32′ La Mobula is a luxury boat cabo boat party that feels like a stylish beach club at sea. Whether you’re cruising, searching for pelagic encounters or snorkeling you will be sure to have an unforgettable experience aboard one of the most unique vessels in Los Cabos.
Discover the Sea of Cortez and witness Mexico’s annual Mobula Ray migration while snorkeling or freediving with these graceful and acrobatic creatures. During spring/summer (April-July) and autumn/winter (November-January), these rays swarm into the Sea of Cortez in their tens of thousands to mate and breed.
This acrobatic ray is a member of the manta ray family and can be distinguished from other species by its smooth skin and conical and ridge-shaped tubercles on its dorsal surface. Its ventral side is usually white with dark spots or blotches.
Munk’s pygmy devil ray, Mobula munkiana, is endemic to the Eastern Pacific and is found in neritic and coastal habitats from the Gulf of California, Mexico to Peru29. It is classified as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species29 and illegal targeted fishing continues to target this species and others in its range.
Understanding the distribution and abundance of this species is critical to protecting its future. Despite a surge of effort over the last two decades to study these magnificent animals, many key aspects are still poorly understood.
For example, the trophic niche of this species is unique among reef fishes sampled at D’Arros Island, with the majority of its diet consisting of pelagic zooplankton at the surface of the water column. While pelagic zooplankton make up the largest component of the diet, emerging and mesopelagic zooplankton also contribute to this species’ diet.