La Paz, Baja California Sur
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When to go
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.