Ultimate Whale Sharks
Sea of Cortez Adventures


June – October
8 Days, 7 Nights



Spotter Airplane Supported

PRICING (pp. dbl occ.)

From US$2,895

Destination Overview


Ultimate Whale Sharks
Sea of Cortez Adventures

Whale sharks!! Who doesn’t want to swim with whale sharks, especially when there are loads of them to see in a deserted bay and national park deep into the reaches of the Sea of Cortez. Bahia de Los Angles is a very special place with up to 220 friendly and curious whale sharks visiting every season and is best accessed by a liveaboard expedition ship. Friendly and curious whale sharks?? Yes indeed. There are so few boats around that these whale sharks behave very differently around humans than in any other place. So break out the good china and sign up for a trip, joining us for a superb 8 or 10 day Ultimate Whale summer expedition.

This adventure combines some of the best diving in the Sea of Cortez supported by our spotter airplane with a large seasonal gathering of whale sharks in a deserted bay in the middle of nowhere. This summer gathering of whale sharks is legendary in Baja. Between 80 and 220 whale sharks have been identified during May to October. Bonus is all the other big critters in the Sea of Cortez this time of year. We will be keeping a sharp lookout for orcas, pilot whales, sperm whales and finback whales, as well as going ashore on a desert island with the largest population of blue-footed boobies in the world.


Typical Itinerary

Typical Itinerary

Fly into SJD. Cabo. Same day flight as boarding no problem or come in early and take advantage of a complimentary backscatter photo and video workshop and some day boat diving. This is a GREAT time of year to dive Gordo Banks.

Day 1 – Boarding Day!
Please check into SeeCreatures Cabo by 4:30 pm latest for coach transfer to La Paz where our hosties will be waiting on the back deck for you with trays of margaritas and champagne.

Days 2-7 – The Sea of Cortez!
Everyday will be different and your captain and dive guides will update your itinerary to maximize animal and diving encounters and minimize any challenges with weather. This is a stunning time of year to dive the Sea of Cortez with water temps in the high 70’s or 80’s and the beautiful cobalt blue typical of summer. One of the nicest things about this time of year is that the seas are generally very calm without any motion aboard our heavy steel stabilized ships. You can expect to visit Loreto, San Pedro Martir, Bahia de Los Angeles, Las Animas, San Franciscito, Espiritu Santo and La Reyna.

Day 8 – Last Day
Morning breakfast. Disembark at 8:30 am in La Paz and complimentary transfer back to either SeeCreatures Cabo San Lucas or SJD Airport.


See What Guests Have Said

What Guests Have to Say About Ultimate Whale Sharks

Whale Shark Magic: A Day to Remember

Whale shark expedition day! The anticipation builds, how will it be? There were almost 30 of us, would there be enough whale sharks to go around? Read full review

Mike P. onboard the Nautilus Gallant Lady

More Than What I Was Expecting

This trip has been fascinating and way more than what I was expecting. Upon boarding this ship I was shocked at how beautiful and comfortable the ship is. Read full review

Chic onboard the Nautilus Gallant Lady

First-Class Experience for Divers of All Skill Levels

The Gallant Lady by Nautilus is a beautifully well-appointed ship built to provide a best in class live aboard SCUBA diving experience for an intimate number of guests. She holds only 12 divers but on the trip I was booked on, there were only six divers in the group! Read full review

Vic Joshi onboard the Nautilus Gallant Lady.

Operated For Safety

Gallant Lady, Sunset
Gallant Lady, Sunset

Operated For Safety

Safety is a very serious business. Mother Ocean can be capricious and unforgiving. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and you should expect and demand no less. In our view, every dive boat should be operated within a certified ISM safety management system, outfitted with sprinklers, emergency smoke hoods for everybody and the same safety, fire, life saving equipment and radios as the largest cruise ships. Captains, mates and engineers should have professional commercial mariner qualifications and all crew should have STCW professional mariner certification. Safety is not something to publish in a brochure. It’s part of our DNA. A cornerstone of our culture. Something that we have been living by for every day of the last 30 years.

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