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Baja's Whale Bounty

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Explore Baja island-to-island on this 8-day cruise of Mexico's Sea of Cortez. Your journey begins in San Jose del Cabo where you join the Safari Endeavor for an 8-day exploration of the Sea of Cortes. Your adventure includes wildlife watching, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling with sea lion pups, and much more! Varied and unique, this itinerary is sure to delight travelers seeking a relaxing get-a-way, or those looking for an active exploration of this beautiful landscape!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Jose del Cabo | La Paz | Embark
Day 2 : Isla San Francisco
Day 3 : Bahia Aqua Verde
Day 4 : Captain's Choice
Day 5 : Marine Life Search
Day 6 : Los Islotes | Isla Partida
Day 7 : Isla Espiritu Santo
Day 8 : La Paz | San Jose | Disembark

Highlights

  • Take an early morning snorkel with curious, agile young sea lion pups
  • Go for an exploratory hike around the rugged island of Isla San Francisco
  • See gray whales as they arrive to calve in Bahia Magdalena
  • Kayak around rock formations off the coast of Isla Espiritu Santo

Ship

Safari Endeavour

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Collected a starfish while snorkeling. Travelers hiking up the coast. Loreto Take in views of the Isla San Francisco Whale watching while out in a motorboat.

Day 1 San Jose del Cabo | La Paz | Embark

Bienvenidos! Meet at the Los Cabos International Airport and transfer to your San José del Cabo hospitality area. Join your expedition team, and board an overland orientation transfer to La Paz, which acquaints you with the dramatic Baja landscape and the week that lies ahead. The captain and crew welcome you aboard just in time for a cocktail and dinner with your new mates.

Day 2 Isla San Francisco

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In a playground of steep red bluffs and sweeping desert beach, kick off your weeklong adventure with a day of play. Don some flippers for a snorkel among colorful sea life, put on your walking shoes for an exploratory hike, grab a paddle, or relax on the beach with the sand between your toes. The rugged beauty of the island makes it an ideal spot for escapades.

Day 3 Bahia Aqua Verde

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 4 Captain's Choice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
While it’s unlikely you find any black pearls, today sail amongst islands once explored by early conquistadors. Your expedition team is be at-the-ready with more adventurous options to choose from—kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, or beachcombing. Discover nature’s diversity and learn about the geologic forces that formed these islands.

Day 5 Marine Life Search

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At Magdalena Bay (mid-January to early March), Mother Nature is your guide today. The gray whales arrive each year on Baja’s west coast—migrating more than 12,000 miles—to calve in Bahía Magdalena. Dock in Puerto Escondido, then drive across the peninsula to ride in a panga and observe these mammals and their babies in the lagoon.
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Bahía de la Paz (November – mid-January) Whale sharks—the largest known species of fish—are known to frequent the bay. Keep watch for the watery “footprints” of these gentle giants, and conditions permitting, gear up for an unforgettable swim alongside this colossal creature or observe from above in the skiff.

Day 6 Los Islotes | Isla Partida

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At Los Islotes—a steep craggy seamount leaping straight from the sea—observe a sea lion colony from the boat and skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for an early morning snorkel with curious, agile young sea lion pups. Afterwards, heave anchor and set sail for Isla Partida, for an afternoon of water play or island hikes along desert beaches or into rocky arroyos.

Day 7 Isla Espiritu Santo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tuck into a secluded cove surrounded by long fingers of red rock and a golden beach. Spend your last full day enjoying the feel of warm sand under your feet on a beach walk, investigate nooks and crannies in the rocks by kayak, or explore a little further afield on a guided hike. Celebrate your week at tonight’s special Farewell Dinner with an entertaining slideshow by your expedition team.

Day 8 La Paz | San Jose | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, it’s “adios” La Paz, as you disembark the vessel and transfer back to San José del Cabo airport.

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Notes

- 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 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 in Your Fare:
- Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
- Entry fees to national parks/preserves
- From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
- Exclusive activities and shore visits
- All meals aboard the vessel
- Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- Wellness amenities
- Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts

Not included in Your Fare:
Airfare to and from your home city
- Discretionary gratuities to vessel's cew
- Travel protection
- Optional excursions and land tours
- Port taxes/fees

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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