Baja’s Bounty (Mexico's Sea of Cortés)

Steinbeck, Cousteau… now it’s your turn to explore the “world’s aquarium” in the Sea of Cortes. Greet sea lions from the boat or skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for an even closer encounter. Getting your sea legs is easy too—relax with toes in the sand, on a hike, or atop a mule through the canyons of Baja. Land and sea are a step, or kayak, away.

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What to know more about UnCruise Adventures? Check out this overview presentation on all they have to offer.

Get a glimpse into Mexico’s Sea of Cortés the UnCruise way.

UnCruise Adventures specializes in small ships, BIG adventures (86 travelers or less).

Special Savings

Onboard Bucks: Receive $100/couple ($50/person) Onboard Bucks on 2018-2020 departures, all destinations excluding Galápagos. Mention code NPCAWEBINAR Offers are valid on NEW reservations booked until December 20, 2018.


2018 Departure Dates:

  • December 22, 29

2019 Departure Dates:

  • January 5, 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sea of Cortes—UNESCO World Heritage Site—a marine life-rich natural aquarium
  • Watch for whales, mobula rays, dolphins, and birds
  • Hike, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff
  • Mule ride into arroyos with local rancheros
  • Search for gentle whale sharks in Bahia de La Paz (Nov – mid-Jan; Mar)

OR

  • Watch for gray whales at Bahia Magdalena (mid-Jan – early-Mar)
  • Snorkel with sea lion pups and colorful reef fish
  • Convenience of flying in/out of Los Cabos International Airport

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DAY 1: San José del Cabo / La Paz – Embarkation: Bienvenidos! You will be met at the Los Cabos International Airport in San José del Cabo and transferred to our hospitality area. Joined by your expedition team, an overland orientation transfer to La Paz acquaints you with the dramatic Baja landscape and the week that lies ahead. The captain and crew welcome you aboard just in time for a cocktail and dinner with your new mates. (D)

DAY 2: Isla San Francisco: In a playground of steep red bluffs and sweeping desert beach, kick off your weeklong adventure with a day of play. Don some flippers for a snorkel among colorful sea life, put on your walking shoes for an exploratory hike, grab a paddle, or relax on the beach with the sand between your toes. The rugged beauty of the island makes it an ideal spot for escapades. (BLD)

DAY 3: Bahia Agua Verde: At Bahia Agua Verde, clear waters are bordered by sparse craggy mountains hemmed in green. Explore the coast by small skiff, visit with a local ranchero and his family, and take to the canyons and mountains on a mule ride and experience the “real Baja.” Scenic vistas, outstanding exploration, excellent birding, and unmatched camaraderie—the day is done. (BLD)

DAY 4: Captain’s Choice: While it’s unlikely you’ll find any black pearls, today you’ll sail amongst islands once explored by early conquistadors. Your expedition team will be at-the-ready with more adventurous options to choose from—kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, or beachcombing. Discover nature’s diversity and learn about the geologic forces that formed these islands. (BLD)

DAY 5: Marine Life Search: Magdalena Bay (mid-January – early-March) Mother Nature is your guide today. The gray whales arrive each year on Baja’s west coast—migrating more than 12,000 miles—to calve in Bahia Magdalena. Dock in Puerto Escondido, then drive across the peninsula to ride in a panga and observe these mammals and their babies in the lagoon.

Bahia de la Paz (November – mid-January; March) Whale sharks—the largest known species of fish—are known to frequent the bay. Keep watch for the watery “footprints” of these gentle giants, and conditions permitting, gear up for an unforgettable swim alongside this colossal creature or observe from above in the skiff.
(BLD)

DAY 6: Los Islotes / Isla Partida: At Los Islotes—a steep craggy seamount leaping straight from the sea—observe a sea lion colony from the boat and skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for an early morning snorkel with curious, agile young sea lion pups. Afterwards, heave anchor and set sail for Isla Partida, for an afternoon of water play or island hikes along desert beaches or into rocky arroyos. (BLD)

DAY 7: Isla Espiritu Santo: 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, investigate nooks and crannies in the rocks by kayak, or explore a little further afield on a guided hike. Celebrate your week at tonight’s special Farewell Dinner with an entertaining slideshow by your expedition team. (BLD)

DAY 8: San José del Cabo / La Paz – Disembark: After breakfast, it’s “adios” La Paz, as you transfer back to San José del Cabo for your flight or UnCruise hotel stay. (B)

A passport is required on this itinerary. Itineraries are guidelines and variations and the order of days will occur to maximize your experience.


To reserve space call UnCruise Adventures at 888-862-8881 or sales@uncruise.com and mention you are with NPCA.

Check out NPCA’s full tour lineup at www.npca.org/trips

  • Cost:
    From $3,795 per person double occupancy; single supplement applies
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