Sardine Run & Striped Marlin – Magdalena Bay, Baja, Mexico – November 23-30, 2023
During October and November, a magical event happens in the nutrient rich swirling blue waters off Magdalena Bay where striped marlin gather to hunt on the second largest sardine run in the world. This thrilling underwater action is spectacular. There is an excellent chance of also seeing california sea lions, dolphin, wahoo, pelicans, different species of gulls, boobie birds, frigate birds, shearwaters and even the awe inspiring albatross.

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While it’s best to snorkel or free dive around the bait balls there will be 3 to 4 dives on your week long trip with massive schools of fish, turtles and the wreck of a WW1 submarine and the passenger steam ship SS Independence. But wait, there is more! Humpback whales are on the move at this time of year and if we are really lucky, we might even see orcas or blue whales!

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Nautilus Galant Lady

Imagine a 116-foot yacht that accommodates small groups of 12 divers in 6 large suites. Our beautiful Gallant Lady combines the luxury of a yacht with the thoughtful design of a dive deck built for divers. The yacht features a main lounge and dining room with a wrap-around view, a large water level platform, a sky lounge, a sun deck, and even a crow’s nest. With 1700 horsepower Caterpillar engines and hydraulic stabilizers, the Lady can speed you wherever you want to go in great comfort.

Mobulas & Orcas Sea of Cortez Mexico, Nautilus Galant Lady with Aerial Support - Nautilus Galant Lady

Space is limited so sign up now!


  • $3,995 (per person, double occupancy)

Standard Package Includes:

  • 7 nights on the Nautilus Galant Lady
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Additional costs:

  • International airfare to San Jose Del Cabo (SJD)
  • Accommodations before and after the trip
  • 5% Tax
  • $65 port fee
  • Tourist Tax
  • Alcohol
  • Trip Insurance
  • Crew tip

Travel Info:

  • November 23rd: 4pm check-in. Board Nautilus Galant Lady
  • November 30th: Disembark at 8:30am

Please note that Divers Alert Network (DAN) or equivalent evacuation insurance is mandatory on all trips. Additionally, comprehensive Cancellation, Accident, Medical and Baggage insurance such as Dive Assure, Generali Global Assistance or Travel Guard is highly recommended.

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