Penasco Recreation SA de CV
and Penasco Recreation
* At the Bottom of this Page Don’t Miss the story about Kayaks & Dolphins
Penasco Recreation SA de CV
The purpose of Penasco Recreation
is to promote the beach town of
Puerto Peńasco in a positive way
as both a Travel Destination and
a Safe and Great place to Live.
This positive promotion is done
without bias in a manner that can be supported by all Puerto Peńasco businesses.
Whether you are inquiring about a first trip to Puerto Peńasco, Sonora, Mexico or if you have other inquiries regarding visiting, promoting, doing business, moving or investing in the local community, we are anxious to assist you to get connected to the people and businesses that will work for you!
Please complete this Form and submit it to us. We will promptly contact you with answers to any preliminary questions that you may have. And, we will continue dialogue with you until you are confident and ready to visit, promote, move, open a business or invest in our fantastic beach town of Puerto Peńasco!
Our hope is to work with you to the end that you enjoy a great Experience in Peńasco!
~ Thank You!
In Search of Dolphins
by Naomi Black
When I am at the beach, my eyes are always scanning the ocean searching for dolphins! When we first got a new Waverunner, after everyone rode, I finally took my turn in Cholla Bay. Within a few minutes, I noticed dolphins. They were swimming fast under the water and straight at me! Just as one swam directly under me, an alarm went off on the Waverunner. I was completely excited! Quickly I rode back to the beach. “Russ, you didn’t tell me the new Waverunner has a FishFinder!” That‘s a family joke now because the alarm was actually telling me that I was running out of gas. Technology often confuses me... But I do love dolphins.
Recently on a sunny Saturday morning, we rented a new pedal style kayak from Kayak Rocky Point. We took it out to the water near Las Conchas in Puerto Penasco. The ocean was peaceful and clear; we could see deep under the calm water. My son, Braden and I took the first ride. Before we knew it, we were kayaking amidst about a dozen dolphins. Wildly waving my arms, I made crazy gestures to my husband, who jumped in another smaller kayak with his camera and paddled like mad to meet us.
The pedal kayak is very stable even with two people and Braden steered the kayak in tight curves and turns as we followed the dolphins back and forth around for about a half an hour. I pedaled until I thought my legs would fall off!
The dolphins jumped as many as six wide in unison. They are sleek creatures, barely gliding out of the water and then quietly diving back under water. We continued to watch in silence. Experiencing the moment! After quite a few minutes, one dolphin started to slap his tail on the water each time he came to the surface. Braden said, “Mom, I think we’re making him nervous or something!” Later, some online research showed that he was probably right. Dolphins will slap the water with their tails for a number of reasons. Repeated tail-slaps directed at a boat may indicate that the dolphin is "telling" the boat to "back off". Other studies show that tail-slapping could be linked to feeding or social behaviors; perhaps the dolphin is “calling” other dolphins to come close because food is near.
In the silence of the pedal kayak, we could hear each dolphin as it emerged from the water making a loud “pooff” sound as it expelled air. Words simply cannot describe what it was like to be so close to these grand animals in such a quiet atmosphere. Finally, the dolphins made their exit, swimming away much faster than we could follow. Talk about making our day… Wow!
For more information about pedal kayaks (rental or sales) contact Tammy at Kayak Rocky Point at: 638.103.2038 or toll-free 866.687.2510 www.kayakrockypoint.com
For more information about dolphins, check out the Dolphin Research Institute at: www.dolphinresearch.org.au