Sea of Cortez 2020 Group Trips

$2,695.00
 

 Sea of Cortez 2020 Group Trips

Join us for Sea Lions, Sperm Whales and Whale Sharks on the Rocio Del Mar.

 

July 18 - 25, 2020 & July 25 - August 1, 2020

7 Nights starting from $2,695

 

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Why Join This Trip? - Trip Overview - Inclusions & Exclusions

Accommodations - How to Get There

Booking & Payment - Webinar - Underwater Photos

 

Why Join This Trip?

 ✓ The top liveaboard sailing in the Sea of Cortez 

 ✓ Dive in an area Jacques Cousteau called the Aquarium of the World

 ✓ Awesome big animals like whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, sperm whales and much more

 ✓ Easiest liveaboard in the US - fly or drive to Phoenix, AZ 

 ✓ Great support from Bluewater Travel if flight/weather issues occur 

 ✓ Repeat customer and photo gear discounts, and other benefits 

 

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Trip Overview

This trip offers a great combination of awesome big animals and fascinating macro life. There's always something for everyone. PLUS, it's really easy to get to - only a 4-hour drive from Phoenix, AZ!

The Sea of Cortez is home to sea lions, whale sharks, mantas and mobula rays, dolphins and huge schools of fish. Sperm whales, pilot whales and dolphins are also commonly spotted! 

It doesn't just stop there as the Sea of Cortez is also a perfect place to practice your macro photography skills. You will get to see nice varieties of nudibranchs, Panamic arrow crabs, Pacific seahorses, jawfish, small and big octopuses, frogfish and blennies. 

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Some macro photos from our 2016 trip to the Sea of Cortez

The boat will depart from Puerto Peñasco at 6 pm on Saturday and then travel for 12 hours to arrive the next morning for a 7 am dive. You will be diving 3-4 times per day on this trip. Here's a sample day-by-day itinerary of this trip:

 > Day 1 - Embark at 5pm in Puerto Peñasco. Depart at 6pm 

 > Day 2 - Wake up at Refugio Bay on Angel Island

Potential Dive sites: Angel Rock, La Vela, Lolo’s Cove, Sunset Zodiak Cruise with Sea Lions

 > Day 3 - Angel Island

Potential Dive sites: Andrea’s Eagle, El Aquario, Las Vivoras, Las Vivoras including a night dive

 > Day 4 - San Pedro Martir Potential Dive sites: El Arroyo, Punta Martir (Sea Lions), Chayo’s Cove

 > Day 5 - San Pedro Martir

Potential Dive sites: Ravijunco, Xareni’s Pinnacle, Coromel, Morrito, in the afternoon we go looking for whales!

 > Day 6 - Salsipuedes & Animas

Potential Dive sites: Los Cuervos, El Caballo, In Animas, El Lavadero, El Lavadero including a night dive

 > Day 7 - Baja and Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Bahia De Los Angeles

Potential Dive sites: El Pescador, Baja Ca., start heading back to Puerto Penasco in afternoon

 > Day 8 - Disembark at 7am.

To learn more about what you can expect from this Sea of Cortez trip check out this trip report and see how our 2016 trip to the Sea of Cortez went. You can also read the reviews on diving Sea of Cortez here.

 

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions 

 ✓ Three meals per day & snacks

 ✓ Beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer & wine

 ✓ One full day of whale shark snorkeling, & several dives with a friendly sea lion colony

 ✓ Tanks, weights & weight belts

 

Exclusions 

 ✗ National Park Fees: $28

 ✗ Hyperbaric chamber mandatory contribution: $15

 ✗ Nitrox: $120 for the week

 ✗ Fuel surcharge, if applicable (none currently)

 ✗ Gratuity

 

About the Rocio Del Mar

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Rocio Del Mar offers 10 comfortable guest staterooms on two decks. All have private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western style toilets, lavatories, and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air-conditioned. There are room length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.

Check out this page to see more details and customer reviews on the Rocio Del Mar.

 

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Flight Information

 > Trip attendees will fly in and out of Phoenix, Arizona, which is the closest international airport. You should fly in on Saturday morning and arrive before 11 am. A shuttle will arrive for pick-up at the airport at 12 pm. The shuttle ride is approximately 4 hours to the boat and costs $125 roundtrip (paid directly to shuttle driver).

 > Disembarkation is Saturday at 7:00 am. For returning flights, book anytime after 3 pm.

 

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Webinar About Sea of Cortez & Rocio del Mar

 

Payment & Booking

Payment Schedule

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call Bluewater Travel at 310-915-6677 or email info@bluewaterdivetravel.com and let them book your dream vacation at the best price!

 

 

Underwater Images

Sea of Cortez Underwater Photos from Previous Trips
 

 

 

 
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