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Milagros Maritmos de Baja California

8 Day Sample Cruise aboard Safari Voyager
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Milagros Maritimos de Baja California - join the Safari Voyager for a 7-night inclusive island-to-island adventure cruise in Mexico's Sea of Cortés. Itinerary highlights include: - Expedition cruising among the biologically diverse Midriff Islands - Excellent bird watching opportunities in an important migration corridor - Hike and search for endemic species at several Biosphere Reserves - View fin whales, sea turtles, whale sharks, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and chuckwalla - Kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff exploration, and snorkeling in marine life-rich waters

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Guaymas, Mexico - Embarkation
Day 2 : San Pedro Martir / Isla Tiburon
Day 3 : Captain's Choice
Day 4 : Isla Angel de la Guarda
Day 5 : Bahia de los Angeles
Day 6 : Midriff Islands Exploration
Day 7 : Isla San Esteban
Day 8 : Guaymas, Mexico - Disembark

Ship

Safari Voyager

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Travelers hiking up the coast. Dolphins jump several feet out of the water. Eye-to-eye with a whale shark A pair of friendly sea lions Kid finds a starfish while snorkeling.

Day 1 Guaymas, Mexico - Embarkation

You’ll be met at the Hermosillo Airport and transferred to Guaymas for an afternoon boarding of the Safari Voyager. Get acquainted with the Captain, crew, and new shipmates as you sail into sunset over cocktails and dinner.

Day 2 San Pedro Martir / Isla Tiburon

Today holds excellent opportunities for bird watching and history. One of the most isolated islands in the gulf—San Pedro Martir—boasts several endemic species and has an interesting story. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, guano from the island was mined for use as fertilizer and shipped as far away as Europe. The island is now a heavily protected Biosphere Reserve. Isla Tiburón is the largest island in the Gulf of California and sits along the gulf’s eastern shore. Homeland to bands of the Seri people for many centuries, here you’ll learn about their history and intimate relationship with both the sea and the land.

Day 3 Captain's Choice

With the Captain in charge, anything is up for grabs, but your day could include “The Hunting of the Snark,” or rather, a search for boojums while hiking in a natural desert laboratory. If you find one, whatever you do, don’t touch it—in ancient Seri belief, touching this plant will cause strong winds to blow. Your day of exploration has many adventurous treats in store, including several opportunities for water play—kayaking, exploring by skiff, and a chance to snorkel in this rich marine environment.

Day 4 Isla Angel de la Guarda

Having journeyed slightly north today, Archangel Island—separated from the Baja California Peninsula by the Canal de Ballenas (Whales Channel)—is the second largest of the Midriff Islands. This biological reserve—called Isla Angel de la Guarda National Park—is an uninhabited island and offers first-rate snorkeling and hiking.

Day 5 Bahia de los Angeles

High desert mountains meet the sea at Bahía de los Ángeles—a Biosphere Reserve established to protect the region’s unique ecology and diverse marine population. The bay is famous for whale sharks during the summer months and as an important feeding and nesting ground for many species of sea turtles. Fin whales and California sea lion colonies are common to the area, and the swift currents are known the draw diving pelicans and boobies. You may get lucky today and snorkel alongside a sea turtle or gentle whale shark.

Day 6 Midriff Islands Exploration

Discover John Steinbeck’s “Galápagos of Mexico.” Lined with rocky reefs, the ecosystem of the Midriff Islands is rich in biological diversity and endemism—perfect for exploration. With its high abundance of pelagic fish, marine mammals, and over 50 species of birds, you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled both above and below the surface. Sailing past Isla Rasa, where ornithologist Lewis Wayne succeeded in establishing a Migratory Waterfowl Sanctuary, keep watch for Blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, cormorants, gulls, or try and catch a glimpse of a Costa’s hummingbird or ash-throated flycatchers. Whether snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, or hiking, surprises are surely in store.

Day 7 Isla San Esteban

Your last day in paradise takes you to Isla San Esteban, home to many odd species found only in these islands. Keep your eyes peeled on and between the rocks for the endemic spiny-tailed iguana and Pinto chuckwalla lizards basking in the sun, they’re the largest and most endangered of the chuckwalla species. Desert hikes, kayaking, and snorkeling round out the day’s activities. Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner this evening and afterwards, a special presentation by your Expedition Leader recaps your week’s adventures.

Day 8 Guaymas, Mexico - Disembark

After breakfast, your weeklong adventure ends back in Guaymas. A transfer to the Hermosillo Airport is provided.

Safari Voyager

Per person starting at
Single Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
Single Stateroom
$0
Twin bed, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #207-208
Master Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
Master Stateroom
$0
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #103-108
Commander Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
Commander Stateroom
$0
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #205-206, 209-212, 215-222
Captain Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
Captain Stateroom
$0
Fixed twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #308, 310, 312
Safari Voyager's Admiral Stateroom.
Admiral Stateroom
$0
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower (youth-sized sofa bed for triple). #307, 309
Jr. Commodor Suite aboard the Safari Voyager.
Jr. Commodore Suite
$0
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, refrigerator, flat screen TV/DVD, view window, private bath with shower (sofa bed for triple). #201-204
Owner's Suite on the Safari Voyager
Owner's Suite
$0
King or twin beds, sitting area w/wet bar, refrigerator, media center, view windows, private bath w/Jacuzzi & shower (sofa bed for triple).

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy
- Children ages 8-13 are welcome on all sailings and will received a $500 per child savings

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

Included in Your Fare: All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, and beer; roundtrip transfers and baggage handling between airport/boat if you are arriving/ departing on scheduled days; taxes and port fees; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment; yoga classes and a complimentary massage.
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