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Baja: The Sea of Cortez

Baja California Cruise

Summary : Enjoy outings and shore visits via Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides on an expedition cruise to discover the fabulous biodiversity of the Sea of Cortez, “the world’s largest aquarium” according to Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Discover UNESCO sites in the islands and protected zones of the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez), and La Antigua de Guatemala and its colonial architecture from Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala. Experience landscapes like reliefs of red volcanic rock plunging into turquoise water with the desert as the backdrop. Observe wildlife such as sea lions, dolphins, hammer sharks and whale sharks, sea turtles, tuna, barracuda, rays, pelicans, countless species of fish and sea birds. Swim with sea lions at Los Islotes with opportunities to snorkel on this trip of a lifetime.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins


First time travelers with this shipping company receive a $250 per person onboard credit.

Inquire about special savings for honeymooners, wedding anniversaries, and groups of 6 or more.

Prices from
$5,330 to $21,120

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Day 1
San Diego, California, USA

Embark the vessel in the afternoon.

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Day 10 – 11
Day 12
Santa Maria Huatulco

A seaside resort on the Mexican Pacific coast in the southern State of Oaxaca, the Huatulco region is made up of nine turquoise bays and four ecological preserves. In addition to the beautiful bays and beaches, you can explore and shop in the small communities of the Huatulco area, such as La Crucecita, Santa Cruz or old Santa Maria Huatulco (the district's municipality).

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Day 14
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Disembark the vessel after breakfast.


Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Bilingual Departures: All departures French/English.

Meals on board the ship; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; coffee, juice, soft drinks and open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands); gratuities; use of snorkeling gear; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24-hour room service (special selection); butler service is included for guests staying on Deck 6. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; any ground services before and/or after the cruise; visa and passport fees; travel and medical insurance; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, spa, laundry, Wi-Fi, and hair salon; other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photo Credit: © Ralph Lee Hopkins, © Jennie Drazan

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