Ensenada

La Bufadora Tour in Baja California

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La Bufadora Tour in Baja California Plus Handcrafts Market Visit from Ensenada
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Cast your eyes on La Bufadora, the largest sea geyser in North America, on this 4-hour guided tour from Ensenada. Located in the Punta Banda Peninsula, La Bufadora shoots water out of a sea cave more than 100 feet into the air. After capturing this striking natural feature with your camera, browse through a crafts market in Baja California and pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Your in-the-know guide shows you a variety of seaside restaurants where you can relax and purchase snacks and drinks. Hotel transport included.
  • 4-hour guided tour of La Bufadora from Ensenada
  • Marvel at the sea geyser of La Bufadora
  • Shop for the perfect gifts at a large crafts sidewalk market
  • Taste food and drinks of the Baja California region (own expense)
  • Pickup and drop-off from Ensenada hotels and Guadalupe Valley hotels

What's Included

  • Hotel/Meeting point pickup and drop-off.
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Local expert English/Spanish.
  • Visit to large typical market on the sidewalks.
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

Pickup details

Important -Departure time 10:00 a.m. -Tolerance for late parties is 15 minutes. -Pickup any hotel in City of Ensenada -Pickup any hotel in Valle de Guadalupe -Pickup Airbnb in City of Ensenada and/or Valle de Guadalupe -Pickup Vacational rentals in City of Ensenada and/or Valle de Guadalupe Cruise Ship Visitors / Meeting Point CENTRO CULTURAL RIVIERA DIRECTIONS TO GET TO THE CENTRO CULTURAL RIVIERA simply walk straight from the cruise ship dock towards the direction of the town about 15 min, pass the last control booth (not cross any bridge), cross the main street with the name Ave. Lazaro Cardenas, and you will find the Riviera Cultural Center in front of you. It's a big white Spanish-colonial style building. Please enter INSIDE the building. Our guides will meet you at the main door of the building.

What To Expect

After midmorning pickup, travel with your guide about 24 miles (39 km) south of Ensenada to the Punta Banda Peninsula. En route, enjoy the passing landscapes of mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

 

Arrive at La Bufadora, the largest sea geyser in North America. Hear from your guide about how air, trapped in a sea cave, causes water to explode upward, often shooting more than 100 feet (31 meters) above sea level, creating a thunderous noise. Depending on the strength of the waves, this phenomenon repeats about every minute, so you are sure to see La Bufadora in action.

 

Then, your guide takes you to a popular sidewalk market of handicrafts and souvenirs made in Baja California. Find fun home décor items and gifts here, and then relax with food and drinks at one of the nearby restaurants (own expense) offering stunning views of the ocean.

 

Your 4-hour tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.

 

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Bar Andaluz

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Punta Banda I (Pass By)

La Bufadora

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

La Bufadora

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is casual
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not recommended for people with walking difficulties
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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149 reviews
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Great Experience visiting the Blow hole with family
Badie_J, Mar 2024
Tour guide Eugenia was excellent. Very comfortable mini van. Family was happy. Chips and water were provided.
Couldn't Ask for a Better Tour or Guide!
Karen_K, Mar 2024
This was such an amazing tour that really made our cruise vacation! Eugina was our driver and guide and she went above and beyond for us to make sure we learned about the area, tasted the best food and experienced Encenada!
Very enjoyable day!
carcarzoom, Jan 2024
Eugenia met us at the cultural center and told us all about the interesting history of the building. Then on the drive out to Ka Bufadora, she answered all our questions and shared her knowledge of Ensenada. The market “walk” to get to the geyser is a bit intense with venders but with her help she quickly pointed out the true Mexican artisan shops were. The geyser was beautiful, ate some shrimp skewers with a beer and headed back. A great tour. We were lucky to be the only 2 people on the tour.
Worst customer services I had experienced!
Martha_W, Jan 2024
Worst customer services I had experienced. I booked the excursion for the cruise I was on, however, the cruise captain notified us that the cruise couldn’t dock at the port for the safe concern, so my family and I were not able to get on the land. I called Viator customer service immediately to cancel the trip, the agent on the phone told me it will be processed in 5-10 days. When I’m back from the trip, nothing was done. I had to request again myself, the customer service agent had no help but trying to deny the responsibility as a platform agent. No solution was provided, no communication was bridged between me and the vendor. Any solution from the platform I would consider use the service again, this is my first time and last time being your customer!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear visitor, at the time of placing your reservation, and before paying, you have our refund policies that you need to read and agree before paying. We offer a full refund if you cancel 24hrs. before the tour. You need to understand that we have costs to be ready for you that we can’t recover. If your captain decides to don’t dock, is not your fault but not our fault neither. Please, contact us directly to check your case and see if we can reschedule as an exception for you. I would need your name and date of the tour. Thanks. +1(310)916-2624
Knowing the history of...
FoengMing_T, Jan 2024
Knowing the history of Ensenada and the guide is very nice and knowledgeable. The drive was very smooth.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Good morning. Thanks for his opinion. See you soon guys! Greetings
Ricardo was excellent! Highly recommend!
Kristin_V, Jan 2024
Ricardo and our driver Jorge were fantastic! Lots of fascinating info and so kind. Gracias Ricardo y Jorge!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Good morning. Thanks for your opinion. See you soon guys! Ricardo (Rick) is the best!!! Greetings
Fantastic day!
Sue_P, Dec 2023
Short walk from the cruise ship to the pick up point. Met by the wonderful Adrienne whom took us on a private tour of the blow hole and showed us around the market. Very enjoyable day! Thanks
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi happy new year. Thanks for your opinion. We hope to see you soon in Baja California.
Great experience once again
Tiffany_C, Dec 2023
I loved sharing this experience with my family! I’ve done this tour before with the same company and they NEVER disappoint.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi happy new year. Thanks for your opinion. We hope to see you soon in Baja California.
Ricardo is the best
Kara_B, Nov 2023
Ricardo was amazing! I would ask for him to be your you guide! Bufadora was fun to see. Being bombarded by street vendors was overwhelming especially for my little one.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi happy new year. Thanks for your opinion. We hope to see you soon in Baja California.
Ahhhh, skip it
Robert_F, Oct 2023
The most memorable part of the trip was sitting in traffic for a couple hours because of construction. Also, the vendors from the place we parked to the actual Bufadora were loud and obnoxious. There are better things to do with your time and money. I will say that we liked our tour guide very, very much and enjoyed the tour of the cultural center before the drive. This company offers other tours to the wine country. Take those, not this
Response from Host, Nov 2023
It is true, traffic was very heavy that day. Part of the road is under construction, but is not that slow always. Normally is 1 hour way. We are sorry for this, is not in our hands.
Great day seeing Ensenada
monica_h, Oct 2023
We enjoyed seeing the Centro Cultural Center Riviera in Ensenada with our wonderful guide, Sergio! He was well informed, professional & friendly. We traveled to La Bufadora. Sergio truly exercised patience & kindness with one of our party , who had ambulating issues. I really appreciate his guardianship! Sergio deserves 5 ⭐️!😎
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hello, thanks for your review!!! Sergio is the best. Come back soon!
La bufadora
Stuart_D, Oct 2023
Eugenia our guide was amazing, professional friendly and helpful throughout. Her local knowledge was great. Nice lady 5 🌟
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you very much for your comments! Come back soon!!
The tour guide was very...
Orris_W, Sep 2023
The tour guide was very informative , and so very helpful. She caused us to be totally at ease on this trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you soon.
Great excursion for family
Stephanie_D, Jul 2023
Learning history about Mexico on the way to tour. Had a great tour guide, SERGIO. Good place to shop and walk.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you soon.
Fantastic! Highly recommend
Danell_M, Jul 2023
Our tour guide, Sergio, went above and beyond to give us the best tour possible! We had a great personal tour in a private vehicle. He was very honest about where he was going and gave great advice on what to expect. Great recommendations where to purchase souvenirs and food!
Amazing day experience
Miriam_Q, Jun 2023
Our tour guide Eugenia, was very nice and informative on the areas history. Guided us to the best unique vendors, as well as restaurant. The food and drinks were amazing. Beautiful experience. I definitely recommend booking with Eugenia.
Best Customer Service , I...
Rami_D, May 2023
Best Customer Service , I mistakingly reserved for the following day , and they were still able to accommodate me even though I didn't have a tour booked that day .I highly recommend them .
Must do excursion!
Heather_R, May 2023
La Bufadora tour was so perfect! Eugenia, our guide was the best, so knowledgeable professional and friendly-10/10!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi guys, thanks for your review! We are waiting for you soon in Baja California.
Great and safe
Dawn_R, Apr 2023
We were a little nervous about getting off the cruise ship (based on what others had told us), but we felt very safe the whole time. Sergio was very professional and informative. The ride to the geyser was very smooth and some of the views were amazing. We didn’t like the market area on the way to the geyser because the vendors are very assertive. We didn’t feel unsafe, just would have prefer to shop around but there was constant pressure to buy. It’s better to completely ignore them but we just can’t help saying “no thank you” which is just enough to motivate them. Otherwise we had a great time. The churros and pina coladas were delicious!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Dawn, thanks for your review! We are waiting for you soon in Baja California.
Excellent tour
Christopher_C, Apr 2023
Interesting water sprout. Not crowded because of no cruise ships. Great restaurant. Would book again.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Christopher , thanks for your review! We are waiting for you soon in Baja California.
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