|Sea of Cortez
A Wildcoast Adventure
March 18-25, 2017
Escorted by: Scott Borden
Join WILDCOAST Board President Scott Borden on an island-hopping adventure in Baja California’s
Sea of Cortez aboard the Safari Endeavour. Learn about the amazing aquatic world all around and
beneath you with your onboard marine expert during excursions and in-depth presentations. Follow
Steinbeck’s path into the protected waters of Cousteau’s “world’s aquarium.” Active exploration and a
menagerie of wildlife await us!
• Watch for whales, mobula rays, dolphins, and birds
• Hike, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff
• Mule ride into arroyos with local rancheros
• Search for gentle whale sharks in Bahía de La Paz
• Snorkel with sea lion pups and colorful reef fish
Sat March 18 San José del Cabo / La Paz – Embarkation
Bienvenidos! You will be met at the Los Cabos International
Airport in San José del Cabo and transferred to our hospitality
area. Joined by your expedition team, an overland orientation
transfer to La Paz acquaints you with the dramatic Baja landscape
and the week that lies ahead. The captain and crew welcome you
aboard just in time for a cocktail and dinner with your new mates.
Sun Mar 19 Isla San Francisco
In a playground of steep red bluffs and sweeping desert beach,
kick off your weeklong adventure with a day of play. Don some
flippers for a snorkel among colorful sea life, put on your walking
shoes for an exploratory hike, grab a paddle, or relax on the
beach with the sand between your toes. The rugged beauty of
the island makes it an ideal spot for escapades.
Mon Mar 20 Bahía Agua Verde
At Bahía Agua Verde, clear waters are bordered by sparse craggy
mountains hemmed in green. Explore the coast by small skiff, visit
with a local ranchero and his family, and take to the canyons and
mountains on a mule ride and experience the “real Baja.” Scenic
vistas, outstanding exploration, excellent birding, and unmatched
camaraderie—the day is done.
Tue Mar 21 Captain’s Choice
While it’s unlikely you’ll find any black pearls, today you’ll sail
amongst islands once explored by early conquistadors. Your
expedition team will be at-the-ready with more adventurous options to choose from—kayaking, hiking,
paddle boarding, or beachcombing. Discover nature’s diversity and learn about the geologic forces
that formed these islands.
Wed Mar 22 Marine Life Search in Bahía de la Paz
Whale sharks—the largest known species of fish—are known to frequent the bay. Keep watch for the
watery “footprints” of these gentle giants, and conditions permitting, gear up for an unforgettable swim
alongside this colossal creature or observe from above in the skiff.
Thu Mar 23 Los Islotes / Isla Partida
At Los Islotes—a steep craggy seamount leaping straight from the sea—observe a sea lion colony
from the boat and skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for an early morning snorkel with curious, agile young sea
lion pups. Afterwards, heave anchor and set sail for Isla Partida, for an afternoon of water play or
island hikes along desert beaches or into rocky arroyos.
Fri Mar 24 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 feel of
warm sand under your feet on a beach walk, investigate nooks
and crannies in the rocks by kayak, or explore a little further afield
on a guided hike. Celebrate your week at tonight’s special
Farewell Dinner with an entertaining slideshow by your expedition
Sat Mar 25 La Paz / San José del Cabo – Disembark
After breakfast, it’s “adios” La Paz, as you disembark the vessel and transfer back to San José del
Cabo for your flight.
Valid passport required. Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may
occur to maximize your experience.
FARE PER PERSON: Based on double occupancy ranges from $3375 to $6575 depending on cabin
selected. A supplement applies for sole occupancy of a cabin. See contact information below for
more details on pricing and cabin selection.
FARES INCLUDE: All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; exclusive
transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days; port taxes/fees;
entry fees to nationalparks/preserves; all from-the-ship adventure activities and equipment; wellness
program: fitness equipment, yoga mats, $50 per person shipboard credit and a complimentary
NOT INCLUDED: Airfare; gratuities to staff; transportation to/from ship other than that organized by
the ship company on day of departure; onboard purchases, premium wine; donation to WILDCOAST.
DONATION: This adventure is offered in support of WILDCOAST and their conservation work in
California, Mexico and Cuba. It is requested that each guest make a minimum tax-deductible donation
of $250 directly to WILDCOAST to further their important conservation work.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Guests who choose to increase their tax-deductible donation amount
above $250 will receive a matching reduction in cruise price, up to a maximum savings of $1250 per
person. This match will be provided by WILDCOAST board president, Scott Borden, not by
RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION: Please contact Leslie Garber at Cadence Travel via Email or by
phone 619.756.7388. All reservations for this WILDCOAST Adventure are handled through Leslie, do
not contact WILDCOAST, Sterling Tours, Un-Cruise Adventures.
To view or print the itinerary, please click HERE.
Sterling Tours, Ltd
2907 Shelter Island Drive Suite #105-262
San Diego, CA 92106 Tel: 619 299-3010 800-976-9497