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Mexico's Sea of Cortes

7-night island hopping adventure cruise in Mexico's Sea of Cortes

Steinbeck, Cousteau… now it’s your turn to explore the “world’s aquarium” in the Sea of Cortes. Greet sea lions from the boat or skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for an even closer encounter. Getting your sea legs is easy too—relax with toes in the sand, on a hike, or atop a mule through the canyons of Baja. Land and sea are a step, or kayak, away.

When I got onboard I soon met many returning passengers and I quickly saw why—this is perfect! I love the flexibility of the schedule.
— Rosalie M., Cincinnati, OH (Mexico)
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Complete with a mule ride and plenty of snorkeling with colorful marine life, experience the bounty that is Baja.

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Kayaking with UnCruise Adventures in Mexico's Sea of Cortez


Get into the wild with a mule ride accompanied by a local ranchero or a snorkel with the sea lions in a quiet cove. 

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We'll fill you in on footwear, drinking water, and all your questions about cruising in the Sea of Cortes.

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Photo of two sea lions at a haulout in the Sea of Cortes (Baja California Sur animals images). Photo by Peter West Carey

Sea of Cortes Wildlife

Also known as “the world’s aquarium,” the Sea of Cortes is home to dolphins, whales, whale sharks, sea lions, rays, and a variety of fish.

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Morning stretches on board the Safari Endeavour

Life On Board

Try morning on-deck stretches or, in the evenings, watch for sparkling bioluminescence from the bow.

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Sunset over the Sea of Cortez, from the UnCruise small ship Safari Endeavour

Evening Wildlife Watching

Just when we thought the show couldn’t get any more exciting, I heard a cry from the deck above me.... 

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Seasonal Variations

Whether you’re stoked to see the desert flowers in November or the Red-billed Tropicbirds of March, it’s always a good time to visit the Sea of Cortes.

The biggest changes are likely to be seen among migrating birds and marine life. Gray whales, for example, spend summers in Alaska and come to Mexico during winter months to have their babies in the warmer southern waters. From migratory to endemic, there is always unique and wow-worthy wildlife to see.  

A blow of water from a humpback whale, seen by UnCruise guests in the Sea of Cortes

Feeding Frenzy in the Sea of Cortes

Soon, we heard the blow of water as a humpback whale joined the action. Then a second blow was heard as our one humpback whale turned into two.
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Mexico Image Gallery

View our images & get inspired to visit Mexico on an adventure cruise!

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UnCruise Lets Surroundings Star

UnCruise Lets Surroundings Be the Star of the Show

I’m sailing on board the MV Safari Endeavour, a small ship exploring the Sea of Cortez (sometimes called the Gulf of California)...
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