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Cruise Birders

Birding for cruisers to Mexican ports and trans Canal Panama 

as well as other shore -excursions

  • We are a network of keen Mexican Birders, Naturalist & Biologist  who also recommend birders at other ports of call in different countries.

  • Our goal is to preserve the environment of vulnerable birds giving sustainable use and offer visitors from cruise-ships an option to go birding while cruising

  • We all are native small entrepreneurs who offer our services to earn a living at the same time we participate in  conservation and volunteer to educate our young ones at rural schools.

       so thank you for your support.

NOTE: prices might seem little higher but most cases our services are in private basis without costing you private tour price.

But we have to adapt to the time-scheduled of your cruise-ship.

Port of call: Cabo San Lucas- MX 

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Birding Cabo endemics  

Program: B1C  Timing: 4 hrs

We will pick you up at your cruise location and take you birding visit the Estuary of San José  in search of 2 endemics and 50+ birds from migrants, residents and vagrants will be present.

Goal: Birding the endemics.

Includes: Pick-up at your cruise site, round transportation, bilingual tour-guide, bottled water, permits and park entrance fees,  use of scope & appropriate bird's book, a check-list to take home.

Does not include: Gratuities, nor personal expenses

Price per person: 1 or 2 passenger: US$300

3 or more passengers: US$130 each

Private: The amount of 6 participants 

Tailored program: please ask.

(when coming on cruises our service is usually  in private basis since we have to adapt to your cruise- arrival- departure time, and every body deserves to earn a living).

NOTE: We can also extend longer after birding and take you to visit other areas such as blown glass factory, beach club, old downtown area, museum, shopping or any other combination  at additional cost, just let us know.

Reservations:  birdingloscabos@gmail.com

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Birding Desert Specialties

for cruisers  5 hrs.

Program: B1DC

Departures: Daily , reservation in advance is required 

Description:  The desert have its own beauty come discover and enjoy it. We will pick you up at your cruise-ship 's area and take you birding to the wilderness to the desert shrubs around Los Cabos to do easy and moderate walks to enjoy those birds. 

Includes: Transportation & certified naturalist-guide , bottle of water, use of optics & field-guides, park fees and permits, a check-list to take home.

Does not includes: Gratuities nor personal expenses   

Price per person: 1or 2  passenger  US$400    

3 or more  passenger US$180  each.

Private: The amount of 6 participants.

Tailored program: please ask.

(When coming on cruises our service is usually  in private basis since we have to adapt to your cruise- arrival- departure time, and every body deserves to earn a living ) 

Reservations: birdingloscabos@gmail.com

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Birding Endemics & Desert Specialties combo 6- hrs.

Program : B1ADC

Description:  These is a combination of birding endemics & desert specialties to enjoy both areas in focus of the highlights of the area and make your time worth the best, come discover and enjoy it, we will pick you up at your cruise's site and take you birding to an estuary and desert shrubs wilderness around Los Cabos, easy and moderate walks are included  and we will be back to your cruise.

During the day we will take you to see the endemics. 

Includes: Transportation & certified naturalist-guide , regional brunch,  bottle of water, use of optics & field-guides, park fees and permits, a check-list to take home. 

Does not includes: Gratuities nor personal expenses   

Price per person: 1or 2 passenger : US $500 

3 or more US$230 each.

Private: The amount of 6 participants.

Tailored program: please ask.

(When coming on cruises our service is usually  in private basis since we have to adapt to your cruise- arrival- departure time, and every body deserves to earn a living).

Reservations: birdingloscabos@gmail.com

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Birding & whales watching combo on season, from Dec. 15th - March 30th   Timing: 6 hrs.

Program: BC10

Pick-up at your cruise site, round transportation, take you birding to enjoy endemics, resident, migrants & vagrants, take you whale-watching,  tour-guide, bottled water , use of scope & appropriate bird's book, a check-list to take home.

Does not include: Gratuities ot personal expenses.

Price per person: 1 or 2  passenger US$600

3 or more passengers US$250  each.

Private : The amount of 6 participants.

Tailored program: please ask.

(when coming on cruises our service is usually  in private basis since we have to adapt to your cruise- arrival-departure time, and every body deserves to earn a living).

Reservations: birdingloscabos@gmail.com

Birding - Pre/Post Cruise 

Ports: Cabo San Lucas - San Jose del Cabo 

La Paz  or  Loreto

program: B1C+

If you are going to disembark from a cruise at Los Cabos, La Paz or Loreto, we will pick-you up at the marina, take you birding and drop you off at the airport. Depend upon your time we can also tour  around, or take you for lunch, last minute shopping  or other areas basic service last 4 hrs. 

Price per person starts at US$150, minimum 2       

Make the best out of you visit to these area and plan to stay longer. Please see our multi-day travel section or ask for our expeditions that connect  and complement your cruise such as Copper Canyon - Art rock/cave paintings - among others 

contact us : birdingloscabos@gmail.com 

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Port of Call: La Paz Mx

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Birding La Paz

Timing:4hrs.

Program:B1LAP

We will pick you up at your cruise-ship's venue, take you birding, our goal will be  mangrove warbler, snowy plover, blue footed booby and 70+ water flow, shorebirds, marine, passerines and desert birds.

Includes: Round transportation, bottle of water, permits & park fees, guided birding,  use of scope & appropriate bird's books for the area, a check-list to take home.

Does not include: Gratuities nor personal expenses.

Price per person: 1 passenger : US$270

2 passengers: US$135 each.

Private : The amount of 6 participants.

Tailored program: please ask.

Want to extend ?  (US$20 per extra hr)

(when coming on cruises our service is usually  in private basis since we have to adapt to your cruise- arrival- departure time, and every body deserves to earn a living) minimum 2 attendees max. 10 per group (we can operate several groups simultaneously).

up-grades: We can also extend longer after birding and take you to visit other areas on your choice, maybe to a  beach club, old downtown area, museum, shopping , serpentarium or any other combination, just let us know price extra Hr. US$20 per person ask for information.

Reservations: birdingloscabos@gmail.com

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Birding Blue footed boobies 

Birding blue footed rockeries (4hrs)

Code :B6CLAP

we will pick you up at your cruise's location, take you birding some rockeries along the tour we have positive chance to enjoy marine life such as mobulas, dolphins, whales on season and many more, our biologist will interpret the environment.

Goal: Brown and blue footed boobies , other nesting birds such as frigate birds & herons and enjoy 50+ birds and other marine life. 

Includes: 

Pick-up at your cruise site, round transportation , boat ride , water , permits, park fees, the use of bird's books ,   a check-list to take home , tour-guide  

Does not include:

Gratuities , nor personal expenses

Price: 

one person US$400

 2 or more persons US$200 each  (US$20 per extra hr)     minimum 2 attendees max. 10 per group.

Private : The amount of 6 participants 

Tailored program: please ask 

Up-grade:Birding blue footed rockeries and snorkel with whale-sharks (6 hrs)

Reservations: birdingloscabos@gmail.com

Port of Call: Loreto Mx

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Birding & Snorkel  Loreto

Timing: 5 hrs.

Code: BSLTO

We will pick you up at the main dock to go birding,  take a boat to go snorkel to a beautiful area, your naturalist will interpret the ecology and biology of species also include little of cultural information .

Includes: Pick-up at your cruise dock,  guided birding , boat tour, snorkeling in a marine park island, park fees & permits, refreshments snorkeling gear, fins & mask ( bring towel, bathing suit, sunblock & binoculars)

Does not include: Gratuities nor personal expenses.

Price: US$400 ( one or 2 passengers) 

3 or more participants : US$180 each.

Max. 10 per group.

Reservations: birdingloscabos@gmail.com

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Birding Loreto 

 4 hrs.

Code: B1LTO

Pick-up at your cruise site, birding, tour-guide, bottled water, use of scope & appropriate bird's book, a check-list to take home.

Does not include: Gratuities nor personal expenses.

Price per person: 1 passenger US$250

2 or more US$125 each (US$20 per extra hr/person)

(when coming on cruises our service is usually  in private basis since we have to adapt to your cruise- arrival-departure time, and every body deserves to earn a living ) 

minimum 2 attendees max. 10 

Up grades: We can also extend longer after birding and take you to visit other areas, maybe to blown glass factory, beach club, old downtown area, museum, shopping, or any other combination just let us know.

Reservations: birdingloscabos@gmail.com

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San Javier mission port of call : Loreto

Country-side  4-5  hrs

program: LTOC-2

San Javier mission was founded in 1699 by Jesuit friars, is the second oldest of all the missions of Las Californias, the amazing part is that they build it at the middle of one of the steepest mountains surrounded with great vistas. Come discover the beauty, hardships, and determination they had to build these mission. In addition visit a ranchero family and experience how they have survived in these environments so far.

Highlights: Old mission, breathtaking vistas, local flora, art-rock from ancestors, local ranchos, beautiful birds & while-life.

Includes: Transportation, bilingual professional guide, bottled water, regional lunch at a local restaurant. 

Price per person: 1 passenger US$290

2 or more US$145 each.

Maximum 10 attendees per group.

Reservation: birdingloscabos@gmail.com

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Historical buildings' walking tour Loreto 

Timing 4 hrs.

Code: B2LTO

Loreto is the cradle of the missions of California including the ones in USA, your professional, bilingual certified guide will interpret the culture and nature of these Historical events.

Includes: Pick-up at your cruise site, guided-walking tour of historical sites & museum,  arts & craft center, professional bilingual tour-guide, bottle of water.

Does not include: Gratuities nor personal expenses

Price per person: 1 passenger US$198

2 or more US$99 each, (US$20 per extra hr), max. 20 per group.

Up grades: we can also extend longer and take you to visit other areas, maybe to beach club, country side, art/rock-paintings, or to enjoy a delicious, fresh seafood lunch, or any other combination just let us know.

Reservation: birdingloscabos@gmail.com

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Port of Call : Huatulco  Oaxaca, México

Birding with Cornelio Ramos,

a Keen  local birder

Huatulco National Park  4hrs.

Code:BHO1

Birding a national park to enjoy endemic birds, resident and migrants.

Includes: Round transportation from your cruise-ship, bottles of water, tropical fruits, birding's bilingual tour-guide, use of scope and appropriate bird books, a check-list to take home, park entrance fees and permits.

Does not include: Gratuities nor personal expenses.

Price per person: US$100

min. 2 attendees, limited to 10 attendees per group 

Click to Contact: Cornelio

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Port of Call:

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 

 

Birding with Alejandro Martinez  a Puerto Vallarta's expert 

www.birdinginmexico.com

 

Click to contact: Alejandro Martinez

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Port of Call : Huatulco  Oaxaca, México

Eco- Archaeological park

4 hrs. 

Code:BHO3

Birding a national archaeological park to enjoy endemic birds, resident and migrants mostly shore birds & waterfowl, also mayan ruins.

Includes: Round transportation from your cruise-ship, bottles of water, tropical fruits, birding's bilingual tour-guide, use of scope and appropriate bird books, a check-list to take home, park entrance fees and permits.

Does not include: Gratuities nor personal expenses.

Price per person: US$100

min. 2 attendees, limited to 10 attendees per group.

Click to Contact: Cornelio

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Port of Call : Huatulco  Oaxaca, México

Copalita River

4 hrs.

Code:BHO2

Birding a river to enjoy endemic birds, resident and migrants mostly terrestrial and waterfowl birds.

Includes: Round transportation from your cruise-ship, bottles of water, tropical fruits, birding's bilingual tour-guide, use of scope and appropriate bird books, a check-list to take home, park entrance fees and permits.

Does not include: Gratuities nor personal expenses 

Price per person: US$100

min. 2 attendees, limited to 10 attendees per group.

Click to Contact: Cornelio

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Port Of Call:  Panama

Republic of Panama 

Birding with Biologist Beny Wilson a Panamanian expert.

www.benywilson.com

 

Click to contact: Beny

Birding for cruisers to Mexican ports

and other shore -excursions

 

Procedures to make a reservation:

 #1 Please send an e-mail to: birdingloscabos@gmail.com  With the following information :

  • Which tour(s) would you like to   attend?

  • Date of your cruise 

  •  arrival / departure timing of your visit of the port   (to give you your pick up time)

  • Name of your cruise-ship   or (Boat)  

  • Number of attendees. 

 

#2 You will receive via e-mail a confirmation letter  with the pick-up time, confirmation code-number, the details of your reservation and be requested to make a small PayPal deposit. You will be all set.

 

#3  Please follow directions mentioned on your confirmation's letter of where to meet us. 

 

#4 Please be at the pick-up time & place mentioned in your confirmation letter 

 

#5 when you get pick up present the confirmation letter to the driver /guide and please pay the balance. 

 

#6 Enjoy your tour.

 

#7 If you like it please post a comment in trip advisor at birding los cabos or birding for cruisers to mexican ports and/or at  cruise critics, please recommend us with your birding club, friends or colleagues.

 

 

#8  Note: in case of single travelers We require a minimum of  2 attendees to operate any tour. Due to the same reason we have a calendar with open dates and we are constantly advertising and promoting, in the remote case we don't have other birders booked to your tour you will be asked if you are willing to pay the minimum.

 

All the tours are limited to 10 attendees.

Add a passenger: May you want to add a passenger in your tour, send us an e-mail - whats app - SKYPE or text msg. no latter that 5 pm of the day prior to your tour, It will be added to the reservation under your name to ensure that you will be in the same group.

Might we cancel the tour Due to hurricane weather 100% deposit will be refunded.

No show no refund . 

PayPal account: birdin.lapaz@gmail.com

May you need to contact us: birdingloscabos@gmail.com 

cel-phone 52+ (624) 129-8701  

  MSM or What’s app 

Tours at other ports of call: Feel yourself welcome to contact our colleagues  in other Mexican Ports, just tell them that Maria Elena Muriel from birding los cabos recommended them, thank you.

                Ports of call: 

               Sea Of Cortez: 
Cabo San Lucas
La Paz
Loreto
Puerto GuaymasTopolobampo  

Mexican Riviera :

Cabo San Lucas 

Mazatlan :

Puerto Vallarta :

Alejandro Martinez

birdinginmexico@gmail.com 

Acapulco

Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa

Manzanillo

Trans Canal

Huatulco/Oaxaca 

Cornelio 

birdguidecornelio@yahoo.com.mx

Puerto Chiapas 

Can-Cun
Cozumel 

Panama :

Beny Wilson

veniciowilson@gmail.com

If you need information or contact information for Birding  or shore excursion in other areas of Mexico please send us an e- mail with the following information:

 

  • your name

  • # of birders 

  • name of your cruise 

  • Port of call 

  • arriving and depart time 

  • date of your arrival 

 

Will be a pleasure to lead your tours.

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