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Sea of Cortez

Aquarium of the World

Quick Details

UNESCO World Heritage Site 

From $1995 and up | 6 Days, 5 nights Liveaboard

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Triple Shared Stateroom Cabin
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5 Night Sea of Cortez

6 days / 5 nights in the Sea of Cortez on a luxury liveaboard for under $2000 pp dbl occ*. How’s that for a great deal!!!

Las Animas, La Reyna (fingers crossed on a giant manta), El bajo Los Islotes,, Espiritu Santo and more!! 15 dives including night dives.

Meets in Cabo and boards in La Paz to get you right out to our favourite dive sites. We have been running trips to these dive sites  and have learned a thing or two about how to maximize your dive vacation.

Insider Tips: Seas are generally flat calm in the Sea of Cortez this time of year. visibility and water temps improve dramatically in July. By September you can expect water temps in the mid 80’s and visibility of 100 – 150 ft.

The water temps are 75F – 80F in November, December, and sometimes into January and also in late April, May and June.

*5% Mexican IVA tax will be added to purchase

Port fee not included

Sample Itinerary

5 Night / 6 Day Trip

Day 1 – Boarding Day!

Late afternoon board at 5:30 pm. Safety briefing. Cocktails. Dinner. Safety drill. Head north for an overnight run to wake up tomorrow morning in the Sea of Cortez.

Bonus option! Relaxing on the upper deck or maybe in our hot tub under the brilliant star filled Mexican sky. Most nights are calm with very little motion which makes this even more special.

Day 2-5 – Adventuring the Sea of Cortez

Every day is different. Every trip is different. Mother ocean is always full of surprises and your Captain and crew will do their very best to maximize your onboard experience taking into account our 5 decades of experience in the Sea of Cortez, recent animal sightings, weather and our spotter plane!

Your first day at sea typically starts anchored off a quiet beach across from Cerralvo Island which is one of our secret mobula ray sites. Large schools of mobulas usually gather here overnight and if we time it right, you will be able to get in the water surrounded by large numbers of these rays. It’s magnificent. People travel from all over the world to see these mobulas.

Where we go next will vary. We might have reports of a huge pod of dolphins or even orcas in which case we’ll make full steam ahead to get you close or even in the water maintaining full respect for these animals. Interactions are always on their terms.

During your days at sea we will almost certainly visit Isla Las Animas which boasts a large population of sea lions. This can be a great shark destination for divers and great snorkelling opportunity and chance for everyone else to goashore. WearealsocertaintovisitIslaLaReynawhichishometothevast schools of fish pictured on the cover of this booklet. It’s also your single best opportunity to see manta rays in the entire Sea of Cortez.

We’ll likely spend time around the National Park of Espiritu Santo. Check out some wreck diving. Go ashore for beach time or hikes into the hills guided by our naturalist. Kayaking. Paddle boarding. Swimming or whatever you want. Whale watching and encounters are always on the agenda including a resident pod of giant finback whales. Divers will always have the option of 4 dives a day.

Last Day and Going Home

We will arrive back in Cabo some time around 7:30 am on the last day of your trip for breakfast and disembarking at 8:30 am. We will have shuttles on standby for those who want to drop off their bags and spend one last day in town before an afternoon flight home. Or for those who prefer, your transfer van can pick you up directly at the boat and take you to the airport.

Your last day is always sad for us. We hate to say good-bye. But wait, you don’t have to say good-bye just yet. There is still time to head up to Cabo Pulmo with us for a one day adventure or take advantage of our special offer staying in a local hotel. Or for divers, this could be your chance to dive the famous pinnacles of Gordo Banks before you go home!

We’re here to serve and do everything we can for you. Thank you for joining us.

What am I going to see?

Some animals including dolphins, finback whales, mobula rays, turtles, sea lions and enormous schools of fish are resident year round. Giant mantas, Orcas and sperm whales can appear anytime. We see much larger numbers of mobulas in season. Whale sharks are present year round but most interaction is between October and May. June to December is the best time for sharks. The best time for blue and humpback whales is January to May.