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Baja Vacations, Multi Day Tours & Cruise Packages

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Welcome to a curated collection of Baja adventures that will take you beyond the obvious resort vacation and reveal a hidden side of Baja many dream of seeing but never do. We specialize in trips to Baja California via small ships and land tours away from crowds to view wildlife and nature up close. Join a cruise in the wildlife-rich Sea of Cortez or along the Pacific’s stunning cliffs and whale-filled bays. Our expeditions sail to uninhabited islands and remote bays for hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching and more.

Include incredible land-based trips that are perfect bookends to your cruise or as stand-alone experiences. Be as active or relaxed as you choose while glamping ocean front on Espiritu Santo, or staying in a boutique hotel in the artsy Todos Santos, where you can pick from a menu of day-adventures with your own naturalist guides. Choose from a variety of Baja California multi day tours and cruises with the help of our expert team. Here, find the best selection of Baja tours by both land and sea.


If you love exotic locales filled with nature and wildlife, then you have found the right place. The Baja peninsula is one of the most diverse geographical areas of the world and stretches across millions of acres of protected biosphere reserves and sanctuaries. Every year over 97% of the planet’s gray whales, plus thousands of humpback and blue whales, migrate to Baja. John Steinbeck called it “ferocious with life” for its playful sea lions, leaping mobula rays and acrobatic dolphin pods.

Forests of giant cacti cover the coastal cliffs serving as crucial breeding grounds for thousands of seabirds and a thriving array of desert flora and fauna. On the east side is the Sea of Cortez. The “world’s aquarium,” nutrient-dense waters are calm and home to more than 900 fish species and one-third of the planet’s marine mammals. On the west is the Pacific coast, known for its peaceful lagoons like Bahía Magdalena where gray whales make their annual visit to give birth.

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Baja California Vacation Packages

AdventureSmith’s trips to Baja California take you away from the crowds of Cabo and get you in touch with the region in an off-the-beaten-path, educational and sustainable way. Choose from scheduled Baja vacations or design a custom Baja travel experience. Our experts are here to guide you through our Baja California multi day tours and cruises. Why choose explore Baja with us?

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Work with a dedicated U.S.-based expert to purchase & prepare for your Baja holiday.

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We can match you with trusted small ships, yachts & authentic boutique hotels.

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Our relationships with reputable Baja tour operators translates into a seamless vacation.

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Our Baja adventures keep you close to the action, from snorkeling to surfing & whale watching.

Two humpback whales bring their faces out of the wat er and up close to a boat of baja vacation travelers as they take photos.

When To Plan Your Baja Vacation

Travelers head to Baja’s coastline year-round. But as you begin trip planning, there are regional and seasonal differences to keep in mind depending on your interests and goals. Especially when it comes to our Baja tours and cruises, you’ll notice that they only operate in select months to capitalize on prime wildlife and weather patterns. Our helpful guide best time to visit Baja is a good place to start when choosing when to go. Learn about whale and mobula ray migrations, air and water temperature, and other month by month highlights. Or for a full list of guides see our Baja travel & cruise guides.

Baja California Vacation Packages

Can’t imagine a better way to spend your winter vacation? Whether it’s a family trip, a romantic vacation, a winter escape, or an all-inclusive cruise, our Baja California vacation packages in 2024 and 2025 make planning your trip simple and seamless. On an all-inclusive Baja vacation, we do the work for you. Accommodation, meals, transportation, activities and guides are seamlessly woven into the perfect trip.

Sure you could travel to Baja on your own. Jump in your car and DIY road-trip, book a mega cruise ship or vacation rental. And maybe you’ve been to Baja before; but we’d wager you haven’t experienced it by our up-close, immersive way.

Don’t just scratch the surface of this beautiful region, work with a travel specialist. Our Baja vacation packages in 2024 and beyond handle all the details, so you can sit back and get excited for your Baja holiday.

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A white and navy blue colored small ship floats in a quiet bay in Baja surrounded by jagged mountains.

Baja California Multi-Day Tours & Cruises

One-stop trip shopping with AdventureSmith will give you behind the scenes access to the real beauty of Baja. We’ve vetted all our Baja tours so you don’t have to.

The best months to visit Baja also sometimes means the busiest. But head to the sea aboard Baja small ship cruises and you’ll feel like you have Baja all to yourself. Another pro to cruising? Much of untouched Baja is not accessible by road. Taking a cruise is the only way to experience the remote wilderness and wildlife, plus you can see so much more per day (without lifting a finger).

By land, our Baja California multi-day tours will get you in touch with boutique casitas or glamping camps off the radar of most travelers. And many itineraries incorporate day trips by boat to snorkel or whale watch, or other inspiring experiences like mescal tasting and cooking classes with local rancheros and chefs.

“Our Baja adventures keep you close to the action, from snorkeling to whale watching.”


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Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 80 85 85 90 95 100 100 100 100 95 85 80
Avg. Low (F) 60 65 70 75 80 85 85 85 85 80 70 60
Avg. Water Temp (F) 60 60 65 68 70 73 75 80 80 78 73 65
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 0.4 0.2 0.4 1.1 2.1 4.2 4.8 4.2 3.5 1.7 0.3 0.2

Baja Travel & Climate Quick Facts

The most popular time for Baja travel is the northern hemisphere’s winter. December through April is the small ship cruising season, and if gray whale watching is on your bucket list, then consider planning your trip during the height of their calving season, mid-January through mid-March. Baja’s summer is hot but great for water activities. Low season is August and September with high humidity, some rain and chances of tropical cyclones. Find more details on Baja climate and the best time to visit Baja to ensure your Baja vacation is timed just right.

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This "Blog from the Sea of Cortez" takes you aboard the historic Westward in Baja. Visit the famed gray whale lagoons, swim with whale sharks and learn why this "trip with mum" was so unforgettable.
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It’s only fitting that when you visit the Sea of Cortez—the body of water that Jacques Cousteau dubbed the aquarium of the world—that you travel by water. Lis reviews her 8 days aboard the Safari Endeavour.
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A travel writer recounts her 8 days aboard the Westward, sailing in the Sea of Cortez and visiting a gray whale lagoon on the Pacific coast of Baja California.
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An AdventureSmith Specialist reviews his 8-day Baja and Sea of Cortez expedition with National Geographic guides.
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