A cruise to Baja Mexico takes you to the gorgeous region of Mexico called Baja California. Located on the western coast of Mexico, Baja California is a large peninsula that begins just south of the U.S. and Mexico border.
Your Baja cruise will provide you with sunshine and sandy beaches, wineries and rugged countryside, or actions sports and water adventures. Then there’s the cultural side of things. Experience the hidden parts of Baja California beyond the margaritas and beach resorts when our shore excursions take you to fiestas and local gastronomic delights, or out to sea for epic whale watching or exciting scuba diving.
However you choose to spend your day, a cruise to Baja Mexico will escort you to an action-packed and fun-filled part of Mexico in the safe comfort of a luxurious ship.
When cruising the western coast of Mexico, a Baja cruise stop will enchant you with its mix of beauty, culture, and activities. Whether you’re an oenophile looking for the next great wine region or a sports-enthusiast looking for a new challenge (or just looking for a beach to lounge on all day where you can do nothing but sip margaritas!) you’ll be able to find it.
Mexico may not be the first place that pops into your head when you think of wine regions, but a visit to Ensenada may change that. The nearby Guadalupe Valley is quickly growing in prominence and the region’s 100+ wineries are known for creating interesting wine blends.
One of the best ways to experience the culture of this beautiful peninsula during a cruise to Baja Mexico is to take part in a Mexican fiesta. A great option to see Mexican Folkloric dance and music performances is on a visit to the historic Riviera del Pacifico.
Baja California has a Pacific-facing coastline that is interspersed with sandy shores and intriguing rock formations jutting out of the sea. Traveling around the shoreline during Baja Mexico cruises is an excellent way to experience this amazing part of the world, especially if visiting Cabo’s famous El Arco rocks.
Our ships that cruise to Baja Mexico will dock right in the city centers of Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas. In addition, your ship will sail to the wonders of Central America, such as Costa Rica and Guatemala, as well as ports in South America. Whether you visit ports on the northern coast or the western coast of South America depends on your itinerary, but wherever you end up, you’re sure to have an amazing time. You also may visit Ensenada as part of a Pacific Coastal cruise, which visits ports of call along the western coast of the United States or a Panama Canal cruise that departs from Fort Lauderdale or San Diego and sails through the Panama Canal.
As you might expect from a destination that is situated on a peninsula, Baja cruise ports of call have numerous opportunities to get in, on, and beneath the turquoise surface of the water. In addition, you’ll find gorgeous views, whether from a catamaran cruise or a winery tasting room window.
Whales migrate past Cabo San Lucas each winter and if your cruise is timed similarly, you’ll have the chance to go on a whale watching shore excursion and see these gentle giants up close.
Experience the exquisite tastes of the Guadalupe Valley wine region on a shore excursion that takes you from the Ensenada cruise port to some of the best wineries in the region. Taste different local wines and learn about the art of winemaking in Baja California, plus see some gorgeous vineyard scenery.
In Cabo, you can explore the rock formation off the tip of the Baja California peninsula (hence the nickname End of the World) with a catamaran excursion or other boat ride around the rocks, which include the rugged curves of El Arco.
Cabo is one of the best destinations on a Mexico cruise for adventure sports. Skim over the water like a superhero on a skyboarding excursion, float high in the sky while paragliding, go off-roading in a 4x4 mini Jeep, kayak around El Arco, and scuba dive into the depths of the ocean to get up close to majestic sea life.
When booking your Baja cruise it’s important to keep in mind what other ports you want to visit as well which Baja cruise port your itinerary will call at.
Cruises to Baja Mexico, that stop in Ensenada do so on Pacific Coastal or Hawaii cruise itineraries. Both of these itineraries roundtrip from Los Angeles, and call in Ensenada toward the end of the cruise before heading back up to LA.
Other itineraries that visit Baja Mexico are Panama Canal and South American cruises that sail along the coast of Chile. These itineraries are typically one-way between southern California and either Florida (via the Panama Canal) or San Antonio, Chile. Along the way, you’ll have a Baja cruise stop in Cabo San Lucas. You’ll find these itineraries sailing in the months of March, October, and November.
Once you’ve decided what Baja cruise itinerary is right for you, it’s time to start planning your shore excursions and putting together your packing list! When packing for a cruise to Baja Mexico, bring a swimsuit if doing water activities, casual clothes that are good for warm weather, and plenty of sunscreen. You might be arriving in the off-season, but you can still expect some excellent spring break worthy sunshine.