The Sea of Cortez is the Ultimate Ultra-Luxury Destination


In 6-star ultra-luxury, discover a stretch of ocean that is so breathtaking you have to see it to believe it.
The storied Sea of Cortez has lured many to its cerulean blue waters over the years, from pirates and explorers to celebrities and scientists. Home to one of the largest variety of marine life in the world, this legendary body of water between Baja California and mainland Mexico, is one of the most biologically diverse and beautiful seas on the planet. 
 
On board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht, our 9-day Sea of Cortez in Depth voyage explores the unique wonders of these waters, and the astounding archipelago that sits within them. Made up of 244 untouched islands, discover remote beaches, green mangrove forests, rare coral reefs, diverse wildlife, and world-renowned seafood. explores the unique wonders of these waters, and the astounding archipelago that sits within them. Made up of 244 untouched islands, discover remote beaches, green mangrove forests, rare coral reefs, diverse wildlife, and world-renowned seafood. 
 
Here are some of the many ways the marvelous Sea of Cortez will entice you… 

Its Tranquil and Exclusive Reputation  

From Leonardo DiCaprio to Bill Gates, this pristine region has become synonymous with those wanting to escape the public eye. Pristine natural beauty, a peaceful charm and dazzling landscapes offer a departure from regular tourist life, making it a haven for those looking to be undisturbed by the outside world. 

Thanks to Scenic Eclipse’s innovative design, the Discovery Yacht can sail into ports others don’t even know about. With a GPS Dynamic Positioning System, our Captain never has to drop an anchor. Small ship design also means she can sail into ports that are shallow. 

Once-in-a-lifetime Access to Marine Life

This UNESCO World Heritage site is legendary among divers and marine naturalists. Famously labelled "The World’s Aquarium" by French explorer Jacques Cousteau, almost a thousand resident and migratory fish swim these waters, with one in every ten fish species being found only in this region. Marine mammals such as dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and a variety of whales also found in the Sea of Cortez.

From the comfort of the Observation Deck, look for telltale sprays of water from the ocean, indicating the presence of majestic blue, fin, humpback, sperm and gray whales. For a closer encounter, join your passionate Discovery Team on a Zodiac, and a guided snorkel amongst colourful fish, magnificent manta rays, and playful sea lions. 

Untouched Hidden Beaches

The islands sprinkled throughout the Sea of Cortez are home to hundreds of unbelievably striking beaches, but the best spots are local secrets. Allow our expert guides to reveal the exclusive, little-known hidden gems reserved for the privileged few. Let the warm breeze wash over you as you breathe in the fresh salty air and recline on soft, white sands as calm turquoise waters practically beg you to jump in. 

Culinary Delights Fresh from the Sea

The Sea of Cortez is seafood-lover's paradise. The nutrient rich ecosystem and diverse variety of marine life makes for superior quality products, some of which are served in the world's top restaurants. Whether on land or at sea, enjoy a variety of highly prized, delectable treasures from deep in the waters you're cruising through. 

Indulge in a Truly All-inclusive in 6-star Ultra-luxury

Discover the unique wonders of the Sea of Cortez on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™. We will unlock these exceptional waters with once-in-a-lifetime experiences you will remember forever. 
 
Imagine waking up in your luxuriously appointed suite, and marveling as dolphins and whales put on a playful display outside your window.  You can spend the morning snorkeling on these unique islands with the Discovery Team, or take a guided hike through incredible nature reserves.
 
Scenic Eclipse is truly unique. Combining innovative design, with state-of-the-art technology, and world-class features, you can soar above in one of two on board helicopters^, or take to the depths of the waters on Scenic Neptune, the custom-built submarine^. 
 
On board, exquisite cuisine awaits in up to 10 premium dining experiences, and nine bars and lounges. Indulgent spaces, world-class staff, and a confidence that comes from knowing every detail is cared for to the Nth Degree.
 

^Flights on board two helicopters, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. Submarine unable to operate in US waters.
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