There is a reason why Baja California Sur has been called the "Galapagos of North America." Take a day trip to Los Islotes, a craggy rock island in the Sea of Cortez that's about a 2 hour boat ride from La Paz, the capitol city of Baja California Sur. You'll hear the loud barking of the sea lions before you spot them, perched up on the rocks and heaped in puddles lounging atop one another. They'll swim right up to the boat, curiously peeking their heads and whiskers above its surface to take a quick look at you, before diving down and reappearing elsewhere. Sea lions are playful and highly inquisitive, and on a day trip with Fun Baja, a reputable diving and excursion company based out of La Paz, you'll get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures- so much so that they might come right up and touch you.