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Tide Riding

The day begins at the CEDO institute with one of their traditional natural history talks, introducing you to this incredible area where the Great Desert of Altar merges with the Gulf of California in a spectacular explosion of color and biodiversity.
A naturalist expert will guide you through the defining ecological, geological and cultural characteristics of this unique place, showing you the skeleton of an enormous fin whale, marine turtle shells and an earth ship constructed from old car tires and tin cans.
 
Enriched by this information you will head directly to the Morua Estuary, a beautiful coastal lagoon situated 7km from the town of Puerto Peñasco. There you will meet a cooperative of locals who have dedicated their time and energies over the last 20 years to the cultivation of oysters. A member of the cooperative will speak with you on the life forms and systems of production that have, through their sustainable usage, permitted the locals to survive in this extreme environment.
 
After this informative discussion, board one of our sea kayaks and, accompanied by a naturalist guide, navigate the serene waters of the estuary to places inaccessible by any other means. The silent kayaks allow you to get closer to, and better observe, this astonishing ecosystem and the incredible creatures that inhabit it, allowing for some unique photos opportunities.

Perhaps a little tired, but nonetheless impressed by the surrounding nature, we will head to the Cooperativa Unica de Mujeres, where the eight members of the cooperative will delight you with delicious cerviche, shellfish and the freshest oysters you can find – cultured and harvested only meters away from the restaurant in which you will then enjoy them. Whilst eating, observe the various species seen on your trip depicted within the restaurant’s educational mural.

Duration – Approximately 6 hours

You can expect to see
• The beautiful environment of the estuary
• Herons, egrets, terns
• Fiddler crabs, blue crabs, fishes, and plants adapted to life in an unusually saline environment
• One of the highest tide movements in the world.

Requirements
• Between 12 and 60 years of age
(children under 12 years to be accompanied by an adult)
• Be in good health
• Punctuality*

*Punctuality is of great importance as the tour is timed in accordance with the ever changing level of the tides.

Recommendations
Bring a sunhat, sunscreen, shoes and clothes that can get wet, a towel and a change of dry clothes. It is advisable to bring any cameras or binoculars in a plastic zip-lock bag.

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Prices:
Adults $70
Children (under 12) $50
Residents and members $50
Resident child $50
Prices in US dollars

The tour includes
• A bilingual naturalist guide for the duration of the journey
• A natural history talk
• A local guide
• Rental of the kayaks and safety equipment
• A seafood lunch
• Travel insurance

Land transportation not included. Individuals must follow the group to and from the estuary in their own vehicle.

Itinerary
Please note: the itinerary does not indicate a specific start time for the tour as this will depend entirely on tide levels.

0:00 Meet at CEDO and prepare for the tour
0:15 Natural history talk
1:30 Leave for the Morua Estuary
1:50 Arrive at the Morua Estuary, talk on the area estuary
2:10 Preparation of the equipment and start of kayak exploration
4:30 End kayak exploration
4:50 Seafood lunch at the Cooperativa Unica de Mujeres
6:00 End of the tour

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