Sea of Cortez Liveaboard Spearfishing Trip

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  • $3,000.00
  • Regular price $3,300.00


May 22-29

Join us on an incredible freediving, spearfishing, and sailing expedition in the Sea of Cortez! This is an experience you won't want to miss...pristine hunting in desolate, rarely touched dive spots with no one around except your friends. And plenty of fish 

The Boat:

You will live on a gorgeous 45 foot catamaran that comfortably sleeps 8 guests and 3 crew.  This beauty is top of the line. Imagine getting out of the water, ditching your gear, rinsing off, and having food and drinks ready for you right away, while you watch the sunset on the bow of the boat, or from your bed (we call these racks in the nautical world). Doesn't get much better than that

The Trip:

All you do is...well...up to you. You can hang out on the boat, or you can dive all day. What you don't do is cook, clean, or drive. 

There isn't much you can't find in the Sea of Cortez. Being on a boat 24/7 maximizes your chance of seeing any and all of the varied wildlife that exist in this area...including the fish. Opportunities for big AJs (90+lbs), Wahoo, Yellowtail, and the usual reef suspects such as Grouper and Pargo. Some of the spots we go to are remote enough that they offer big fish in shallow water. Doesn't get much better than that, and no need to be an expert diver because there's plenty you can get near the surface. More advanced divers will have the chance to dive deeper (60-80') pinnacles that bring up all sorts of life.

We also have the opportunity for activities outside of diving that include hiking, paddleboarding, and exploring the islands we will be visiting.

Schedule:

The beauty of a liveaboard is the flexibility to stay out on the fishing grounds and not have to come back each night. We can access spots that are only possible by on a multi day trip. Below is an idea of what the trip would look like, but if the fishing isn't good in one spot then we can change plans and move until we find what we're looking for.

Day 1 arrive, catch a shuttle to Palapas Ventana, have dinner there and get a briefing for the upcoming trip

Day 2 panga adventure for spearfishing, freediving, or SCUBA at Cerralvo Island  - at end of dive day meet Catamaran offshore and climb aboard to start our journey – your bags have already been loaded aboard

Day 3 Depart early morning for “El Bajo” (arrive with both boats at 7am) (Blue Water Diving for Wahoo, Marlin and Tuna, with the possibility of Amber Jacks and Cubera.) 11am depart El Bajo for the Pinacles at San Francisco (2 hour run) (Amber Jacks, Yellow tail, Snapper and Pelagic fish) Depart the pinnacles and finish the day diving shallow reef spots at Isla San Francisco. (Snapper and Cabrilla) Anchor and Spend the night.

Day 4 Depart early morning for the north end of Isla San Jose. (2.5 hour run) (20 to 50 foot deep reef diving for Snapper and Grouper) Depart mid day for Isla San Diego (half hour run) 30 to 60 foot reef diving for Snapper and Grouper. Finish the day diving mainland reefs, and anchor for the night, depart early for Bajo Seco. (2.5 hour run)

Day 5 Dive Bajo Seco in the morning. Depart for north end of Isla Santa Cruz (1.5 hour run) (30 to 60 foot reef diving, very good spot for Cuberas) End the day at the Isla San Jose anchorage.

Day 6 Early departure from San Jose to El Bajo (2.5 hour run) Or run to Las Animas (1 hour run) Finish the day at Espiritu Santo anchorage.

Day 7 Depart for Marina in La Paz at 9am. Arrive at Costa Baja at noon. (with the option to dive in the morning and meet the mothership at the marina at noon.)

Day 8 breakfast and shuttle to airport

Travel:

Best route for travel is to fly into La Paz. From there it's about a 45 minute ride to Palapas Ventana. We take out a panga on the first day, dive around Cerralvo island (also known as Jacques Cousteau island) and then the live aboard will come pick us up out at sea. We offload from the panga directly to the Liveaboard. Then we take off and head north and eventually make our way back to La Ventana 7 days later. Another option is to catch a flight into San Jose Del Cabo and take a bus to La Ventana. 

What we do here in San Diego is fly out of Tijuana. We can find much cheaper flights from there. We have someone drive us down to the border and use the CBX border crossing to enter the TJ airport. It's very fast and streamlined. The CBX is connected to the TJ airport so we basically walk across the border and then fly out. Because we are walking across the border we don’t have to get Covid tests when we come back which is convenient.
Not Included: 
Airfare, fishing license, tips, booze