Baja's Bounty—Fitness & Yoga
7-night Sea of Cortés fitness & yoga adventure cruise
Josh Gibbons is the Area Training Manager for Life Time Fitness- Heartland Region-Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Josh received his Exercise Science Degree from the University of Kansas in 2006- with a focus on Anatomy, Kinesiology and Biomechanics. Following completion of his degree, Josh began working as a Strength and Conditioning coach - developing youth to professional athletes. Josh has a strong background in training various populations- including sports performance, injury rehabilitation, weight loss and endurance training.
Amy has a passion for finding a healthy balanced life style thru exercise and nutrition. Also in feeding a healthy family (She is a busy mom of 4). Amy's certifications include: ACE Group Fitness, NASM certified Personal trainer, Precision Nutrition Levels 1 and 2, 200 hour yoga thru Life Time Fitness and 300 hour yoga with Jonny Kest.
San José del Cabo / La Paz – Embarkation
Bienvenidos! You’re met at the Los Cabos International Airport in San Jose del Cabo and transferred to our hospitality area. This afternoon, your expedition team acquaints you with the Baja landscape during an overland transfer to La Paz. Your captain, crew, and wellness hosts welcome you aboard in time for a cocktail and dinner.
Isla San Francisco
Rise early and greet the day with guided sun salutations. Or, catch a few more winks if your yoga session is slated for later in the day. Then step into a playground of red bluffs and desert beach. Don flippers for a snorkel among colorful sea life. The buoys set the course if you want to get in a full-body swim workout. Put on your walking shoes for a cardio-power hike, grab a paddle, or relax on the beach. The rugged beauty of the island makes it an ideal spot for escapades. Later, go deep on training, diet, and mindfulness. Your wellness hosts lead discussions and presentations over the next days that guide you toward living your healthiest life.
Bahía Agua Verde
Clear waters bordered by sparse mountains hemmed in green. The protected bay is perfect for speed—like a power kayak to build your core, shoulders, and arms. Or, find inner peace on a walking meditation or explore the coast by small skiff. Take to the canyons on a mule ride and experience the “real Baja” with a local ranchero and his family. Scenic vistas, excellent birding, and unmatched camaraderie—all distractions from the work your body is doing.
While it’s unlikely you’ll find any black pearls, today sail among islands once explored by early conquistadors. Your expedition team is ready with adventurous options—kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, or beachcombing. Discover nature’s diversity and the geologic forces that formed these islands. Your wellness team brings fitness full-circle with a healthy lifestyle discussion. Wind down with a meditation or yoga practice, and a bit of stargazing in the night sky.
Marine Life Search
Mother Nature is your guide today. Whale sharks—the largest living species of fish—frequent Bahia de La Paz (Dec–mid-Jan). Keep watch for the watery “footprints” of these gentle giants, and conditions permitting, gear up for an unforgettable snorkel alongside this colossal creature or observe from above in the skiff. Or, if the gray whales have arrived in Bahia Magdalena (mid-Jan or later), dock in Puerto Escondido, then drive across the peninsula to ride in a panga and observe these marine mammals and their babies in the lagoon. They travel each year to calve on Baja’s west coast—migrating more than 12,000 miles.
Los Islotes / Isla Partida
This steep craggy seamount leaps straight from the sea as a haulout for sea lions. Observe the colony from the boat and skiff, or slip into a wetsuit for an early morning advanced snorkel with curious, agile sea lion pups. Afterwards, heave anchor and set sail for Isla Partida. What’s in store? Get ready to feel the burn and work up a sweat on a desert hike among cardon cactus and palo verde trees. Or keep cool, and boost your balance practicing yoga poses on a paddle board.
Isla Espíritu Santo
Tuck into a secluded cove surrounded by long fingers of red rock and a golden beach. Spend your last full day enjoying the warm sand under your feet. This beach was made for sun soaked yoga and a post-practice dip in the water. Reflect on your week of body and spirit rejuvenation on a shoreline walk. Investigate nooks and crannies in the rocks by kayak or go further afield on a guided hike. Celebrate your week at tonight’s special Farewell Dinner with an entertaining slideshow by your expedition team.
La Paz / San José del Cabo– Disembark
After breakfast, it’s “adios” La Paz. Transfer to San Jose del Cabo for your flight home or your optional UnCruise hotel stay.
Pricing starts at $3,595 per person for double occupancy
FARES INCLUDE: Onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-ship adventure activities and equipment; wellness amenities: fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage. Port taxes/fees are in addition to your cruise fare.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS - January 13, 2018
Sea of Cortés UNESCO World Heritage Site—a marine life-rich natural aquarium
Watch for whales, mobula rays, dolphins, and birds
Hike, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff
Mule ride into the arroyos with local rancheros
Watch for gray whales at Bahía Magdalena
Snorkel with sea lion pups and colorful reef fish
Convenience of flying in/out of Los Cabos International Airport