Set Sail on the Sea of Cortez

Big love for The Bésame Mucho

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We’re crushing hard on the Sea of Cortez, and it’s not just because it’s one of the most bio-diverse seas on earth. We’ve recently discovered that our friends at Journey Mexico offer unique and varied sailings on the aptly named The Bésame Mucho. Named after the famous Mexican love song, this lovely ship certainly brings the romance of this place alive.  

The Sea of Cortez is home to thousands of species of marine mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates. The raw untouched beauty of the sea and surrounding islands holds thousands of years of history and endless trails of discovery; and the warm, crystal clear waters offer world-class snorkeling.

With different routes, from one day to six or seven, this lovely Turkish schooner will take you through the natural marvels of what Jacques Cousteau once called  “the world's aquarium.” You can choose from any number of activities or simply soak in the tranquil setting. Scuba dive, snorkel, fish, kayak, picnic on a pristine beach, or just laze in the sun.

Built in 2007 in Turkey by expert designers, this gulet has five spacious, comfortable in-suite cabins (with AC!), an expert crew, and a personal chef.


Departing from La Paz, you may experience:

  •  The Espiritu Santo islands, a declared biosphere reserve spanning 83 thousand square kilometers.

  • “La Cocina,”a magical place with mangroves, beaches, and exotic birds.

  • San Evaristo, a fishing town located at the continental part of the Baja peninsula.

  • Los Islotes, inhabited by a sea lions colony of more than 300 animals.

  • The two beautiful lagoons of San Gabriel, surrounded by mangroves.

  • Puerto Balandra, a salty lagoon that has eight bays with spectacular beaches, including the famous rock formation called “El Hongo” (“The Mushroom”). If you’re lucky, you can even pick your own clams!