Westward Cruise Ship, Mexico

  • from $ 631 / day
  • Flexible Booking

Join the MV Westward for an exciting small ship cruise to Baja California, Mexico from December through April. From shorter 5 day trips to extended 12-day trips, Baja California offers nature lovers the perfect chance to explore this amazing area. The Sea of Cortez was referred to as the 'world's aquarium' by Jacques Couteau, and it's easy to see why. Guests will have the chance to snorkel with gentle whale sharks, swim with playful sea lions, and kayak through mangroves. Some itineraries include an overland visit to Baja Magdalena or San Ignacio, which offer exciting up-close whale encounters in these grey whale breeding and birthing lagoons. Trips also include island-hopping around the National Park, hiking and visiting colonies of frigate birds, and snorkeling with hundreds of colourful fish in the clear blue waters.

Topside the MV Westward offers everything to ensure a comfortable journey. Catering to just 8 guests, each of the 4 cabins is en-suite with a sink, shower, and toilet. The cabins are also fitted with one double and one single bunk, as well as a settee. All cabins also have portholes that open to the lovely sea air. For relaxation, guests can choose the indoor salon and dining area or open-air back deck area. The back deck is a great place to relax and enjoy the views and sea-breeze, whilst recounting the day's adventures. Meals can be served al-fresco, and are prepared fresh by the onboard chef, using as many unprocessed, organic, and locally sourced ingredients as possible.

The MV Westward was designed by the naval architect L.E. 'Ted' Geary and is now listed with the US National Register of Historic Places. Her history has been well documented since her launch in 1924 when she pioneered hunting, fishing, and adventure travel in Alaska. Whilst there is no AC aboard Westward, it is not needed as the design of the ship allows cool air to flow freely through the vessel. This allows for a peaceful night's sleep with no noisy generator and only the sound of leaping rays or breathing whales.

A cruise to Mexico aboard the MV Westward is a fantastic option and will deliver a trip of a lifetime. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

The MV Westward also visits Alaska from May - September.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, National Park Fees, Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide.

Required Extras: Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Library
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

MV Westward Deck Plan floorplan


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1924
  • Year renovated 2016
  • Length 86ft
  • Beam 19ft
  • Cruising speed 8 Knots
  • Engines Main Engine: 4 cylinder Atlas 9×12 diesel 110 h.p. at 300 r.p.m.
  • Max guests 11
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Water capacity 1000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 3000 gallon

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares
Origin: US