Sea of Cortez - Southern Safari


September / October / December

The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California is a strip of water separated from the Pacific Ocean by the Baja Peninsula. This isolation, on land and underwater, provides a unique series of contrasting ecosystems from the vast solitude of the desert to the rich underwater realms and black coral gardens.

Let the crews of Rocio del Mar and Quino el Guardian spoil you as we travel throughout the warm and clear waters of the southern Sea of Cortez. Enjoy six days of diving where we can see countless tropical fish, schools of mobula rays, eels, octopuses, turtles, rays, giant pods of dolphins, and whales. We will explore Isla el Bajo and Isla Los Islotes, where you will encounter a massive colony of friendly sea lions. We will dive Isla Espiritu Santo and wrecks Fang Ming and Salvaterra, Isla Las Animas, Isla Los Islotes, and Isla Cerralvo, known as Jacques Cousteau Island. We'll also do a night dive with mobula rays.

This itinerary is excellent for snorkelers.




8 Days / 7 Nights / 6 Days of Diving

Below is our scheduled diving itinerary. Weather and sea conditions may alter this itinerary, and if unique animal sightings arise, we may suggest options to divers.

Day 1 - Embark in San José del Cabo / Dinner and departure at approximately 7 pm

Day 2 - Isla Espiritu Santo and mobula ray night dive / 3-4 dives

Day 3 - Isla Las Ánimas / 3-4 dives

Day 4 - Isla Danzante and Isla San Francisquito

Day 5 - Isla El Bajo Seco and Isla San Francisquito / 3-4 dives

Day 6 - Isla Los Islotes and wrecks Salvaterra and Fang / 3-4 dives

Day 7 - Isla Cerralvo, also known as Jacques Cousteau Island / 3-4 dives

Day 8 - Arrival in San Jose del Cabo and disembark at 8:30 am


One of the most popular questions we receive about the Sea of Cortez is about water temperature! We anticipate 85-88 degrees Fahrenheit for trips in September and October. In December, it will be closer to 80 degrees.


Quino el Guardian / $2400 per person, quad occupancy

2025 / 2026
Quino el Guardian / $2500 per person, quad occupancy
Rocio del Mar / $3095 per person, double occupancy

Prices include all taxes, port fees, meals, beverages, tanks, weights, and complimentary beer and wine. The only things not included are:

National Park Fee - 100 pesos per day of diving*
Nitrox Fee - $140
Transfers to and from the boat
Crew gratuity (typically 10%-15% of the fare)

*Park fee is subject to change without notice