Socorro - giant mantas, sharks and dolphins - Socorro Giant Mantas
Nowhere else in the world boasts giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkellers. The behaviour these mantas exhibit is almost inexplicable. These gentle giants with wingspans up to 20 feet consistently approach divers for intimate eye-to-eye encounters. If you are can remain calm and still in the water, you are almost sure to experience what we call "manta love." While mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are also: schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 8 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that regularly hang out with divers at some dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales.
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Luxury Liveaboard Kayaking - Luxury Liveaboard Kayaking
Loreto National Park, Isla Espiritu Santo and San Jose del Cabo. Some of the most spectacular paddling, scenery, mountains,deserted white sand beaches and animals in Baja are all easily accessible in one week by mothership. Paddle, swim, snorkel, adventure and hike or just plain relax during the day. We’ll cover the miles with your mothership in the evening or early in the morning. Perfect for paddlers of all ages, abilities, experience and fitness levels, whether you are a new paddler who isn’t sure you have the fitness or ability to those experienced paddlers who want to clock lots of miles.

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October and November offer the beautiful warm weather and spectacular cobalt blue water and clear visibility. The north wind can sometimes blow from December through March, but we know from experience exactly how to work around it. This is when loads of whales come to Mexico on their winter
vacation. February and March are especially perfect for spotting blue whales in the Loreto National Park. April and May have a charm all of their own as the water and weather warms up. Special features are enormous schools of mobula rays, pods of dolphins, whale sharks and fingers crossed that our spotter airplane will find orcas and sperm whales for you.

LUXURY LIVEABOARD
Paddle as much or as little as you like in a kayak or on a paddle board or both. All from the comfort of your boutique hotel at sea completed with attentive service, fine dining, hot tub which is especially perfect under a starry Mexican sky, enormous water level back deck, and of course, individually controlled air con, shower and bathroom in each stateroom and suite. We will do the driving so that you can enjoy each spectacular location to the fullest. Extra activities included with your trip: swimming with whale sharks, snorkeling with sea lions, guided shore hikes, introduction to scuba diving as well as diving opportunities for experienced divers.
Mar 25 - Apr 1, 2023
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Orcas and Mobulas - Orcas and Mobulas
From mid-March to mid-August, thousands of mobula rays aggregate in the deep south of the Sea of Cortez, and Nautilus Dive Adventures is excited to unveil a new expedition to witness the mobula migration first-hand aboard the Nautilus Gallant Lady.

We’ve been plying the Sea of Cortez since 1974 and know some of best, secret spots for unique animal encounters. On this week-long voyage on the Gallant Lady, experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to snorkel and freedive with mobula rays and predatory pods of orcas.

Aside from mingling with mobulas and orcas, witness huge pods of dolphins and even the possibility of sperm and fin whales. Mobula rays often like to breach the surface, so there will be ample opportunity to witness these gravity-defying acrobatics out of the water, whether while sipping on an icy beverage on deck or getting up close and personal on a kayak. This is the perfect trip for both divers and snorkelers.
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8 days on the Nautilus Gallant Lady
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Sea of Cortez Photography Immersion - Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez is an interesting place. We started diving here many years ago when giant mantas were common and multiple schools of hammerhead sharks would swirl around El Bajo. Commercial fishermen hit the place really hard in the 1990's before the government of Mexico enacted exclusionary zones and marine protected area. Our beautiful sea has come back to life but it is different than before. Whale sharks are still resident seasonally off La Paz. The sea lions at Los Islotes were never impacted. Humpback whales still show up every winter. And the huge schools of panamic fish are as abundant as ever before. We are seeing hammerhead sharks at El Bajo and Los Animas and mantas at La Reyna although not as abundantly as before. We finally figured out where the humboldt squid are and it's quite a trek to get there! We discovered the stunning number of whale sharks at Bahia de Los Angeles in the northern sea of cortez. And there is an excellent chance of seeing bull sharks at Cabo Pulmo.
It's not Socorro. It's not Guadalupe Island. The Sea of Cortez is a unique and different destination with it's own charm - and generally calm water - albeit not the same number of big animals as our other destinations. We welcome the opportunity to give you more information and ensure that we meet your expectations.
May 20 - 27, 2023
8 days on the Nautilus Gallant Lady
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6 days on the Nautilus Gallant Lady
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6 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
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USD $1795*
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6 days on the Nautilus Gallant Lady
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6 days on the Nautilus Under Sea
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6 days on the Nautilus Gallant Lady
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Magdalena Bay Sardine Run - Magdalena Bay Sardine Run
During October and November, a magical event happens in the nutrient rich swirling blue waters off Magdalena Bay where striped marlin gather to hunt on the second largest sardine run in the world. This thrilling underwater action is spectacular. There is an excellent chance of also seeing california sea lions, dolphin, wahoo, pelicans, different species of gulls, boobie birds, frigate birds, shearwaters and even the awe inspiring albatross.

While it’s best to snorkel or free dive around the bait balls there will be plenty of scuba diving opportunities on your week long trip with massive schools of fish, turtles and the wreck of a WW1 submarine and the passenger steam ship SS Independence. But wait, there is more! Humpback whales are on the move at this time of year and if we are really lucky, we might even see orcas or blue whales!
Oct 15 - 22, 2023
8 days on the Nautilus Explorer
11 spaces available
from USD $2995*
Oct 22 - 29, 2023
8 days on the Nautilus Explorer
20 spaces available
USD $2995*
Dec 5 - 12, 2023
8 days on the Nautilus Gallant Lady
Only 2 spaces left
USD $3495*
Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2024
8 days on the Nautilus Gallant Lady
11 spaces available
USD $3495*
Oct 23 - 30, 2025
8 days on the Nautilus Gallant Lady
12 spaces available
USD $3495*
Nov 6 - 13, 2025
8 days on the Nautilus Gallant Lady
8 spaces available
USD $3495*
* Trip Prices do not include taxes or a $65 per person port and park fee payable onboard in cash