Baja's Bounty Cruise
• Gulf of California Biosphere Reserve • Isla San Francisco • Isla EspÃritu Santo
Stocked with supplies and a bountiful sense of adventure, follow Steinbeck's path into the protected waters of Cousteau's "world's aquarium" On this small ship cruise with UnCruise Adventures, active exploration and a menagerie of wildlife await you! Expect days of play and relaxation, with wildlife in its natural habitat; genuine exchanges with locals; wilderness hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, or snorkeling; exploration by expedition vessel or boutique yacht, and even by skiff. Rain or shine!
Highlights Include: • Sea of Cortes UNESCO World Heritage Site - a marine life-rich natural aquarium • Watch for whales, mobula rays, dolphins, and birds • Hike, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff • Mule ride into the arroyos with local rancheros • Search for gentle whale sharks in Bahia de La Paz (Nov to mid-Jan; Mar). • Or watch for gray whales at Bahia Magdalena (mid-Jan to early March) • Snorkel with sea lion pups and colorful reef fish
Your Ship: The fleet of small boats features expedition vessels and boutique yachts - each one uniquely suited and equipped to provide an unbelievable experience. The shallow draft makes each vessel capable of nimble exploration and gives access to the places big ships cannot go. Public and private spaces are loaded with amenities and designed for casual comfort. Most vessels offer narrative Interpretation; meals; spirits/wine/beer; non-alcoholic beverages; book/DVD library,; casual atmosphere; attentive Service; fitness Equipment; open bridge ; kayaks & EZY Dock launch platform. Cabin features include: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles.
Safari Voyager: Discreet, classy, and stealth, the Safari Voyager is comfortable in warm water regions and built to handle humidity and heat. Tropical adventure, wilderness access, and the natural landscape are always at the forefront. A seamless extension of the places she sails, the ship and her mostly-local crew exude pura vida (pure life). Handcrafted artwork throughout the vessel and in each cabin pays homage to the regions of Costa Rica and Panama. Casual in nature, the Safari Voyager is a bit of a show-off too - take in 270-degrees of view from the top deck or window-to-window in the air-conditioned lounge.
Day 1: San Jose del Cabo / La Paz Bienvenidos! You will be met at the Los Cabos International Airport and transferred to our San Jose del Cabo 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 In a playground of steep red bluffs and sweeping desert beach, kick off your week long adventure with a day of play. Don some flippers for a snorkel among colourful 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 Agua Verde At Bahia 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 While it's unlikely you'll find any black pearls, today you'll sail among islands once explored by early conquistadors. Your expedition team will be at-the-ready with more adventurous options to choose from including 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 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 Bahia 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. Or, Bahia de la Paz (November to mid-January; March; order of days changes) 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 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 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: San Jose del Cabo > La Paz After breakfast, it's "adios" La Paz, as you transfer back to San Jose del Cabo airport.
Due to the nature of these explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.
• Small ship cruise onboard the Safari Voyager • 7 nights' accommodation • Onboard meals, spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages • Transfers and baggage handling between airport / vessel on embark/disembark days • Entry fees to parks/preserves • Exclusive activities and shore excursions • Sightseeing and entrance fees • Wellness amenities on board
Pricing (per person) $USD
22, 29 Jan
5, 12, 19, 26 Feb
5, 12, 19, 26 Mar
2, 9,16, 23 Apr
22, 29 Jan
Booking conditions • Prices are per person double/twin occupancy.
• Ask us about single or triple cabin prices.
• Prices are per person double/twin occupancy. • Ask us about single or triple cabin prices.
Not included • Port taxes, fees
• Port taxes, fees • Gratuities
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