Baja Nature Cruises

With over 30 years of Baja diving, snorkeling, and cruising experience, the owners of the Solmar V are delighted to invite you to participate in two special "Baja Nature Cruises" in June, 2008.

Last year, we hosted our first nature cruises and the guests had a great time. We went diving, but we also snorkeled, explored marine estuaries via our tenders, hiked a bit on the islands and in the desert, and finished several evenings with beach parties. Guests also raved about the kayaking adventures, and we've got more kayaking activities planned for this year. These cruises are designed as just plain fun for divers and non-divers alike.

SCUBA will still be readily available, but there will be lots of other options for folks who don't dive and simply want to explore the wonders of the "world's richest sea", the Sea of Cortez.

Here's what you will experience on a Baja Nature Cruises:

  • Snorkeling, scuba, and kayaking at Cabo Pulmo Marine Sanctuary, the largest living coral reef on the west coast of North America
  • Snorkeling with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world (up to 35 feet in length), using a special spotter plane to locate them in La Paz Bay.
  • Snorkel, scuba, kayak at Los Islotes, the largest sea lion colony in the Sea of Cortez. Expect to see very playful young pups, too, as they are usually born in April/May.
  • Explore the incredible estuary and mangrove lagoon at Isla San Jose using our 22 ft. inflatables and kayaks in early morning hours to see the large bird population coming to life.
  • The Solmar V will anchor in pristine white sand coves for the evening hours, and we'll be serving fresh fish on the barbecue, grilled right on the beach under the Baja stars. Kayaking, snorkeling, and beach combing will be available on these stops.
  • Frequent bird watching opportunities, either from our inflatables or kayaks, as well as hiking tours of some of the uninhabited islands in the Sea of Cortez.

This year, we are also delighted to have Baja/Sea of Cortez Naturalist Kit Dickey on board for both cruises. Kit is the author of A Natural History of Baja California and will be leading tours and sharing her expertise on the Baja during the Nature Cruises. A complimentary copy of her book will also be given to each person on the trip. Several cabins are still available on our June 7-14 and June 12-25 trip. Please join us.

BAJA NATURE CRUISES RATES: These are only TWO Baja Nature Cruises with open cabins left in 2008:

June 7-14
June 12-25

Rates (per person): Standard Cabin: $1695, Superior Cabin: $1795, + 10% VAT* on all reservations. eNEWS Subscribers only (and their travel companions) will earn a 10% Discount on new bookings made for the last remaining spots on the specific cruise dates listed above.

*Note: All Solmar V cruises are subject to the standard 10% Mexican IVA, or valued added tax. Specials in this eNEWS available only to new bookings, and may not be combined with other offers.  

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