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WT-California 02:8-Day Cruise Tour of La Paz - Carmen - San Marcos - Santa Catalina - San Jose - Partida and Espiritu Santo - Sea of Cortez - La Paz
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    Entry La Paz

    Fly to Los Cabos and transfer to La Paz, where well board the ship and sail into the Sea of Cortez in the late afternoon.

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    Isla Carmen in Bahia Loreto Marine Park is one of the largest islands in the Sea of Cortez, with a long coastline of intriguing coves and bays, ideal for kayaking and snorkeling. Deep arroyos beckon hikers inland past bluffs that are a colorful intermingling of volcanic and sedimentary deposits. The waters surrounding the island are rich with marine life, one of the best places for finding whales and dolphins.

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    San Marcos

    Kayakers will have the opportunity to paddle the length of the east side of this jewel of an island. There will also be time for snorkeling, hiking inland, or doing some more leisurely kayaking exploring the coves.

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    Santa Catalina

    This morning we search for marine life in the waters around Isla Danzante, another rich area for dolphins. In the afternoon, we visit Isla Santa Catalina for walks among huge cacti, snorkeling in the clear waters of our anchorage along the rugged shoreline.

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    San Jose

    Isla San Jose has a highly varied mixture of habitats. We take Zodiac cruises and kayaks into mangrove channels in search of shorebirds and waders. Nearby are ancient shell mounds, or middens, that reveal traces of former occupation by the Guaicura Indians.

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    Partida and Espiritu Santo

    With deeply indented shorelines and dramatically eroded cliff faces, these islands, separated only by a narrow channel, are perhaps the most beautiful in the Sea of Cortez. Today is a leisurely day for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, long walks and perhaps even a beach barbecue.

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    Sea of Cortez

    The shores of the Sea of Cortez have many beautiful bays where there are beaches for swimming and long, gently sloping arroyos for walks inland. This time of year cacti may be in flower and wildflowers in bloom. No matter where we explore, we will have an opportunity for one last vigorous paddle in the kayaks.

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    Exit La Paz

    After breakfast, disembark in La Paz and transfer to the airport for your flights back home.