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Nautilus Gallant Lady

Gallant Lady Exterior

The new Nautilus Gallant Lady adds to the Nautilus Fleet & increases the spaces available in Sea of Cortez & Cabo Pulmo. She accomodates just 12 guests in 6 large,  luminous suites.

"Gallant Lady has just gone into the water in December 2018.  I think she's an exciting addition to the mix in this region, partly due to her itineraries which offer new & exciting options in the Sea of Cortez .... and partly because she takes only 12 divers.   For me, diving with only a dozen people is ideal & brings back happy memories of the dive boats I worked on in the '80's. I'm genuinely looking forward to my first cruise on Gallant Lady !"   ...   Dominick Macan


Cabins ... diving amenities ... what's included

  • 2 main deck KING / DOUBLE superior suites
    choose California king bed or 2 doubles with ensuite bathroom & shower
    1 lower deck KING / DOUBLE premium suite
    king bed or 2 doubles, with ensuite bathroom & full size bathtub
    3 lower deck KING / DOUBLE superior suites
    king bed or 2 doubles with ensuite bathroom & shower

    All suites have en-suite facilities, individually controlled air-conditioning and standard north American power sockets
  • up to 4 dives per day
    80 cu. ft. aluminium tanks
    dive from skiffs & occasionally from the platform on the main vessel
    aqualung gear rental available (request in advance)
    nitrox available (at extra charge)
    water temperature: 78-82F, 26-28C
    5mm wetsuit recommended

  • accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
    Nautilus LifeLines, DiveAlerts and SMB safety sausages
    daily room service
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    trip DVD

  • airfare
    airport transfers to hospitality suite
    nitrox & rebreather support
    dive gear & 15L tanks
    wines, imported & domestic beers, spirits
    port fee (to be paid in cash on board)


On board Gallant Lady


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    upper deck
  • gallant lady salon opt
    lounge & dining
  • GL lounge dining opt
    salon & dining
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    superior twin suite
  • GL double cabin opt
    double stateroom
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    twin suite
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  • GL bedroom kitchenette opt
    twin suite kitchenette
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    Gallant Lady docked - photo credit Chuck Babbitt

Deck Plan ... Technical Specifications

Deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for Nautilus Gallant Lady                                                       open



Three decks ... upper deck with sun deck, bar and hot tub .... main deck with dive deck, dining room/lounge & 2 suites .... lower deck with 4 suites.

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Length: 116 ft 
Beam: 22 ft 
Built: USA – Broward luxury yachts
Certified: ISM safety certified
Guests: 12 guests in 6 ensuite suites


Air fills
Rebreather friendly


1700 HP Caterpillar engine power


Full complement of navigational equipment


Internet access & satellite phone


Full complement of safety equipment

12-passenger yacht

After a total refit, the Gallant Lady, a 116 foot Broward motor yacht built in 1982, is ready to sail with just 12 passengers on board accomodated in 6 large suites.

She is topped by a crow's nest, great for spotting animal movements. Below that you'll find the wheelhouse (open 24 hours a day to guests!) and the sky lounge complete with bar and the hot tub. In addition on this deck you will also find the sun deck with cushioned loungers perfect for snoozing whilse working on a tan or looking out for wildlife.  Housed on on the main deck are the  dining room and interior main salon with wrap-around views, TV, DVD, sound system and plenty of CDs and movies. The spacious well-equipped dive deck and 2 superior suites with convertible king bed or 2 twins are also found on this deck.

The lower deck offers 3 superior & 1 premium suite, all with convertible king/twin beds and ensuite bathrooms plus air-conditioning.

Plenty of other sports are available depending on your itinerary including mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, desert hikes and walks on the beach. At night you can even hunt for fresh turtle nests in the sand.

What's for dinner ?

The other Nautilus vessels (Nautilus Explorer, Nautilus Belle Amie and Nautilus Under Sea) are all known for their "good eats".  Gallant Lady will be no exception. You'll enjoy a combination of Mexican and West Coast North American cuisine all created using the freshest possible ingredients. In addition to the main meals guests will also be tempted by the home baked snacks and drinks on offer between dives. 

Daily meals consist of a pre-dive continental breakfast followed by a full 'hotel style' breakfast after the first dive. Lunch is served with salad and soup of the day and includes: deli style sandwiches with fresh bread, homemade italian style pizzas, fish tacos, burgers, fajitas with fresh salsas, tostadas, quesadillas and lasagna.  Dinner is served plated, buffet or family style. There is a good array of both Mexican and American style meals. Some of the delicious dishes include: street taco night, roast beef, salmon teriyaki, clam alfredo and New York grilled steak.  On board is a wide selection of beer, wine and alcohol from the ship’s bar.

Specialty diets will be accommodated with advance notice to the boat. Just let us know your needs when you book. 

 Trip logistics

Gallant Lady is available for private charters in the Sea of Cortez, as well as scheduled trips to Bahía de los Ángeles whale sharks or Cabo Pulmo marine park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You'll probably want to fly into Cabo San Lucas a day ahead of your cruise then meet at the Nautilus dive center at 8:30 in the morning to get kitted up with any rental gear needed for your trip.  Cabo Dive Center is located beside the main lobby of the Tesoro Hotel on the boardwalk in downtown Cabo San Lucas.  Boarding will be followed by a warmup dive off Land’s End at Cabo San Lucas.   This is followed by cocktail hour on the deck to watch the sunset.  An overnight run will ensure that you have the next few days to explore the southern Sea of Cortez and Cabo Pulmo.   On day 6, you'll disembark at 8am in Cabo San Lucas.


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