Besame Mucho

La Paz, Baja California Sur

At a Glance

  • Fully staffed Turkish gullet with 5 double cabins, perfect for families or groups of friends

  • Access remote and secluded beaches, coral reefs and mangrove swamps for an unforgettable adventure

  • Equipped with kayaks, snorkeling equipment and fishing rods

  • Luxurious way to cruise around the sparkling waters of the Sea of Cortez

  • Itineraries take in the wildlife rich Espiritu Santo Islands - snorkel with whale sharks in season and playful sea lions year-round!

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Baja California is a rare destination that offers a great getaway year long. Peak time for travel is when weather is temperate in the low 20ºc range and whale watching opportunities are at their best (late-November to April). This also includes the festive vacation and New Year period. Cool temperatures are ideal for desert adventures and hiking and boating for wildlife viewing and island exploration. Summer (April to September) can be hot and humid but the beaches are less crowded. Summer waters are ideal for snorkeling and diving. Hurricanes are much less common than in the Caribbean, but it is something to be aware of for September and October travel which is considered low season.

The Sea of Cortez to the east (where the cruise takes place) has a warmer sea temperature than the more exposed than the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Insider's View

If you have 5 nights to spare I would definitely recommend opting for a longer cruise - it's impossible to tire of the abundant wildlife and activities on offer!

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Besame Mucho or take a look at our itineraries to Baja California

Description

Encounter sea lions, dolphins and manta rays in the Sea of Cortez as you cruise aboard Besame Mucho, a luxurious and fully staffed Turkish gullet; the perfect way to explore the Espiritu Santo Islands and the startling turquoise waters that surround.

Made entirely from rich mahogany and exuding sophistication, Besame Mucho is a 100ft Turkish gulet which provides a luxurious base from which to explore the natural aquarium of the Sea of Cortez and the magical Espiritu Santo Islands. Make the most of the on board kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling equipment to get up close to playful sea lions, manta rays, sea turtles and schools of fish which frequent the waters here in this mini-Galapagos; time it right and you may have the opportunity to encounter whale sharks, grey whales and dolphins too!

The ship itself is elegant, accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 comfortable and cleverly designed cabins, each equipped with air-conditioning and a full en-suite bathroom. A spacious sundeck complete with loungers is the perfect place to relax on board and soak in the sun, whilst an indoor seating/dining area provides shade. There is a covered al fresco dining area too, along with a plasma TV, DVD player and soundsystem.

Besame Mucho comes with a team of fully dedicated staff to cater to your every need, including a hostess, chef, captain and additional sailor. Specialist guides can be arranged separately to include activities such as diving and to truly ensure a personalized itinerary. Itineraries range from three to 5 nights and ensure enough time to relax in between the endless adventures which can be experienced both on land and in the water.

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Accommodation

There are 5 double bedrooms aboard Besame Mucho, comprising 2 Master Suites, 2 Double cabins and 1 twin cabin. Separate cabins accommodate the crew. Bedrooms are comfortable with carefully thought out storage helping to maximize space, each equipped with A/C and ensuite bathroom.

Facilities

There are two dining areas (one al fresco), as well as comfortable seating areas and loungers on the sundeck. A plasma TV, DVD player and sound system are also provided for guests' use on board, whilst kayaks, snorkeling equipment, paddle boards and fishing rods are available to explore the water.

Activities

Itineraries range from three to five nights, including activities such as kayaking amongst mangroves, snorkeling with sea lions and a variety of watersports. Explore small towns and admire magnificent rock formations, all the while keeping your eyes peeled for the array of marine life and bird life that frequents this region. A separate speedboat can be organized, along with diver guides so certified divers can explore underwater habitat.

Experiences

  • Day 1 - Besame Mucho 5 night itinerary

    Your 6-day cruise around the Sea of Cortez begins from La Paz, a vibrant town on the East coast of Baja California Sur. Board the elegant Besame Mucho and depart for Isla Partida, sailing across the startlingly blue waters.

  • Day 2 - Besame Mucho 5 night itinerary

    Rise early to enjoy your first sunrise on board before tucking into a fresh breakfast. The morning is yours to relax; opt to lounge on deck or visit the nearby beach, a point of anchor for local shark fishermen who have a tale or two to tell.

  • Day 3 - Besame Mucho 5 night itinerary

    Depart San Francisco after a leisurely breakfast, heading for the picturesque fishing village of San Evaristo back on the Baja California peninsula. Visit the charming town or disembark on the beautiful beach for some snorkeling in the crystal waters.

  • Day 4 - Besame Mucho 5 night itinerary

    Hiking, kayaking and fishing is the order of the day today as you cruise from La Cocina to Amortajada Bay, a beautiful lagoon surrounded by freshwater springs and filled with abundant birdlife.

  • Day 5 - Besame Mucho 5 night itinerary

    With a resident family of over 300 sea lions, today is the perfect day to don your fins and dive in for some incredible snorkeling with these playful creatures as they swim nose to nose with your camera and nibble your flippers!

  • Day 6 - Besame Mucho 5 night itinerary

    The adventure is not over just yet. Following breakfast depart to the saltwater lagoon of Puerto Sloop where a unique mushroom shaped rock formation bursts out of the water, an ideal spot for drawing your own clams.

Location & directions

La Paz, Baja California Sur

Besame Mucho departs from La Paz on the Eastern side of Baja California Sur, providing easy access to the Sea of Cortez and the wildlife rich Espiritu Santo Islands.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Besame Mucho or take a look at our itineraries to Baja California

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