Monday, 10 October 2011

Explore the Sea of Cortez with American Safari Cruises

The newest addition to the American Safari Cruises fleet, the 86-guest Safari Endeavour, embarks on a new Baja’s Bounty adventure cruise from November 2012 through April 2013. Week-long expedition cruises sail round-trip from La Paz, Mexico, to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site & Biosphere Reserve.

In true expedition style, the itinerary is flexible to ensure maximum opportunities to view the array of wildlife found on land and sea. The cruise explores Isla Espíritu Santo, Isla Partida, Isla San Francisco, Loreto, Isla Coyote and Isla San José. Snorkelling with playful young sea lions at Los Islotes is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The region’s culture comes alive on included excursions. 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.

For travellers who want to explore the Sea of Cortés this winter, the Safari Quest will sail week-long 'Aquarium of the World' cruises from November 26 through April 14, 2012. Rates start at $3,995 per person double occupancy.

See more at www.americansafaricruises.com or contact the UK's adventure cruise specialists of The Cruise Line Ltd.