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2007
San Jose del Cabo - RT, 8 nights/9 days,
Safari Quest

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in San Jose del Cabo
Upon arrival at the airport you値l be met and transferred to Casa Natalia, a boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo. Relax by the pool, or stroll through the nearby plaza.

Day 2 La Paz, Boarding
This morning we値l travel by land, stopping in Todos Santos for lunch and then on to La Paz where the crew greets us with champagne and hors d弛euvres. Recline on deck and watch the sunset as we cruise out of the harbor.

Days 3-5 Exploring the Sea of Cortes
Guided snorkeling excursions, kayaking adventures, desert hikes, and whale watching color our days in the Sea of Cortes. We値l slip into the water and swim with playful California sea lions who are as curious about us as we are of them. Our scenic, hidden anchorages attract diving pelicans and magnificent frigate birds, and we値l have plenty of time to stroll along deserted shores, picking up seashells and discovering a remarkable array of desert plants and animals, while the rugged Sierra la Giganta mountains frame the sunset to the west. We値l experience the riches of the Sea of Cortes in dozens of ways every day as we cruise.

Day 6 Trail Ride and Whale Watching
After breakfast we値l meet a local ranchero for an included trail ride into the arroyos and mountains of the Baja peninsula. We値l take in stunning views of the mountains and sea before returning to the tiny village where we値l spend some unhurried time with local artisans and fishermen. Later, we値l continue watching whales and dolphins as we cruise to our anchorage. Swim, sail, or kayak before calling it a day.

Day 7 Baja痴 Gray Whales or Loreto
Travel with our local guide to the calving grounds of gray whales for a close up view of these gentle giants. Or, if the whales have already begun their northward migration, we値l visit Loreto痴 Mission, browse, shop and enjoy this charming town. Flexibility is our strong point! We値l get underway this evening for another secluded anchorage.

Day 8 Isla Coyote
We値l step into the smallest, most remote village in the Sea of Cortes today. Enjoy light-hearted conversation and laughter with a remarkable family who make their living fishing in the Sea of Cortes. After our visit, we値l depart for a guided hike to a rocky overlook above Half Moon bay. We値l be rewarded with a magnificent 360-degree view of sea and mountains. Finally this evening, we値l gather for a festive farewell dinner where we値l recount our journey together as the sun sets over the mountains to the west.

Day 9 La Paz/ Los Cabos
After breakfast on board we値l bid you 殿dios. You値l be transferred to the airport for connections home.


2007
La Paz - Loreto, 5 nights/ 6 days,
Safari Quest

Itinerary

Day 1 Board the Safari Quest
Welcome to La Paz and the Safari Quest. The crew greets us with champagne and hors d弛euvres as we settle in a relaxing and rejuvenating cruise in the Sea of Corte駸. Take in the sunset from the top deck before joining your shipmates for dinner and for a night of star gazing in a serene cove.

Day 2 Water Sports and Sun - New Years Eve in La Paz
We'll cruise out of the harbor to Isla Espiritu Santo and Los Islotes and slip into the water to swim with playful sea lions. It痴 always difficult to decide who痴 more curious, us or them! Upon our return to the yacht, the kayaks will be ready and waiting, and as always, water sports equipment will be available. This evening we'll return to La Paz for New Year's Eve.

Days 3-5 Exploring the Sea of Cortes
Guided snorkeling excursions, kayaking adventures, desert hikes, whale and dolphin watching color our days in the Sea of Cortes. We値l have plenty of time to stroll along deserted shores, picking up seashells and discovering a remarkable array of desert plants and animals, while the rugged Sierra la Giganta mountains frame the sunset to the west. We値l experience the riches of the Sea of Cortes in dozens of ways every day as we cruise. Our final evening, we値l gather for a festive farewell dinner where we値l recount our journey together as the sun sets over the mountains to the west. 

Day 6 Loreto - Transfer to Airport
After breakfast will disembark to visit Loreto痴 Mission, browse, shop and enjoy this charming town before transferring to the airport for connections home.

 


2007/8
Loreto - RT, 7nights/ 8days

Day 1 Arrive in Loreto, boarding
Welcome to Baja California Sur! You will be met at the airport and taken on a tour of the local area before boarding the Safari Quest. Step out on deck with your fellow travelers, champagne in hand, to toast the brilliant Baja sunset before dinner. We値l anchor in a quiet cove this evening.

Day 2 Whales and Dolphins 
Join the Expedition Leader for an introduction to the whales of the Sea of Cortes while the Captain and crew keep their eyes open for spouts. We値l spend our first day on the water in search of marine mammals of many kinds before dropping anchor in a beautiful cove along the shores of the Baja Peninsula. Take the inflatable launch to shore for an evening stroll on the beach, then enjoy a wonderful dinner back on board the Safari Quest.

Day 3 Trail Rides and Water Activities
After breakfast we値l meet a local ranchero for an included trail ride into the arroyos and mountains of the Baja peninsula. We値l take in stunning views of the mountains and sea before returning to the tiny village on the beach where we値l spend some unhurried time with local artisans and fishermen. During lunch we値l continue our cruise, stopping later in a remote cove to swim, sail, or kayak before calling it a day.

Day 4 Isla Coyote and Swimming with Sea Lions
We値l step ashore at the smallest village in the Sea of Cortes today. Enjoy a conversation with a remarkable group of people who make their living as fishermen 妬n the middle of nowhere before departing this afternoon. After cruising for a short while, we値l drop anchor and slip into the water where playful California sea lions come have a look at us. It痴 hard to tell who痴 more curious! We値l depart for our evening anchorage, and cruise until sunset. Take advantage of our top-deck hot tub after dinner this evening.

Day 5 La Paz
Historic La Paz will be our morning port call. We値l tour the local church and mission, and talk with artists in their workshops. We値l also have free time to stroll the lively waterfront, and shop or relax. Back on board, we値l have a light lunch as we cruise north, searching for whales and dolphins as we go. This evening we値l anchor in a pristine bay surrounded by clear skies and crystalline waters.

Days 6 7 The Nature of the Sea of Cortes, Gray Whales
We値l spend the next two days weaving a path through some of the most scenic areas found in the Sea of Cortes. We値l go beachcombing on white-sand beaches decorated with seashells, hike to the tops of rocky bluffs where the views take our breath away. We値l watch pods of dolphins, and blue, pilot or fin whales as they spout and dive in the surrounding waters. During the late winter and early spring months, we値l travel with our local guide to the calving grounds of gray whales for a close up view of these gentle giants. Or, if the whales have left the bay on their northward migration, we値l continue our exploration of the Sea of Cortes by kayak, sail boat, and inflatable launch. And finally, to celebrate our journey in this magical place, we値l enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner the night before we depart for home.

Day 8 Disembarkation, Loreto
After breakfast on board we値l bid you 殿dios. A transfer to the airport for connections home is included. 

 


2007/8
Loreto - Northern Route, 9nights/10days

Day 1 Arrive in Loreto
You will be met at the airport and taken on a tour of the local area before boarding the Safari Quest

Day 2 Kayak Adventures
This morning we値l travel by land, stopping in Todos Santos for lunch and then on to La Paz where the crew greets us with champagne and hors d弛euvres. Recline on deck and watch the sunset as we cruise out of the harbor.

Days 3-5 Whale Watching and the Midriff Islandss
We値l spend our days watching whales and dolphins, visiting islands in the Biosphere Reserve, hiking with our Expedition Leader in the desert, and swimming, sailing, and snorkeling in turquoise waters. During the late spring months, we値l observe the largest rookery of Heerman痴 Gulls and Elegant Terns in the world. 

Day 6 Santa Rosalia
We値l continue our exploration of the Sea of Cortes as we cruise south along the Baja coast. We may stop for beach combing or kayaking this morning, then, we値l stop in historic Santa Rosalia to explore the town. Re-board the yacht and we値l continue south to a quiet, scenic anchorage

Days 7-9 Wilderness and Water Sports
These three days will be a perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. We値l beachcomb and hike, discover the landscapes, flora, and fauna of both the peninsula and the islands, and simply enjoy the scenic beauty around us. We値l spend time with massive pods of dolphins, riding beside them in our skiff as they leap and spiral out of the water. We値l enjoy barbeques on deck and hot tubbing under the stars. And the only interruption to your siesta will be due to whales spouting off the bow.

Day 10 Disembark, Loreto 
After breakfast this morning we値l bid you a fond 殿dios, and you will be transferred to the airport for connections home.

 


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