Sea of Cortez

SEA OF CORTEZ

AUGUST TO NOVEMBER

Baja California is a peninsula in northwestern Mexico, where coyotes live in the mountains and cactuses prevail in the reddish soil desert. La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur state, located at the south end of the peninsula and our dive cruise trip starts from here.

Recently La Paz has become known among scuba divers as one of the world’s divers’ paradises.

Diving points are all in the Sea of Cortez, in between the peninsula and Mexican mainland.

This sea is also declared a World Heritage site. This is the place where you can 100% enjoy scuba diving with wild California Sea Lions. Huge schools of sardines are also present, and the most popular diving point, “El Bajo”, is usually crowded with the scuba divers aiming to see a school of Hammerhead Sharks.

Your diving experience will be without comparison. Reef fish, sea lions, stingrays, moray eels and turtles are just some of the marine life that is found in the vast diversity of the Sea of Cortez, one of the best diving locations in the world.

The capital of the State of Baja California Sur, La Paz hugs a beautiful bay on the Sea of Cortez, the waters that Jacques Cousteau called “the aquarium of the world”.

To absolutely enjoy diving in the sea of Cortez, we recommend you a diving liveaboard.

Direct flights from Mexico City, San Diego, and many other cities are available.

From $2,390 USD per person

M/V VALENTINA accommodates a maximum of 20 guests. All cabins are with same gender double occupancy unless otherwise requested.

All Cabins have A/C and a private restroom and a shower room.

  • 2 out of 10 cabins are Deluxe Double cabins with 1 double bed and 1 single bed (non-bunk).
  • 1 out of 10 cabins is a Deluxe Double cabin with 1 double bed. Great room for a couple!
  • 7 out of 10 cabins are Deluxe Twin cabins with spacious wide bunk beds

Dining room on the main deck is air-conditioned and equipped with comfortable sofas and chairs.

We offer an OPEN BAR complimentary beverage including draft-beer and soft drinks. You will also find audio equipment.

M/V VALENTINA’s kitchen provides a variety of Mexican food ,European, Asian dishes. Also we offer MEXICAN BBQ dinner on board when possible.

  • Year Built: 1999
  • Year Refit: 2010 & 2013
  • Length overall: 38m / 130ft
  • Beam: 10m / 30ft
  • Draft: 3.5m / 9ft
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots

(5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS / 5 DAYS DIVING)

DAY 1:  After 07:00 pm – Arrival & Boarding. Arrival at La Paz Airport, Transfer to our Marina, Check in, no dinner is served.

DAY 2:  Swanee Reef, La Reyna (3-4 dives)

DAY 3: Los Islotes, El Bajo (3-4 dives)

DAY 4:  El Bajo (3-4 dives)

DAY 5:  Las Animas, San Francisquito (3-4 dives)

DAY 6: Punta Lobos, Salvatierra Wreck and Whale Shark (2 dives and Whale Shark Serch, snorkeling). Transfer to your hotel around 04:00 PM.

  1. Transfer to and from La Paz airport is included as specified in what’s included. Complimentary transfers are combined and limited to the following.

    a: From La paz airport to M/V Valentina on check in date

    b: From M/V Valentina to hotel in La paz on check out date

    *Guest must stay over one night in La Paz after checking out the boat.

    c: From hotels in LaPaz to LaPaz airport on the day after checking out date.

    Transfer to and from San Jose Del Cabo Airport is available upon request (Not included in tour fee).

  2. If chartered, the cruise can be extended 1 day. Please contact us for availability.
  3. Reservation center can make hotel reservations at a special rate. Please feel free to ask us.

If you are extending your stay in the area, we will arrange transportation for you to a local hotel provided that they receive the name of the hotel at least 7 days prior to the charter start date

SCHEDULE 2017 

 6 Days Aboard

  • Aug. 05/17,  Aug. 12/17,  Aug. 19/17,  Aug. 26/17
  • Sept. 16/17,   Sept. 23/17
  • Oct. 14/17,  Oct. 21/17,  Oct. 28/17

7 Days Aboard

  • Sept. 09/17

M/V VALENTINA DISCOVER BAJA

7 Days Aboard

  • Nov. 04/17,  Nov. 11/17

RATES 2017 

  • $2,490 USD per person (6 Days Aboard)
  • $2,760 USD per person (7 Days Aboard)

M/V VALENTINA DISCOVER BAJA 

  • $2,590 USD per person (7 Days Aboard)

*All rates are based on shared double occupancy 

*Deluxe Single Supplement: $500 USD per persom *Deluxe Cabin us is limited to only 2 cabins/trip

What is Included:

  • 3-4 dives -per person per diving day
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Diving includes tank and weights only
  • Services of qualified, experienced English speaking, Japanese speaking, and Spanish speaking dive guide
  • Unlimited hot beverages (tea & coffee)
  • Beverages (soft drinks, local beer ), a glass of wine at your dinner time
  • Sea of Cortez cruise — Round trip transfer from La Paz airport to our boat. (we are happy to arrange transportation if you arrive at San Jose del Cabo airport as well with some extra charge)
  • Park Fee — Sea of Cortez park fee is $ 5 per person per day.This parking fee is included in the tour fee.

What is not Included: 

  •  Rental Equipment & Gratuity
  • Extra Night $ 250 per person
  • Nitrox Fill $ 100 for 5days diving $ 120 for 6days diving (Sea of Cortez)
  • Nitrox Certificate Course $150 (Sea of Cortez)
  • Beverages at the bar *Ask for pricing

Individuals: $400 USD per person due within 14 days of the reservation. Final payment is due (60) days prior to departure date.

Full Boat Charter: A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $1,500 USD is required within 14 days of the reservation.

(5) months prior to departure date, an additional non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $3,000 USD  deposit is due. Final payment is due (60) days prior to departure date.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Individuals: If a cancellation is made:

1. 121 days or more prior to departure, $300 USD is forfeited. $100 USD will be refunded.

2. 120 – 60 days prior to departure, $400 USD is forfeited.

3. 60 days or less prior to departure, 100% of the charter rate is forfeited and no refund is available.

Full Boat Charter: If an entire charter is canceled:

1. More than nine (9) months prior to departure, the $1,500 USD deposit is forfeited.

2. (5) months to 61 days prior to departure, the $3,000 USD deposit is forfeited.

3. 60 days or less prior to departure, 100% of the charter rate is forfeited and no refund is available.

CRUISE INTERRUPTION & CANCELLATION INSURANCE

We will NOT provide refund or cruise credit in the event you miss your cruise for circumstances beyond our control that might require us not to fulfill your full cruise itinerary. We strongly recommend that all passengers traveling with us invest in comprehensive medical, accident, trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance at the time of your reservation. This investment will protect you and your financial commitment in the event of unforeseen travel delays/ airline cancellations, personal or family illness or injury, etc. which may not allow for you to attend your scheduled cruise. We also strongly recommend diving accident insurance such as coverage provided by Divers Alert Network.

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