Focus on Exploration

This is a true expedition, where we let our day-by-day plans be guided by the seasonal movements of birds and marine mammals. This offers us the best sightings and the most frequent up close encounters with wildness. Extraordinary adventure is a guarantee.  


  • DAY 1: Home / Los Cabos, Mexico/ Embark La Paz

    Fly into Los Cabos and transfer to La Paz to set sail on the Sea of Cortez. (D)

  • DAY 2-7: Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Our routing is designed with flexibility in mind, to maximize opportunities for wildlife sightings. It will most likely include the islands and activities listed below, although the order may vary (B,L,D):

    Islas San Esteban and San Pedro Martir Walk up a desert wash, to search for desert birds and the endemic pinto chuckwalla — a harmless desert lizard. Later visit Isla San Pedro Martir, a 1,000-foot-high guano-covered island that is home to thousands of seabirds. Blue-footed boobies, red-billed tropicbirds, pelicans and frigatebirds are all found here.

    Bahía Loreto Marine Park: This morning we’ll search for whales in the waters south of Isla Carmen, an area that has proven to be one of the best for finding blue whales, and often bottlenose and common dolphins. In the afternoon we visit one of the islands of Bahía Loreto Marine Park, with ample time for kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding and possibly hiking.

    Isla San Marcos Explore via kayak, walks, swimming and opportunities to snorkel.

    Isla San Jose One of the larger islands in the Sea of Cortez, San Jose offers several landing possibilities depending on conditions and the whim of the moment. Photograph the ochre cliffs of the island's eastern shore, hike an "enchanted" arroyo, or visit the abandoned salt works to the west.  

    Los Islotes/Espíritu Santo Swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters, perhaps with some curious sea lions. Expedition landing craft rides, rare bird sightings, the possibility of spotting an endemic black jackrabbit, or simply some relaxing beachcombing are all possibilities today.

  • DAY 8: Disembark La Paz, Mexico/Los Cabos

    Disembark in La Paz and transfer to the airport in Los Cabos for flights home. (B)

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

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