The 135ft (41m) long, steel-hulled Nautilus Belle Amie has a wide beam, a deep draft and a bulbous bow and is heavily sound-proofed. This results in a stable, comfortable Mexico liveaboard experience for the maximum 32 guests. This motor yacht is built to meet SOLAS safety standards, is audited annually by BV Bureau Veritas, and provides free Nautilus lifeline lost diver devices. This all provides peace of mind on diving trips to the legendary Socorro Islands and the shark haven of Guadalupe Island.
You can make new friends on the sun deck while sipping drinks from the convenient bar or relax on one of the many loungers taking in views of the Pacific Ocean. The main deck features an additional bar, air-conditioned lounge and dining area, where guests are served delicious international and Mexican inspired meals. These spacious communal liveaboard areas are practical and conveniently located next to the spacious diving deck where you'll prepare for each exciting dive.
Cabin accommodation ranges in style and price, with all cabins having ensuite bathroom facilities. All cabins, except the 4-share cabin, have side by side hotel-style beds or full size king beds. The extra large width of the decks can really be appreciated in the spacious cabins. You can shower for hours with the unlimited water-making capacity.
Diver facilities include hot water showers on the dive deck, camera rinse tanks, nitrox and all you need for your rebreather diving. You will also receive a free CD of stills and video from your trip, so you will have a permanent reminder of your awesome Mexican liveaboard experience and your wisdom at choosing Nautilus Belle Amie. Unlike other misleading prices quoted online, ours include the 5% mandatory Mexican VAT.
Notes: Mexico is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, transfers (for Guadalupe trips) to the boat from the hotel, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemasters (1 guide for 8 scuba divers), standard tanks, weights and weight belts, 5% mandatory Mexican taxes, CD of photos/video at the end of the tour.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 215 per week), diving insurance, port fee (US$ 65). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Transfers (for Socorro tours) to the boat from the airport/hotel, alcoholic drinks, steel and specialized tanks, nitrox fills for enriched air divers (US$ 20 per day), rebreather support (including zorb), gas mixes, Wi-Fi internet (US$ 100 per device per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Socorro: The Nautilus Belle Amie liveaboard departs either in the morning or the evening from Cabo San Lucas for cruises to the Socorro islands. Guests fly into Los Cabos international airport approximately 45 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas. You should plan to arrive the day before departure. The boat will spend the last night of the trip in the harbor and disembark the morning of the last day. Guadalupe: For dive charters to Guadalupe, Nautilus Belle Amie departs from Ensenada, Mexico. Most guests arrive in San Diego, California the night before departure and stay at the Best Western Island Palms on Shelter Island Drive. On the day of departure a luxury coach will pick guests up at 19:30 from the Best Western Island Palms on Shelter Island Drive and transport you to Ensenada. The boat returns to port at 14:00 and the coach will arrive in San Diego around 18:00 hrs. Your return flight shouldn't be scheduled earlier than 21:00 hrs.
For more information see our Mexico tourist information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 17:00 on the second last day of the tour. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 25% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 11 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a 4-share cabin free of charge (total 12 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): No rates are published. Please contact us if you wish to charter Nautilus Belle Amie. The Nautilus Belle Amie takes 28 guests for Guadalupe and 32 guests for Socorro Island.
17 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins offer a variety of accommodation with prices to match. Choose from the 2 Premium suites on the main deck, 6 Superior suites on the upper deck or 8 Standard cabins and one 4-share cabin on the lower deck. The Premium suites can be combined into one palatial Platinum suite.
All the cabins have:
Air-conditioning (individual control)
Windows or portholes
En-suite bathroom with toilet and hot water shower, hand basin, toiletries and towels
Nitrox - 2 or 3 Motorized dive skiffs - 1615ft² (150m²) Diving deck & platform with ladder, hot water showers and toilet - Separate camera rinse tank - Main deck air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD, music system, computer, diving movies, and fish ID books - WiFi internet - Restaurant with bar and water dispenser - Satellite telephone - Sundeck with sun beds and bean bags - Shaded open-air area
Nautilus Belle Amie aims to be a good friend to your taste buds by providing an array of international and Mexican cuisine on its liveaboard trips. Every full day's dining includes pre-breakfast, a hot cooked breakfast, a lunch in the deli-style, and a plated dinner. There is even a Mexican taco night fiesta! It is all laid on by the resident chef who takes great pride in his creations!
Mexican and international meals - 6 different dishes per sitting.
Air-conditioned dining area with buffet meals and waitress service.
Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided.
Snacks include ice cream, cookies, fruit, freshly-baked bread and buns.
Coffee, tea, drinking water and soft drinks are all provided free of charge.
Beer, wine and liquors are available for purchase on board.
All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
Cruise dining service begins at guest check-in.
Sample meals: Barbecued salmon with local vegetables ...