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Baja California, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Expedition Baja and Sea of Cortez on Silversea

16-day cruise and stay from £5,835 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Exclusive! Includes $300 spending, flights & upgrades


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Pair ultra luxury with unique adventure

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  • Hop between the paradise islands of the Gulf of California
  • Indulge with all-inclusive drinks and gourmet dining
  • Enjoy included excursions throughout, from Zodiac cruises and horse rides to hikes and snorkelling
  • Explore with a privately chartered train ride
  • Spot whales, sea lions, lizards and pelicans

In Brief

  • 1 Night Mazatlan
  • 1 Night Espiritu Santo
  • 1 Night Isla Sand Pedro
  • 1 Night Isla San Esteban
  • 1 Night Santa Catalina Island
  • 1 Night Isla San Francisco
  • 2 Nights Topolobampo
  • 1 Night Cabo San Lucas
  • 2 Nights At Sea
  • 2 Nights San Diego


Recommended for:
Exploration cruise

Heading well off the beaten track, this is an island-hopping expedition through sultry Mexico’s rugged coasts, beach paradises and vibrant reef systems. Of course, with Silversea, there’s more than a touch of luxury mixed in, with fine dining and premium drinks included throughout. But, it’s the included shore excursions that are the real star. There’s everything from kayak trips, snorkelling with sea lions and privately chartered mountain train rides to cooking classes, horse rides and Zodiac cruises that showcase whales and dolphins. End with a luxury stay in San Diego.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Fly from the UK to Mazatlan on an overnight flight, arriving the following day.

Day 2
Mazatlan, Mexico

You’ll be met on arrival by an included transfer, bringing you aboard the Silver Explorer. As one of the world’s most luxurious expedition ships, you’ll be treated to an all-inclusive spread of drinks and dining, ranging from casual grills and contemporary Relais & Châteaux fine dining to curated wines and a complimentary minibar, tailored to your preferences. There’s also a full spread of superb facilities, including a fitness centre, library and spa. At the end of it all, retire to your butler-served suite accommodation where ocean views are invited in by picture windows.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: D

Day 3
Los Islotes/Espiritu Santo

Heading off the east coast of Baja California, your first ports of call are a pair of remote islands. It’s here that you’ll begin your included itinerary of shore excursions, starting with Los Islotes. Here, Zodiacs bring you right among its cragged rock formations to get up close to a giant sea lion colony. There’s even the chance to swim and snorkel with its barking residents. It’s then on to Espiritu Santo, a UNESCO-listed reserve of steep cliffs, azure waters and white sand – often said to be among the most beautiful beaches of Mexico. It’s all ideal for some relaxation or hikes.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Isla San Pedro

Continuing north, you’ll arrive into the Gulf of California with Isla San Pedro. Reboarding the Zodiacs, you’ll be brought among one of the Americas’ most intriguing collections of birdlife. As one of the region’s few islands to host a permanent group of seabirds, you’ll spot everything from brown and blue-footed boobies to pelicans, cormorants and red-billed tropicbirds. Although protected by both UNESCO and Mexican law, there’s plenty to see offshore, with bottlenose dolphins and three great pods of sperm whale among the highlights.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Isla Partida/Isla San Esteban

Today’s sailing will see you between two more Midriff Islands – Isla Partida and Isla San Esteban. Delightfully unspoilt, their sun-bleached contours are host to bone-dry riverbeds surrounded by the gulf’s endless blue. It’s the otherworldly backdrop for expert-led trips ashore in search of the endemic lizards, themselves just as alien as their surroundings. The islands are also host to an intriguing human history, with remains of the local Seri natives indicating the ranging extent that these ancient peoples went to in order to find food and shelter.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Isla Santa Catalina

Returning south, you’ll arrive at Santa Catalina – one of a handful of islands that dot the Loreto Bay National Park. It’s an area rich in marine life, with manta rays and short-finned pilot whales joined by bottlenose, spinner and long-beaked dolphins. While you’ll be able to spot them all from the ship’s deck, it’s the chance to see them up close from the Zodiacs that’s most impressive. Come the afternoon, it’s then time to head ashore, with hikes bringing you among cactus forests to spot woodpeckers, whiptail lizards and desert iguanas. There are even rattleless rattlesnakes and the opportunity to don a snorkel.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Isla San Jose/Isla San Francisco

Your next stop is Isla San Jose, where a Zodiac cruise will see you drift along the mangroves that interlace its southern coast. Weaving between winding channels, keep your eyes out for shorebirds and waders; the yellow-footed gull is a particular favourite. Then, as the day progresses, you’ll arrive at a beautifully deserted beach on the southwestern side of Isla San Francisco. Other than relaxing in the sun, it’s an ideal opportunity for snorkelling or hiking, with routes bringing you out to the nearby sea lion colony.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 8-9

Today, You’ll arrive early into Topolobampo. Your first choice of excursion is a trip aboard a privately chartered train, traversing the Sierra Madre Mountain Range by tunnel dips and bridge hops to spend the night in a luxury hotel overlooking Copper Canyon – a natural wonder that’s four times larger than the Grand Canyon and only accessible by rail. Otherwise, if you stay on the ship, a scenic drive will bring you to the colonial charm of El Fuerte for folk dances, Baroque cathedrals and lunch at a grand mansion said to be Zorro’s home. On your second day, you’ll sample the local produce with a traditional hacienda cooking class and a tasting visit to mango plantation.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Cabo San Lucas

Stopping at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, you’ll arrive into Cabo San Lucas – ‘Land’s End’. This afternoon you’ll have the option of a catamaran cruise to pretty Chileno Bay, pausing to snorkel over a technicolour reef and enjoy the open bar. Otherwise, visit a seaside ranch for an evocative horse ride along the sands, kayak out to a near-deserted beach or enjoy a bus ride into the peninsula’s heartlands. Here, arid desert contrasts with swaying palm trees and deep blue sea, while pretty towns impress with mission churches and shady, tree-lined plazas. Lastly, there’s the option of simply taking things easy with a cruise along the coast, past arching rock formations and world-class golf resorts.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 11-12
At Sea

As you make the two-day journey from Cabo San Lucas, along the west coast of Baja California, take some time to relax on deck – not just for the sun but for the chance to spot whales and seabirds. Then, whether it's a cooking presentation and wine tasting led by the executive chef, lectures from the onboard experts or simply a spa treatment, there's something for everyone. There's even the Connoisseur's Corner, where premium cigars are paired with fine cognacs. End it all with a farewell cocktail party and a presentation on your trip from the onboard videographer.

Stay: Silver Explorer (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 13-14
San Diego, California

Your final port of call is San Diego where you’ll be met by a private driver for the short journey to your Luxury-Collection hotel, housed in a century-old listed building. To get your bearings, we’ve included a guided tour. You’ll start with a ferry hop over the bay to Coronado, enjoying spectacular views over the San Diego skyline as you go. Then, waterfront strolls will bring you between idyllic parks and sweeping beaches as you pause to sample the local produce. The tour ends at the 125-year-old Hotel del Coronado – a Victorian icon often blessed with sand sculptures. You’ll also have some time to explore on your own, with hikes, beaches and the city’s world-famous zoo all resplendent in the Californian sunshine.

Stay: The US Grant, San Diego (Deluxe)

Days 15-16
San Diego/UK

Today, a final private transfer will see you to the airport for your overnight flight home.



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


Accommodation rating: Deluxe

16-day cruise and stay on board Silver Explorer (Silversea Expeditions) from £5,835 incl. flights

Departure: 20 April 2018

Adventurer Suite (AC): £5,835

Exclusive! Includes $300 spending, flights & upgrades
Book by: 31 March 2018


  • Return international flights to/from Mazatlan and San Diego
  • A mix of private and shared overseas transfers
  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • One hour free Wifi per day for all guests. Unlimited free Wifi for guests sailing on select suite categories
  • 3-night post cruise hotel stay in San Diego including tour
  • Exclusive - $300 on board spending money per suite
  • Free suite upgrade

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