Wild Islands & Treasures of Baja California Cruise

Ralph Lee Hopkins
Photographer capturing the waves of the Sea of Cortez.
A gray whale surprises a zodiac
Hiking in Baja
Sven-Olof Lindblad
Dolphins race through the water in Baja.
Kayaking with sea lions
David Vargas
Guest getting reading for a zodiac trip.
Guests viewing off the bow of the Sea Bird & Sea Lion.
Discover the pure wildness of Baja's desert islands and the living sea, and then go further and delve into the Peninsula's unique culture and art from ancient times to modern. Along this 8-day voyage you are sure to be enchanted by the dolphins, seabirds, and extraordinary marine life, and intrigued by the region's rich history and culture. When you catch sight of the rugged cliffs and white sand beaches along Baja's islands as they are reflected in an azure sea, it is immediately clear why UNESCO designated them a World Heritage Site.

Day 1

Embark in La Paz

Arrive in La Paz and embark the Sea Bird. Settle into your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew and you depart the port.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Isla San Jose / Isla San Francisco

Explore two gems of the Sea of Cortez: UNESCO World Heritage site islands, Islas San Jose and San Francisco. Both offer abundant opportunities to snorkel, kayak, beachcomb, or hike.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exploring the Sea of Cortez

Today mother nature be your guide while you explore further in the Sea of Cortez. You'll search for marine mammals, known to inhabit the region north of Isla San Jose.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Los Islotes / Isla Partida

Snorkeling with playful and curious sea lions is a highlight here. Tuck into a shallow, emerald green anchorage at Ensenada Grande, where you can snorkel once more or hike the island’s beautiful arroyo.

Day 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Todos Santos / La Paz

Transit the narrow peninsula to Todos Santos, a charming town filled with art galleries. Stroll the town, meet the artisans, and dine locally. Take an evening stroll along the malecon and enjoy evening drinks while taking in a ballet folklorico.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Isla Espiritu Santo

Explore the island’s beautifully indented bays by expedition landing craft, kayaks, or snorkeling. Go beachcombing or opt for a hike along the rocky coast, keeping your eye out for brown pelicans, gulls, wandering tattlers, great blue herons, and blue-footed boobies.

Day 7

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cabo Pulmo / Gorda Banks / Land's End

Learn the inspiring story of Cabo Pulmo National Park conservation and snorkel the reef among red fan corals and large schools of fish. Meet some of the people responsible for protecting Cabo Pulmo and learn how it has become a model for reefs around the world. Search for humpback whales before taking in sunset at Land's End.

Day 8

  • Breakfast

Disembark in San Jose Del Cabo

Disembark this morning in San Jose del Cabo and transfer to the airport for flights home.

Single supplement varies by itinerary. A solo traveler matching program may be available, but is subject to availability.
Kids under age 18 save $500 per person

Costs Include:
All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included:
Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.

Please note:
The ship's actual itinerary may vary at your captains discretion to make the most of the weather, wildlife and cultural activities available during your cruise.
North America, Mexico, La Paz, Todos Santos, Isla Los Islotes, Land's End, Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla San Jose, Isla San Francisco, Bahia Agua Verde, Cabo Pulmo, San Jose del Cabo, Gordo Banks, Isla Partida
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