The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year
Sea of Cortez is a place that Jacques Cousteau described as the "world's aquarium" and it’s true that the waters here are filled with life … largely the big pelagic types of marine life: whales, whale sharks, jumping mobula rays, and sea lion colonies. Rocio del Mar gives guests an opportunity to disembark in various places to hike the surrounding hills and explore small inlets.
Although the conditions in the Sea of Cortez are mostly calm, there are times that the sea is rough. Please be prepared for this type of situation.
Sample itinerary information for the two primary itineraries:
Sea of Cortez - July through September ... 8 Days / 7 Nights / 6 Days of Diving
Day 1 - Embark at 5:00 p.m. in Puerto Peñasco. Depart the dock at 6:00 p.m.
Day 2 - Wake up at Refugio Bay on Angel Island. Potential Dive sites: Angel Rock, La Vela, & Lolo’s Cove. Sunset zodiak cruise with sea lions.
Day 3 - Angel Island. Potential Dive sites: Andrea’s Eagle, El Aquario, Las Vivoras, and Las Vivoras including a night dive.
Day 4 - San Pedro Martir. Potential Dive sites: El Arroyo, Punta Martir (Sea Lions), Chayo’s Cove
Day 5 - San Pedro Martir. Potential Dive sites: Ravijunco, Xareni’s Pinnacle, Coromel, Morrito. In the after we go looking for whales!
Day 6 - Salsipuedes & Animas. Potential Dive sites: Los Cuervos, El Caballo, El Lavadero, and El Lavadero including a night dive.
Day 7 - Baja and Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Bahia De Los Angeles. Potential Dive sites: El Pescador, Baja Ca. Start to head back to Puerto Peñasco in the afternoon.
Day 8 - Disembark at 7:00 am.
Socorro - November through May ... 10 Days / 9 Nights / 6 Days of Diving
Day 1 - Board the boat at 5pm / Dinner is served at 7pm / Boat departs shortly thereafter
Day 2 - At Sea
Day 3 - San Benedicto - 4 dives scheduled
Day 4 - Roca Partida - 3 dives scheduled
Day 5 - Roca Partida - 3 dives scheduled
Day 6 - Socorro Island - 3 dives scheduled (check in with naval station)
Day 7 - Socorro Island - 4 dives scheduled
Day 8 - San Benedicto - 4 dives scheduled - at the end of the day we will start our return to San Jose del Cabo
Day 9 - At Sea
Day 10 - Arrive at San Jose del Cabo in the early morning hours - disembark at 8:30am