Sea of Cortez
June 21-28, 2025
Join us on an exhilarating adventure in the Sea of Cortez swimming with orcas and mobula rays! Late spring/early summer sees the return of orcas and the mobula ray aggregation to the Sea of Cortez & Baja, Mexico. Our journey will take us in and around the waters of Loreto National Park and south to Cabo San Lucas for the best encounters. Our home for the week is the luxurious Nautilus Gallant Lady, a 116 ft yacht designed with divers and snorkelers in mind.
This adventure begins in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico meeting in the late afternoon at Seacreatures in downtown Cabo on embarkation day. After check-in and completing paperwork we'll hop onboard our transfer to La Paz, Mexico to board the Gallant Lady with her friendly crew waiting for us with trays margaritas and champagne! We'll enjoy dinner and settle into cabins and get ready for an action packed week ahead.
We'll be out at sea for the week searching for the best mobula ray and orca encounters. Finding the marine wildlife is made easier with the support of a spotter airplane, the Citabria, a low flying ultralight aircraft used for enhanced observation. Between the aircraft, our vessel & the high speed RHIB boat (skiff) the crew will have us in the water with some amazing encounters. While the focus is on mobulas and orcas, during these trips there can be other exciting encounters including blue whales, humpback whales, whale sharks, cow nose rays, dolphins and more. Be prepared to expect the unexpected with marine wildlife in the Sea of Cortez. The general schedule is morning out on the RHIB boat snorkeling with mobula rays & orcas. Back to the boat for lunch/rest and back out for another round in the afternoon.
This trip is primarily a snorkeling and free diving trip, as this is the best way to observe the wildlife. We will have the opportunity for some diving 3-4 dives, possibly more, our focus is snorkeling/free diving. Additional activities include: paddle boarding, kayaking, local area hikes, etc.
Disembark after breakfast and begin our drive back to Seacreatures in Cabo or the Cabo San Lucas airport, SJD.
Dates: June 21-28, 2025
Duration: 7 nights/8 days
Yacht: Nautilus Gallant Lady
Package Cost: All costs are in USD
Superior Suite: $4400.00 USD per person
Premium Suite: $4830.00 USD per person
Superior Suite: $4195.00 USD per person
Rooms configured either 2 doubles or 1 quasi-King bed
Two lower superior suites 2 twin beds only
Price Includes 5% tax
How to Secure Your Spot
Please note that this trip has limited spots, so you will need to get in quick to secure your booking. The following payments will be required:
To book and check for available spaces email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions
Designed for Scuba, LLC highly recommends you purchase travel and dive insurance as soon as possible after confirming your travel plans. We recommend Dive Assure or DAN for diving insurance. We recommend Dive Assure or DAN for diving insurance. Dive Assure offers a Dive and Travel Insurance annual and short-term (per trip). You can purchase it here: https://diveassure.com/en/home/?pid=18662