Nautilus Explorer is a professional superior vessel runs by Nautilus Fleet, it offering dive liveaboard trips to Socorro Islands and Guadalupe Island according to the dive seasons. It can accommodate up to 25 guests.

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Description

Boat

Nautilus Explorer was designed and constructed back in the fall of 1999, and launched in Vancouver, B.C. in late 2000. It is built and certified to the same exacting international standards as the largest cruise ship, and has earned a SOLAS passenger certificate for short international voyages, which means great comfort & safety during the sailing.

Nautilus Explorer size 35 meters in length and 8 meters in beam, cruise at 10 knots. It has four decks that offers plenty of spaces for every guests on board: On the main deck, there are the relaxing lounge, dining room, equipment rental room, the galley, the dive deck and the forward sundeck:

The dining room is beautifully crafted cherrywood tables with large picture windows. Guests can expect a fusion of Mexican and West Coast North American food with fresh baking, produce and vegetables. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergy options, and quasi kosher menus are available with at least 30 days prior notice.

Tea, coffee, juice, soda are included in your trip price. Onboard, there is a wide variety of alcoholic beverages stashed in our onboard bar including: red wine, white wine, champagne, vodka, gin, tequila, rum, mezcal, brandy, bourbons, single malt scotch and beer (mexican and domestic).

Nautilus Explorer's lounge area is fitted with comfortable couches surrounded by large picture windows as well, equipped with a 42"plasma TV, DVD/CDs, sound system, library, PC and Mac computers, and an indoor bar.

The dive deck is located on the back of the main deck, it is spacious and well equipped with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station, a camera table, large rinse tanks, and hot/cold freshwater showers. There is a 11 meters long dive skiffs on board that used for diving, and after each dive, the crew will greet you with a warm towel.

On the upper deck, there is a hot tub (Jacuzzi) with fresh sparkling clear water for guest have a relaxing afternoon soak or a glass of wine or frosty cervasa under the evening stars. The top sundeck also have plenty of room & chaise longues to relax, view the scenery, read a book or chat with new friends.


Cabin

Nautilus Explorer has 13 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 25 guests per trip:

All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, windows and/or portholes, and all rooms offer plenty of hooks to hang clothes and store camera equipment, internet via Wi-Fi can be reachble for all area on board.

1 Premium Suite :
Located on the upper deck just behind the wheelhouse. It's the largests cabin onboard, 27sqm in size, it has a separate bedroom and lounge, each with a large flat screen TV, ensuite with full size bathtub and shower.

2 Superior Suites :
Located on the upper deck, each 13 - 14 sqm in size, comes with one king size double bed or two single beds side by side, large windows, desk and wardrobes, doors that open directly outside.

1 Superior Suite :
Located on the upper deck, 13sqm in size, comes with one queen size double bed, large windows, desk and wardrobes, a large flat screen TV.

2 Single Staterooms :
Located on the lower deck, each 8 - 9sqm in size, comes with a double bed and additional storage area, portholes.

6 Double Staterooms :
Located on the lower deck, each 8 - 9sqm in size, comes with one double bed and one single bed side by side, portholes.

1 Triple Staterooms :
Located on the lower deck, 8 - 9sqm in size, comes with two single beds in bunk style and a double bed, portholes.


Diving

  • Guadalupe Route : Unlimited cage dives

  • Socorro Route : 3 - 4 dives per diving day

  • All divers must have a submersible console (SMB).

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • Both divers and non-divers are welcome for Guadalupe trips.

  • Divers must reach AOW with at least 50 logged dives for Socorro.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional charge
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional charge
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash only (USD/MXN)
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 3 - 4 dive guides

Itineraries

Socorro Islands - 9D/8N

Meeting point : Meet at the Nautilus Hospitality Suite located in San Jose del Cabo at Hotel El Ganzo. (Blvd. Tiburón s/n, La Playita, 23403 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico) from 12PM onwards.

Hotel El Ganzo is a 30 minute ride from SJD Airport. For transportation service, you can contact our agent to book for you at an extra rate.

Visibility & Water temperature :
Visibility is variable. It can be as low as 20 feet in volcanic pumice, but is usually 75-125 feet. Water temps range from 23°C / 73°F in February to 30 °C / 86°F in November.

Sample itinerary :

Day 1: Meet at the meeting point from 12PM onwards. Boarding your ship after 8:00 PM, the ship will starts to sail at 9:00 PM. (We generally board at 8:00 PM so please have dinner before boarding the boat. The Hotel El Ganzo has 3 fantastic restaurants to choose from.)

Day 2: Arrive to San Benedicto Island in the evening. While sea conditions are usually fairly benign, it is an open ocean crossing to Socorro. We recommend taking anti- seasickness medication such as “The Patch” (Scopolamine), Gravol or Meclizine before boarding the ship.

Day 3: Diving all day at San Benedicto Island - home to the friendliest giant mantas in the world! 4 dives will be done depending on weather conditions.

Day 4 : Diving all day at Socorro Island. 3 dives will be done + Night snorkel with Silky Sharks.

Day 5 : Diving all day at Socorro Island. 4 dives will be done depending on weather conditions.

Day 6: Diving all day at Roca Partida. 4 dives will be done depending on weather conditions.

Day 7: Diving all day at Roca Partida. 4 dives will be done depending on weather conditions.

Day 8: Sailing back to Los Cabos

Day 9: Disembarkation after breakfast at 8:30AM. We recommend that you book your return ights for 10:00 AM or later


Guadalupe Island great white sharks - 6D/5N

Meeting point - San Diego:
Best Western Plus Island Palms Resort - 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA, 92106. Meeting time is from 12:00 PM onwards, free transfer coach leaves at 7:30 PM.

The hotel is 4 miles from the airport. You can take a Taxi. Alternatively, Uber is very good and reliable in San Diego, and usually half the price of a taxi.

Meeting point - Ensenada :
Guests should make thier own way to the Cruiseport Marina in Ensenada before 9:30 PM, the boat will starts sail at 10:00 PM.

As most of guests choose to meet in Ensenada will be fly into Tijuana. From Tijuana airport, you can travel by express coach to Ensenada (90minutes). This runs approximately every hour and travel time is about 1 hour 20 minutes. Alternatively we can help arrange a private car transfer. (Transfer not included)

Upon request (at least 30 days before departure), we can arrange for a Nautilus hospitality suite at the Corona Hotel - Lázaro Cárdenas 1442, Bahia, 22880, Ensenada, B.C., Mexico.

Visibility & Water temperature :
Visibility is almost always 100 - 120 feet, sometimes 150 feet.
Water temps range from 22 °C / 72 °F in July and August to 20 °C / 68 °F in November.

Sample itinerary :

Day 1 : Meet at Best Western Palms Hospitality Suite from 12:00 PM onwards, free transfer by coach att 7:30 PM to board the ship docked in Ensenada.

Day 2 : At the sea, on route to Guadalupe Island. Dinner time arrival at Guadalupe Island with a nice relaxing evening at anchor.

Day 3 : Cage Diving in Guadalupe Island with Great White Sharks. Cages open at 6:30 AM. First submersible dive at 8:00 AM. Dive until dusk!

Day 4 : Cage Diving in Guadalupe Island with Great White Sharks, starting at 6:30 AM. Submersible diving starts at 8:30 AM. Dive until dusk!

Day 5 : Cage Diving in Guadalupe Island with Great White Sharks. Cages open at 6:30 AM, Submersible diving starts at 7:30 AM, Cages close at 5:00 PM.

Day 6 : The ship normally arrives at Ensenada approx. at 2:00PM. Arrival time is always subject weather and may be later. Guests who met us in Ensenada will be be transferred back to Tijuana Airport in Ensenada. Guests who met us in San Diego will be transferred back to Best Western Resort, Ramada Hotel or San Diego Airport. The coach typically arrives in San Diego by 7:00 PM. Please do not book return flights earlier than 9:00 PM.

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Destinations Guadalupe Island, Socorro
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Jacuzzi, Rebreathe Friendly, Water Toys
Languages spoken English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
16/12/2018 to 24/12/2018 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
24/12/2018 to 01/01/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
01/01/2019 to 09/01/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,495.00 Detail
09/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,495.00 Detail
17/01/2019 to 25/01/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,095.00 Detail
25/01/2019 to 02/02/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,095.00 Detail
02/02/2019 to 10/02/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,095.00 Detail
10/02/2019 to 20/02/2019 10 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,495.00 Detail
20/02/2019 to 02/03/2019 10 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,495.00 Detail
02/03/2019 to 10/03/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,095.00 Detail
10/03/2019 to 19/03/2019 9 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,295.00 Detail
19/03/2019 to 27/03/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,095.00 Detail
27/03/2019 to 04/04/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,095.00 Detail
04/04/2019 to 12/04/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,095.00 Detail
12/04/2019 to 20/04/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
20/04/2019 to 28/04/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
28/04/2019 to 06/05/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
06/05/2019 to 14/05/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
14/05/2019 to 24/05/2019 10 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,295.00 Detail
24/05/2019 to 01/06/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
01/06/2019 to 09/06/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
09/06/2019 to 19/06/2019 10 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,295.00 Detail
19/06/2019 to 29/06/2019 10 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,295.00 Detail
27/07/2019 to 01/08/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
01/08/2019 to 06/08/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
06/08/2019 to 11/08/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
11/08/2019 to 16/08/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
16/08/2019 to 21/08/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
21/08/2019 to 26/08/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
26/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
31/08/2019 to 05/09/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
05/09/2019 to 10/09/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
10/09/2019 to 15/09/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
15/09/2019 to 20/09/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
20/09/2019 to 25/09/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
25/09/2019 to 30/09/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
30/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
05/10/2019 to 10/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
10/10/2019 to 15/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
15/10/2019 to 20/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
20/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
25/10/2019 to 30/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
30/10/2019 to 04/11/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,795.00 Detail
04/11/2019 to 09/11/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - Cabo San Lucas From $2,795.00 Detail
09/11/2019 to 24/11/2019 15 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $5,595.00 Detail
02/12/2019 to 10/12/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
10/12/2019 to 18/12/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
18/12/2019 to 26/12/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
26/12/2019 to 03/01/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,895.00 Detail
03/01/2020 to 11/01/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,595.00 Detail
11/01/2020 to 19/01/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail
19/01/2020 to 27/01/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail
27/01/2020 to 04/02/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail
04/02/2020 to 12/02/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail
22/02/2020 to 01/03/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail
01/03/2020 to 09/03/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail
09/03/2020 to 19/03/2020 10 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,495.00 Detail
19/03/2020 to 27/03/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail
27/03/2020 to 05/04/2020 9 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,395.00 Detail
05/04/2020 to 13/04/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail
13/04/2020 to 21/04/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail
21/04/2020 to 29/04/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,195.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Socorro 8 nights Triple Stateroom From $2,495.00
Socorro 8 nights Double Twin Stateroom From $2,895.00
Socorro 8 nights Superior Suite From $3,495.00
Socorro 8 nights Single Stateroom From $3,625.00
Socorro 8 nights Premium Suite From $4,095.00
Socorro 9 nights Triple Stateroom From $3,295.00
Socorro 9 nights Double Twin Stateroom From $3,795.00
Socorro 9 nights Superior Suite From $4,295.00
Socorro 9 nights Single Stateroom From $4,743.00
Socorro 9 nights Premium Suite From $4,895.00
Socorro 10 nights Triple Stateroom From $3,295.00
Socorro 10 nights Double Twin Stateroom From $3,700.00
Socorro 10 nights Superior Suite From $4,395.00
Socorro 10 nights Single Stateroom From $4,743.00
Socorro 10 nights Premium Suite From $4,995.00
Socorro 15 nights Triple Stateroom From $5,595.00
Socorro 15 nights Double Twin Stateroom From $6,495.00
Socorro 15 nights Superior Suite From $7,395.00
Socorro 15 nights Single Stateroom From $7,833.00
Socorro 15 nights Premium Suite From $8,195.00
Guadalupe Island 5 nights Triple Stateroom From $2,795.00
Guadalupe Island 5 nights Double Twin Stateroom From $3,095.00
Guadalupe Island 5 nights Superior Suite From $3,595.00
Guadalupe Island 5 nights Single Stateroom From $3,869.00
Guadalupe Island 5 nights Premium Suite From $4,195.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Guadalupe Island

Period : The Great White diving season starts from August to November.

Visa's : Certain foreign nationals receive a Mexican tourist card upon arrival which is included in the price of airfare. Otherwise, individuals should attain a visa before arrival. Please check with your closest Mexican Consulate for current entry requirements.

Climat : Average daily temperature ranges from 16°C to 36°C during the Great White diving season.

Water : Water temps range from a low of 18°C to a high of 21°C, so it's advised to bring extra neoprene with you.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended for the daytime, with warmer clothes for the cool evenings.

Plugs : Type A & B (US Standard) electrical plug with 127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : The best way to Ensenada is to drive from the U.S. And San Diego has the nearest major international airport.

Currency : Local currency in Mexico is the Peso (MXN), other currencies can be easily changed at banks or money changers, and international ATM's are available. Credit Cards are widely accepted.


Socorro

Period : Liveaboards only run trips during November to May every year for the diving season.

Visa's : Certain foreign nationals receive a Mexican tourist card upon arrival which is included in the price of airfare. Otherwise, individuals should attain a visa before arrival. Please check with your closest Mexican Consulate for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Climat : Average daily temperature ranges from 22°C to 25°C depending on the season.

Water : Water temps range from a low of 21°C in the winter months, to a high of 25°C in the late fall and spring months. But strong current fluctuations mean that there can be cooler water below.

Clothing : We recommend casual and cool cotton attire while on board. Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket or windbreaker is recommended.

Plugs : Type A & B (US Standard) electrical plug with 127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights from the US arrive directly to Los Cabos San Lucas, otherwise Mexico City has daily domestic flights.

Currency : Local currency is the Peso(MXN). Major credit cards are widely accepted. A surcharge may apply for credit card payments or a discount given for cash. US dollars is the most easily exchangeable foreign currency. And international ATM's are available.

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