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Island hop around the Sea of Cortez on a luxury expedition ship in the company of photography and conservation experts Sue Flood and Dr Sylvia Earle

The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez) is strikingly beautiful, with rugged islands and coastal desert surrounded by turquoise waters teeming with marine life. With over 900 species of fish, more than 2,000 invertebrate species and whales, dolphins, rays, sea turtles and sea lions, it offers some of the best marine-life spotting, snorkelling and diving experiences on earth. You can also enjoy hikes among coastal cactus forests and splendid views of bays, while Zodiac cruises will bring birdwatchers close to blue-footed boobies, red-billed tropicbirds and Heermann's gulls.

This Unesco World Heritage Site has been singled out by worldrenowned conservationist, marine biologist and explorer Dr Sylvia Earle as one of her 'Hope Spots'. Dr Earle will join you on this trip, along with the Telegraph's special guest, photographer and wildlife guide Sue Flood, who was behind the lens for many of David Attenborough's nature series. Travel on the new Sylvia Earle - a boutique expedition ship that combines cutting-edge tech with creature comforts.

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Sue Flood
Photographer and film-maker

Sue Flood began her career as a wildlife film-maker with the celebrated BBC Natural History Unit. She worked alongside Sir David Attenborough to help create The Blue Planet and Planet Earth. She has since become an award-winning wildlife and travel photographer.

Dr Sylvia Earle
Conservationist

A world-renowned conservationist, marine biologist, explorer, author and lecturer, Dr Sylvia Earle was also the fi rst female chief scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Time magazine's fi rst 'Hero of the Planet'.

Price includes

  • 100% financially protected through the Travel Trust Association
  • Talk, Q&A and photography tips from Sue Flood
  • Photo diary of your journey produced by Sue Flood**
  • All transfers
  • One night's hotel accommodation (B&B basis)
  • Sightseeing tour
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Seven nights' on-board accommodation including daily cabin service
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • All shore excursions
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • A waterproof dry bag and muck boots Port surcharges, permits, landing fees and gratuities for ship crew

Availability

From
Wed, Wed, May 4, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, May 12, 2022
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£4,076*

* Please note, this price is for Telegraph subscribers only. Price is per person, based two sharing on Stateroom Superior cabin. Deposit 20%. Flights not included. Subject to availability. **Subscribers only. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls are made at local rates. Holiday is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.

From
Wed, Wed, May 4, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, May 12, 2022
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£4,149*

* Please note, this price is for all other Telegraph readers. Price is per person, based two sharing on Stateroom Superior cabin. Deposit 20%. Flights not included. Subject to availability. **Subscribers only. Calls are made at local rates. Holiday is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Los Cabos
    Los Cabos, Mexico

    Arrive in Los Cabos and transfer to our group hotel.. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet fellow expeditioners at our voyage briefing this evening.

    Accommodation - JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa (or similar)
  2. Day
    2
    Embark in Pichilinque
    Pichilingue, Mexico

    Birders can enjoy an early morning visit to the nearby bird sanctuary where several endemic species are seen. Check out and explore the historic quarter of San Jose on a guided tour before transferring to Pichilinque for embarkation. After boarding, there's time to settle into your cabin before learning important safety briefings. This evening meet your expedition team and crew at the Captain's Welcome Dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Days
    3-7
    Gulf Islands & Protected areas of the Sea of Cortez
    Gulf Islands, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    8
    Disembark in Pichilinque
    Pichilingue, Mexico

    Disembark in Pichilinque, where you farewell the expedition team and crew before transferring back to San José del Cabo to continue your journey.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Sylvia Earle

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Cruise ship

Brand-new expedition ship

This brand new ship, aptly named the Sylvia Earle, is at the cutting edge of ocean exploration with bow technology that allows for smoother sailing and reduces fuel consumption. With just 70 comfortable cabins, lecture lounge, Zodiac launching platforms, excellent restaurant, gym and wellness centre, Jacuzzis and mud room, this is no ordinary vessel.

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TS Tours Ltd is the UK's leading specialist in creating bespoke tours, cruises and rail journeys in the company of experts. Its exclusive trips combine unique experiences as well as access to inspirational people. All trips are ATOL-protected and financially bonded.

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What our customers have to say...

"Every one of the team I met yesterday gave a fantastic service and it is really appreciated the efforts you all went to. Not just for Mum and myself but for all your clients."

"We are delighted that every member we met yesterday went above and beyond and gave such great service. What a great team you must be to all work together in this way."

"I had a very enjoyable few days. Suzannah Lipscomb was amazing. I shall be doing more tours with you."

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Availability

From
Wed, Wed, May 4, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, May 12, 2022
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£4,076*

* Please note, this price is for Telegraph subscribers only. Price is per person, based two sharing on Stateroom Superior cabin. Deposit 20%. Flights not included. Subject to availability. **Subscribers only. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls are made at local rates. Holiday is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.

From
Wed, Wed, May 4, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, May 12, 2022
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£4,149*

* Please note, this price is for all other Telegraph readers. Price is per person, based two sharing on Stateroom Superior cabin. Deposit 20%. Flights not included. Subject to availability. **Subscribers only. Calls are made at local rates. Holiday is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.

Call now to book 02039938321
Quote ref: TELE BAJA SUE