El Duque, Mexico


The El Duque liveaboard, Mexico is a 53ft converted trawler offering fantastic dive cruises in the Sea of Cortez. She has 2 cabins, each with single bunk beds for 4 guests, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. There is a comfortable living area and fully-stocked galley where a variety of home-cooked meals and snacks will be served throughout the day. Meals are healthy and hearty and plenty to sustain the appetite. Special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice. The indoor salon offers a great place to relax out of the sun to watch a movie or play a game of cards. The sun deck is a great place to relax with a book or enjoy a cocktail in the evening. There are also kayaks available for use to go exploring.

The Sea of Cortez has been referred to as the aquarium of the world, and for good reason. Nearly 3000 marine species are found in this biologically diverse region. Los Islotes is one of the highlights of the trip, where a colony of over 400 sea lions and many inquisitive juveniles live. The varying seasons determine what marine life can be spotted, but whales, dolphins, sharks mobula rays and turtles are regular sightings. Diving takes place from the easily accessible swim platform at the back of the boat, or the support tender - La Duquesa.

For a fantastic dive and adventure cruise in Baja California, join the experienced and professional crew of the El Duque liveaboard. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (5 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (75-250 USD per activity).

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

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Full-board Option

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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Boat Specifications

  • Length 53 ft
  • Max guests 8
  • Number of cabins 2
  • Number of bathrooms 2

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

El Duque Reviews

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • 1 Verified Review
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mariana C
  • Brazil Brazil
An unforgettable experience

The diving with sea lions is one of the most famous attractions in La Paz, but with El Duque we could enjoy like the most of the tourists can’t. We got there early, before any boat and spent more than an hours playing with them. It was one of the most incredible experiences in my life! And we did twice. The trip worth every penny. tks, Cat and Norman!

Recommended for
The Beauty of the place, the attention of the crews and how they could adapt the trip to our on taste
Origin: US