American Safari Cruises announced today that its recently obtained Safari Endeavour will sail the Sea of Cortés in 2012/2013. The ship will sail a brand new, weeklong itinerary, “Baja’s Bounty,” sailing roundtrip from La Paz, Mexico.
Like many of American Safari Cruises’s other expedition sailings, the itinerary will be flexible enough to ensure maximum opportunities to view the array of wildlife found on land and sea. Hightlights will include Isla Espíritu Santo, Isla Partida, Isla San Francisco, Loreto, Isla Coyote and Isla San José. Snorkeling with playful, young sea lions at Los Islotes is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Examples of some of the planned included excursions will include:
- A port call in the centuries-old mission town of Loreto includes a guided walking tour exploring the town’s plazas, historical buildings and mission.
- In Bahia Agua Verde, guided hikes explore the mainland’s canyons and scenic vistas before joining a local ranchero and his family for a shoreside BBQ dinner enlivened with local music and stories.
- An excursion to the remote island of Isla Coyote visits the twenty members of the Cuevas family who inhabit the island and make their living as fishermen.
We’ll post more details on this itinerary as it becomes available.