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$9,103 AUD

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AUD $770 per couple*

Duration
8 days/7 nights

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Discover the wonders of Mexico’s Gulf of California and the Sea of Cortez, often referred to as the “world’s aquarium”

Discover Mexico’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Sea of Cortez aboard the Safari Voyager in 2023 or 2024 and save AUD $770 per couple* when booked by 28 February 2023.

Prices for this extraordinary 8 day/7 night cruise start from AUD $9,103 per person twin share*.

Departing from San Jose del Cabo, at the very tip of the Baja California Peninsula, discover the wonders of the Sea of Cortez, which was once described by legendary French oceanographer and filmmaker Jaques Cousteau as the “world’s aquarium”. 

Explore this UNESCO World Heritage area accompanied by expert guides and enjoy daily excursions including nature hikes, kayaking, paddle-boarding, snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding. The region is rich in marine wildlife and depending on the time of year, sightings may include fin, blue and sperm whales, huge pods of dolphins, whale sharks, seals, rays and a plethora of colourful spices of fish. 


*Valid for select travel dates in 2023-2024. Price shown is based on Safari Voyager (Navigator cabin) departing in 2023 (inclusive of saving). Minimum two people travelling together. Single travellers on request. Strictly subject to availability. Conditions apply.

Baja California’s Whales & Sealife

Sample Itinerary

Baja California’s Whales & Sealife

8 days/7 nights


Day 1

San Jose del Cabo / La Paz

Bienvenidos! Welcome! Today you will be met at the Los Cabos International Airport in San José del Cabo and transferred to the hospitality area, where you will meet your expedition team. Transfer by road to La Paz and witness the dramatic Baja landscape, preparing you for the week that lies ahead. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Settle in and enjoy a cocktail and dinner with your fellow travellers.D

Day 2

Isla San Francisco

Wake up to the beauty of Isla San Francisco, a playground of adventure, with steep red bluffs and sweeping desert beach. The choice of activity is upon to you; don some flippers for a snorkel among colourful sea life, explore on foot along the ridge, kayak or paddle board the crystal clear waters, or simply relax on the beach with the sand between your toes. B L D

Day 3

Bahía Agua Verde

Today explore Bahía Agua Verde, where clear waters are bordered by sparse craggy mountains hemmed in green. Traverse the coast by skiff looking for birds, seals, dolphins, and whales of all kinds. You will also get to visit a local ranchero and his family, taking to the canyons and mountains on a mule ride experiencing the “real Baja.” Scenic vistas, outstanding exploration, excellent birding, and unmatched camaraderie – this is a day to remember. B L D

Day 4

Isla Coronado / Loreto Town

Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Isla Coronado this morning. Snorkel, kayak, or take a skiff tour in the crystal clear waters, keeping an eye out for frigate birds and blue footed boobies in the air and dolphins and sea lions in the water. After lunch visit Loreto town. Founded in the 17th century by Jesuit missionaries, the downtown area features no fewer than seven historical monuments, including the Mission of our Lady or Loreto, the starting point of the Camino Real. Finish a day with a nightcap under the stars. B L D

Day 5

Marine Life Search

Today is set aside for searching for marine life, so make sure you have your binoculars in hand. The Sea of Cortés is home to some of the largest baleen whales in the world, including fin, blue and sperm whales, as well as dolphin pods that number in the hundreds. What you will see depends on what time of year you visit. 

If the gray whales have arrived on Baja’s west coast (mid-January – early-March)—migrating more than 12,000 miles to calve in Bahía Magdalena—you’ll drive across the peninsula for a panga (motorised dinghy) ride to observe these mammals and their babies in the lagoon.

Mid-March through April are your best chance to see whale sharks near La Paz and in other parts of the Sea of Cortes.

There’s also a chance to head into the Sierra La Giganta Mountains for a tour of the crown jewel of Baja’s historic missions, San Javier. There might also be time for a brief exploration in magical Loreto or more water activities or hikes. B L D

Day 6

Lost Islotes / Isla Partida

At Los Islotes – a steep craggy seamount leaping straight from the sea – slip into a wet suit for a snorkel with curious young sea lion pups. At Isla Partida, get set for kayaking, snorkeling, or stand up paddle boarding. Island hikes along desert beaches or into rocky arroyos are also on the cards. Or, if you any some relaxation, kick back with a beach party—complete with a cool drink and sun-soaked lounge. B L D

Day 7

Isla San Jose, Evaristo or Nopolo

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, or investigating little nooks and crannies in the rocks by kayak. Alternatively explore a little further afield on a guided hike. Tonight, celebrate your week at special Farewell Dinner with an entertaining slideshow by your expedition team. B L D

Day 8

San Jose del Cabo, tour ends

After breakfast, it’s “adios” La Paz, as you transfer back to San José del Cabo for your departure flight or post-cruise hotel night. B


Please note: Children 8+ welcome on all departures

B = Breakfast  |  L = Lunch  |  D = Dinner

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Safari Voyager

Accommodating jut 66 guests in 34 comfortable cabins, the Safari Voyager is the perfect vessel for adventure cruising, exploring the warm waters of Central America. Boasting spacious decks and big, 270-degree view windows in the lounge that help to easily spot marine life that thrive in this part of the world. Colourful and handcrafted artwork throughout the vessel and in guest cabin pays homage to the cultures of Latin America, and helps to create a casual atmosphere. The observation deck also offers guests a place to sit outside and spot wildlife, while the vessel also has some fitness equipment on deck.

Other facilities onboard the Safari Voyager include: kayak’s and launch platform, paddleboards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, snorkel gear, yoga mats and a small library.

  • 66 guests
  • 34 cabins
  • Beam: 54 feet 
  • Length: 174 feet
  • Cruising speed: 9 knots

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