Baja's Whale Bounty Cruise

Departs

  • Jan 03, 2015
  • Jan 10, 2015
  • Jan 17, 2015
  • Jan 24, 2015
  • Jan 31, 2015
  • Feb 07, 2015
  • Feb 14, 2015
  • Feb 21, 2015
  • Feb 28, 2015
  • Mar 07, 2015
  • Mar 14, 2015
  • Mar 21, 2015
  • Mar 28, 2015
  • Jan 02, 2016
  • Jan 09, 2016
  • Jan 16, 2016
  • Jan 23, 2016
  • Jan 30, 2016
  • Feb 06, 2016
  • Feb 13, 2016
  • Feb 20, 2016
  • Feb 27, 2016
  • Mar 05, 2016
  • Mar 12, 2016
  • Mar 19, 2016
  • Mar 26, 2016

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Explore Baja island-to-island on this 7-night cruise of Mexico's Sea of Cortez. Highlights of this voyage include spotting Humpback whales, mobula rays, and dolphin search at Gordo Banks sea mount, as well as a full-day gray whale watching excursion at Bahia Magdalena. Also look forward to a desert burro ride, on-shore picnic with music and storytelling, hiking along cactus-clad rims and among giant Cardón cactus - as well as numerous water sports including snorkeling with playful sea lion pups amid thousands of colorful reef fish, kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiff explorations in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 1

    San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur - Embarkation

    You are met at the Los Cabos International Airport and transferred our San José del Cabo hospitality area prior to boarding the Safari Endeavour. The Captain and crew welcome you aboard just in time for a cocktail and dinner with your new ship mates.

    Day 2

      Gordo Banks

      Kick off your week’s adventure at Gordo Banks—an underwater mountain, aka Sea Mount, located five miles off Baja’s southern tip. Perfect for all kinds of sea life, humpback whales, mobula and Manta rays, tuna, dolphins, and hammerhead sharks are all known to frequent this important marine habitat.

      Day 3

        Isla San Francisco

        Sailing through islands once pillaged by conquistadors for their black pearls, nestle into a white sand beach at Isla San Francisco's aptly named Half Moon Bay. Attend a snorkel and kayak orientation given by your expedition team, then take to the water. 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 spectacular panoramic views. Then there’s the magical possibility of a post-dinner swim in a bay filled with stunning luminescence, and if not in the bay, you are likely see it in your toilet when you flush with the lights off.

        Day 4

          Isla Santa Catalina / Bahia Agua Verde

          Isla Santa Catalina is ideal for bird watching and seeking endemic wildlife. While you're here take a guided hike among a forest of the world’s tallest cactus: the giant Cardón. 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 and experience the “real Baja.” Scenic vistas, outstanding exploration, excellent birding, and unmatched camaraderie: the day is done.

          Day 5

            Magdalena Bay / Marine Mammal Viewing

            When the gray whales have arrived near Bahía Magdalena (where they’re known to migrate and calf), the ship docks in Puerto Escondido then head across the peninsula to ride in a panga and observe them in the lagoon. With binoculars in hand, keep your eyes peeled this afternoon for pods of dolphins, blue, fin, sei, orca and sperm whales as they spout and dive in the surrounding waters. Blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, cormorants, and gulls also make this area their home. And weather permitting - a sunset bonfire this evening provides time for playing music and sharing stories ashore.

            Day 6

              Isla Carmen

              Enjoy a lingering brunch then it’s off to enjoy the desert sea. Drop anchor in a hidden cove straight out of a movie set and paddle for shore. There are plenty of options today: kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, 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 7

                Los Islotes / Ensenada Grande

                At Los Islotes, a steep rocky outcropping leaping straight from the sea, you can observe a sea lion colony from the boat and skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for a pre-breakfast snorkel with agile young sea lions. 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 Ensenada Grande for your last day of water play. After tonight’s special Farewell Dinner, your Expedition Leader recaps the journey with a slideshow.

                Day 8

                  San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur - Disembark

                  Back in San José del Cabo, its "adios." After breakfast, a transfer to the Los Cabos airport is provided.
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                  $3,395$3,795$4,095$4,695$6,495
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                  $2,995$3,395$3,695$4,195$5,895
                  - All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
                  - Quoted rates include all excursions, meals, educational programming, transfers, taxes, port charges and fees.

                  Due to the nature of your explorations, itineraries are guidelines and may change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

                  Included Features: All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/yacht; port fees and taxes; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-yacht adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: fitness equipment, hot tub, sauna, yoga, and a complimentary massage.

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is $950, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.

                  Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.

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                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  91 days or more50% of Deposit
                  90-61 daysDeposit
                  60-46 days50%
                  45-31 days75%
                  30-0 days100%
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                  North America, Mexico, Isla Santa Catalina, Isla Los Islotes, Bahia Magdalena, San Jose del Cabo, Isla Carmen, Gordo Banks
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