Mexico's Sea of Cortez Cruises
A small ship adventure cruise to Mexico's Sea of Cortez, or "The Galapagos of the North" allows you to experience the rich abundance of wildlife and plant life like no other. Observe humpback, gray and blue whales and dolphins, up close, like no other place on earth. You'll explore where the desert meets the sea, over 6,000 animal species and over 3,000 plant species in the nearby desert, some species which grow nowhere else on earth. Expedition leaders, naturalists and regional specialists will guide you onboard ship, Zodiacs and kayaks to experience Mexico's Sea of Cortez completely, and help turn curious travelers into lifelong explorers.
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Mexico's Sea of Cortez Cruise Itineraries
- Baja California: Among The Great Whales
Each winter gray whales migrate south from their arctic feeding grounds to breed and rear their young in Baja California’s and Mexico's sheltered lagoons, making it one of North America’s premier whale watching sites.
- Baja's Whale Bounty
8 day, 7 night Baja's Whale Bounty Mexico cruise sailing roundtrip San José del Cabo aboard either Safari Endeavour or Safari Voyager. Kayak, paddle board, snorkel, sail, and ride a skiff in impossibly brilliant turquoise blue waters. Swim with playful sea lions, watch whales, and join a local ranchero for a BBQ on the beach or a mule ride into the arroyos.
- Cousteau's Aquarium of the World
8 day, 7 night Cousteau's Aquarium of the World Mexico Sea of Cortez cruise sailing roundtrip from San José del Cabo aboard Safari Voyager. Discover the marine life rich waters explored by Jacques Cousteau. Swim with playful sea lions, watch whales, and discover a centuries-old mission town. Hike nearby shores, rimmed with white-sand beaches and cactus-clad ridges, then play in impossibly brilliant turquoise waters.
- Baja California Land & Sea Photography Retreat
8 day, 7 night Baja California Land & Sea Photography Retreat cruise sailing the Sea of Cortez aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird. An unique and immersive photo expedition, with 3 days at an exclusive, charming waterfront hotel and 4 nights aboard the ship in the Sea of Cortez.
- Journey in the Sea of Cortez
Celebrate the holiday season in an extraordinary way when you sail on our Sea of Cortez cruise this December. See Baja’s vibrant living sea from the deck of our nimble expedition ship and at water level in Zodiacs and kayaks. Go deeper, and see it through your snorkel mask, hear the communications of marine life through our hydrophone and watch a live undersea feed from beneath our ship in the comfort of the lounge. Learn what makes this ecosystem unique from a robust team of five naturalists, undersea specialists, horticulturalists and an expedition leader with immense regional knowledge.
- Baja California: A Remarkable Journey
This special Baja photo expedition is one of our most exciting and comprehensive cruise to Baja and offers the unique opportunity to explore — and photograph — the gray whale lagoons along Baja’s Pacific Coast and the richness of the vast Sea of Cortez.
- Whales & Wildness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez
8 day, 7 night Whales & Wildness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez cruise sailing roundtrip Los Cabos, Mexico aboard either National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion. The Sea of Cortez is host to an incredibly diverse population of marine mammals—and we know where to find them. You may see fin, pilot, Bryde’s, sperm, or possibly, even blue whales.