Explore Baja 

Three times a year, we offer a very special, 13-day trip that covers all of Baja California. Your trip begins at one location and ends at the another … Puerto Penasco to San Jose del Cabo or San Jose del Cabo to Puerto Penasco.

Baja California is a unique adventure that few people have experienced. It is a journey where there are no roads, a handful of people and only an occasional boat.

Awake to an amazing sunrise amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world … clear skies, deep blue seas and terrain only millions of years could create. Each day we move from one island to the next enjoying 3 to 4 dives daily. 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 if you wish to take a serene cruise around the islands.

At night you can enjoy stars that feel so close that you can reach out and touch them. Lay on the deck and gaze at the constellations, see a satellite pass overhead or catch a falling star. Listen to the sea as you can often hear something splashing. It could be anything … dolphins, marlin, or a school of bonitos. You may hear the booming sound of blowing and water spouting. It's a whale! You can't see him but he sounds enormous. At a distance you hear the sea lions and pelicans. What a splendid way to end a magnificent day.

During the entire voyage you will be able to sit back and enjoy the service of a highly experienced and friendly crew. In fact, our crew is one of the main reasons many of our guests come back again and again. Our captains, dive masters, stewards, panga drivers and chefs are the finest in the industry. Everyone works together as a team to make your trip comfortable, safe and memorable.

Our Explore Baja Expeditions give you the unique experience of exploring one island to the next … it’s a truly magical experience and one that will linger in your memory for years and years to come. The Sea of Cortez remains a secret oasis where the desert meets the sea.

ACTIVITIES: Diving, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and exploring small towns and missions.

THINGS TO SEE: Jacques Cousteau and John Stienbeck saw the magic that the Sea of Cortez has to offer. Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez, “The worlds aquarium”. John Stienbeck wrote "The Log of the Sea of Cortez". It is a journey through a remote and beautiful corner of the world; a diary filled with the daily excitements and triumphs of skillful and energetic men. It is also an invitation to see the world anew from a fresh vantage point and perhaps with a broader and more understanding spirit.

The bio-diversity between the Northern and Southern Sea of Cortez is incredible and diving the entire Baja is truly a spectacular experience. You will also see equally incredible sea life on the surface including dolphins, sea lions, Pilot Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Fin Whales, Orcas and Sperm Whales, flying Mobula Rays, Blue and Brown Footed Boobie Birds, Cormorants, Frigate Birds and the endemic Yellow Footed Gulls.  

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 ber open minded so that we can take advantage of what nature brings our way!

SAN JOSE DEL CABO (OR LA PAZ) TO PUERTO PENASCO ITINERARY

Day 1 –  Check in at boat at 5:00pm in San Jose Del Cabo
Day 2 –  Cabo Pulmo
Day 3 –  Isla Cerralvo
Day 4 – Los Islotes, Shipwreck “Fang Ming”, visit La Paz for the afternoon
Day 5 – Dora’s Pinnacle in the morning, Los Islotes in the afternoon, Ensenada Grande and Mobula night dive
Day 6 –  Animas
Day 7 –  Coronado, walk Loreto Mission Square in the evening
Day 8 –  Isla Alfonso
Day 9 –  San Pedro Martir
Day 10 – Animas and Salsipuedes
Day 11 – Bahia De Los Angeles – Snorkeling with Whale Sharks, El Pescador
Day 12 – Angel Island
Day 13 – Disembark 8:30am in Puerto Penasco

PUERTO PENASCO TO SAN JOSE DEL CABO (OR LA PAZ) ITINERARY

Day 1 –   Check in at boat at 5:00pm in Puerto Peñasco
Day 2 –   Angel Island
Day 3 –   Bahia De Los Angeles – Snorkeling with Whale Sharks, El Pescador
Day 4 –   Animas and Salsipuedes
Day 5 –   San Pedro Martir
Day 6 –   Isla Alfonso
Day 7 –   Coronado, walk Loreto Mission Square in the evening
Day 8 –   Animas
Day 9 –   Dora’s Pinnacle in the morning, Los Islotes in the afternoon, Ensenada Grande and Mobula night dive
Day 10 – Los Islotes, Shipwreck “Fang Ming”, visit La Paz for the afternoon
Day 11 – Cerralvo
Day 12 – Cabo Pulmo
Day 13 – Disembark 8:30am in La Paz or San Jose Del Cabo

There is no additional charge for hikes on the islands.  Most guests like to have dinner in Loreto and each guest is responsible for their own charges.