Ultimate Whale Sharks Swimming

Ultimate Whale Sharks
Sea of Cortez Adventures


June – October
8 Days, 7 Nights



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From US$2,795

Destination Overview

Ultimate Whale Sharks Swimming

Ultimate Whale Sharks
Sea of Cortez Adventures

Fly into SJD Cabo. Transfer and depart from La Paz to board your  liveaboard. We’ll dive some of our old favourites like Las Animas (which has been sharky this year and always good for sea lions) with overnight transits to visit the best of Loreto, including going ashore on beautiful Carmen Island, diving and visiting remote Isla San Pedro Martir, jewel of the Sea of Cortez and home to the largest colony of blue-footed boobies in the world!

The highlight of every trip is jumping in the water to swim and snorkel with the friendly whale sharks of Bahia de Los Angeles. On July trips, you can expect to swim with schooling mobula rays as well! We’ll be keeping a special lookout for orcas, dolphins, and finback whales with our own spotter aircraft.

Sea of Cortez: Heammerhead

San Pedro Martir

We have special permits to visit San Pedro Martir, the hidden jewel of the Sea of Cortez. Perfectly located at the edge of massive upwellings of nutrient rich deep ocean water, the waters around this biosphere reserve are teeming with life. Shoreside is really cool as well with the largest breeding population of blue footed boobies in the world as well as the largest populations of brown boobies and brown pelicans in the world.

Loreto is another gem that is seldom visited. The diving is great. The scenery is fantastic. Going ashore on the deserted white sand beaches is unforgettable.

We will be sure to visit all our old favourites including Las Animas, the pinnacle of San Franciscito, Espiritu Santo and La Reyna. Fingers crossed on hammerhead sharks!!

Sample Itinerary

Sample 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

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

Everyday will be different and your captain and divemasters will update your itinerary too 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 beautiful 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

Breakfast. Disembark at 8:30 am and complimentary transfer back to either SJD or Cabo

See What Guests Have Said

What Guests Have to Say About Ultimate Whale Sharks

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

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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