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Sail the beautiful Pacific coast of California and the Mexican Riviera on these fabulous cruises to Ensenada and Catalina. Experience some of the most exciting ports along the U.S. and Mexican Pacific coast, as well as the beautiful Catalina Island.
These cruises depart from the port of Los Angeles, where you’ll head out to the sandy beaches of Santa Barbara, or the hiking and sailing paradise of Catalina Island. Set sail up the coast and take a tour of San Francisco’s famous Chinatown, or watch sea lions serenade the crowds at Fisherman’s Wharf. Spend the day at the award-winning San Diego Zoo, and from Ensenada, take a wine tour and discover Mexico’s unique viniculture on these exciting seven-night cruises.
In Ensenada, you’ll find Aztec art, superb beaches, and some of the best wine and vineyards in all of Mexico. While you’re there, visit La Bufadora, the second-largest blowhole in the world, where you can get up close to jagged rock formations that spout sea water into a dramatic geyser as you stand along carved rock spires above. Take a wine tasting and vineyard tour at the Bodegas de Santo Tomas, Baja’s oldest winery. Finish your day with a delightful stroll around the Parque de la Bandera, where you’ll see dancing fountains lit in rainbow colors and choreographed to music for an outdoor show that’s sure to entertain.
On Catalina Island, dive deep below the ocean’s surface on a submarine expedition to marvel at the colorful and diverse marine life. Continue your thrill-seeking on a zip line eco tour through the Descanso Canyon, where you’ll soar 600 feet above the ground. Unwind with a relaxing walk through the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, located atop Avalon Canyon, where breathtaking views accent displays of indigenous and non-native plants and a majestic monument built with beautiful quarried Catalina Stones.
The city of Santa Barbara is one of California’s most desired destinations and a highlight on any cruises to Ensenada and Catalina. Enjoy world-class shopping along State Street, then browse artisan cheeses, wine, and gifts at the Santa Barbara Public Market. For a more adventurous experience, take a kayak tour of Santa Barbara Harbor, and paddle around Stearns Wharf. End your stay by exploring the quirky and creative “Funk Zone”, where street art and boutiques line the narrow passages and locals mingle over coffee and wine.