Baja's Bounty—Fitness & Yoga

7-night Sea of Cortes fitness & yoga adventure cruise

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Stocked with supplies and a bountiful sense of adventure, follow Steinbeck’s path into the protected waters of Cousteau’s “world’s aquarium.” Active exploration and a menagerie of wildlife await you! Immerse yourself in a week focused on fitness & yoga.


  • Special wellness, mindfulness, and fitness presentations
  • Small group workshops
  • Beach and on-deck yoga; walking meditation
  • Guided strength training and fitness sessions
  • Core power kayaking and adventure activities
  • Sea of Cortés UNESCO World Heritage Site—a marine life-rich natural aquarium
  • Watch for whales, mobula rays, dolphins, and birds
  • Hike, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff
  • Mule ride into the arroyos with local rancheros
  • Search for gentle whale sharks in Bahía de La Paz (Nov – mid-Jan; Mar) –OR– Watch for gray whales at Bahía Magdalena (mid-Jan – early-Mar)
  • Snorkel with sea lion pups and colorful reef fish
  • Convenience of flying in/out of Los Cabos International Airport

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Roundtrip San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur



San José del Cabo / La Paz – Embarkation
Bienvenidos! You’re met at the Los Cabos International Airport in San Jose del Cabo and transferred to our hospitality area. This afternoon, your expedition team acquaints you with the Baja landscape during an overland transfer to La Paz. Your captain, crew, and wellness hosts welcome you aboard in time for a cocktail and dinner.


Isla San Francisco
Rise early and greet the day with guided sun salutations. Or, catch a few more winks if your yoga session is slated for later in the day. Then step into a playground of red bluffs and desert beach. Don flippers for a snorkel among colorful sea life. The buoys set the course if you want to get in a full-body swim workout. Put on your walking shoes for a cardio-power hike, grab a paddle, or relax on the beach. The rugged beauty of the island makes it an ideal spot for escapades. Later, go deep on training, diet, and mindfulness. Your wellness hosts lead discussions and presentations over the next days that guide you toward living your healthiest life.


Bahía Agua Verde
Clear waters bordered by sparse mountains hemmed in green. The protected bay is perfect for speed—like a power kayak to build your core, shoulders, and arms. Or, find inner peace on a walking meditation or explore the coast by small skiff. Take to the canyons on a mule ride and experience the “real Baja” with a local ranchero and his family. Scenic vistas, excellent birding, and unmatched camaraderie—all distractions from the work your body is doing.


Captain’s Choice
While it’s unlikely you’ll find any black pearls, today sail among islands once explored by early conquistadors. Your expedition team is ready with adventurous options—kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, or beachcombing. Discover nature’s diversity and the geologic forces that formed these islands. Your wellness team brings fitness full-circle with a healthy lifestyle discussion. Wind down with a meditation or yoga practice, and a bit of stargazing in the night sky.


Marine Life Search
Mother Nature is your guide today. Whale sharks—the largest living species of fish—frequent Bahia de La Paz (Dec–mid-Jan). Keep watch for the watery “footprints” of these gentle giants, and conditions permitting, gear up for an unforgettable snorkel alongside this colossal creature or observe from above in the skiff. Or, if the gray whales have arrived in Bahia Magdalena (mid-Jan or later), dock in Puerto Escondido, then drive across the peninsula to ride in a panga and observe these marine mammals and their babies in the lagoon. They travel each year to calve on Baja’s west coast—migrating more than 12,000 miles.


Los Islotes / Isla Partida
This steep craggy seamount leaps straight from the sea as a haulout for sea lions. Observe the colony from the boat and skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for an early morning advanced snorkel with curious, agile sea lion pups. Afterwards, heave anchor and set sail for Isla Partida. What’s in store? Get ready to feel the burn and work up a sweat on a desert hike among cardon cactus and palo verde trees. Or keep cool, and boost your balance practicing yoga poses on a paddle board.


Isla Espíritu Santo
Tuck into a secluded cove surrounded by long fingers of red rock and a golden beach. Spend your last full day enjoying the warm sand under your feet. This beach was made for sun soaked yoga and a post-practice dip in the water. Reflect on your week of body and spirit rejuvenation on a shoreline walk. Investigate nooks and crannies in the rocks by kayak or go further afield on a guided hike. Celebrate your week at tonight’s special Farewell Dinner with an entertaining slideshow by your expedition team.


La Paz / San José del Cabo– Disembark
After breakfast, it’s “adios” La Paz. Transfer to San Jose del Cabo for your flight home or your optional UnCruise hotel stay.

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San Jose del Cabo to San Jose del Cabo
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.


  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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FARES INCLUDE: Onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-ship adventure activities and equipment; yoga/fitness host(s) and activities; wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment, and yoga mats.

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Ports & Places

The places you visit play a starring role throughout every journey. While this list isn’t exhaustive of every nook-and-cranny you’ll explore along the way, we’ve included descriptions of key ports and places to help you get to know the wilderness areas, landmark locations, notable regions, and coastal towns relevant to this itinerary.

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Bahia Agua Verde

Located about 80 km south of Loreto, tranquil Bahía Agua Verde is nestled in the Sea of Cortés. With vibrant turquoise-blue glassy waters, the small and quiet bay is surrounded by the dramatic Sierra de La Giganta range. A land of contrasts in color, the blue-green sea is all the more vibrant against the backdrop of soft-hued red rock, with striking pops of green from long-armed cacti dotting the landscape.

Sitting sentinel at the mouth of the horseshoe-shaped bay sits Roca Solitaria, which offers a protected area ideal for snorkeling, swimming, and hiking. In addition to many marine creatures, Bahia Agua Verde is also home to a small fishing village, Puerto Agua Verde, with a church, a small market and a couple shops.


Bahia de La Paz

Nestled between Baja California Sur, Isla Espiritu Santo, and the city of La Paz, gorgeous, deep blue Bahía de La Paz is the gathering place for many marine and bird species, including the impressive, gentle giant whale sharks. The largest extant fish species, these white-spotted filter feeders can measure over 40 feet in length!


Bahia Magdalena

Sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by two long slivers of land, Isla Magdalena and Isla Santa Margarita, Bahía Magdalena is a 31-mile long circular cove full of wonderful biodiversity. On the western coast of Baja California Sur, the bay is at an unusual confluence of currents where the cool California current system that originates in Alaska and the warmer South American current meet. These special circumstances have created a rich marine landscape that supports a phenomenal, diverse variety of sea life. Some of Magdalena’s most celebrated itinerants, California Gray Whales, come to this protected bay from Alaska to spend the winter calving each year.


Baja California Sur

The southern state of the Baja Peninsula is a unique world of contrasts and incredible diversity, where the desert meets the sea. The topography includes deserts and bays, mangroves and lagoons, jagged mountain peaks, and remote islands.

Only recently “discovered” and considered to be the Last Frontier of Mexico, the state of Baja California Sur was created in 1974 after the Transpeninsular Highway was built to provide access along the entire length of the peninsula from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas. The state capital and largest city by far is the port of La Paz.

With its unique offerings of desert, sea, and sunshine, Baja California Sur has become a favorite tourist destination for mainland Mexicans, Americans, and Canadians. Visitors are drawn to Baja for the world-class diving, sport fishing, golfing, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, and sailing. The Los Cabos corridor along the southern cape offers an array of exclusive resorts. Many other smaller, remote communities retain a traditional, tranquil atmosphere, while still offering all the necessary amenities. Enjoy rich cultural history, traditional charm, and easy access to the natural wonders of the Baja region.


Ensenada Grande

Located on Isla Partida, Ensenada Grande is part of a protected UNESCO biosphere reserve that also includes Isla Espiritu Santo. With picture-perfect turquoise water, white sand beaches, and wildlife-rich waters, it is no wonder why the beach at Ensenada Grande was voted the most beautiful in Mexico by Travel Magazine in 2011 and is ranked in the top 12 beaches in the world.


Isla Coronado

Find abundant life including dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions, osprey, boobies, and many different fish on untouched, ruggedly beautiful Isla Coronado and in its surrounding clear, crystal blue water. Ancient fossils litter the rock cliffs from a time long ago when the Sea of Cortés was formed. Empty river beds give refuge for trees and cactus to grow and soft sandy paths for guests to follow.

The island's geological history dates back thousands of years ago to a 1,500-foot extinct volcano that lies at the northern end of the island. Evidence of its molten past can be seen in the large volcanic boulders that cover the craggy hills. The flatter southeastern portion of the island plays host to sea turtles who visit the sand dunes to lay their eggs during various seasons. Isla Coronado is also home to sea lions, manta rays, many unique bird species, and plentiful fish.

Only six miles north east of Loreto, Isla Coronado is an ideal spot for snorkeling and swimming, and enjoying tranquil, slow walks on the white sand beaches.


Isla San Francisco

Tiny Isla San Francisco boasts one of the most stunning crescent shaped bays with a long sandy beach lining its shore. Rocky cliffs on the island give shelter to birds and offer perches for pelicans to sit along the water’s edge to keep watch of kayakers going by, most importantly for small tropical fish swimming under the water's surface. Striking, long-armed cacti dot the desert landscape and bloom into bright crimson during the season. Along the island's rocky coastline, octopus, eels, rays, and unique fish linger and find protection.


Isla San Jose

Located approximately 50 miles north of La Paz, beautiful Isla San José has a peak elevation of 2,300 feet and is the sixth largest island in Mexico. The island is primarily comprised of volcanic rock, hilly arroyos, and precipitous red cliffs that dive steeply into crystal clear, turquoise water. Today the island is uninhabited but in earlier days, it was a resource for sailors who would store water, meat, and salt here for later resupply.

Unique desert vegetation and brightly colored flowers dot the landscape of Isla San José that stretches out to cliffs and crescent white sandy coves along the shoreline. Off the south end of the island, a mangrove estuary offers channels to explore. Isla San José also contains fresh water springs that support populations of wildlife including deer, coyote, and ringtail.


Los Islotes

Los Islotes is a large rock outcropping that rises sharply out of the sea off the tip of Espíritu Santo Island. At first glance they appear as gnarled, rugged guana-covered cliffs, but as you approach, you'll soon spot a rookery with hundreds of sea lions lazing on its ledges and sea birds perch on the ledges. Around Los Islotes, the water is full of brightly colored and plentiful fish, making this a wonderful place to study marine life.


San José del Cabo

Rain is a rarity in San José del Cabo, and with over 350 days of sunshine annually, it’s no surprise the atmosphere here is friendly and welcoming. About 17 miles east of the popular resort town of Cabo San Lucas, this low-key community at the tip of the Baja Peninsula is home to a population of nearly 70,000.

Quaint and charming, San José del Cabo is full of beautiful historic buildings including the lovely Iglesia San José del Cabo that overlooks the zocolo, or town square. Complementing the prevailing old customs and traditions, the city also has a vibrant modern art district and a healthy tourism industry that attributes to an unemployment rate of nearly zero percent. While incredibly laid back, the hustle and bustle of a thriving industry has resulted in a very low crime rate and a high quality of living.

With an arid climate, San José del Cabo is typically dry, warm and sunny with a year-round average temperature between 66 and 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A beautiful arcing beach of white sand fronts the city and is a wonderful spot for swimmers, surfers, and sunbathers alike. An estuary at the southeastern end of town is inhabited by over 200 types of birds and offers gentle, short trails for active travelers to explore.


Sea of Cortés

The Sea of Cortés, also known as the Gulf of California, is thought to be one of the most diverse seas on our planet. Geologic evidence indicates that around 5.3 million years ago, tectonic forces separated the Baja Peninsula from the mainland creating the sea between them. In 2005 the islands and protected areas of the gulf were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for their natural beauty, diversity of terrestrial and marine life, and by ranking higher than any other marine and insular World Heritage site for the unique examples of "bridge islands" within a very short distance.

Powerful tidal action, strong ocean currents, fluctuating water temperatures, and a nutrient-rich estuarine mix of fresh water from the Colorado River contribute to heavy plankton blooms in the Sea of Cortés which are unequalled in seas of similar size. It is a place author John Steinbeck found "ferocious with life" and Jacques Cousteau once proclaimed the abundant biodiversity of the Sea of Cortés as the “Aquarium of the World.” The east and west coasts of the peninsula are home to over 800 species of fish. Unusual whale sharks and manta rays ply the plankton-rich waters, while hundreds of intertidal creatures live along the zone that bridges the desert and sea. Over 20 species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoise) have been identified in the Sea of Cortés from giant blue whales to the near-extinct vaquita, the smallest porpoise known to man.

Extend Your Experience



2018-2019 RATES: From $340

This chic, 19-room boutique hotel is located in the historic village of San Jose del Cabo. Set in an oasis of palm trees and tropical bougainvillea, the property’s unique guest rooms feature a regional motif.


This package includes airport meet & greet; airport/hotel/yacht transfers, deluxe superior room accommodations; continental breakfast; and taxes & service fees.



2018-2019 RATES: From $335

Perched on a white sand beach, this all-inclusive hotel offers sweeping views, pampering service, and inviting spaces. Relax in your finely appointed room, one of four pools, 5 restaurants, and three bars.


This hotel stopover package includes airport meet & greet; airport/hotel/vessel transfers; accommodations w/ private balcony; all meals; Mexican Fiesta; pool-side waiter service; all non-alcoholic beverages; wine, beer, and spirits; and current taxes and gratuities.

Vessels for this Itinerary


Safari Endeavour

Polished, unwavering, and upscale, the Safari Endeavour may be the workhorse of the fleet but it’s her zest-for-life persona that’s remembered most. She looks sharp—a nod to the crew who work hard to keep her that way. Wood fixtures and accents shine and artwork highlights the warm and cool waters where she sails. No other UnCruise ship covers more territory, and like her namesake, Captain Cook’s Endeavour, both the ship and crew are true explorers. Her roomy lounge, dining room, and sun deck are undisputed, but the Safari Endeavour claims to have the biggest heart, too.

Onboard Features: EZ Dock launch platform; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, snorkel gear/wetsuits (Mexico only); underwater bow-mounted camera; two on-deck hot tubs; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library; wine bar

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles

Destinations: AlaskaMexico's Sea of Cortes

Deck plan below reflects all departures through April 2019.
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  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 35-37 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

103-104, 212, 301-302
Fixed queen, or fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view window or portholes; private bath and shower


303-308, 311-322
Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower


105-112, 203-204, 209-210
King or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath and shower


201-202, 309
King or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower


Sitting area; king or twin beds; Tempur-pedic® products; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower