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Whales & Sea of Cortéz Adventure Cruise

Jan 29 - Feb 5, 2022

San José del Cabo • La Paz • Isla San Francisco • Isla Bahía Agua Verde • Bahía Magdalena • Los Islotes • Isla Partida • Isla Espiritu Santo

Whales & Sea of Cortéz Adventure Cruise

Jan 29 - Feb 5, 2022

San José del Cabo • La Paz • Isla San Francisco • Isla Bahía Agua Verde • Bahía Magdalena • Los Islotes • Isla Partida • Isla Espiritu Santo

Whales & Sea of Cortéz Adventure Cruise

Jan 29 - Feb 5, 2022

San José del Cabo • La Paz • Isla San Francisco • Isla Bahía Agua Verde • Bahía Magdalena • Los Islotes • Isla Partida • Isla Espiritu Santo


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About Our Destination
Being LGBTQ+ in Baja
Mexico’s beach cities are very gay friendly. In fact, three states have legalized same-sex civil unions!
Climate
In late January and early February, the average highs are 75-85°F and the average lows are 62-72°F. Make sure to bring a windbreaker as it can get very windy on the ship.
Currency
The Mexican peso is the official currency; however, US dollars are accepted in all ports of call.
Languages
Spanish is the most widely spoken language in Mexico, but English is also spoken widely.
Health & Safety
UnCruise Adventures Protocols
To learn more about UnCruise Adventures' Health & Safety protocols, please click here.
Before Your Trip 
Airfare Discounts
Save up to 15% on your airfare through our partner airlines. Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information. .
Cancellation Policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.
2022 Whales & Sea of Cortez Adventure Cruise
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
Cancellation Fee 365 days or more prior to trip date   1/29/2021 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 0-364 days prior to trip date 1/30/2021 1/29/2022 100% of trip cost (no refund)
Transfer funds are nonrefundable and nontransferable from the point of sale forward.
Celebrations – Birthdays, Anniversaries, Honeymoons and more
If you will have a birthday or other celebration during your vacation and have not already informed your Olivia Travel Consultant, please let us know as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.  
You can register at Olivia Honeymoon Wishes for your honeymoon, anniversary, or other special celebration; browse through the selections and let your friends know just how easy it is for them to purchase a gift for you. 
Connect with other guests – Join the Facebook Group
If you’d like to chat with people who will be going on the trip, you can join Olivia’s official Whales & Sea of Cortéz Adventure Cruise group page" on Facebook.
Passport and Visa
All guests (including guests from countries other than the United States) will be required to have a passport. Passports must be valid for six months after your return date. US citizens do not need a visa for this trip. If you are not a US citizen, please check visa requirements with your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries you’ll be visiting.
Specific Needs—Medical, Mobility, Dietary, and Otherwise
If you have medical, mobility, or dietary requirements that you have not already told your Olivia Travel Consultant about, please let us know as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip. Resources in some destinations are limited so advance planning is necessary.
Travel Gear Store

To help you get ready for your next vacation, we’ve partnered with New Headings to create Olivia Travel Gear, our own online gear and apparel store, featuring items from leading brands, including Craghoppers, Patagonia, Teva, Outdoor Research, and Eagle Creek. Visit olivia.newheadings.com for more information! To help you get ready for your vacation, we’ve partnered with New Headings to create Olivia Travel Gear, our own online gear and apparel store, featuring items from leading brands, including Craghoppers, Patagonia, Teva, Outdoor Research, and Eagle Creek. Visit olivia.newheadings.com for more information!
Travel Insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your trip investment against the unexpected. Visit our Insurance page olivia.com/travel-insurance for more information.
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries you are visiting. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Click on the Travelers’ Health tab, then click on Destinations, and choose your destination from the “For Travelers” pull-down menu.  
Travel and Arrival 
Air Travel
Airport
You will need to fly into and out of Los Cabos (SJD).
Arrival and Departure Times
Arrivals: For all flights arriving into Los Cabos (SJD) on January 29, 2022, please arrive no later than 1:30 pm. You will be transferred from the airport to our host hotel to rest before our group transfer departs at approximately 4 pm for La Paz. The drive from the host hotel to La Paz will be approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours.
Departures: For all flights departing out of Los Cabos (SJD) on February 5, 2022, please choose a flight that departs after 1 pm. You will be transferred directly to the Los Cabos airport after breakfast. An option to be dropped off at our host hotel will be available for those who either book late flights, departing after 5 pm, or are overnighting in Los Cabos. These guests leaving on late flights or overnighting in Cabo will need to arrange their own transportation to the airport.
During your trip 
  • Accommodations for 8 days and 7 nights on the Safari Voyager
  • Meet-and-greet service from the San José del Cabo airport on January 29, 2022
  • Transfer from Los Cabos Airport to host hotel, Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos, on January 29, 2022
  • Storage of your luggage and carry-on luggage until departure to ship
  • Day use of host hotel resort facilities with refreshments and lunch on January 29, 2022
  • Hospitality room at host hotel on January 29, 2022
  • Group bus transfer from Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos to the ship (between 3:30 and 4 pm) on January 29, 2022, approximately a 2½- to 3-hour drive
  • Group transfer from ship in La Paz to Los Cabos Airport or host hotel on February 5, 2022
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary
  • All beverages, including premium brand drinks, wines, coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • All land, snorkeling, zodiac, and kayaking excursions
  • Services of the UnCruise expedition leader
  • Enthusiastic staff, knowledgeable about the region we’re visiting
  • Use of full-body wet suits, kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling equipment
  • SPF-30 sunblock, environmentally safe for people and critters
  • All port charges and service taxes
  • Gratuities for the ship’s crew
  • Olivia staff assistance throughout
What’s Not Included?
  • Air transportation
  • Internet access—there is NO INTERNET ACCESS available on board the ship, not even to purchase… prepare to UNPLUG for the week!
  • Nondiscountable amounts (NDA), such as port taxes, gratuities, and fees; although these are not included in the price of the trip, they were already noted in your invoice
Accommodations
UnCruise Safari Voyager Ship Amenities
  • Dock platform designed for easy launching of kayaks, paddleboards, and skiffs
  • On-deck hot-tub, sauna, and fitness equipment
  • Large AV screen in the lounge
  • DVD and book library
  • Wine bar
  • Bar stocked with included premium spirits, wines, and microbrews
  • Lounge
  • Adventure equipment: kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, yoga mats, snorkel gear, wet suits, hydrophone (underwater listening device), and bow-mounted underwater camera
  • Observation deck
  • Sun deck
Cabin Amenities
  • iPod/MP3/universal docking station and alarm clock
  • Flat-screen TV and DVD player
  • Hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, and body wash
  • Binoculars and reusable water bottles
Daily Programs
A program outlining each day will be posted on the bulletin board by the lounge daily and will be on your in-cabin TV for reference.
Dining
Open Seating Policy
The entire dining area is open seating for all meals. Dining room hours will be posted in the Daily Program.
Restaurant
There is one restaurant on board. Some of the breakfasts and lunches are served buffet or family style; others are served as a sit-down meal. You’ll have a choice of 2 or 3 entrees for lunch and dinner (usually meat, fish, or vegetarian). Almost all dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice, including vegan.
Electricity
Outlets throughout the ship are US style: 110 volts, 60 Hz.
Elevator
There are no elevators on the ship. Guests must be able to navigate very steep stairs.
Internet
Internet access IS NOT AVAILABLE on board. Prepare to “unplug” completely during the week. Some mobile phone companies have data signal in a few places near major cities on the coast, but it is not reliable. Please check with your carrier.
Gratuities
Gratuities are included in the cost of your trip. Gratuities go to the naturalists, cabin stewards, dining room staff, and other behind-the-scenes crew members. Should you wish to tip additionally, this is up to you.
Laundry Services
Please note the ship does not have laundry facilities on board.
Medical Services
There is an emergency medical technician on board for any minor emergencies. There is no charge for this service. However, should you need further medical care, the ship will go to the closest port for assistance. For your own protection, we highly recommend you are covered with medical-evacuation insurance.
Money: On-Trip Purchases
There is very little to charge or pay for on board since most everything is included. At the end of your trip, you may opt to pay for small purchases through cash or credit card. No cash advances are possible.
Smoking Policy
The ship is completely nonsmoking except for an outdoor area of a specified area on board. Smoking is not permitted indoors, including in cabins.
Solo Travelers
Solo travelers can mix and mingle with everyone; we often have a few independent travelers on trips of this size, which do not have Solo coordinators. Before the trip, you can start to meet other solos and travelers online in the official Olivia Whales & Sea of Cortez Adventure Facebook group. 
Telephone
No telephones are available on board except for emergencies. There are a few stops in local towns where you can make calls, if needed. Cell service depends on your carrier and locations. Some of the more remote locations do not have service.
After Your Trip
Disembarkation
We disembark after breakfast for our transfers to Los Cabos airport or, for those with flights after 5 pm or who are extending their time in Los Cabos, to the host hotel. Note that there will be a hospitality room available on February 5 at the host hotel, but the day-use pass of the hotel facilities is not available. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping around the hotel to enjoy before being transferred to the airport for a flight after 5 pm that day. If you are staying at a different property in San José/Los Cabos, you can take a cab from the host hotel to your final destination.
Vacation Stretchers
We do not offer Vacation Stretchers for this trip. However, information on how to book our host hotel can be found here.


This trip requires a high level of mobility, including navigating steep stairs on the ship as the there are no elevators, walking on rocky or uneven terrain, hiking up gentle hills, and getting in and out of zodiacs from the ship and wet landings. In addition, when viewing the Gray Whales in Magdalena Bay, you must be able to sit on a wooden bench without backing at high speeds. Optional hiking, burrow ride, kayaking and paddleboards are offered. Wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this ship. If you do have limited mobility that requires assistance, you are required to travel with someone who can assist you.



Our Travel Consultants can be reached at USA or Canada: 800.631.6277 or International 415.962.5700, option 1.