Socorro, Roca Partida, San Benedicto (November - May)
8 Night Trips
Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida are three volcanic islands that make up the Revillagigedo Islands. These islands are most commonly known as Socorro. Located 250 nautical miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, it takes 24 hours to travel to this magnificent area. Our liveaboard boat trips to Socorro, San Benedicto, and Roca Partida and beautifully unique. Socorro is best known for the wonderful encounters with giant pacific manta rays, where the mantas come to the divers and are happy to stay throughout entire dives. This isn't all you will see during a liveaboard boat trip to Socorro, there are up to ten species of sharks including whale sharks, silkies, silver tips, white tips and sometimes tiger sharks. Dolphin encounters are always thrilling and from January through March these islands are home to a migratory population of humpback whales that come to breed and have calves. Whale sharks are seen mainly in November/December and April/May. Divers may also observe many different behaviors of manta cleaning stations, Bottlenose dolphin, wahoo, tuna, marlin and smaller creatures like eels, nudibranchs and octopi. Our Socorro livaboard boat trips are wild and unpredictable diving at its best!
What's Special About the Itinerary:
* The Socorro Aggressor travels here during the best time of the year.
* Guests can see massive schools of fish and giant manta rays.
* Up to 10 species of sharks can be seen: oceanic whitetips, tiger, whitetip reef, silvertip, dusky, thresher, hammerheads, silkies, Galápagos, and whale sharks
* Resident pods of dolphin
* January - April, humpback whales migrate to Socorro
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
Guests will fly into San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) the day before the charter start date. Most major US airlines fly directly into the San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) which is about a 45 minute drive from where the yacht departs from. It is highly recommended you stay at one of our host hotels close to the marina. Should you decide to not stay at a host hotel, be sure to book your hotel in San Jose del Cabo from where the boat leaves.
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
If you are not a Mexican citizen you are required to have a valid passport. Upon your arrival to Mexico you will need to complete a visa form which will be stamped by immigration officials and a copy has to be filed for each guest boarding the yacht. All guests must complete the passport section of the Aggressor Adventures online GIS (Guest Information System) no later than 10 days prior to the departure date to be cleared on the travel manifest by the Mexican authorities.
Socorro Itinerary: 8 Night Trips
Day 1 - 7:45 am - Pick up from the host hotel, the boat departs shortly after 8 am. Travel all day and night.
Day 2 - Arrive to Socorro around 10 am, 3 dives
Day 3 - Up to 4 dives
Day 4 - Up to 4 dives
Day 5 - Up to 4 dives
Day 6 - Up to 4 dives
Day 7 - Up to 4 dives, the yacht departs that evening and travels back
Day 8 - Arrival at approximately 8 pm
Day 9 - 8 am - after breakfast the shuttle will transfer all guests to the San Jose del Cabo Airport.
7 Night Trips: There are limited 7 night trips which offer one less dive on day 7 before traveling back. Guests will stay one night at a local hotel, have dinner, the following morning after breakfast, a shuttle will transfer guests to the airport at 8 am.
Guests will arrive the day before the charter start date and its recommended to overnight at either one of the host hotels listed below. The following morning, the charter start date, guests will be met and transferred to the Socorro Aggressor which is docked at the Marina Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo. The yacht docks next to Hotel el Ganzo. Please be sure to notify an Aggressor Adventures agent if you are making your own way to the yacht. After boarding the yacht and the Captains briefing, the yacht will depart for a 24 hour crossing to Socorro.
Host Hotels: 7:45 am - 8 am pick up. Everyone is to be in the lobby with your luggage ready to go and will be transferred to the yacht. Boarding is at 8 am and shortly after, the yacht will depart to Socorro.
Taxes & Fees:
An entry visa of USD $25, cash only will be paid when clearing immigration. At the time of boarding guests will have to pay USD $78 Natural Park Fee also cash only. The Mexican sales tax of 16% is already included in the charter rate.
Transfers from the airport to the host hotels is not included in your charter price. Transportation from the host hotels to the yacht, and transfer to the International Airport is included in the price of your trip on the charter start/end days.