Sea of Cortez/Midriff Islands

Dive, snorkel, kayak and hike on this special trip just for family aboard Quino el Guardian.

It will be just like going to summer camp but for the whole family! Did you know you can fly to Phoenix and within 4 hours be boarding a boat to one of the most remote places in the world? A world with no planes, very few boats, clear skies and amazing sunsets with clear, deep waters, abundant sea life, and golden sandy beaches.

The Sea of Cortez - known as the Gulf of California - is a breathtaking destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, and exploration. Legendary diver Jacques Cousteau described the Sea of Cortez as the "world's aquarium". Dive on untouched walls and reefs abounding in marine life. Encounter large and small whale species and dolphins, snorkel with whale sharks, dive with playful sea lions and see countless eels, octopus, fish and jumping mobula rays. It's a macro photographers dream with nudibranchs, colorful blennys, dancing jawfish and sea horses.

Between dives you can hike and explore remote uninhabited islets and at night you can gaze at the Milky Way.  Give us one week and we will help you create a lifetime of memories while forging new friendships aboard Quino el Guardian.  You will dine on incredible food and enjoy the friendly service that has made us famous. 

As always, we remain flexible depending on conditions, currents, etc.

Day 1 - Embark at 5pm in Puerto Peñasco.  Depart at 6pm

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, 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 afternoon we go looking for whales!

Day 6 - Salsipuedes & Animas - Potential Dive sites: Los Cuervos, El Caballo, In Animas, El Lavadero, 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 heading back to Puerto Penasco in afternoon.

Day 8 - Disembark at 7am 


Sea of Cortez/Midriff Islands
On board the Quino el Guardian
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