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Holiday Journey in the Sea of Cortez

Voyage Through the Sea of Cortez North America Mexico, Mexico

Contact provider for price 8 Days December
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Lindblad Expeditions 24 people max
  • La paz, mexico
  • Boats, Barges & Small Ship Cruises trips
We invite you to celebrate the holiday season in an extraordinary way when you sail on our Sea of Cortez cruise this December. There will be a host of activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, hiking, Zodiac cruises, or just relaxing on deck. If there are reports of whales near by, we will cruise out for a search. During the night, our “floating lodge” will be under way and the next morning you will awake in another unique and beautiful part of the Sea of Cortez.

In December, temperatures are typically in the 70s, the sky is clear blue from sunrise to sunset and while on our Sea of Cortez cruise, you will experience an ocean that is teeming with life, with platoons of pelicans, dolphins surfacing and the antics of rays and boobies! This is an extraordinary place — it’s dramatic, full of life with endless possibilities to walk, swim, snorkel and kayak.

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Voyage Through the Sea of Cortez North America Mexico, Mexico

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  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.

Itinerary

DAY 1 — US/Los Cabos or La Paz/Embark at La Paz
Fly to Los Cabos and transfer to La Paz, where we'll board the ship and sail into the Sea of Cortez in the late afternoon. (D)
Isla San Jose
    
DAY 2 — Isla San Jose
Isla San Jose has a highly varied mixture of habitats. You’ll take Zodiac cruises and kayaks into mangrove channels in search of shorebirds and waders. Nearby are ancient shell mounds, or middens, that reveal traces of former occupation by the Guaicura Indians. (B,L,D)
Isla Ildefonso
    
DAY 3 — Isla Ildefonso
Isla Ildefonso is a small and rugged island that is home to many nesting seabirds, including blue-footed and brown boobies. You will have the opportunity to take a zodiac cruise along the shoreline to closer observe the birdlife. Marine life also awaits our discovery, by way of snorkeling we can reveal this colorful underwater world. (B,L,D)
Isla Santa Catalina
    
DAY 4 — Isla Santa Catalina
This morning we search for marine life in the waters around Isla Danzante, another rich area for dolphins. In the afternoon, we visit Isla Santa Catalina for walks among huge cacti, snorkeling in the clear waters of our anchorage along the rugged shoreline. (B,L,D)
Isla San Francisco
    
DAY 5 — Isla San Francisco
Isla San Francisco and its natural harbor, a calm crescent-shaped bay, will allow us to consider activities such as Zodiac cruising, kayaking or relaxing on the beach. Walks ashore allow us a different perspective in exploring the island and always provide spectacular views. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 — Exploring the Sea of Cortez
The shores surrounding the sea of Cortez have many beautiful bays where there are beaches for swimming and long, gently sloping arroyos for walks inland. This time of year cacti may be in flower and wildflowers in bloom. No matter where you explore, you will have an opportunity for one last vigorous paddle in the kayaks. (B,L,D)
Islas Los Islotes and Espiritu Santo
    
DAY 7 — Islas Los Islotes and Espiritu Santo
With deeply indented shorelines and dramatically eroded cliff faces, Islas Los Islotes and Espiritu Santo are two of the most beautiful islands in the Sea of Cortez. Here you will be able to swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters, perhaps with some curious sea lions. Zodiac rides, rare bird sightings, the possibility of spotting an endemic black rabbit, or simply some relaxing beachcombing are all possibilities today. Dinner this evening will be a beach barbeque and campfire under the star-filled desert sky.(B,L,D)
La Paz/Disembark/La Paz or Los Cabos/US
    
DAY 8 — La Paz/Disembark/La Paz or Los Cabos/US
After breakfast, disembark in La Paz and tansfer to the airport for your flights back home. (B)

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