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San Jose del Cabo Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Safari Voyager
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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 Baja's bounty. 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 getaway, or those looking for an active exploration of this beautiful landscape!
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Highlights
  • Visit the Sea of Cort├ęs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore rugged shores by skiff
  • Hike among desert shrub, cacti, along ridges, and take on a rock scramble
  • Take a mule ride into the arroyos with local rancheros
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Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: San Jose del Cabo | La Paz | Embark

Bienvenidos! You will be met at the Los Cabos International Airport in San José del Cabo and transferred to our hospitality area. Joined by your expedition team, an overland orientation transfer to La Paz 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
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

  • 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 mule ride and experience the “real Baja.” Scenic vistas, outstanding exploration, excellent birding, and unmatched camaraderie—the day is done.

Day 4: Marine Life Search

  • Ship
  • 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. 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. Bring it on!

Day 5: Los Islotes | Isla Partida

  • Ship
  • 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 6: Isla Espiritu Santo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
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 7: Whale Shark Expedition

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Safari Voyager has re-entered Bahia de la Paz, but we are not done yet! Today we will have the chance to swim with Whale Sharks. These gentle giants are filter feeders and pose no threat to humans. Our careful visitation and guides ensure we are also no threat to them. Go out on a skiff into the warm areas of the bay where Whale Sharks gather. Jump in with snorkel and fins, or stay on board the skiff with your camera. Either way, it's the experience of a lifetime and a perfect way to put a cap on your cruise.

Day 8: La Paz | San Jose del Cabo | Disembarkation

After breakfast, it’s “adios” La Paz, as you transfer back to San José del Cabo for your flight or UnCruise hotel stay.

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Dining on the Safari Voyager.
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Enjoy a drink at the bar aboard the Safari Voyager.

Dates & Prices

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$5,595
Master Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Navigator Cabin
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #103-108
Commander Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Trailblazer Cabin
Queen or twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #205-206, 209-212, 215-222
Captain Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Pathfinder Cabin
Fixed twin beds, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #308, 310, 312
Safari Voyager's Admiral Stateroom.
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Admiral Cabin
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.
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Junior Commander Cabin
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
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Commodore Suite
King or twin beds, sitting area w/wet bar, refrigerator, media center, view windows, private bath w/Jacuzzi & shower (sofa bed for triple).
Single Stateroom aboard the Safari Voyager.
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Single Cabin
Twin bed, desk & chair, view window, private bath with shower. #207-208

Notes

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 crew
  • Travel protection
  • Optional excursions and land tours
  • Port taxes/fees

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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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