Notes: Mexico is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dive experience: All certified divers may dive on these Sea of Cortez liveaboard cruises.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemasters (1 guide for 5 scuba divers), standard tanks, weights and weight belts, Nautilus Lifeline marine rescue GPS, SMB safety sausage, Mexican taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba gear (US$ 215 per week), snorkelling equipment, dive insurance, park fees to be paid in advance (Socorro and Guadalupe: US$ 81 per diving day), port fee per cruise (US$ 65). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, airport/hotel - boat transfers, Wi-fi (US$ 100 per person per trip), steel and specialized tanks, nitrox fills for enriched air divers (US$ 20 per day), rebreather support (including zorb), gas mixes. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The MV Nautilus Gallant Lady liveaboard departs in the afternoon from Cabo San Lucas for safaris to the southern areas of the Sea of Cortez. Guests fly into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), approximately 45 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas.
You must meet at the Cabo Dive Center no later than 11 am on the morning of boarding. It is located next to the Tesoro Hotel on the walkway of Cabo Marina. Ideally you should arrive the previous day and drop by the dive center as soon as you get to town to make sure you are fully prepared for the trip. A warm-up dive is conducted at Cabo San Lucas before lunch (with vouchers) in a nearby restaurant before boarding Nautilus Gallant Lady around 14:30 hrs. The boat sets sail that afternoon and you can enjoy cocktails as the boat heads north.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 5 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. You will disembark at around 8 am on the morning of the last day. We recommend you book any outwards flights on that day no earlier than 11 am.
For more information on how to get to the Sea of Cortez, see our Mexico tourist information section.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 25% on Sea of Cortez (Cabo Pulmo) trips.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Group discounts are available. Please check with us. See whole boat charter rate.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 11 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Superior Suite free of charge (total 12 guests).