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Baja California's Whales & Sealife

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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 Voyager for an 8-day exploration of the Sea of Cortes. Your adventure includes wildlife watching, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, 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!
Travelers hiking up the coast.LoretoTake in views of the Isla San FranciscoWhale watching while out in a motorboat.Collected a starfish while snorkeling.
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
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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

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Adventure in a playground of steep red bluffs and sweeping desert beach. Don some flippers for a snorkel among colorful sea life, put on your walking shoes for an exploratory romp along the ridge, grab a paddle and kayak, hop on a paddle board, 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 Agua Verde

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  • 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: Isla Coronado | Loreto Town

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Isla Coronado this morning - snorkel, kayak, or take a skiff tour. Watch for frigate birds and blue-footed boobies in the air and dolphins and sea lions on the water - the waters here are so crystal clear you won't want to come back to the boat! It's worth it though - after lunch, set out to explore Loreto town. Founded in the 17th century by Jesuit missionaries, the downtown area features no fewer than seven historical monuments, including the Mission of our Lady or Loreto, the starting point of the Camino Real. Finish a day full of the best of nature and culture with a nightcap under the stars.

Day 5: Marine Life Search

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mother Nature is your guide today. Take your adventurous side and your binoculars in search of the largest baleen whales in the world. The Sea of Cortés is home to fin, blue, and sperm whales, and the dolphin pods number in the hundreds.

If the gray whales have arrived on Baja’s west coast (mid-January – early March)—migrating more than 12,000 miles to calve in Bahía Magdalena—you’ll drive across the peninsula for a panga ride to observe these mammals and their babies in the lagoon.

Mid-March through April are your best chance to see whale sharks near La Paz and in other parts of the Sea of Cortes.

Later in the season, we have resident whales and dolphins in our sights. Whichever the day brings, there’s also a chance to head into the Sierra La Giganta Mountains for a tour of the crown jewel of Baja’s historic missions, San Javier; time for a brief exploration in magical Loreto; or more water play and hikes. 

Day 6: Los Islotes | Isla Partida

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At Los Islotes—a steep craggy seamount leaping straight from the sea—slip into a wet suit for a snorkel with curious, agile young sea lion pups. At Isla Partida, get set for water play (kayaking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle boarding are all on the menu) and island hikes along desert beaches or into rocky arroyos. Or, kick back with a beach party—complete with a cool drink and sun-soaked lounge. 

Day 7: Isla San Jose, Evaristo, or Nopolo

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  • 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

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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Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Park and Entrance Fees 
  • Premium spirits, wine, beer & non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Optional snorkeling: arranged and paid for locally.

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