Mexico has been a huge favorite cruise destination for many years, and the Sea of Cortez in particular, is a stunning place to go cruising. The Sea of Cortez, which is also referred to as Gulf of California, is one of the most fascinating and most important bio-regions on the planet, and is one of the top tourist attractions in Mexico.
The Sea of Cortez is abundant with game fish, both large and small, and many world record fish have been caught in these waters. The diverse sea supports over 900 fish varieties, and over 2,000 species of the marine invertebrates. It is actually home to several species which exist only within its’ waters. For instance, the vaquita porpoise is one of the rarest and most endangered sea mammals on the planet, and it is found only in Sea of Cortez. Apart from that, several species of whales do regularly visit the Sea of Cortez, and whalesharks (the largest fish on the planet), are quite common in these waters. You can get to watch humpback, blue and gray whales and dolphins up close, and even explore where the sea meets the desert. With more than 3, 000 plant species and 6,000 animals in the nearby desert, you’ll have a chance to enjoy a truly unforgettable experience.
One the most fascinating things about a cruise to the Sea of Cortez is the chance of combining wildlife spotting, with exciting water sports like kayaking, diving, snorkeling, standup paddle boarding, among others. The beaches are also appealing and varied; some have broken shell sands, others consist of rocks, and some of the others are made up of beautiful crystal fine sands. Another huge draw to a Sea of Cortez cruise is the many uninhabited islands which are scattered all throughout the beautiful Sea of Cortez. Many of the islands are protected and have extraordinary biodiversity because they’re isolated.
Sea of Cortez Cruises:
- UnCruise Adventures – This is one of the major cruise lines in the Sea of Cortez region.
- Princess Cruises – This is a mainstream cruise line and one of the largest cruise ships to Sea of Cortez.
- Oceania Cruises – The Sea of Cortez sailing is found onboard the Oceania’s Regatta.
Best Time of Year To Visit Sea of Cortez
If you want to enjoy an exhilarating cruise where you get to participate in whale watching, you should consider visiting during the high season which runs from mid January to April; this is when the migratory whales arrive in the Sea of Cortez.