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. 

Trip Details:

Day 1

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. 

Day 2-7 

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. 

Day 8

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

Main Deck: 

Lower Deck: 

Price Includes 5% tax



Getting There

Arrival Airport:  Los Cabos International Airport (SJD airport code) 

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From North America: 

Many airlines within North America fly into Los Cabos, Mexico. The airport code is SJD. Please plan to arrive no later than early afternoon on June 21, 2025. 

From Australia:

For most, the first international port of entry will be the United States. The closest US airports are (Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)  or San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Everyone flying to the US must clear immigration and customs even if you are continuing onward to Mexico. There is currently no option to stay in transit in the US. If you have a connecting flight, you’ll drop your luggage at baggage re-check or at the ticket counters and head back through security to your connecting flight to Cabo San Lucas (SJD) airport. You might consider a layover in California prior to continuing down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Please plan to arrive no later than early afternoon of  June 21, 2025. 

From Europe: 

For most, traveling via the US and onward Mexico will be the most efficient way to get to Cabo San Lucas. Alternatively flights to Mexico City (MEX) and onward to Cabo San Lucas, (SJD). 

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:

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We will be in touch via e-mail for your payment and provide individual invoices. We would recommend purchasing your flights into Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD) as soon as possible to secure reasonably priced flights. 

To book and check for available spaces email:

Terms and Conditions

Entry Requirements

Most travelers to Mexico can enter the country under the following conitions: 

1. A valid passport with more than six months of validity (Mexican authorities require a passport to be valid for the duration of the stay in Mexico, but transit countries and airline companies may have other requirements).

2. A properly completed Multiple Migratory Form (FMM). The FMM can be obtained from the airline or at the port of entry, but to expedite your registration at the border, you can now fill out and print it in advance in this link.

3. The Immigration Authorities at the port of entry may request certain documents to prove the purpose of your visit depending on the activity you will undertake in Mexico: