What is the Mobula Ray Experience?
Mobula Ray Experience is only available in season: 25th May to mid-July
One of the most spectacular marine events in Cabo San Lucas is the Mobula Ray migration. This natural phenomenon sees thousands of mobula rays gather annually in massive reproductive groups. These aggregations can number in the thousands of individuals.
Mobulas are a genus of rays found all over the world mostly in warm or temperate waters. There are four species of mobulas that can be found in the Sea of Cortez: Mobula tarapacana, Mobula munkiana, Mobula japonica and Mobula thursoni. Some may refer to mobulas as “devil rays” or more generally mantas. Their jumping behavior has been well recorded and with sometimes so many mobulas jumping from the water it’s difficult to describe the spectacle other than comparing it to popping popcorn. To see this incredible event for yourself visit Cabo San Lucas in late May-July and join Nautilus Dive Adventures. There’s nothing like it!
When should I go ?
Early Morning excursion-7:30am– For those early risers that would like to have the ocean and the mobulas all to themselves. This time is best for snorkeling with calmer conditions. The schools can be sometimes observed over reef at this time in the morning, but usually in the blue.
Late morning excursion- 10:30am– Mobulas, at this time will be moving outside of the Bay of Cabo San Lucas and be found near the surface of the water. We will search for jumping rays and dark shadows in the water that are signs that a great number of rays are below.
Sunset Excursion- 4:30pm– During the evening, mobulas will return into the bay of Cabo San Lucas and schools will begin to be very active on the surface. Guests will observe the acrobatic side of these rays as you will see them jumping everywhere. Photographers will be challenged to get the “money shot”- mobulas jumping in front of the arch!
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