SEA OF CORTEZ / EXPLORE BAJA

September and October

Sea of Cortez - Explore Baja

SEA OF CORTEZ / EXPLORE BAJA
September and October

Each day you will awake to a fantastic sunrise amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world with cear skies, deep blue seas, and terrain only millions of years could create. Enjoy three to four dives daily as we move from island to island. Dive on untouched walls and reefs abounding in marine life. The north is a macro photographer's dream with nudibranchs, colorful blennies, dancing jawfish, and sea horses. Encounter large and small whale species, snorkel with whale sharks, see jumping mobula rays, dive with playful sea lion colonies and see countless eels, octopus, fish, and jumping mobula rays.

The bio-diversity between the northern and southern Sea of Cortez is incredible and diving the entire Baja is spectacular! The sea life we witness on the surface from the boat, dingys or snorkling is fantastic.

We can see dolphins, sea lions, pilot whales, humpback whale, fin whales, blue whales, sperm whales, orcas and flying mobula rays. We also have incredible birds including blue and brown footed boobie birds, cormorants, frigate birds and the endemic yellow footed gulls.

In the south we dive the national park in Loreto and guests can spend a nice evening walking and dining in Loreto. We do a night dive with mobula rays and dive wrecks Fang Ming and Salvaterra.

If you wish to hike the remote islands during surface intervals, there is always a dingy available to take you to shore. We also have kayaks to take a serene cruise around the islands. Between activities get spoiled with amazing meals and the best crew in the industry.


ITINERARY

Our Explore Baja destination truly is an exploration. The below itinerary is a guideline only as, truly, anything can happen and flexibility will help you to enjoy this adventure to its fullest. We always want to be open-minded so that we can take advantage of what nature brings our way!

Puerto Peñasco to San José del Cabo

Day 1 - Board the boat at 5 pm / Dinner at 7 pm.

Day 2 - Three dives at Isla Angel de la Guarda and a sunset cruise.

Day 3 - One morning dive than snorkeling with whale sharks. Two dives in the afternoon.

Day 4 - Three dives plus a night dive at Isla Salsipuedes.

Day 5 - Four dives at San Pedro Martir Island.

Day 6 - Four dives at Isla San Ildefonso.

Day 7 - Three dives at Isla Coronado Island. Visit and dinner in Loreto.

Day 8 - Three dives at Isla Danzante and an afternoon hike at Honeymoon Beach.

Day 9 - Four dives at Isla las Animas.

Day 10 - Three dives at Isla del Espiritu Santo Island and a mobula night dive.

Day 11 - Dives at Jardines de la Reina Island.

Day 12 - Two dives at Cabo Pulmo National Park and one dive outside of the park.

Day 13 - Arrival in San José del Cabo and disembark at 8:30 am.

San José del Cabo to Puerto Peñasco

Day 1 - Board at 5 pm / Dinner at 7 pm.

Day 2 - Two dives at Cabo Pulmo National Park and one dive outside of the park.

Day 3 - Dives at Jardines de la Reina Island.

Day 4 - Three dives at Isla del Espiritu Santo Island and a mobula night dive.

Day 5 - Four dives at Isla las Animas.

Day 6 - Three dives at Isla Danzante and an afternoon hike at Honeymoon Beach.

Day 7 - Three dives at Isla Coronado Island. Visit and dinner in Loreto.

Day 8 - Four dives at Isla San Ildefonso.

Day 9 - Four dives at San Pedro Martir Island.

Day 10 - Three dives plus a night dive at Isla Salsipuedes.

Day 11 - One morning dive than snorkeling with whale sharks. Two dives in the afternoon.

Day 12 - Three dives at Isla Angel de la Guarda and a sunset cruise.

Day 13 - Arrive in Puerto Peñasco / Disembark at 7 am.

AVERAGE WATER TEMPERATURES

One of the most popular questions we receive is about water temperature!

The Sea of Cortez is a very seasonal sea which means it changes rapidly based on the seasons. For trips in September, temperatures range from 76-78 degrees Fahrenheit in the north and warms as we go south. In October, the south remains in the low 80's and the northern temperatures can go as low as 72-24.

The Sea of Cortez has vertical thermoclines! You can see the water shimmer before you feel it. There are cool as well as warm currents. During a single dive, experiencing a temperature difference of 10 degrees is quite normal. But don't worry, the cool thermoclines don't usually last long.

SCHEDULES & RATES

2022


Rocio del Mar / $4495 per person, double occupancy
Quino el Guardian / $3695 per person, quad occupancy

2023/2024
Rocio del Mar / $4695 per person, double occupancy
Quino el Guardian / $3895 per person, quad occupancy

Prices include all taxes, port fees, meals, beverages, tanks, weights, and complimentary beer and wine. The only things not included are
$28 park fee
$120 Nitrox (if you want it)
Transfers to and from the boat
Crew gratuity (typically 10%-15% of the fare)

Park fees are subject to change without notice.