32′ La Mobula is a one-of-a-kind cruise yacht cabo that feels like a stylish beach club at sea. With a large interior space, this custom 40-ft catamaran is ideal for private sunset or snorkeling trips as well as cruising the scenic coastline of Los Cabos looking for pelagic encounters.

Aboard this vessel you will have a truly unique experience as you travel at the speed of light and search for pelagic animals in the waters around Los Cabos. The pristine waters of Los Cabos attract many species from across the globe. Dolphins, whales, sea lions, whale sharks and even orcas are all present in this watery sanctuary that is home to some of the most majestic creatures on Earth.

Species of Interest

Mobula munkiana is known for its social behavior18 and congregating in groups of thousands, presumable for mating purposes15. It is considered a “Vulnerable” species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species29 and is nationally protected in Mexican waters under NOM-029-PESC-2006 and NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 regulations.

They live in neritic and coastal habitats that extend from the Gulf of California, Mexico to Peru29. They feed predominantly on mysidaceans and euphausiids with Nyctiphanes simplex as a secondary prey item18,30.

The conservation status of this species has been updated from NEAR THREATENED to VULNERABLE on the IUCN Red List in 2018. While they are protected under Mexico’s “Special Protection” status, they are still subject to illegal fishing in some areas33.

Their reproduction cycle and gestation period is similar to that of other pygmy devil rays31. They breed in late summer and fall, which coincides with the transition from the cold season to the euphausiid’s reproductive phase (Fig. 1).

These devil rays are also known for their acrobatic movements that have never been studied before and continue to be an enigma for the scientific community. Some theories suggest that it is a form of communication, or they may be getting rid of parasites in their bodies.

They are a wonderful sight to behold as they swim and jump from the surface of the water. Seeing one of these magnificent creatures is an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime and is a true adventure. During our trips you can snorkel and freedive alongside schools of these beautiful rays off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez meet. During the peak of their breeding season these animals are in abundance!

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