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Sea of Cortez - Ultimate Vacation Photography Workshop, Osprey, Sea Birds, Seascapes and Nightscapes- (All Inclusive Workshop!)

The Sea of Cortez is an amazing vacation and photography destination. With miles of sandy beach and crystal clear blue waters, the Sea of Cortez is teeming with sea life, sea birds and large concentrations of Ospreys. The Sea of Cortez also experiences some of the most extreme tidal variations in the world exposing several thousand feet of fresh sandy beach each day and providing a front row seat to spectacular sunrises, sunsets and unobstructed view of night sky from back deck of the house for stars and Milky Way.

First Light Photo Tours is offering a one-of-a-kind vacation/photo workshop in a private,4500 square foot home near the quaint fishing town of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. The four bedroom/five bath, luxury beach front home sits just steps from the water’s edge and offers the perfect setting for capturing majestic sunrises and spectacular sunsets on the same horizon. Ospreys, Egrets, grey herons, flocks of pelicans, terns, gulls and other species routinely congregate on the beach and pods of dolphins and an occasional breeching whale can be seen from the veranda.

This workshop is designed to be informal, fun, and relaxing. Participants are encouraged to take full advantage of the location and amenities of this incredible beach front home. In addition to your own private bedroom and en-suite bath, the home offers a complete entertainment center including flat screen televisions, satellite reception, local and movie channels, and DVD players. Relax in the sun or under the palapa on the elevated veranda where there is a fire pit, a large heated spa and a margarita bar. You will have free internet access as well as long distance calling to and from the USA. Two sea kayaks are provided for those who wish to follow the dolphins. Additional activities like deep sea fishing expeditions, snorkeling and scuba diving, or a dinner cruises can be arranged through local tour companies.

Our daily photo workshops are informal but enriching. Daily activities will include shooting seascapes during sunrise and sunset, photographing Osprey on location and capturing images of indigenous sea birds. Your instructor will be available as a guide, to assist you in the field, and will be available to share critical post processing skills that will enhance your images.

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Cost: Two day minimum workshop (Companion fee add $500 for a non-shooter pending space availabity)

Participants                                Price/Participant                     
One                                              $1500/day
Two                                              $1000/day
Three                                           $800.00/day
Four                                             $700.00/day
Five/Six                                       $600.00/day

This is an all-inclusive luxury package, including accommodations, in-house meals and beverages, workshop guid and instructions, post processing instructions and on-location transportation. A valid Passport required.

Reservations: $500.00 deposit and completed Release Form will be required to reserve a place in the workshop. For more information regarding the workshop or to start the registration process, please email us or call FirstLight Photo Tours at 1-480-620-1672.

Payments: We accept checks, bank transfers, PayPal, and major credit cards. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the departure date. If final payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation per our Cancellation and Refunds Policy: ----------------------------------------------------

Driving Instructions to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico:

Phoenix to Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point)- 212 miles, approx. 4 hours
Driving to Rocky Point is an easy and pleasant 4 hour trip.  There are two possible routes listed below if leaving from the Phoenix area, as well as directions from Tucson & San Diego.

 Documentation you need in Mexico:
As of June 1,2009 you will need a Passport to travel to Mexico by car.  This requirement includes both adults and children. It is also advised that you purchase Mexican car insurance for the time you will be traveling south of the border.  It is available at many locations in Ajo & Gila Bend, or you can purchase it online before you travel.  Puerto Peñasco is in a FREE ZONE and you do not need to register your car to enter this part of Mexico.


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Cancellation and Refunds:  Full refund will be issued for a written cancellation notice received 30 or more days prior to the start date.