Nautilus Gallant Lady

The sleek Nautilus Gallant Lady is a 116 foot yacht that accommodates just 12 guests in 6 large suites. She has recently been refitted and refurbished as well as implementing higher hygiene standards. Cabins are located on the lower and main deck, with a choice of 5 Superior Suites and one larger Premium Suite. Each room features individually controlled AC, a California King or two double beds, ample storage space and private en-suite bathrooms.

This vessel has been thoughtfully designed with plenty of comfortable social areas to chill out. The sky-lounge with hot-tub on the top deck is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail at the end of the day and the sundeck is a great place to relax with a book between dives. The main salon and dining room feature a fully stocked bar and wrap-around views. A fusion of Mexican and West Coast North American cuisine is freshly prepared by the onboard chef and all dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

Based in the Sea of Cortez, the Nautilus Gallant Lady offers year-round diving to 2 exciting destinations. From May-October the boat is based in the northern Sea of Cortez at Bahia de Los Angeles. This area is home to the largest aggregation of whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez, as well as a large number of sea lions. Lucky divers may also get the chance to see the Humboldt squid at night.

From September to December, the boat cruises further south to the Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, which has made an extraordinary comeback in the past years. Referred to as some as a 'mini-Galapagos', Cabo Pulmo offers regular sightings of bull sharks, tiger sharks, sea lions, huge schools of fish and even manta rays.

The Lady is available for private charters in the Sea of Cortez, as well as scheduled trips to Cabo Pulmo Marine Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Superior Suites
Inde, Dofleini, Rosario, Nautilus & Swell

2 superior suites are located on the main deck and 3 are located on the lower deck. 4 of the suites can be configured with either a California king bed or two doubles, and each suite has a private ensuite bathroom with shower. One of the superior suites even has a full sized bathtub! All suites have individually controlled A/C.

Premium Suite

The spacious premium suite is on the lower deck and can be configured with either a California king bed or 2 doubles. It has its own private ensuite bathroom.

Sea of Cortez - Mobula Rays & Orcas! 8 days / 7 nights - Cabo

From mid-May to Aug, thousands of mobula rays aggregate in the deep south of the Sea of Cortez, and Nautilus Dive Adventures is excited to unveil a new expedition to witness the mobula migration first-hand aboard the Nautilus Gallant Lady. This expedition has been pioneered by Nautilus and offers incredible marine life encounters. Plus now there's the Nauitlus Scout -- a new chapter in the history of awesome adventures in the Sea of Cortez, with the bold Nautilus Scout, up in the air spotting and guiding the vessel to the best dive/snorkel spots. They’ve found blue whale mommas and calves, giant pregnant whale sharks, sperm whales, finback whales, vast schools of mobula rays, dolphins everywhere and much more—like seeing sharks from the air. 

We’ve been plying the Sea of Cortez since 1974 and know some of best, secret spots for unique animal encounters. On this week-long voyage on the Gallant Lady, experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to snorkel and freedive with mobula rays and predatory pods of orcas.

Aside from mingling with mobulas and orcas, witness huge pods of dolphins and even the possibility of sperm and fin whales. Mobula rays often like to breach the surface, so there will be ample opportunity to witness these gravity-defying acrobatics out of the water, whether while sipping on an icy beverage on deck or getting up close and personal on a kayak. This is the perfect trip for both divers and snorkelers. (photo by David Serradell).


Ultimate Whale Adventure  - 8 days (Jan-Mar)

Start off with an ocean safari with SeeCreatures. Luxury coach transfer to La Paz. Check-in at a beautiful breachfront hotel. Next day, travel to Espiritu Santo Island and swim with whale sharks, sea lions, or enjoy kayaking, shore hikes and beach walks. Afternoon boarding our 116-ft expedition yacht and set sail to the Mechudo Corridor.

The Mechudo Corridor is alive with whales! Whale watching and exploration. Blue and fin whales, plus humpbacks and often mega pods of dolphins. Lookout for orcas and sperm whales. Our airplane spotter will guide to the hottest action. Travel back to La Paz. Morning private charter flight to San Ignacio Lagoon.

Arrive to San Ignacio Lagoon. Meet the gray whales, the friendliest whales in the world. You can count on a choice of accommodation levels including glamping & luxury tents with ensuite bathrooms and showers inside the tents, easy and convenient 2 hour charter flights, up to eight whale watching trips in the lagoon and the compulsive attention to details that Nautilus is known for from real beds with fine linen, fire pits, a selection of craft beer, single malts and a great wine list.

The Itinerary:

Day 1          Arrival - Cabo

Head over to SeeCreatures in San Jose del Cabo to get set up for your adventure. Join an optional photo workshop. There’s a 5-hour ocean safari with lunch and arrival at La Paz. Check into Marea Hotel and dinner at this beachfront hotel.

Day 2        Espiritu Santo Island Adventures

Swimming with Whale Sharks in the morning and Espiritu Santo adventures with Sea Lions in the afternoon. Enjoy a mangrove exploration, kayaking and shore hikes. Late afternoon, board the 116 ft expedition yacht, Nautilus Gallant Lady. Set sailing for Mechudo Corridor.

Days 3-4    Mechudo Corridor

The Mechudo Corridor is alive with whales! Whale watching and exploration as far north as Loreto National park. Blue and fin whales, plus humpbacks and often mega pods of dolphin. We’ll be on the lookout for orcas and sperm whales too thanks to our airplane spotter.

Day 5        San Ignacio Lagoon

Return to La Paz and private air charter to San Ignacio Lagoon. After a welcome champagne, we’re off to more whale encounters with the gray whales - the friendliest whales on the planet and our San Ignacio eco-Glamp.

Days 6-7    Gray Whales & More

Your choice of three whale encounters session a day or enjoy being in camp. Hiking, nature walks, mountain biking, bird watching or beach combing. Evening presentations with our naturalist and stargazing galore.

Day 8        Whales & Departure

One last morning to say farewell to the delightful gray whales. Private charter flight back to Cabo.
* Contact us for dates, rates and availability.

Sea of Cortez - 5 night trip
The southern Sea of Cortez offers the classic type of diving we remember from the old days. This area took a heavy hit form over fishing in the 1990's but with tight control and regulations by the government of Mexico the life has rebounded. It is once again possible to see schooling hammerheads, mantas, and all the life that the Sea of Cortez is famous for. We will also be traveling further north to La Paz and old favorites like Cerralvo, La Reina, and Las Animas.
Trip meets at SeeCreatures Cabo San Lucas at 04:30 pm on Day 1 for a complimentary transfer to La Paz and your ship where our hostesses will be waiting to welcome you onboard with margaritas and champagne Returning and disembarking in La Paz on final day at 08:30 am with complimentary transfer back to either SJD or SeeCreatures Cabo San Lucas


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