Baja – Mexico's Sea of Cortez

Baja California Cruise

  • Safari Endeavour
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 84 Capacity
  • 8 Days
  • 2015, 2016 View Departure>
    • 2015
    • Nov 7 Sat
    • Nov 14 Sat
    • Nov 21 Sat
    • Nov 28 Sat
    • Dec 5 Sat
    • Dec 12 Sat
    • Dec 19 Sat
    • Dec 26 Sat
    • 2016
    • Jan 2 Sat
    • Jan 9 Sat
    • Jan 16 Sat
    • Jan 23 Sat
    • Jan 30 Sat
    • Feb 6 Sat
    • Feb 13 Sat
    • Feb 20 Sat
    • Feb 27 Sat
    • Mar 5 Sat Offer
    • Mar 12 Sat
    • Mar 19 Sat Offer
    • Mar 26 Sat
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  • $2,995

Summary : Explore this World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve aboard a yacht-style vessel with kayaks, skiffs and paddle boards. Encounter amazing flora and fauna such as pods of dolphins, magnificent humpback whales, mobula rays and gigantic cacti. Perhaps watch Gray whales at Bahía Magdalena or snorkeling among gentle whale sharks in Bahía de La Paz. Hike along red-rock cliffs and among a myriad of cactus for a bird’s-eye view of the bay. Explore the mission-town of Loreto on a walking tour. Enjoy a desert burro ride with local rancheros into the arroyos of Baja. Along the way, snorkel with playful sea lions and a myriad of sea life, including thousands of colorful reef fish.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkeling


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Day 1
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur

You will be met at the Los Cabos International Airport. The Captain and crew welcome you aboard just in time for a cocktail and dinner

Day 2
Isla Espíritu Santo

In a playground of steep bluffs and desert beaches—kick off your week-long adventure with a day of play. Grab a paddle, don some flippers, put on your walking shoes for an exploratory hike, or relax on the beach with the sand between your toes. Enjoy the rugged beauty of the island.

Day 3
Bahía Agua Verde

At Bahía Agua Verde, clear waters are bordered by sparse craggy mountains hemmed in green. Explore the coast by small skiff, visit with a local ranchero and his family, and take to the canyons and mountains on a burro ride to experience the “real Baja" – Scenic vistas, outstanding exploration, excellent birding, and unmatched camaraderie.

Day 4
Bahía de La Paz or Magdalena Bay

Mother Nature determines today’s big adventure! Whale sharks, the largest known species of fish in the ocean, are known to frequent the Bahía de La Paz. Keep watch for the ‘footprint’ of these gentle giants along the water’s tranquil surface, and conditions permitting, you may luck out with a chance to don your snorkel and swim alongside this colossal and mysterious creature. Or if the gray whales have arrived to migrate and calve in Bahía Magdalena (typically January to March)—you’ll dock in Puerto Escondido then head across the peninsula to ride in a zodiac and observe them in the lagoon.

Day 5
Loreto / Isla Coronado

Situated on the edge of the Loreto National Marine Park—created to protect the rich biodiversity of the area—sits Loreto, founded in 1697 as the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula. A bounty of arts and crafts shops line the streets and plazas of this leisurely seaside village and a guided walking tour reveals its history. Within the park, discover the ancient volcano of Isla Coronado. Plenty of options are on tap—kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beachcombing, or a guided hike into an inland sandy valley, perfect for identifying animal tracks. Explore nature’s diversity and learn about the geologic forces that formed the islands.

Day 6
Island Exploration

Sailing through islands once pillaged by conquistadors in search of black pearls, it’s Captain’s choice today. Nestle into a white sand beach at Isla San Francisco’s aptly named Half Moon Bay, or perhaps you’ll scramble the red cliffs of Isla San José and paddle in a mangrove sanctuary. Either way, it’s time to play. Snorkel along barnacled rocks, kayak amidst hues of blue, and take an interpretive walk to the salt chuck or a more strenuous guided hike along a desert rim for a spectacular panoramic view.

Day 7
Los Islotes / Isla Partida

At Los Islotes—a steep crag leaping straight from the sea—observe a sea lion colony from the boat and skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for an early morning snorkel with curious, agile young sea lion pups. Swim through a rock arch where orange fan and white fire coral sway in the current, while high overhead, sea birds perch on the cliffs. Then heave anchor and set sail for Isla Partida, where you’ll wrap up your week with an afternoon of water play. After tonight’s special Farewell Dinner, your expedition team recaps the journey with an entertaining slideshow.

Day 8
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport.


Family Departures: 3/21/2015, 3/5/2016, 3/19/2016
Designed specifically for families, these departures focus on activities tailored for all ages, such as different levels of kayaking and hiking. Families with children under the age of 12 generally take these cruises, or book a private boat charter for the whole family. It is the parents' or guardians' responsibility to supervise their children at all times.

Photography Departures: Join an adventure with an onboard photography expert.
1/23/2016: TBA
2/13/2016: TBA

Marine Biology Departures: A specialist in marine biology will be on board to discuss topics of interest.
2/20/2016: TBA
3/12/2016: TBA

Birding Departures: Join an adventure with an onboard bird naturalist.
3/28/2015: Dave Verner
3/26/2016: TBA

All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days; port fees and taxes; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-ship adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: sauna, fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare to and from your home city; super-premium wine, beer and liquor; discretionary gratuities to vessel's crew, typically 5-10% of fare; travel insurance; fuel surcharge may apply.