• 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From From $2,995 / person
  • (Varies single supplement) Children: Varies

Explore Baja’s isle-dappled coast!

Active exploration and a menagerie of wildlife await you on our Mexico Baja Cruise! Traverse the Sea of Cortés on a 7-night island-hopping adventure filled with an abundance of activities. Hike the Isla San Franciso’s ruggedly beautiful beach, kayak the Isla Espíritu Santo, and ride mules into arroyos with local rancheros on Bahía Agua Verde. Search for whales, mobula rays, and dolphins while you explore by skiff, or get up close and personal with sea lion pups and colorful reef fish as you snorkel the rich waters of the world’s youngest sea. All the while, enjoy the best accommodations and delectable cuisine with Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service and discover the perfect blend of exploration and relaxation on this unforgettable holiday.

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  • Adult Only Vacations
  • Cultural
  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Snorkeling / Swimming

Activity Level: Moderate

This Tour

Explore the wildlife-rich waters of Jacques Cousteau's world aquarium on our Mexico Cruise.Soak up Baja's spectacular display of coastal, desert, and underwater scenery on this 8-day small-ship adventure.

  • Watch for pods of dolphin and sperm whales as they spout, leap, and dive in the bounteous Sea of Cortes
  • Search for gentle whale sharks in Bahia de La Paz or (depending on the season) for gray whales and their new calves at Bahia Magdalena
  • Hitch a ride by burro to a local arroyo, experiencing the "real Baja" alongside a local ranchero family
  • Snorkel with acrobatic sea lion pups at the craggy Los Islotes
  • Hike red-rock outcroppings, paddle idyllic bays, and beachcomb protected, shell-strewn shores on Baja's isle-dappled coast
  • By night, ogle at a star-filled sky and at waters that glow as if by magic in bioluminescence
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Tour Itinerary

8 days/7 nights

San José del Cabo, Mexico (SJD)

Day 1: San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo
Meals Included:  D
Overnight: Safari Endeavour

Bienvenidos! On Day 1, arrive at Los Cabos International Airport in San Jose del Cabo where you'll be transferred to our hospitality area.

  • As we make our way to La Paz, your expedition team will give you an overland orientation to acquaint you with the dramatic Baja landscape and the action packed week that lies ahead.
  • Captain and crew welcome you aboard the Safari Endeavour just in time for cocktails and a delightful dinner with your new shipmates.
Day 2: Isla San Francisco
Isla San Francisco
Meals Included:  B, L, D

In a playground of steep red bluffs and sweeping desert beach, kick off your weeklong adventure with a day of play. Don some flippers for a snorkel among colorful sea life, put on your walking shoes for an exploratory hike, grab a paddle, or relax on the beach with the sand between your toes. The rugged beauty of the island makes it an ideal spot for escapades.

Day 3: Bahía Agua Verde
Bahía Agua Verde
Meals Included:  B, L, D

At Bahía Agua Verde, clear waters are bordered by sparse craggy mountains hemmed in green. Explore the coast by small skiff, visit with a local ranchero and his family, and take to the canyons and mountains on a mule ride and experience the "real Baja." Scenic vistas, outstanding exploration, excellent birding, and unmatched camaraderie the day is done.

Day 4: Captain's Choice
Meals Included:  B, L, D

While it's unlikely you'll find any black pearls, today you'll sail amongst islands once explored by early conquistadors. Your expedition team will be at-the-ready with more adventurous options to choose from kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, or beachcombing. Discover nature's diversity and learn about the geologic forces that formed these islands.

Day 5: Magdalena Bay / Bahía de la Paz
Magdalena Bay / Bahía de la Paz
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Depending on the time of year you're joining us, you'll either explore Magdalena Bay or Bahía de la Paz.


Magdalena bay
Mother Nature is your guide today. The gray whales arrive each year on Baja's west coast”migrating more than 12,000 miles to calve in Bahía Magdalena. Dock in Puerto Escondido, then drive across the peninsula to ride in a panga and observe these mammals and their babies in the lagoon.


Bahía de la Paz

Whale sharks the largest known species of fish are known to frequent the bay. Keep watch for the watery "footprints" of these gentle giants, and conditions permitting, gear up for an unforgettable swim alongside this colossal creature or observe from above in the skiff.

Day 6: Los Islotes / Isla Partida
Los Islotes / Isla Partida
Meals Included:  B, L, D

At Los Islotes a steep craggy seamount leaping straight from the sea observe a sea lion colony from the boat and skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for an early morning snorkel with curious, agile young sea lion pups. Afterwards, heave anchor and set sail for Isla Partida, for an afternoon of water play or island hikes along desert beaches or into rocky arroyos.

Day 7: Isla Espí­ritu Santo
Isla Espí­ritu Santo
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Tuck into a secluded cove surrounded by long fingers of red rock and a golden beach. Spend your last full day enjoying the feel of warm sand under your feet on a beach walk, investigate nooks and crannies in the rocks by kayak, or explore a little further afield on a guided hike. Celebrate your week at tonight's special Farewell Dinner with an entertaining slideshow by your expedition team.

Day 8: La Paz / San Jose
Meals Included:  B

After breakfast, it's adios La Paz, as you disembark the vessel and transfer back to San Jose del Cabo for your flight, or Un-Cruise hotel stay.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From From $2,995 / person
  • (Varies single supplement) Children: Varies

Recommended Travel Months

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Additional Trip Information

  • Upon arrival at Los Cabos International Airport in San Jose del Cabo, you will be transferred to the hospitality area.
  • After collecting your luggage you will pass through customs and then continue towards the airport exit door on your right hand side. Outside look for a representative of Austin Adventures who will be holding an Austin Adventures sign with your name on it.
  • Your driver will then transfer you 1.5 hours to Dream Valley Resort, where you may spend the rest of the day resting and preparing for your adventure.
  • On your last day, a twenty minute boat ride brings you back to Royal Palm Marina located on the mainland, followed by a fifteen minute drive to the Belize International Airport. You must be at the airport at least two hours prior to your international flight home.

Activities at each location are customized to meet the interest level of each guest and include:

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Snorkeling



The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Most alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths as noted in itinerary.
  • Meals as indicated in detailed daily itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • Road and boat transfers throughout duration of trip.
  • Daily tours and activities as listed in itinerary.
  • Tour entrance fees and equipment.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, luggage tags and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and marine park entrance fees.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures / Un-Cruise guide, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • Any meals not indicated in itinerary.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.

With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

Great trip- good way to see three major environments of Belize

Stacy G, Ligonier, PA

Staff was excellent; friendly and responsive.

Christine S, Watchung, NJ

It was like a 2nd honeymoon as we were the only 2 guests for the whole 1st week. The staff was attentive but gave us space also.

Laura G, Langhorne, PA

Great Time Overall

Suzann S, Norristown, PA
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A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
  • 1. Soak up the Sun: Rain is a rarity in San Jose del Cabo, with over 350 days of sunshine annually.
  • 2. Sea Variety: The Sea of Cortes is home to 900 varieties of fish and 2,000 species of marine invertebrates, making it the richest body of water on the planet.
  • 3. From Page to Sea: Follow the path of author John Steinbeck, as written in his book 'The Log from the Sea of Cortez'.
  • 4. In-the-field expertise: from preparing wondrous day trips to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your Mexico Baja Cruise truly is going home.

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