Discover the Sea of Cortez with American Safari Cruises

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Adventure comes in many forms when your clients cruise with American Safari Cruises, which explores remote waters in Mexico, Southeast Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, Washington and British Columbia.

On the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, for example, guests will enjoy seven days of sea-life encounters, watersports participation and land expeditions while cruising aboard the Safari Quest and the Safari Endeavour. Voyagers will come in close contact with dolphins, sea lions, flying manta rays, blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, cormorants and a range of different whales.

Onboard expedition leaders will lead guests to desert islands for guided hikes and beachcombing walks, where they might traverse a forest of cacti or reach the top of a desert ridge for a panoramic view of the sea. Visits to historical towns and meeting with locals for a family-style BBQ is nothing out of the ordinary with American Safari Cruises.

Throughout, guests will have access to the cruise line’s watersports equipment, which includes all of the necessities for kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, sailing, tubing and skiff explorations.

Onboard amenities include a hot tub, heated tile floors and upper category balconies, and the Safari Endeavour even boasts a wine bar, library, sauna and complimentary massage for each guest.

“The Sea of Cortez remains a secret oasis perfect for small group exploration by boat,” says Tim Jacox, executive v.p. of sales and marketing. “The intimate size of our ships allows privileged access to small bays and coves, and combined with our philosophy to be guided by nature, it’s an ideal way to explore the area.”

Through April 2012, the 22-guest Safari Quest sails week-long Aquarium of the World cruises to explore various sites in the Sea of Cortez. Rates for this winter start at $3,995 pp dbl and are available through April 14.

Beginning Nov. 2012, the 86-guest Safari Endeavour will embark on the new Baja’s Bounty adventure cruise. Rates for the Baja’s Bounty itinerary start at $2,995 pp dbl.

Both itineraries begin and end in La Paz, Mexico, and schedule stops at Isla Partida, Isla San Jose, Bahia Agua Verde, Los Islotes, Isla Coyote, Isla San Francisco and Isla Espiritu.

Clients with children under 12 might consider the Kids in Nature cruise for the 2012-2013 spring break. The March 9 and 23 sailings will provide family-fun activities geared toward kids with varying levels of activity. Rates start at $3,695 pp dbl.

For more information, call (888) 862-8881 or visit americansafaricruises.com.