Ultimate Majestic Coastlines of Baja California & West Coast

19 Days
Los Angeles to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 25,415
$ 22,375
Dates & Pricing

2023 Los Angeles > Vancouver

Tour Map
Tour Code:
502U
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Los Angeles
Return City:
Vancouver

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Los Angeles, USA > Loreto, Mexico

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Los Angeles to Loreto, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    The Sea of Cortez, or the Gulf of California, is a legendary body of water embraced by Baja California and Mexico mainland. One of the most biologically diverse marine environments in the world framed with clear, quiet water, lagoons and wetlands, ecological and marine reserves and desert landscapes. Almost a thousand resident and migratory fish swim these waters, with one in ten fish found only in these waters. There are also a wide range of marine mammals that visit, including fin, humpback, sperm and grey whales. Positioned between two shifting tectonic plates, this remains  an area of great interest for global research. Isla Monserrate is an uninhabited island covered in greenery. An exclusion zone for fishing at the north of the island makes it the perfect place for snorkelling excursions. Enjoy the calm, placid ocean and keep your eye out for whales passing by.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Continue your voyage in the Sea of Cortez. Feel the warm winds flowing in from the desert Isla San Francisco. Explore the island’s salt flats, and kayak and stand-up paddleboard in the clear, turquoise waters.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Continue cruising the ‘aquarium of the world’ . Boasting white sand, turquoise waters and a rustic back drop, Isla Partida was voted as the home of the most beautiful beach in Mexico. You may even get the chance to snorkel with a nearby sea lion colony

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Exploring the Sea of Cortez

    Renamed in 2009 to ‘Isla Jacques Cousteau’ in honour of the French oceanographer who led several underwater expeditions here, Isla Cerralvo is known for its wide range of exotic fish and incredibly clear ocean waters. Stroll along the coastline admiring the views of the Baja mountain ranges, and swim in the warm, calm waters.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cabo San Lucas

    White beaches, arching stone cliffs and wildlife rich waters, Cabo San Lucas is located on the tip of Baja California and is the perfect combination of great weather and spectacular scenery. Once a hideout for pirates, Cabo San Lucas is known for its great beaches, unlimited shopping options, restaurants and cantinas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Bahía Magdalena

    Bahía Magdalena is a small port city, with waters rich in fish, marshes and swamps. Every winter, grey whales travel here to give birth and raise their calves in the protected, calm lagoons.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Laguna San Ignacio

    Laguna San Ignacio is an inlet of warm, sparkling, jade-green waters that attracts many kinds of wildlife seeking a warm home for the winter. Dolphins, sea birds and whales routinely congregate in this oasis. With more date palms than residents, San Ignacio is a contrast to the desert scrub and cacti of Baja.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate and a plethora of venues to explore. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - San Diego

    Welcome to San Diego, enjoy a day at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Santa Barbara

    ‘Welcome to paradise’ is a fitting expression for those visiting the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a place where food, art, history, fashion and sunshine mix to create a delightful and refreshing experience. The Santa Ynez Mountains create a stunning backdrop, while the colonial buildings with a Spanish influence give the city a Mediterranean feel. Santa Barbara offers urban wineries for the wine aficionados, an abundance of wildlife at the national parks for the naturalists, and a rich cultural legacy from America's first settlers for the culture enthusiasts.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Monterrey

    Set foot on the dramatic coastline of Monterrey featuring Staggering cliffs, coastal views and Spanish Colonial architecture. It’s jaw-dropping beauty has been featured in films and captured the heart of John Steinbeck, who framed landscape in many of his novels.  Monterey is renowned for its overflowing wildlife, catch a glimpse at Harbour seals, sea otters and pelicans that flock to the National marine sanctuary at Monterey Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - San Francisco

    Sitting between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Nevada mountains, laid-back San Francisco is ‘The City by the Bay’ and is home to an eclectic mix of cultures. Steep Hills, iconic cable cars and vibrant Victorian homes are the essence of San Francisco’s spirit, all back lit by the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. From cultural revolutions of the counterculture movement to the manic gold rush of the 1848, San Francisco has shaped it all.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Eureka

    Eureka is the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay. Eureka once played a major role in the historic west coast lumber trade and is home to hundreds of significant Victorian-era homes, including the nationally recognised, ‘grandest Victorian home in America’, the Carson Mansion. Eureka is nestled between towering mountains and is bordered by the Humboldt Bay, providing access to imposing coastal redwoods. Some of the world's tallest trees are featured in Redwood National & State Parks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At Sea

    Today, relax on board. With so many luxurious amenities on board, you will be surprised how quickly time passes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Astoria

    With Victorian-era homes etched into the hills overlooking the Columbia River, this picturesque settlement (the oldest west of the Rockies) is a port city with a Scandinavian flavour. Astoria is home to the Lewis and Clark National Historical park, not only offering an abundance of Wildlife, untouched rainforests and stunning vista but also uncovering the history of America's most famous explorers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Seattle

    Seattle, a city on Puget Sound, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and home to thousands of acres of parkland. It is no wonder Seattle is known as the “Emerald City” due to the year-round greenery. Seattle has much to offer, from major sports teams, arts and culture to the thriving metropolitan skyline accented by the iconic Space Needle, a symbol of innovation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Victoria, Canada

    Victoria may be many kilometres from Great Britain, but it has the most British vibe. Between visiting flower gardens and castles and stopping at pubs, one could easily forget about the Pacific Ocean lapping the other side of Vancouver Island. The influence of the First Nations culture is also strong, with totem poles taking a front-and-centre position on the Inner Harbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Vancouver, British Columbia

    Your cruise ends this morning in Vancouver as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight homeward.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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