Sea of Cortez in Depth

9 Days
Los Angeles to Los Angeles
From (CAD)
$ 9,915
Dates & Pricing

2023 Los Angeles > Los Angeles

Witness nature at its finest

Sail through the storied waters of the Sea of Cortez, a remarkable body of water often referred to as “The Aquarium of the World” for being one of the most biodiverse seas on the planet. This is a place of calm, pristine beaches, green mangrove forests overlapping the shores, and geological occurrences that continue to amaze the scientists.
Explore untouched islands in this vibrant archipelago, kayak along the rugged coastlines, snorkel in the warm sea and see unique reptiles and cacti on volcanic islands. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a destination best visited on a Discovery Yacht. Join the Discovery Team on deck with binoculars, looking for the tell-tale spray of water from the ocean, indicating the presence of majestic blue, fin and sperm whales in the vicinity.
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Tour Code:
9 days
Departure City:
Los Angeles
Return City:
Los Angeles

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Los Angeles, USA > Loreto, Mexico

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Los Angeles to Loreto, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    The Sea of Cortez, or the Gulf of California, is a legendary body of water embraced by Baja California and Mexico mainland. One of the most biologically diverse marine environments in the world framed with clear, quiet water, lagoons and wetlands, ecological and marine reserves and desert landscapes. Almost a thousand resident and migratory fish swim these waters, with one in every ten fish species being found only in this region. There are also a wide range of marine mammals that visit, including the fin, humpback, sperm and gray whales. Positioned between two shifting tectonic plates, this is an area of great interest to scientists and researchers.

    With 244 islands, a host of choices are open for your voyage, with your destination activities being dependant on wildlife and weather conditions. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Team Leaders will design your voyage day to day, making the most of this unique region.

    One of the places that we may visit is Isla Ángel de la Guarda, one of the largest islands in the Sea of Cortez that is an uninhabited biological reserve. The calm waters that surround this dry, mountainous island offer the perfect opportunity to kayak and stand-up paddleboard. With white sand, turquoise waters and a rustic back drop, Isla Partida was voted as home to the most beautiful beach in Mexico. We may even get the chance to snorkel with a nearby sea lion colony. Isla Coronados offers shallow lagoons with outstanding visibility, that are perfect for exploring the sea bottom. You could also wander around the island to spot local animals and plants.


    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs watching for wildlife, kayak and stand-up paddleboard along the calm turquoise waters, or walk through biological reserves.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Loreto > Los Angeles, USA

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Los Angeles, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

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