As an alternative of a standard mega cruise 1,300-mile loop that features port calls at Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Loreto, and La Paz, UnCruise follows a small ship Sea of Cortez cruise route from La Paz to Loreto and again. At first look, it would look like you’re not doing as a lot on a boutique cruise, however simply since you journey farther doesn’t imply you see as a lot.
The Safari Voyager is a discrete and stealthy ship that may weave out and in of the islands, islets, and coastal areas containing 39% of the world’s complete marine mammal species and a 3rd of the world’s complete variety of marine cetacean (whales and dolphin) species. Jacques Cousteau calls this area the ‘aquarium of the world,’ and UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Website based mostly on its biodiversity.
The ‘excellent’ itinerary is a 400-mile loop to Loreto and again, however most of the time, the captain reads the climate and makes use of their discretion to search out the calmest water and sheltered bays.
There are three cornerstone actions that just about at all times anchor the UnCruise Baja itinerary: whale shark/ grey whale excursions, swimming with child sea lions, and mule rides on Agua Verde with the Romero Household.
Baja whale watching is extraordinary as a result of you may see grey whales up shut of their winter birthing lagoons. How shut? Shut sufficient to kiss. Now, these lagoons are on the Pacific facet, however you may attain them with a 2-hour bus journey. On the Gulf facet, you may see blue and humpback whales. We watched one dance by the ship for nearly 10 minutes one night time. Grey whales are winter guests, so UnCruise shifts this exercise to whale shark excursions throughout summer time sails.
Snorkeling with child sea lions was superb as a result of they have been like playful puppies of the ocean. I wasn’t positive in regards to the mule rides, however UnCruise companions with a neighborhood ranchero household who treats their animals with absolute respect. The expertise of interacting with the rancher’s household and the views from the ridge made this one in all my favourite actions.
When evaluating UnCruise to conventional cruises, the itinerary is vastly completely different. You’ll expertise extra of the Baja and Gulf of California crusing by 400 miles of littoral waters than 1,300 miles of open ocean interrupted by the occasional port-of-call, particularly when over half that distance isn’t even within the Gulf of California and 40% of the ports aren’t in Baja in any respect. Plus, consider all that gasoline you’ll be saving!