Magdelena Bay Sardine Run Group Trip | Scuba Center | Nautilus Gallant Lady
Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
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5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
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Magdelena Bay -- Sardine Run: Nov 13-20, 2025 *

*(An additional travel day may be required)
Nautilus Gallant Lady | Magdelena Bay Sardine Run with Scuba Center Board the Nautilus Gallant Lady and set sail up the beautiful coast of Baja California. Our destination, the sheltered waters and outer Islands of Magdalena Bay sardine run. Every fall, the waters outside of Magdalena Bay are home to a deep ocean upwelling, which combine with warm waters to create perfect conditions for massive schools of sardine in the cobalt blue, shallow ocean water. The surrounding waters teem with life with bait balls and predators from seabirds to blue and mako sharks, sea lions, whales, dolphins and the oceanís fastest fish, the striped marlin. Marlin can swim as fast as 50 mph (80 kmh) and itís the thrill of a lifetime to be in the water next to a bait ball with marlin whizzing past you, dorsal fins full erect. Extra bonus is the hundreds of turtles often seen on the surface.
Nautilus Gallant Lady | Magdelena Bay Sardine RunImagine a 116 foot yacht that accommodates small groups of 12 divers in 6 large suites. The 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 wrap-around view, large water level platform, sky lounge, sun deck and even a crowís nest. With 1700 horsepower Caterpillar engines and hydraulic stabilizers, the Lady can speed you wherever you want to go in great comfort.

The Nautilus Gallant Lady accommodates up to 12 guests and offers a range of accommodations.
1 Premium Suite:
A spacious premium suite is on the lower deck and can be configured with either a California King bed or two doubles.
5 Superior Suites:

Two Superior Suites are located on the main deck and three are located on the lower deck. Four of them can be configured with either a California King bed or two doubles. All suites have individually controlled A/C.
Magdelena Bay Sardine Run |  
Special Note:  
This is primarily a snorkeling trip so snorkeling opportunities will be offered throughout each day (Limited scuba diving available with advanced notice).
  • Magdelena Bay Sardine Run | Scuba Center Group Trip7 nights, 8 days aboard Nautilus Gallant Lady

  • All taxes

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and snacks

  • Tea, water, coffee, juice, soda

Not included in the package:

  • Round trip air from Minneapolis (Air to be announced)

  • $35 port fee

  • Diving equipment, Nitrox, dive courses

  • Incidental charges: Individual group members will be responsible for their own charges including but not limited to beverages and bar bill, telephone, internet usage, sightseeing, equipment rental of any sort, gratuities and any other items of a personal nature.

Please note the following:
  • Scuba certification card required for each diver.

  • Dive Medical Insurance is required.

  • We recommend all divers purchase DAN membership

  • A passport is required for travel.

Dates: Nov 13-20, 2025*
Trip Cost: (double occupancy)
Premium: $4295** Standard: $3795**  

**All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check payments.


Registration: An application for this trip must be completed by each traveler at the time of registration. You may pick up a trip application at either store or print out our Scuba Center Trip Application. Complete the application and fax, mail or drop off in person with a $500 non-refundable deposit per person.
For more information, contact our Travel Department.

DAN Membership & Diving Insurance

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