Small ship cruising the coastline of Baja California makes for a perfect winter getaway. It’s close to home for North American travelers, and the small ship cruise experts at AdventureSmith Explorations report that there’s good cabin availability, even over the holidays of Christmas and New Years - perfect for getting your cabin of choice or traveling with a larger group!
We consulted AdventureSmith for the latest in cruise savings, and here’s a look at the best deals now:
Wild Islands & Treasures of Baja - $750 Air Credit
8 days aboard the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird
On Wild Islands & Treasures of Baja California travel with National Geographic experts between Bahia Agua Verde and San Jose del Cabo, with stops at Cabo Pulmo, Isla San Francisco, Los Islotes and a crossing over to Todos Santos punctuating the journey. Activities include hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and snorkeling. THE DEAL: December 17, 24 and 31, 2016 departures have a $750 air credit, with an additional offer giving kids 50% off their fare. The January 7, 2017, departure has a $500 air credit if you book by December 31, 2016.
Baja's Bounty - $300 Off
8 days aboard the 84-guest Safari Endeavour
Active exploration and luxury comforts like an included massage highlight this Baja's Bounty small ship cruise sailing round-trip from La Paz with an included transfer from San Jose del Cabo. Snorkel, kayak, and paddleboard, plus special themed departures add focus to topics like birding, photography and marine biology. THE DEAL: Select departures between November 12, 2016, and March 25, 2017, are $300 offer per cabin when you book by October 28, 2016.
2017 Cruises at 2016 Rates
Baja: A Remarkable Journey and Whales & Wildness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez (both 8 days aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion) are other cruise options for savings. Book any 2017 departure by December 31, 2016, and received 2016 rates.
Other Baja cruise options from AdventureSmith Explorations include voyages on yachts as small as 8 guests. AdventureSmith matches travelers with small vessels for active exploration around the world, so Hawaii, Cuba, New Zealand and Costa Rica make for great winter sailings as well. A recent blog post on the small ship cruise specialist’s site details what’s available for holiday 2016 small ship cruises.