Nautilus Gallant Lady is a professional luxury yacht runs by Nautilus Fleet, it offering dive liveaboard trips to Socorro Islands, Bahía de los Ángeles (Whale Sharks), Cabo Pulmo, as well as other private charters to the Sea of Cortez. It can only accommodate up to 12 guests, great choice for smaller group.

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Description

Boat

Nautilus Gallant Lady was launched in 1984 and rebuilt in 2018. It is a 35.5 meters long, 7 meters wide Broward luxury yacht, built in the USA with latest technology and safty equipments. This beautiful ship combines the luxury of a Broward motor yacht with thoughtful liveaboard dive boat design, aimed to provide the most enjoyable liveaboard experience in the region.

Nautilus Gallant Lady features a main salon with TV, DVD, sound system, and lots of CDs and Movies, besides, there are lots of charging stations for photographer to use while enjoy a movie. And dining room with wrap-around view.

The dinning aboard include 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, water, juice, soda are included in your trip price. We also carry a wide variety of alcoholic beverages stashed in our onboard bar at very reasonable prices, which include: red wine, white wine, champagne, vodka, gin, tequila, rum, mezcal, brandy, bourbons, single malt scotch and beer (Mexican and domestic).

Nautilus Gallant Lady also has sky lounge and even a crow’s nest with benches for sunbathing, hot tub (Jacuzzi) and some shaded areas make it a place for all to chill out and chat.

The dive deck is located on the main deck, well equipped with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station, a camera table, large rinse tanks, and hot/cold freshwater showers, after each dive, the crew will greet you with a warm towel.

Nautilus Gallant Lady are crewed by a wonderful and extremely hard working team of men and women from around the world who love the ocean just as much as you do. The cornerstones of this vessel has always been safety, excellence in diving and guest experience, and a great crew that are happy and fulfilled in their jobs.


Cabin

Nautilus Gallant Lady has 6 comfortable suites for guests, it can accommodate up to 12 guests per trip :

All suites have en-suite bathrooms, windows and/or portholes, storage area, individually controlled A/C, and internet via Wi-Fi can be reachble for all area on board.

1 Premium Suite :
Located on the lower deck, the most spacious suite onboard. It can be configured with either a California king bed or 2 double beds. It has its own private ensuite bathroom with a full size bathtub.

3 Superior Suites :
Located on the lower deck, each comes with a California king bed or two doubles, and each suite has a private ensuite bathroom with shower.

2 Superior Suites :
Located on the main deck, each comes with a California king bed or two doubles, and each suite has a private ensuite bathroom with shower.


Diving

  • Depends on routes, 3 - 4 dives per diving day

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

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

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


Other Informations

  • Taxes : 5% Mexican VAT will be added on your invoice
  • 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:Available with additional charge
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Visa, MasterCard or cash (USD/MXN)
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Cabo Pulmo - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 1 - Whisked out to our luxury yacht
We recommend flying into Cabo San Lucas (SJD) the day before your trip starts. You never know what the airlines might do with cancelled/delayed flights, or lost baggage, and coming in early eliminates any stress. Our Cabo Dive Center in the Tesoro Hotel is right on the main boardwalk and we would be pleased to take you out on a complimentary warm-up dive when you arrive.

We will meet you at the Dive Center by 8:30 am the next morning to whisk you up to Cabo Pulmo and your waiting yacht. Alternatively, if you fly into Cabo today, we can pick you up at the airport after 1 pm and transfer you directly to Cabo Pulmo. Please note that for the driver’s safety we don’t drive the remote roads after dark and will not be able to accommodate late afternoon arrivals.

Appetizers will be waiting for you onboard the Gallant Lady, and after our welcome aboard briefing, we would love to get you in the water for your first dive of the trip!

Day 2 to Day 5 - Submerged in Cabo Pulmo
Full dive days plus, of course, much more: It’s entirely your option to start with a lazy morning; otherwise, we’ll have an early breakfast ready and a local captain and divemaster waiting in their panga to speed over to the nucleus zone for a 2-tank dive before lunch. Your yacht will be anchored in the protected and calm waters in front of the beach at “Los Frailles” in compliance with national park regulations and just around the corner from most of the Cabo Pulmo dive sites. We limit each panga to 6 – 8 divers plus divemaster. We may also dive around Los Frailles.

After heading back to the Gallant Lady for lunch – and a hot tub?? – you will have a tough decision to make. You can choose between heading out for another 2 tank dive, or head off for some kayaking or paddle boarding, take a long walk on the beach, hike into the desert, or go for a mountain bike ride! Or, you might just decide to relax on the yacht. If you are visiting in-season, you may even have a humpback whale or two swim right past the boat!

We traditionally have cocktail hour at 6 bells ( or 7 pm, which might be a bit confusing but it’s how we talk as sailors! ) with microbrews, fine wines, single malt whiskey and our signature gin and tonics. Dinner to follow, then a bonfire on the beach, an evening presentation, and lots of relaxation.

Day 6 - Departures
The last day of any trip is always sad for us. After breakfast, it will be time to say goodbye. We will likely depart by 1100 for either SJD airport, or our dive centre in Cabo San Lucas. If you are joining one of our Guadalupe great white shark trips, we will be sure to provide seamless transfers to connect you with the flight to Tijuana and pick you up in TIJ to transfer you directly to our hospitality suite in Ensenada and your waiting dive ship. If you are joining one of our Socorro trips, you may be able to board same-day in Cabo San Lucas. Otherwise, it’s our job to assist you with arrangements for a local hotel, condo, or private villa.


Bahía de los Ángeles Biosphere Reserve

Day 1 - San Diego to Ensenada
It should be fine to fly in to San Diego on departure day, although it’s always safest to come in the day before. San Diego is a neat place to tour around. Balboa Park alone is enough to keep one busy for a couple of days. We should be departing for Ensenada by 7:30 pm. It’s a quick trip – 90 minutes of driving plus clearing the border. We will drop you off at the hotel in downtown Ensenada for the night.

Day 2 - Journey across Baja
Our resident naturalist and tour guide will be meeting you at the hotel first thing in the morning. We will be stopping and going for a short walk to view local rock paintings and we will be sure to stop when we reach the Sonoran Desert. Our naturalist is a very interesting guy and will help you see Baja California from a very different perspective. Late afternoon arrival in the village of Bahía de los Ángeles on the Sea of Cortez. We will have champagne waiting for you when you board your private yacht. Diving will be done from the mothership, the Nautilus Gallant Lady.

Days 3 through 5 - Welcome to the Bay of Angels
Diving in the morning – whale sharks and sea lions in the afternoon! Your day starts with an early breakfast and then meeting up with Ricardo Arce for a day of adventures. Ricardo is our partner in this adventure. Great and no problema if you have a special request for more diving and fewer whale sharks – or vice versa. Otherwise, we will plan on 2 tank diving in the morning and spending the afternoon snorkeling with the whale sharks and/or one of the large colonies of sea lions. The whale shark adventures are crazy good here – up to 220 individual whale sharks have been identified in one summer season in the southern end of the bay.

Day 6 - Departures
We will be heading out after breakfast to start our way back to Ensenada. Our resident naturalist will be guiding us back on a different route cutting through the mountains of Sierra de San Pedro Martir and up along the beautiful coast line of the Sea of Cortez – stopping not just in San Felipe but in other interesting spots. We should arrive back in Ensenada at our hospitality suite late afternoon, then transfer you directly back to San Diego.

More

Destinations Sea of Cortez, Socorro
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Jacuzzi, Water Toys, Rebreathe Friendly, Laundry
Languages spoken English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
27/07/2019 to 01/08/2019 5 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - San Diego From $2,495.00 Detail
01/08/2019 to 06/08/2019 5 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - San Diego From $2,495.00 Detail
11/08/2019 to 16/08/2019 5 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - San Diego From $2,495.00 Detail
16/08/2019 to 21/08/2019 5 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - San Diego From $2,495.00 Detail
26/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 5 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - San Diego From $2,495.00 Detail
31/08/2019 to 12/09/2019 12 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - Cabo San Lucas From $4,995.00 Detail
06/10/2019 to 11/10/2019 5 nights Sea of Cortez Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,495.00 Detail
16/10/2019 to 21/10/2019 5 nights Sea of Cortez Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,495.00 Detail
26/10/2019 to 31/10/2019 5 nights Sea of Cortez Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,495.00 Detail
10/11/2019 to 15/11/2019 5 nights Sea of Cortez Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $2,495.00 Detail
16/11/2019 to 24/11/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,995.00 Detail
25/11/2019 to 03/12/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,995.00 Detail
17/02/2020 to 25/02/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,995.00 Detail
12/03/2020 to 20/03/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,995.00 Detail
20/03/2020 to 29/03/2020 9 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $4,295.00 Detail
04/04/2020 to 13/04/2020 9 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $4,295.00 Detail
13/04/2020 to 21/04/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,995.00 Detail
19/07/2020 to 24/07/2020 5 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - San Diego From $2,495.00 Detail
24/07/2020 to 29/07/2020 5 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - San Diego From $2,495.00 Detail
29/07/2020 to 03/08/2020 5 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - San Diego From $2,495.00 Detail
03/08/2020 to 08/08/2020 5 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - San Diego From $2,495.00 Detail
28/08/2020 to 05/09/2020 8 nights Sea of Cortez San Diego - Cabo San Lucas From $2,495.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Socorro 8 nights Superior Suite From $3,995.00
Socorro 8 nights Premium Suite From $4,495.00
Socorro 9 nights Superior Suite From $4,295.00
Socorro 9 nights Premium Suite From $4,795.00
Sea of Cortez 5 nights Superior Suite From $2,495.00
Sea of Cortez 5 nights Premium Suite From $2,995.00
Sea of Cortez 8 nights Superior Suite From $2,495.00
Sea of Cortez 8 nights Premium Suite From $2,995.00
Sea of Cortez 12 nights Superior Suite From $4,995.00
Sea of Cortez 12 nights Premium Suite From $5,495.00

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
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • 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

Sea of Cortez

Period : Liveaboards only run trips during July/August 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 Puerto Peñasco International Airport, 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.


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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