American Safari details Sea of Cortes cruise-tours July 02, 2002 Share 1 -- SEATTLE -- American Safari Cruises' Sea of Cortes itinerary details are available in a new brochure that also includes information about the company's Costa Rica tours. The Sea of Cortes departures are aboard the 105-foot Safari Spirit, roundtrip from La Paz. The yacht accommodates 12 guests and six crew.It features an on-deck hot tub, a main salon with a large-screen TV and library, outdoor lounge areas, mountain bikes and water-sports equipment.Clients fly into Cabo San Lucas for the start of the eight-night trip. Guests spend the first night in San Jose del Cabo at the Casa Natalia.On the second day, they travel to La Paz, where they board the ship after stopping in Todos Santos for brunch.The next seven days are spent exploring remote islands and off-the-beaten-path, inland destinations, including Isla Partida, Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla Coyote and Bahia Agua Verde, where guests can enjoy a trail ride on burros.The Sea of Cortes departures are scheduled for Nov. 1 through March 28. Prices start at $4,595 per person, double.Private yacht charters are available for $58,995, including the crew, fuel, food, beverages, shore excursions and activities.American Safari pays 10% commission on stateroom bookings and 12% commission on private yacht charters.Agencies with membership in Virtuoso, Giants and Leisure Travel Group receive higher base commission and overrides.For reservations, call (888) 862-8881 or visit the Web at www.amsafari.com.