7-night Sea of Cortés Island-Hopping Adventure Cruise

Baja's Bounty
8D/7N Starting at $3795.00 per person

Stocked with supplies and a bountiful sense of adventure, follow Steinbeck’s path into the protected waters of Cousteau’s “world’s aquarium.” Active exploration and a menagerie of wildlife await you!

  • Trip Highlights:
  • Sea of Cortés 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 Bahía de La Paz (Nov – mid-Jan; Mar) –or– Watch for gray whales at Bahía Magdalena (mid-Jan – early-Mar)
  • Snorkel with sea lion pups and colorful reef fish
  • Convenience of flying in/out of Los Cabos International Airport

Los Cabos Mexico

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1: San José del Cabo / La Paz – Embarkation 

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 

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 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: Bahía Agua 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 mule 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 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 5: Marine Life Search

Magdalena Bay (mid-January – 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. —or— Bahía de la Paz (November – 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 Espíritu Santo

We now enter the Urique Canyon proper through a side canyon. The views from the ridge looking down are spectacular and we carefully navigate the steep descent with plenty of stops to observe the quickly changing vegetation. We make our way towards Naranjo (3,894ft), where we are greeted by the friendly people that live there.

After enjoying the views from the bottom of the canyon and the route we took to get there, we will load our gear into the vehicle and head down to the town of Urique with time to check out this wild west mining outpost. In the afternoon, we will climb out of the canyon by vehicle up impressive switchback road to the high sierra and our own private lodge at Cerocahui where our clean clothes and a hot fire are waiting for us! Duration: 5 1/2-7 hours. Elevation gain/loss: 900ft/4,525ft.

Overnight San Isidro lodge, Standard room, breakfast included.

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner included today.

Day 8: La Paz / San José – Disembark

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

 

Price from $3,795.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 8
Nights 7
Includes:
  • Onboard meals
  • Premium spirits, wine, beer
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embarkation/disembarkation days
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • All from-the-ship adventure activities and equipment
  • Wellness amenities: fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage
Excludes:
  • Int'l airfare
  • Port taxes/fees - $300, per person
  • Personal expenses

"Andrew really listened to what I wanted, then got creative with my non-negotiables, making everything viable."

His company has a great reputation with the local tour operators, making them anxious to please.

 

- Jean S, Apr 2013

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Travel Tips
Some hotels will let you use their facilities (gym, spa, pool, beach, etc.) for a reduced day pass. This can be great for layovers!
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