A Final Day of Un-Cruising – and a Recap of our Journey

The spectacular view from Un-Cruise Adventures Safari Voyager this morning. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

The spectacular view from Un-Cruise Adventures Safari Voyager this morning. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

March 7, 2014

Our last full day aboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Voyager, finds us sailing south toward Los Cabos as we complete our weeklong Baja Bounty itinerary that has taken us through some of the most intriguing spots in Mexico’s Sea of Cortes.

The full recap:

After breakfast, we spent some time sailing Baja’s famous Gordo Banks. Sometimes referred to as the “Gorda” Banks, this region is home to two undersea seamounts that attract an abundance of marine wildlife. Which, in turn, attracts expedition cruisers like us.

Safari Voyager plows through the seas en-route to Los Cabos. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Safari Voyager plows through the seas en-route to Los Cabos. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Like anything in nature, wildlife sightings are never guaranteed. Today, our cruising off the coast produced a handful of whales that betrayed their location thanks to their tell-tale spouts of water. But the crew of the Safari Voyager did their best to hunt down some good sightings for us, taking the ship off course, turning in circles, or even stopping dead in the water until a fix could be obtained.

On the hunt for whales on the bow of Un-Cruise Adventures' Safari Voyager. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

On the hunt for whales on the bow of Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Voyager. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

This is a great time to mention the changeable nature of expedition voyages. Unlike large cruise ships that have to adhere to strictly-regulated docking schedules that are arranged years in advance, expedition voyages are able to rearrange their itineraries to provide guests with the best possible experience.

Originally, we were scheduled to call on Gordo Banks last Sunday, on our first full day onboard. Sea conditions at the time necessitated a change for the comfort of guests, and so we visited Ensenada Grande first.

Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

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Our Live Voyage Report aboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Voyager has sadly come to a close, but we have some more Un-Cruise adventure in store! Tune in after next week’s Live Voyage Report for all the details, and be sure to follow along on twitter by following @deckchairblog or the hashtag #LiveVoyageReport.

 

One Response to Safari Voyager Live Voyage Report – Day 7

  1. […] is my second trip with Un-Cruise Adventures. In February, I had the chance to experience Mexico’s Sea of Cortes aboard Safari Voyager, and came away impressed with the quality of the adventures ashore and the […]

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