Magdalena Bay

Diving in Magdalena Bay while it teems with predators attacking bait balls of sardines is an exhilarating experience. Although most of the time you will be snorkeling or free diving, this does not reduce the sheer excitement as you watch the striped marlin, the world’s fastest fish, hunt in front of you. Drawing pelagic predators ranging from dolphins, sharks, and sea lions to whales and sea birds, this is an indelible, bucket list destination. Three locations have been identified in southern Baja where sardines spawn, Magdalena Bay, Golden Gate Bank, and Finger Bank. With Magdalena being protected by barrier islands from the ocean, it is not just a remarkable place for ocean action but also for its pristine beaches and mangroves.

What better way to explore the Sea of Cortez and the Sardine run of Magdalena Bay from onboard the Nautilus Gallant Lady? Launched in 1984, but rebuilt in 2018, she offers a luxurious and comfortable platform for your adventure. The vessel is a 35-meter long, steel-hulled, ISM safety certified, stabilized luxury yacht, perfect for either individual bookings or charters.

  • Safety certified
  • Internet access and satellite phone

The Gallant Lady accommodates up to twelve guests in six ensuite cabins comprised of one premium suite located on the lower deck, and five superior suites split between the lower deck and the main deck with the two on the main deck being configurable as either doubles or a king bed arrangement. The vessel also features a sky lounge, a crows nest, and a freshwater tub to relax in after a day of watching striped marlin.

The food onboard consists of a freshly prepared fusion of Mexican and Northwest American cuisine and is served in the main saloon or dining room. Most dietary requirements can be catered for. Let Infinite Blue make sure your stomach is as happy as the diving is stunning!

  • Vegan
  • Plant-based

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Meet at SeeCreatures Cabo at 9:30 a.m. Scenic 5-hour ground transfer to San Carlos (Mag Bay) with a stop for lunch en route. Late afternoon board the yacht. Cocktail hour, sunset, and dinner!
  • Day 2: 4 days of adventure. Partnered with local fishermen turned eco-tourism experts to spot the action and guide the tenders. You will have the option to spend time out in the pangas or as much time as you want to relax on board in the calm tranquil anchorage inside the entrance to the bay. Optional scuba and freediving on local wrecks and dive sites are available and included with your trip.
  • Day 6: Disembarks San Carlos 8:30 am. Return transfer 5 hours to Cabo or San Jose del Cabo.

Dive Packages

Magdalena Bay | Sardine Run | 7 nights
from $3495 USDper person
Orcas and Mobulas | 7 nights
from $4000 USDper person
Sea of Cortez | 5 nights
from $2595 USDper person

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