Mexico's Sea of Cortés Packing List

Packing Tips

One of the most cloud-free regions of the world, the weather in Baja California Sur is pleasant throughout the year. Climactic zones range from tropical to semi-arid, though, and it can be windy at times. Showers are infrequent, but when they come, they can be intense--a sight to see! November-March, daytime temps range between 70°-85°F, while nights are cooler and dip into the low 50s° and 60s°. Water temperatures vary depending on location, but generally hover in the neighborhood of 65-70°F.

Download our Sea of Cortés packing list and read helpful suggestions below while gearing up.

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Clothing & Layers

The UnCruise style is casual, and every day you’ll have opportunities for active adventure--kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, or riding the skiff. Shorts, convertible hiking pants/khakis, skirts, plus tank tops, t-shirts, and breathable long-sleeved shirts that layer easily together will be comfortable and appropriate at any time. Bringing clothing that layers together allows you to adjust for varying weather, temperatures, and protection from the sun, by easily peeling off or adding on a layer.

It can get breezy and chilly on board, especially at night, so a hooded rain/wind jacket, fleece or zip-up vest, light sweater, sweatshirt, and/or casual jacket will be important to have available.

Bring a brimmed hat for sun protection from the sun, and remember you bathing suit for snorkeling and hot tubbing.


Pack comfortable sneakers, sturdy walking shoes, or day hikers for hikes and walks. You'll also want sandals or reef shoes that you don’t mind getting wet for wet landings and water activities.

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Optional Items

The sun can be intense, so waterproof sunblock and a long-sleeve shirt for sun protection are a good idea.

For snorkeling masks, snorkels, fins, and wet suits are provided, but bring our own gear if you would be more comfortable with it.

Binoculars are also provided on board, but bring your own pair if you prefer to have ones you're already familiar with.

Cabin Amenities

Your cabin is outfitted with two robes, hair dryer, alarm clock, towels, and shampoo, conditioner, and bodywash.

We know you're as excited to sail as we are. Discover more about Baja California Sur by pulling a few books of the shelf—here's our recommended Sea of Cortés reading list.