Baja's Whale Bounty Cruise

Collected a starfish while snorkeling.
Travelers hiking up the coast.
Haley Rowell
Loreto
Un-Cruise Adventures
Take in views of the Isla San Francisco
Whale watching while out in a motorboat.
Relax in the Safari Endeavour salon.
Enjoy a book at the Safari Endeavour's library.

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

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 will 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 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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Isla San Francisco

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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bahia Aqua Verde

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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Magdalena Bay

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 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Captain's Choice

While it’s unlikely you’ll find any black pearls, today you’ll sail amongst islands once explored by early conquistadors. Your expedition team will 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 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Los Islotes|Isla Partida

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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Isla Espiritu Santo

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

  • Breakfast

La Paz|San Jose|Disembark

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

 Master StateroomsCommander StateroomsCaptain StateroomsAdmiral StateroomsCommodore Suites
2016-Nov-12
2016-Nov-19
2016-Nov-26
2016-Dec-03
2016-Dec-10
2016-Dec-17
$2,995$3,395$3,695$4,195$5,895
2016-Dec-24
2016-Dec-31
$3,795$4,195$4,695$5,195$6,995
2017-Jan-07
2017-Jan-14
2017-Jan-21
2017-Jan-28
2017-Feb-04
2017-Feb-11
2017-Feb-18
2017-Feb-25
2017-Mar-04
2017-Mar-11
2017-Mar-18
2017-Mar-25
$3,595$3,995$4,495$4,995$6,795
- 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
-Most from-the-vessel activities and equipment
-All from-the-vessel adventure activities
-Taxes and port fees
-All onboard meals
-Non-alcoholic beverages and premium wine, beer, and liquor
-Wellness Program
-Expertise and guidance from onboard Expedition Leader / naturalist guides

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