Baja’s Bounty

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Days: 8

OVERVIEWITINERARY DETAILDATES AND PRICES

Take this luxury Baja California cruise to visit gorgeous islands and discover the area’s incredible wildlife.

On this exclusive Baja California cruise, you’ll enjoy the sea life on a luxurious ship. Stop off at uncharted islands and enjoying several active adventures on both land and sea.

Throughout the eight-day adventure, much of the power lies with you. If you’re the adventurous type, explore local trails, snorkel crystal-clear waters, and conquer the seas with a kayak experience. Or, if you’d prefer to relax, discover quaint fishing communities and unwind on white-sand beaches.

Everyone will also get the chance to encounter some of the area’s magnificent animals, including sea lions and (depending on the time of year) whales or whale sharks. Plus, if you’d like to extend the itinerary, speak to a Journey Mexico Travel Planner who would be happy to make any changes you’d like.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Visit the sea lions of Los Islotes – Snorkel with the curious and playful sea lions of Los Islotes

Whale or whale shark watching – Depending on the time of year, visit either the resident whale sharks or gray whales

Island hopping – With your captain taking the lead, travel from one island to the next, taking the time to get out and explore their unique beauty

Day 1: Arrival and board your Baja California cruise ship

Upon arrival at Los Cabos International Airport you will be met by a Journey Mexico guide and transferred to San José del Cabo to meet your expedition team. After friendly introductions, a transfer to La Paz acquaints you with the dramatic Baja landscape that will become a familiar sight over the next week or so.

On arrival, board your luxury ship – your home for this Baja California cruise adventure – where the captain and crew will welcome you with a cocktail and dinner.

 

Day 2: First stop: Isla San Francisco

Stop at Isla San Francisco, a playground of steep red bluffs with a sweeping desert beach. Kick start your week-long adventure with a day of play. Don flippers and a snorkel for an underwater experience discovering the local colorful sea life.

Alternatively, you could enjoy an exploratory hike or relax on the beach with the sand between your toes.

 

Day 3: Second stop: Bahía Agua Verde

At Bahía Agua Verde, clear waters are bordered by sparse craggy mountains hemmed in green. Explore the coast by small skiff, heading onto dry land to visit a local ranchero and his family.

After, enjoy an exploration of the area’s gorgeous canyons and mountains and experience the “real Baja.” Remember to bring your camera, Bahia Agua Verde is famous for its beautiful vistas and there’s plenty to see today. It’s also an excellent opportunity to unwind with a birding session or two.

 

Day 4: Third stop: Captain’s choice

Journey back in time as the captain takes you among the islands once explored by early conquistadors.

Along the way, the expedition team will be at-the-ready with plenty of adventurous activities for you to choose from, including kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, or beachcombing.

 

Day 5: Watch giants of the deep

The time of year will determine today’s activities, but both promise plenty of thrills and excitement.

From mid-January to early March: Go whale watching and see the magnificent gray whales that migrate more than 12,000 miles to calve in Magdalena Bay. Dock in Puerto Escondido, then drive across the peninsula to ride in a panga boat and observe these mammals and their babies in the lagoon.

From November to mid-January, and March: Swim alongside gigantic yet genteel whale sharks.
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 the skiff.

 

Day 6: Discover Los Islotes and Isla Partida

At Los Islotes – a steep craggy seamount leaping straight from the sea – observe a sea lion colony from a boat or slip into a wetsuit for an early morning snorkel with playful sea lion pups.

Afterward, heave anchor and set sail for Isla Partida for an afternoon of water-based activities or island hikes along desert beaches or into rocky arroyos.

 

Day 7: Tour Isla Espíritu Santo

Tuck into a secluded cove surrounded by long fingers of red rock and a golden beach. Then, spend your last full day enjoying the 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 Baja California cruise with a special farewell dinner which will include an entertaining slideshow created by your expedition team.

 

Day 8: Departure day

After breakfast, it’s “adios” La Paz, as you leave the vessel and transfer back to San José del Cabo airport to catch your onward flight.

Dates

Nov 11, 2017      Dec 09, 2017
Nov 18, 2017      Dec 16, 2017
Nov 25, 2017      Dec 23, 2017
Dec 02, 2017      Dec 30, 2017

Price

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $800 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this web site. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.