Day 7: Final day of Sea of Cortez cruise

ABOARD THE SAFARI ENDEAVOUR—I had mixed feelings when the skyline of La Paz came into view this morning. It meant that our cruise in the isolated reaches of the Sea of Cortez was over, and we had one more day and night on board. It’s so easy to become attached to members of the crew—a wonderful group of talented and caring young people—and to new friends from far-flung places that we’d probably never see again. And our …

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Day 4: Today’s destination in the Sea of Cortez was a surprise, and the captain did not disappoint

DAY 4: ABOARD THE SAFARI ENDEAVOUR — Our destination this day was Captain’s Choice—a surprise for us passengers. Capt. Barrett did not disappoint. At sunrise we cruised into Honeymoon Cove on the uninhabited Isla Danzante, which translates to “Dancing Island.” No one seems to know why it’s called that, but we discovered that the setting and day’s activities were cause for joy. Like most of the islands in the Sea of Cortez, Isla Danzante has cliffs plunging …

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Day 3: The highlight of today’s cruise was a horse-burro-mule ride into the desert

DAY 3: ABOARD THE SAFARI ENDEAVOUR—A glorious sunrise greeted us as we approached the fishing village of Bahia Agua Verde and dropped anchor near a handful of sailboats bobbing gently on the calm waters off a fine beach. The Endeavour dwarfed the other vessels, and I remarked that their occupants were probably saying, “There goes the neighborhood.” This proved to be untrue, at least in one case, as we kayaked along the cliffs, nosing into small coves, …

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Day 1: Embarking on an Un-Cruise Adventure in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez

ABOARD THE SAFARI ENDEAVOUR — Donnelle Oxley and I flew into Mexico’s San Jose del Cabo Airport yesterday afternoon. AdventureSmith Explorations, the booking agency for Un-Cruise Adventures, asked all passengers to arrive at the airport by 2:30 pm on Saturday, so we flew in early and booked a room at the Best Western Aeropuerto for Friday night so we didn’t have to worry about tight connections. This gave us an opportunity to catch up on email before …

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