A clear expression of the passion Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck felt on his 1940 respite from writing, collecting biological specimens in the Sea of Cortés. After an overland orientation transfer, you’ll put in at La Paz and head out to sea. Stocked with supplies and a bountiful sense of adventure, follow Steinbeck’s path into the protected waters of Cousteau’s “world’s aquarium.”

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Watch for whales, mobula rays, dolphins, and birds

Hike, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff

Snorkel with sea lion pups and colourful reef fish

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Baja's Bounty Aboard UnCruise

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Day 1

Los Cabos - La Paz

You will be met at Los Cabos International Airport and transferred to UnCruise’s San Jose del Cabo hospitality area. Joined by your expedition team, transfer to La Paz. (D)

Day 2

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 colourful 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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Bahia Agua Verde

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 are the order of the day. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

At Sea

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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Magdalena Bay

Mid January to early March is when the grey whales arrive each year on Baja’s west coast. Ride in a panga and observe these mammals and their babies in the lagoon. From November to mid January and March, the whale sharks are known to frequent the bay. There will be opportunities to swim alongside the sharks or observe them from a skiff. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Los Islotes - Isla Partida

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, set sail for Isla Partida for an afternoon of water play or island hikes along desert beaches or into rocky arroyos. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Isla Espiritu Santo

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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

La Paz - Los Cabos

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred from La Paz to Los Cabos International Airport. (B)

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