Sailing Sea of Cortez

Sailing Sea of Cortez

Sail away and discover the enchanting Sea of Cortez.

Embark on a journey through the breathtaking wonders of Sailing Sea of Cortez! 

Known as the “Aquarium of the World” by the legendary Jacques Cousteau, this coastal gem on the west side of Mexico promises an aquatic escapade like no other.

Blessed with balmy waters ranging from 71°F to 75°F during winter, the Sea of Cortez boasts an abundance of marine biodiversity, showcasing some of the planet’s most remarkable aquatic species.

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For a truly immersive experience in this marine wonderland, embark on a journey aboard our liveaboard vessel.
It’s the perfect way to explore the myriad islands and bays, all while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and azure waters.

During your expedition, prepare to encounter an array of marine life, from the graceful whale sharks to the majestic orcas, and from the playful sea lions to the intriguing hammerhead sharks.

Witnessing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is an experience that will stay with you forever.

In winter and spring, the Sea of Cortez becomes a sanctuary for the awe-inspiring whale shark, the largest fish in the world. These gentle giants migrate to these warm waters, offering visitors a rare opportunity to witness their majestic presence up close.

It’s been three days since we started this trip, and we’ve had an amazing experience with the whale shark, even though it was only a juvenile, it was at least 7m long.

But the wonders of the Sea of Cortez extend beyond its famed inhabitants. Venture to Los Islotes, where friendly sea lion pups frolic in the waters, providing guests with unforgettable moments of interaction.

We went to Los Islotes, where we swam with the sea lions. There were pups, and they were so friendly with the guests. Some of them even played around with the people. Today, we had a really good day.

Explore the sailing Sea of Cortez waters and witness the spectacle of hunting orcas as they traverse the Gulf of California, offering a thrilling sight for lucky onlookers.

Today’s adventure with the pod of hunting orcas was beyond anything I could have imagined.

The orcas circled around our RHIB, passing under and alongside it, providing us with an unforgettable spectacle.

At one point, I accidentally dropped my iPhone underwater in its waterproof case and managed to capture a video of two orcas swimming past.

It was truly incredible.

Many people talk about finding their happy place mentally, and I’ve found mine in the Sea of Cortez.

-Judy Adams, California

For those yearning for a closer connection with marine life, the beaches encircling the Sea of Cortez offer inviting opportunities for snorkeling and diving alongside lively sea lions.
Carmen Island stands out for its frequent sightings of hammerhead sharks, injecting an added thrill into your underwater escapades.

The Sailing Sea of Cortez teems with marine life year-round, including sightings of the majestic blue whale.

Early in the morning, we spotted several blue whales; they were everywhere. Later in the evening, we went bird watching around Danzante Island. After that, we headed to the beach, where we went hiking and did other beach activities. Everyone is having a great time.

-Dive Guide Rouslam

Join the adventure! Experience the thrill of spotting orcas, swimming with whale sharks, and exploring the wonders of the Sea of Cortez. 

We’re eagerly awaiting to hear about your own Sailing Sea of Cortez Experience!

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