Excursions

Ensenada boasts a diversity of port experiences, with ample time in which to enjoy them.  See Carnival's Shore Excursions page for a full list with more than a score of local options.

Here are just a few that caught our eye. Note, excursions fees are additional:

La Bufadora Adventure
La Bufadora, a natural spout that shoots sea water high in the air, is one of Ensenada’s most famous and spectacular attractions. This excursion gives you the opportunity to see it for yourself. On this exciting excursion you will:
  • Depart from the harbor as your local excursion guide explains some of the history behind Ensenada and it’s surrounding areas.
  • Enjoy a close look at the picturesque Plaza Civica and all the statues of famous Mexican heroes.
  • See the elegant Riviera Del Pacifico on your way to the scenic area of Punta Banda, the home of La Bufadora, for wonderful picture opportunities and flea market shopping.
  • Visit Ensenada’s main shopping district or return directly back to the ship.
  • Starting At: $35.99 / Person 
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Activity Level: Easy

Ensenada Resort
Escape to a beautiful resort for a relaxing day, with lunch included. On this excursion, you will:
  • Begin with a short scenic drive along the majestic coastline en route to the resort.  
  • Visit the resort’s Mexican Culture Museum which houses a collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts, paintings, and jewelry from the Olmec, Aztec, Zapotec, and Maya civilizations.  
  • Enjoy all of the resort’s amenities as you desire.  
  • Sunbathe in one of the lounge chairs, swim in the pool, relax in the Jacuzzi  
  • Join the friendly staff for fun games and savor Mexican dishes at the buffet lunch.  
  • Have the option to be dropped off in the downtown area for shopping.
  • Note:  Buffet lunch is included; drinks are available for purchase.  A swimsuit, sunscreen, and sunglasses are recommended.  Guests wishing to stay downtown will be responsible for their return transportation to the ship.
  • Starting At: $54.99 
  • Duration:5.5 Hours
  • Activity Level: Easy

Bufadora Kayak Tour
Paddle your way to witnessing one of Baja California’s most amazing natural wonders, La Bufadora or “The Blowhole.” On this excursion you will:
  • Take a bus ride to the quaint village of Bufadora. Pass through the city of Ensenada’s many colorful buildings, cultural monuments and shops.
  • See the large, open fields of wildflowers and spectacular views of the ruggedly beautiful coastline. Arrive at your destination, Bufadora Cove on the Punta Banda peninsula.
  • Receive a safety briefing and equipment instruction from your English-speaking guides. Launch your kayaks for a 60-minute marine-Eco experience.
  • View a world abundant in colorful marine life below the surface of Bufadora’s crystal clear waters.
  • Paddle to the cove as you Kayak to the largest natural blowhole in the world.
  • Maximum weight is 250 lbs. Kayaking is very physically demanding – guests should be in good physical condition. 
  • Pregnant women and guests with back/neck injuries or heart/respiratory conditions are not permitted on this excursion. 
  • Kayak equipment, 3mm shorty wetsuit, personal flotation device and sandals are included. Please bring a towel. 
  • Changing facilities and complimentary lockers are available. 
  • Starting At: $89.99 / Person
  • Duration:4 Hours
  • Activity Level: Difficult

Baja Bandidos Horseback Trail
What better way to enjoy your day than on a scenic trail ride by horseback with magnificent views of the Salsipueded Bay, Todos Santos Islands and the Gold Coast! On this excursion you will:
  • Arrive at the beautiful Rancho Los Bandidos Stables; home to 55 healthy, happy horses.
  • Your leisurely trail ride will wind through the beautiful hills of San Miguel where the Kumeyayy Indians once resided.
  • Overlook the magnificent views of Salsipuedes Bay, the Pacific Ocean and the Bay of Ensenada.
  • Visit our Gift Shop and take a walk through our beautiful Cactus Gardens.
  • Delight in the breathtaking views of the Gold Coast and, upon your return on the same trail to Rancho Los Bandidos, relax and enjoy a traditional snack and a beverage.
  • There is a maximum weight limit of 220 lbs. (strictly enforced).
  • The minimum height is 57 inches (strictly enforced).
  • Minimum age required is 8 years old (strictly enforced).
  • Closed-toe shoes are required; Long pants are recommended.
  • Helmets are mandatory during the ride.
  • Pregnant women, and those guests who suffer from back/neck or knee injures are not permitted on this excursion.
  • Starting At: $71.99 / Person
  • Port:Ensenada, Mexico
  • Duration:3 Hours
  • Activity Level: Moderate