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Baja California and Sea of Cortez

Discover the hidden jewels of Baja California on this spectacular 11-night fly-cruise along the USA's glamorous West Coast.

Fly Cruise
11 nights from £8750pp

Discovery Holiday
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Loreto

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The mesmerising and exotic Baja California awaits as you fly from Los Angeles into Loreto, the starting point for your discovery voyage. Cruise the mystical, majestic and wildly untamed coastlines, bejewelled with stunning vistas at every turn.

Island hop down the Sea of Cortez, exploring mangrove ecosystems by kayak, stand-up paddleboards and Zodiacs. Walk over sand dunes or through forests of cacti, keeping your eye out for the marine wildlife that populate these pristine waters. Known for its vast population if grey whales, Bahía Magdalena’s contrasting scenery of vast blue ocean, lush mangroves and desert dunes is unlike any other.

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Baja California and Sea of Cortez Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Los Angeles (USA)

Fly from the UK to Los Angeles for an overnight stay. Regional airports are available on request.

Day 2 - Los Angeles - Loreto (Mexico)

Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Los Angeles to Loreto, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board.

Day 3 - Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez, or the Gulf of California, is a legendary body of water embraced by Baja California and Mexico mainland. One of the most biologically diverse marine environments in the world framed with clear, quiet water, lagoons and wetlands, ecological and marine reserves and desert landscapes. Almost a thousand resident and migratory fish swim these waters, with one in ten fish found only in these waters. There are also a wide range of marine mammals that visit, including fin, humpback, sperm and grey whales. Positioned between two shifting tectonic plates, this remains an area of great interest for global research. Isla Monserrate is an uninhabited island covered in greenery. An exclusion zone for fishing at the north of the island makes it the perfect place for snorkelling excursions. Enjoy the calm, placid ocean and keep your eye out for whales passing by.

Day 4 - Sea of Cortez

Continue your voyage in the Sea of Cortez. Feel the warm winds flowing in from the desert Isla San Francisco. Explore the island’s salt flats, and kayak and stand-up paddleboard in the clear, turquoise waters.

Day 5 - Sea of Cortez

Continue cruising the ‘aquarium of the world’ . Boasting white sand, turquoise waters and a rustic back drop, Isla Partida was voted as the home of the most beautiful beach in Mexico. You may even get the chance to snorkel with a nearby sea lion colony.

Day 6 - Sea of Cortez

Renamed in 2009 to ‘Isla Jacques Cousteau’ in honour of the French oceanographer who led several underwater expeditions here, Isla Cerralvo is known for its wide range of exotic fish and incredibly clear ocean waters. Stroll along the coastline admiring the views of the Baja mountain ranges, and swim in the warm, calm waters.

Day 7 - Cabo San Lucas

White beaches, arching stone cliffs and wildlife rich waters, Cabo San Lucas is located on the tip of Baja California and is the perfect combination of great weather and spectacular scenery. Once a hideout for pirates, Cabo San Lucas is known for its great beaches, unlimited shopping options, restaurants and cantinas.

Day 8 - Bahía Magdalena

Bahía Magdalena is a small port city, with waters rich in fish, marshes and swamps. Every winter, grey whales travel here to give birth and raise their calves in the protected, calm lagoons.

Day 9 - Laguna San Ignacio

Laguna San Ignacio is an inlet of warm, sparkling, jade-green waters that attracts many kinds of wildlife seeking a warm home for the winter. Dolphins, sea birds and whales routinely congregate in this oasis. With more date palms than residents, San Ignacio is a contrast to the desert scrub and cacti of Baja.

Day 10 - At Sea

Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate and a plethora of venues to explore. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa.

Day 11 - San Diego (USA) - UK

Your cruise ends this morning as you bid farewell to the crew and disembark after breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Day 12 - UK

Arrive UK.

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Price Includes

  • 9-night full-board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Internal flight and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities
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2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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