Socorro Aggressor

The new Socorro Aggressor is a spacious 135 foot yacht with a wide beam. She’s built and powered for comfort, safety and stability offering two different itineraries offered throughout the year to Socorro & Guadalupe. This yacht features comfortable accommodations for 26 guests in 13 roomy master and deluxe staterooms. Each cabin is independently air-conditioned and has a private head and shower, porthole view window, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. Each stateroom also has a 32-inch flat screen TV offering a selection of movies, TV shows and documentaries.

There’s a beautiful salon for gathering with fellow passengers to share the tales of the day and for entertainment. Up top is a jacuzzi to warm up after chilly dives and to hang out. There’s a sun deck for lounging with shady areas.

The Dive Deck has a complete photo/video station for charging and ample gear storage. A full line of rental equipment is available.

Meals are served in the dining room or special nights on the top deck. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of local Mexican cuisine. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert.

The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. You may bring your own preferred brand of liquor.

 

5 Master Staterooms (#1, 2, 9, 12 & 13)

Comfortable master staterooms come with a queen bed plus a private head and shower, individual climate control, monitor with media player USB/110V outlet, bathrobes, fresh towels and hairdryer. Port hole in #1 & 2 and picture window in #9, #12, #13.


8 Deluxe Staterooms (#3 - 8, 10 & 11)

Deluxe staterooms have two single beds (side by side), 34" x 78", a private head and shower, individual climate control, monitor with media player USB/110V outlet, porthole, bathrobes, fresh towels and hairdryer.

Socorro, Roca Partida, San Benedicto (November - May)
8 Night Trips

“We are extremely excited to offer our guests a top destination to add to their dive log that offers giant pacific manta rays, large schools of fish and sharks” says CEO Wayne Brown.

Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida are three volcanic islands that make up the Revillagigedo Islands. These islands are most commonly known as Socorro.  Located 250 nautical miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, it takes 24 hours to travel to this magnificent area. Socorro is best known for the wonderful encounters with giant pacific manta rays, where the mantas come to the divers and are happy to stay throughout entire dives.  This isn't all you will see, there are up to ten  species of sharks including whale sharks, silkies, silver tips, white tips and sometimes tiger sharks.  Dolphin encounters are always thrilling and from January through March these islands are home to a migratory population of humpback whales that come to breed and have calves.  Whale sharks are seen mainly in November/December and April/May. Divers may also observe many different behaviors of manta cleaning stations, Bottlenose dolphin, wahoo, tuna, marlin and smaller creatures like eels, nudibranchs and octopi. This is wild and unpredictable diving at its best!

What's Special About the Itinerary:
*  The Socorro Aggressor travels here during the best time of the year.
*  Guests can see massive schools of fish and giant manta rays.
*  Up to 10 species of sharks can be seen:  oceanic whitetips, tiger, whitetip reef, silvertip, dusky, thresher,      hammerheads, silkies, Galápagos, and whale sharks
*  Resident pods of dolphin
*  January - April, humpback whales migrate  to Socorro

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
Guests will fly into San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) the day before the charter start date. Most major US airlines fly directly into the San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) which is about a 45 minute drive from the airport to Cabo San Lucas, where the yacht departs from. It is highly recommended you stay at one of our host hotels close to the marina. Should you decide to not stay at a host hotel, be sure to book your hotel in Cabo San Lucas, not San Jose del Cabo. 

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

If you are not a Mexican citizen you are required to have a valid passport. A copy will need to be emailed to the Aggressor Adventures office prior to the charter start date so we can forward to the Socorro Aggressor office to complete the ships manifest.  Upon your arrival to Mexico you will need to complete a visa form which will be stamped by immigration officials and a copy has to be filed for each guest boarding the yacht.

Socorro Itinerary: 8 Night Trips
Day 1 - 7:45 am - Pick up from the host hotel, the boat departs shortly after 8 am. Travel all day and night.
Day 2 - Arrive to Socorro around 10 am, 3 dives
Day 3 - Up to 4 dives
Day 4 - Up to 4 dives
Day 5 - Up to 4 dives
Day 6 - Up to 4 dives
Day 7 - Up to 4 dives, the yacht departs that evening back to Cabo San Lucas.
Day 8 - Arrival at approximately 8 pm
Day 9 - 8 am - after breakfast the shuttle will transfer all guests to the San Jose del Cabo Airport.

7 Night Trips: There are limited 7 night trips which offer one less dive on day 7 before departing back to Cabo San Lucas. Guests will stay one night at a local hotel, have dinner, the following morning after breakfast, a shuttle will transfer guests to the airport at 8 am. 

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:
Guests will arrive the day before the charter start date and its recommended to overnight at either one of the host hotels listed below. The following morning, the charter start date, guests will be met and transferred to the Socorro Aggressor which is docked at the Marina Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo. The yacht docks next to Hotel el Ganzo. Please be sure to notify an Aggressor Adventures agent if you are making your own way to the yacht. After boarding the yacht and the Captains briefing, the yacht will depart for a 24 hour crossing to Socorro.

Host Hotels:  7:45 am - 8 am pick up.  Everyone is to be in the lobby with your luggage ready to go and will be transferred to the yacht. Boarding is at 8 am and shortly after, the yacht will depart to Socorro. 

Hotel Casa Natalia (1.5 mile from marina) 
Blvd Mijares Centro Historico
23400 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
 
Tropicana Inn Cabo (1.5 mile from marina)
Calle Blvd Antonio Mijares No. 30
Col. Centro, Z.C. 
23400 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Taxes & Fees:
An entry visa of USD $25, cash only will be paid when clearing immigration. At the time of boarding guests will have to pay USD $78 Natural Park Fee also cash only. The Mexican sales tax of 16% is already included in the charter rate.

Transfers:
Transfers from the airport to the host hotels is not included in your charter price.  Transportation from the host hotels to the yacht, and transfer to the International Airport is included in the price of your trip on the charter start/end days.

Guadalupe Island: Cage Diving with Great White Sharks (August - October)

"We are very happy to welcome the SOCORRO AGGRESSOR™. Guadalupe Island will offer our diving and non diving adventurers a chance to go cage diving with Great White Sharks. We are excited to share this mesmerizing and adrenaline pumping experience with our guests, says CEO Wayne Brown."

What's Special About the Itinerary
• The Socorro Aggressor travels here during the best time of the year.
• Guadalupe Island has clear water and reliable great white shark sightings.
• Experiencing the world's best encounters from the safety of a cage.
• Observing the sharks naturally from a depth where they normally congregate from the submersible cages.

The best great white encounters in the world happen at Guadalupe Island. The 4-night Guadalupe itinerary provides an adventure to shark seekers who enter surface or submersible cages to experience seeing great whites up close and personal. The Socorro Aggressors anchorage is in a sheltered bay where the action will take place in clear blue water. The yacht stays here for 3 dive days where guests will rotate entering the cages every hour while seeing several sharks during each dive.

Guadalupe Island is located 200 miles southwest of Ensenada, Mexico on the Pacific coast of the Baja Peninsula. It is a rugged volcanic island, 25 miles long and the highest point is 4200 ft. The island is a Biosphere Reserve that is home to hundreds of migratory Great White Sharks from August to October.

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

If you are not a Mexican citizen you are required to have a valid passport. A copy will need to be emailed to the Aggressor Adventures office prior to the charter start date so we can forward to the Socorro Aggressor office to complete the ships manifest.  Upon your arrival at the Tijuana border, you will need to complete a visa form which will be stamped by immigration officials and a copy has to be filed for each guest boarding the yacht.

Guadalupe Itinerary:
Day 1 - 8 am - Pick up from the host hotel, Holiday Inn Express San Diego, California - Old Town.
At 8.30 - 8.45 am, pick up from the 2nd host hotel in Tijuana. Guests will arrive in Ensenada, Mexico at approximate 11:30 am, then board at 12 pm.
Day 2 - 8 am - 5 pm cage diving
Day 3 - 8 am - 5 pm cage diving
Day 4 - 8 am - 1:30 pm cage diving, departure to Ensenada, Mexico
Day 5 - 8 am - Check out, departure to Tijuana and San Diego host hotels then the San Diego International Airport.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:
Guests will arrive the day before the charter start date and its recommended to overnight at either one of the host hotels listed below. The following morning, the charter start date, guests will be met and transferred to the Socorro Aggressor in Ensenada, Mexico. For guests who are wanting the transfer but staying at another hotel, you will need to make your own way to meet in the lobby for the transfer. All guests who are taking the transfer must make a reservation with your agent or Aggressor Adventures for the transfer.

Host Hotel:  Holiday Inn Express, San Diego, California - Old Town
Guests are to meet in lobby for 8 am transfer

1955 San Diego Ave., San Diego, California 92110 +1-609-543-1130

Host Hotel:  Hotel Palacio Azteca, Tijuana
Guests are to meet in the lobby at 8.30 - 8:45 am transfer

Blvd. Cuauhtemoc Sur #213, Davila, 22044 Tijuana, B.C. Mexico +526646818100

Upon arrival in Ensenada, Mexico at 11:30 am, guests will board at 12 pm. Once everyone is settled, the yacht will depart to Guadalupe Island. If you are making your own way to the Socorro Aggressor, the yacht is docked at: Cruise Port Marina in Ensenada, Blvd.Tte. José Azueta No. 224, Int Recinto Portuario, C.P. 22800, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexicorn

Taxes & Fees:
An entry visa of USD $25, cash only will be paid when clearing immigration. At the time of boarding guests will have to pay USD $78 Natural Park Fee also cash only. The Mexican sales tax of 16% is already included in the charter rate. 

Transfers:
Transfers from the airport to the host hotels is not included in your charter price.  Transportation from the host hotels to the yacht, and return back to the host hotels and the San Diego International Airport is included in the price of your trip on the charter start/end days.

Special: 

DEMA Special
$300 off per person any trip

Groups: 10 + 1, 16 + 2 + 23  + 3!

Must book by Nov 30, 2018. Valid for travel until Dec 31, 2021. 

Dive the World Weeks - 25% off!
May 4-12, 2019 (Socorro)
Aug 3-7, 2019 (Guadalupe)

New bookings only. Cannot be combined with other offers.