Witness whales in the wild as you explore the spectacular Baja Peninsula and its shimmering surrounds.
There's nowhere quite like Baja California Sur. Jacques Costeau called it the world's aquarium, but we just refer to it as paradise. The Sea of Cortez, off Baja's coast, is visited by every year by thousands of migrating whales and this expedition is a chance to see these majestic mammals in the wild. When you're not watching these breaching beauties, spend your days snorkelling in the clear blue waters, hiking the rocky coastlines, swimming with sea lions and exploring inland lagoons as your boat hops from island to island.
There aren't many sights more magical than a fully grown whale breaching the water. Witness the spectacle from your catamaran as you cruise across the Sea of Cortez.
The Baja Peninsula is unlike anywhere else. While the rocky land can seem deserted, it's a different story underwater with dolphins, whales, rays, sea lions and plenty of fish calling this area home.
Discover the varied sea life as you swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear water, both off the boat and from the many pristine beaches.
Enjoy chef-prepared meals with your group while on board.
Begin and end this journey in La Paz, a beautiful coastal town with colonial-era architecture, wide promenades and plenty of chilled-out bars to relax in.
As the majority of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including the use of stairs. With that said, sea legs come naturally to some but not so much for others. Your friendly crew will be able to help with the effects of sea sickness if needed.
A zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need.
This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be quite compact, but you will be spending the majority of your time above board in the open air.
Time on the water also means time in the sun. Remember to pack sun protection, such as sun screen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. See ‘Essential Trip Information’ below for a full packing list.
Please note that smooth sailing is dependent on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. If any changes are made, you can trust in your knowledgeable skipper to choose an alternative route or activity.
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