Baja California Explorer

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This small ship expedition cruise is the ideal way to get around the countless rugged coves and islands of the Baja California Peninsula, revealing desert landscapes and pristine beaches as well as incredible wildlife sightings along the way.

Highlights
  • Cruise the Sea of Cortez UNESCO World Heritage Site—a marine life-rich natural aquarium
  • Search for whale sharks in Bahía de La Paz (Nov-mid-Jan; Mar) or grey whales at Bahía Magdalena (mid-Jan to early-Mar)
  • Hike, kayak, paddle board and explore by skiff
  • Mule ride into the arroyos with local rancheros
  • Snorkel with sea lions and reef fish, and spot whales, mobula rays, dolphins and birds
Destinations
  • North America
  • USA
Tour Types
  • Cruise
Day 1

Day 1: Embarkation in La Paz, Mexico. You will be met on arrival at the Los Cabos International Airport in San José del Cabo. Your expedition team will join you here for the overland transfer to La Paz, where your vessel awaits. The captain and crew will welcome you aboard the Safari Endeavour just in time for a cocktail and dinner with your new travel companions.



Day 2

Day 2: Isla San Francisco. Your expedition starts with an exploration of the Isla San Francisco. Here you can choose to hike, snorkel, kayak or simply relax against a backdrop of steep red bluffs, desert sands and sweeping beaches.



Day 3

Day 3: Bahía Agua Verde. Continue to the clear waters of Bahía Agua Verde. Explore the coast by small skiff, visit a local ranchero and his family, and take to the canyons and mountains on a mule ride to experience the ‘real Baja’. Take in the scenic views and prolific birdlife before heading back to the ship.



Day 4

Day 4: Coastal explorations. As you sail amongst islands once explored by early conquistadors there may be time to explore by kayak, paddle-board or on foot. Discover nature’s diversity and learn about the geologic forces that formed these islands.



Day 5

Day 5: Searching for marine wildlife. Baja is renowned for its marine wildlife but what you find will depend upon the time of year. From mid-January to early March, grey whales arrive in Bahía Magdalena on Baja’s west coast. Each year they migrate more than 12,000 miles to calve in the warm waters of the lagoon. In order to witness this incredible marine spectacle you will land at Puerto Escondido on the east coast and transfer overland to the west coast, where a small panga boat awaits to take you out onto the water. Alternatively you may be treated to the sight of the largest fish in the ocean, the eye-catching whale shark. These beautiful creatures can be found in Bahia de la Paz (on the east coast) between October and April. If conditions permit you will be able to view these from the skiff, or perhaps take to the water for an unforgettable swim alongside these gentle giants.



Day 6

Day 6: Los Islotes & Isla Partida. Today you may have the chance to snorkel with curious sea lions as you make your way via Los Islotes and on to Isla Partida. Stretch your legs on an afternoon hike ashore.



Day 7

Day 7: Isla Espiritu Santo. Drop anchor in 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

Day 8: Disembarkation in La Paz & transfer to San José del Cabo. After breakfast you will disembark the ship in La Paz and transfer back to San José del Cabo, where you will bid your fellow adventurers farewell.



  • Shipboard accommodationAll breakfasts, lunches & dinners on boardAll skiff transfers, cruising & shore landingsGuided kayaking and paddle-boarding excursionsPresentations by the on-board team of guides Return airport-ship transfersAll miscellaneous service taxes and port charges24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday No surcharge guarantee
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • All skiff transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Guided kayaking and paddle-boarding excursions
  • Presentations by the on-board team of guides
  • Return airport-ship transfers
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Dates Price Single Availability
19-Dec-2020 for 7 Nights Safari Endeavour On Request Visit website
26-Dec-2020 for 7 Nights Safari Endeavour On Request Visit website
02-Jan-2021 for 7 Nights Safari Endeavour On Request Visit website
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06-Mar-2021 for 7 Nights Safari Endeavour On Request Visit website
13-Mar-2021 for 7 Nights Safari Endeavour On Request Visit website
20-Mar-2021 for 7 Nights Safari Endeavour On Request Visit website
27-Mar-2021 for 7 Nights Safari Endeavour On Request Visit website
03-Apr-2021 for 7 Nights Safari Endeavour On Request Visit website

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