Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Un-Cruise the Sea of Cortes

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The 84-guest Safari Endeavour sails the weeklong Baja’s Bounty! Whale Sharks, Whales & Mobulas itinerary roundtrip from San José del Cabo, Baja, Mexico.

 
 
Beginning January 2015, Un-Cruise Adventures offers a new adventure cruise in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés. The 84-guest Safari Endeavour sails the weeklong Baja’s Bounty! Whale Sharks, Whales & Mobulas itinerary roundtrip from San José del Cabo, Baja, Mexico.

From November-March, Safari Endeavour sails on weeklong adventures from San José del Cabo, Baja. The Sea of Cortés is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. The new itinerary launching in January combines active explorations with seasonal sea life encounters. When gray whales arrive to calve in Bahía Magdalena, an overland tour to board panga boats and see whales and calves up close is included (usually January-March). At other times of the year, a snorkeling excursion in Bahía de La Paz may bring guests up close to the largest known fish in the sea—whale sharks.

Exploration cruising allows for a flexible itinerary with time to seek out wildlife. Other areas visited include Isla San Francisco, Isla San José, Bahía Agua Verde, Isla Coronados, Los Islotes, Ensenada Grande and Isla Cerralvo. A half-day port call in Loreto includes a guided walking tour of the town.

Desert hiking, a mule ride into the arroyo, whale watching, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions and snorkeling with sea lions are included on all cruises. Dolphins, many types of whales, blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, flying mobulas, pelicans, frigate birds, manta rays and other creatures make frequent appearances. Winter holiday departures are scheduled for Dec. 20 and 27, 2014; and Dec. 19 and 26, 2015. Theme departures include ornithology, marine biology, photography and Kids in Nature.

The inclusive Mexico cruise includes all activities; meals; wine, spirits and microbrews; hot tub, sauna, exercise equipment, yoga on deck and a massage for wellness; transfers; and all port charges, taxes and fees. Rates begin at $2,995 per person, double occupancy.

For more information, visit Ultimate Cruising