ANSWER.- Yes, but may depend on the package you have purchased, for example, the "Full Package" includes food, drinks, equipment for snorkeling and beach on the tour. The options to choose for lunch on this package are from: Deli Sandwich, Baja style beef machaca burritos or fish ceviche. We also have available a vegetarian and / or vegan menu upon request.

If you purchased package is "Basic", then it only includes the tour, snorkeling gear, beach equipment and a cooler with ice and bottled water . You may bring whatever you want extra for F&B.


  • Does this tour include transportation?

**ANSWER.-It is not included, however you may request a quote to provide this service to you at an additional charge. If you´d like to inquire more about the options we offer click on the following link >>


  • Are the captains or crew bilingual ?

**ANSWER.-The captains or crew are locals. Despite this language restriction; on our tours we try to provide you with crew that have at least basic english language skills to offer you the best possible experience.


  • How much is it customary to tip the crew or captains?

**ANSWER.-We greatly appreciate your willingness to compensate those who provide the tours. What is customary would generally be 10 to 15% of the cost of the activity or excursion either per person or for the total amount. Please note that although knowing gratuities are not included in the service with the purchase of the tour or excursion, the tip is an extra generosity - it is not mandatory.


  • What do you suggest to bring to the excursion to be more comfortable?

**ANSWER.-

Comfortable clothes, water shoes or sandals, swimsuit & towel

Sunglasses, hat or cap and camera (smartphone)

Sunscreen

$ for extras and gratuities.

Smile


  • Do you have public restroom facilities on Danzante & Carmen Island?

**ANSWER.-Unfortunelty are not any restrooms or WC. We always recommend using the restrooms before starting our tours, and there are restrooms available at the entrance of the marinas.


  • Do you have other types of rentals or services on this tour that we can rent?

**ANSWER.- Yes we may provide the following rentals :

> SUP (Stan Up Paddle Board) inflatable,

> Water sports cameras,

> Photography and video.

**These are extra charged and subject to availability.

If you´d like to inquire more about the options we offer click on the following link >>


  • Are there places for shopping or restaurants on the island?

**ANSWER.-Not in the islands, there is only astonishing nature surroundings and pristine places of the best.

It is within the boundaries of the Loreto Bay Marine Park.


* Learn more about what we Loretanos are helping to do in this conservation efforts.

Help us to keep preserving this wonderful place. More info. here>>>.

FAQ´s ABOUT FISHING IN LORETO

  • What´s the Fishing charters are like in Loreto ?

**ANSWER.-Top of the line activity in Loreto for the whole family and all levels of expertise. We have experienced local captains in their great majority to be able to offer you the best of the Sea of Cortez, from Yellow tail, cabrilla, grouper, snaper to the most sought after Dorados "Mahi-Mahi" in season. We have all the necessary equipment on board, you just need to get on board with us and hook up your dinner.


  • How long does it last the fishing tour ?

**ANSWER.-A regular fishing trip takes 6 hours from the time you leave the marina. We also have more hours of fishing or deep sea fishing which are different fishing modalities that can also be offered.


  • What kind of fishing style you do on summer in Loreto and waht are the targets ?

**ANSWER.-In the summer season, casting and trolling are usually offered. However, we do some bottom fishing for shore fish such as snapper, cabrilla or groupers. Rapalas and other fishing gadgets are also available on board for whatever you feel like fishing. The target that we normally go on summer is Dorado mahi-mahi or bill fish ( Marlin black o blue and sail fish).


  • Do I need to bring or rent fishing gear or tackle to the fishing tour ?

**ANSWER.-No, as it is included in our fishing packages. If you feel like bringing any personal gadgets or fishing equipment you are welcome to bring it with you.


  • Do I need a fishing license to do this tour ?

**ANSWER.-Yes, to be able to do sport fishing anywhere in Mexico you need by law to have a fishing license for the day. The fishing license gives you certain catch points and depending on the target or fish you want to catch it gives you the number of fish you can catch. The captain or crew on board can explain more when you go out on your fishing trip. Also by law everyone on board a boat that goes fishing must carry a fishing license even the captain on board even if he does not fish.

Want to learn more about these fishing rules click on this link >>


  • Is it necessary to have live bait when fishing?

**ANSWER.-Yes, since fishing requires it in order to have a better chance of catching fish. Remember that we also have rapalas, luhrs, poppers and more fishing gadgets to also use them if required. Normally the live you pay it right outside the marina onces you take off in your fishing tour the capitan will make sure to pick up the live bait on the way. The type of live bait we handle is either mackerel or sardine.


  • What type of boat do you offer for this tour?

**ANSWER.-We usually offer the typical local fishermen's boat so called "Pangas" with a bimini top for shade and all the basic safety equipment for you and your family or visitors.

We also have a line of higher level or scale boats for you to choose from such as Proline, Boston Whaler, Skiff and more.

If you´d like to inquire more about the boating options we may offer click on the following link >>


  • I can keep what I catch ?

**ANSWER.-Of course you can, as long as it is what your fishing license allows. Even at the end the fish is filleted and delivered to you in a bag to take with you for your dinner and if you like to tip the captain .

Want to learn more about the type of fishes click on this link >>


  • Does the boat have a toilet on board?

**ANSWER.- Unfortunately not if is a "Panga" type boat. If you acquire a different type of vessel or line, e.g. cruisers, proline, luhr etc., they usually have W.C. onboard.


  • Do the vessels have lifeguards on board?

**ANSWER.-Yes, this is part of the local and Mexican naval regulations.

Our boats have all the necessary equipment for maritime safety required by law:

Life jackets

Marine Band Radio

First Aid Kit

Life jackets

Rescue locator distress signal system

GPS / Compass

Safety flares

Boat & passengers insurance


  • Do you customize your tours?

**ANSWER.-Yes, it all depends on the number and size of the group as well as the food and beverages requirements. We may adapt to your needs and provide you with a free quote under no obligation.


  • Do I need to pay the entrance fee of the national marine park before we embarking

and where do I purchase that?

**ANSWER.-Yes, the acces bracelet of the marine park "BAHIA DE LORETO" is more than paying an entrance fee, it is a donation and it is mandatory , this is to enforce and continue preserving this beautiful place as the aquarium of the world. The cost of this fee for the moment is $100 pesos per person- aprox. $5 Usd - (over 12 years old) and you can pay it on line troughout the reservation or onboard direct to our capatain or appointed crew staff before embarking.


  • Do you provide food & beverages in this tour ?

**ANSWER.- includes food, drinks, equipment. The options to choose for lunch on this package are from: Deli Sandwich or Baja style beef machaca burritos. We also have available a vegetarian and / or vegan menu upon request.

If you purchased a "Basic package", then it only includes the boat tour, fishing gear, cooler chest with ice and bottled water . You may bring whatever you want extra for F&B.


  • Does this tour include transportation?

**ANSWER.-It is not included, however you may request a quote to provide this service to you at an additional charge. If you´d like to inquire more about the options we offer click on the following link >>


  • Are the captains or crew bilingual ?

**ANSWER.-The captains or crew are locals. Despite this language restriction; on our tours we try to provide you with crew that have at least basic english language skills to offer you the best possible experience.


  • How much is it customary to tip the crew or captains?

**ANSWER.-We greatly appreciate your willingness to compensate those who provide the tours. What is customary would generally be 10 to 15% of the cost of the activity or excursion either per person or for the total amount. Please note that although knowing gratuities are not included in the service with the purchase of the tour or excursion, the tip is an extra generosity - it is not mandatory.


  • What do you suggest to bring to the excursion to be more comfortable?

**ANSWER.-

  • Comfortable clothes, Sunglasses,

  • Hat or cap & camera (smartphone)

  • Sunscreen

  • Smile


  • Do you have public restroom facilities on Danzante & Carmen Island?

**ANSWER.-Unfortunelty are not any restrooms or WC. We always recommend using the restrooms before starting our tours, and there are restrooms available at the entrance of the marinas.


  • Do you have other types of rentals or services on this tour that we can rent?

**ANSWER.- Yes we may provide the following rentals :

> SUP (Stan Up Paddle Board) inflatable,

> Water sports cameras,

> Photography and video.

**These are extra charged and subject to availability.

If you´d like to inquire more about the options we offer click on the following link >>


  • Are there places for shopping or restaurants on the island?

**ANSWER.-Not in the islands, there is only astonishing nature surroundings and pristine places of the best.

It is within the boundaries of the Loreto Bay Marine Park.


* Learn more about what we Loretanos are helping to do in this conservation efforts.

Help us to keep preserving this wonderful place. More info. here>>>.