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July 20, 2012updated Feb 08, 2013

The Life Aquatic: New Sea Life Adventures at Ezperanza, Cabo San Lucas

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Cabos San Lucas, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, the award-winning Cabo San Lucas resort, is launching a collection of new sea life adventure experiences as part of its Auberge Adventures program. From September 2012 through to March 2013, guests can enjoy the rich variety of sea life native to the Sea of Cortez, as it varies with the seasons. Created exclusively for Esperanza guests, these programs give visitors of all ages an up-close look at the local sea life, along with culinary delights and luxurious transportation, for exciting days of ocean exploration.

Guests will have the opportunity to take part in the preservation of endangered species by adopting a baby sea turtle and releasing it into the ocean at El Suspiro Beach at sunset. This three-hour adventure comes with a turtle adoption certificate, roundtrip ground transportation and drinks and appetizers on the beach prepared by the resort’s culinary team (available September to October 2012).

For the more adventurous visitors, Esperanza offers guests the rare opportunity to swim with the region’s majestic whale sharks. Spotter planes, boats and expert guides will navigate guests through the waters outside of La Paz to popular feeding grounds where they will swim with whale sharks measuring up to 40 feet and watch these gentle giants feed on plankton. This eight-hour trip includes roundtrip ground transportation to La Paz, an authentic Mexican breakfast, lunch and snacks prepared by Esperanza, wet suit and snorkel equipment, as well as underwater photography and videography upon request (available October 2012 to March 2013).

To enjoy a similar experience but from a greater distance, guests will have the opportunity to get up-close to gray whales and their calves in Magdalena Bay Sanctuary and maybe even witness the birth of a baby whale. This eight-hour excursion begins with a flight on a Cessna Grand Caravan plane over the peninsula coastline to view the Bay from above. The trip ends with a guided boat tour and includes roundtrip ground transportation, lunch at a local seafood restaurant and flight bites provided by Esperanza (available December 2012 to March 2013).

A portion of Esperanza’s sea life adventure program bookings will be donated to various local organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting the ocean environment of the Baja California Sur coastline.

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