Cousteau's Aquarium of the World Cruise

$200
OFF
Un-Cruise Adventures
Take in the views of the Sea of Cortez
Un-Cruise Adventures
A skiff provides excellent marine life viewing!
Un-Cruise Adventures
A church steeple in Loreto
Un-Cruise Adventures
Practice your Stand-up Paddle Board skills in the Sea of Cortez
Un-Cruise Adventures
Mountains meet the ocean in the Sea of Cortez
Relax in the Safari Endeavour salon.
Enjoy a book at the Safari Endeavour's library.

Departs

  • Nov 08, 2014
  • Nov 15, 2014
  • Nov 22, 2014
  • Nov 29, 2014
  • Dec 06, 2014
  • Dec 13, 2014
  • Dec 20, 2014
  • Dec 27, 2014
  • Nov 07, 2015
  • Nov 14, 2015
  • Nov 21, 2015
  • Nov 28, 2015
  • Dec 05, 2015
  • Dec 12, 2015
  • Dec 19, 2015
  • Dec 26, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Join this 8-day expedition voyage to cruise and play in the marine life-rich waters once explored by legendary Jacques Cousteau. Snorkel in the coral reef at Cabo Pulmo National Park, find yourself among gentle whale sharks and playful sea lion pups, enjoy a desert burro ride and even a beach-side bonfire.

Day 1

    San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur - Embark

    You are met at the Los Cabos International Airport and transferred to our San José del Cabo hospitality area. This afternoon, the Captain and crew welcome you aboard the Safari Endeavour before setting sail for a sunset cruise, cocktails, and dinner.

    Day 2

      Isla Cerralvo

      Kick off your week at Cabo Pulmo National Park—a snorkeler’s jewel and home to a multitude of marine life, large groupers and snappers, sharks, manta rays, marlin, tuna, and sea turtles—for a chance to snorkel, kayak, and explore by skiff in this living coral reef. French Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau led numerous expeditions in the area of Isla Cerralvo. An exploratory hike on a desert mountain and water sports in a setting of steep bluffs and sandy beaches make it an exciting first day.

      Day 3

        La Paz

        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. Conditions permitting, you may luck out with a chance to don your snorkel gear and swim alongside this colossal and mysterious creature. An afternoon in centuries-old La Paz offers free time for shopping, a museum visit, and a stroll along the miles-long malecón.

        Day 4

          Marine Mammal Search / Bahia Agua Verde

          The gulf’s rich ecosystem is the perfect environment for a marine life search. With binoculars in hand, keep your eyes peeled 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 on shore you may catch a glimpse of a Costa’s hummingbird or ash-throated flycatchers. At Bahía Agua Verde, clear waters are bordered by sparse craggy mountains hemmed in green. Experience the “real Baja” on a skiff excursion, visiting a local ranchero family, bird watching, and exploring the arroyo on a burro ride. Scenic vistas, crystalline waters, and unmatched camaraderie fill your day.

          Day 5

            Loreto / Isla Carmen

            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. Shop for local art and visit its historical buildings and mission. Enjoy an afternoon identifying animal tracks, seeking endemic wildlife, or snorkeling in the desert landscape of Isla Carmen.

            Day 6

              Lost Mission of Dolores / Isla San Jose

              Put your walking shoes on this morning for an extended hike to the lost Dolores Mission, abandoned since 1768 when the Franciscan’s took control of the Baja missions from the Jesuits. Hiking five miles roundtrip, cacti, lizards, birds, and desert are common sights along the way. At Isla San José, explore the channels of a large red and white mangrove estuary by kayak and skiff, stroll remote beaches, and scramble up the striking red cliffs. After the sun sets, tuck into an isolated bay for a spectacular evening of stargazing.

              Day 7

                Isla Los Islotes / Isla Espiritu Santo

                Rise up for an early morning snorkel at Los Islotes—a protrusion of rock rising sharply from the sea. Bravely slip into a wetsuit to snorkel with the curious and playful sea lion pups, or tamely observe the colony from the boat and skiff. Formed by a volcanic crater—and one of the most beautiful islands in Baja—the Island of the Holy Spirit offers some of the best kayaking in the world. There’ is ample time ashore today for beachcombing along the shell-strewn shore; hiking inland among exotic desert cacti; kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and skiffing in one of the island’s idyllic wild bays. After tonight’s special Farewell Dinner, your Expedition Leader recaps the week’s adventure with a slideshow.

                Day 8

                  San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur - Disembark

                  After breakfast, your weeklong adventure ends back in San José del Cabo. A transfer to the Los Cabos airports is provided.
                   Master StateroomsCommander StateroomsCaptain StateroomsAdmiral StateroomsCommodore Suites
                  2014-Nov-08
                  2014-Nov-15
                  2014-Nov-22
                  2014-Nov-29
                  2014-Dec-06
                  2014-Dec-13
                  2015-Nov-07
                  2015-Nov-14
                  2015-Nov-21
                  2015-Nov-28
                  2015-Dec-05
                  2015-Dec-12
                  $2,995$3,395$3,695$4,195$5,895
                  2014-Dec-20
                  2014-Dec-27
                  2015-Dec-19
                  2015-Dec-26
                  $3,395$3,795$4,095$4,695$6,495
                  $200 OFF
                  Adventure Savings - Book one of these departures by September 30 and save $200 per person.
                  2014 : Nov 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec 6, 13
                  3346
                  These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
                  Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
                  Places
                  North America, Mexico, La Paz, Isla Los Islotes, Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla San Jose, Loreto, Bahia Agua Verde, Isla Cerralvo, San Jose del Cabo, Isla Carmen
                  Contact Us
                  First Name
                  Last Name
                  Email
                  Phone
                  What's Your Adventure?

                  Traveler Stories

                  - 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: Roundtrip transfers from Los Cabos or La Paz airport to the vessel; Baggage handling between airport/vessel; Taxes and port fees; All onboard meals; Premium spirits, fine wines and beer throughout your cruise; Yoga classes and a complimentary massage; From-the-ship adventure activities and equipment; Expertise and guidance from onboard Expedition Leader / naturalist guides.

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is $950, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                  Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.

                  Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.

                  Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.

                  Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.

                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  91 days or more50% of Deposit
                  90-61 daysDeposit
                  60-46 days50%
                  45-31 days75%
                  30-0 days100%