Select Page

M/V Westward

The M/V Westward offers cruises in the Sea of Cortez for years already. It has served thousands of guests, and the majority of them are left satisfied. Folks out there who loves nature would totally appreciate the 5-12-day trip that already includes a lot of activities to do. Just like the other cruisers, the M/V Westward has a lounging area where people can eat and enjoy talks with other guests. 4 cabins can also be found inside, where only a maximum of 8 guests are accommodated inside. Although limited when it comes to guest numbers, the number of features and things the ship can do is more than enough to compensate for it.

A proper review of
M/V Westward Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about M/V Westward Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Westward liveaboard, Mexico
M/V Westward Liveaboard
Good Liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Several divers reported the Westward was over 100 years old but was still in pristine condition and could go another 100 years.
  • Several divers commended the Westward for going where ordinary cruise ships could not.
  • Many people liked the fact that it had a rooftop garden for fresh supplies like herbs and salad greens that was harvested on a daily basis.
  • Many people spotted bald eagles, bears, glaciers, ice-bergs among other things.

1 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people noted that they weren't prepared for the cold weather.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2016
Max divers 8
Internet No
Nitrox No
Rental equip. No
Camera station No
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon No


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
To find the actual price you should look at these booking sites:

The right Liveaboard for you! is run by passionate divers with a love for great diving. Liveaboard diving is one of our favorite ways of diving.

We have done the research for you and found everything you need to know about M/V Westward - we found the best prices and we've collected reviews from other divers.

If you choose to dive with this liveaboard, then please come back and leave a commet 🙂

Read the reviews

The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...


  • Cozy cabins that are meant to provide premium service to the guests
  • Availability of cocktails and beers for socializing and relaxing
  • “Small but terrible” a cruise ship that can do the job of those bigger ones.
  • Non-AC cruise ship but has a built-in cooling system which gets the job done, also reduces noise
  • Various and diverse cuisines available for any type of people
  • Diving guides that are willing to bring you in some of the best diving spots in the Sea of Cortez
  • Numerous activities to choose from; either night time or day time

Pictures of M/V Westward

Description and details

Diving on the M/V Westward in Mexico

Designer and Builder

The architect for the Navy, L.E. Geary, aka “Ted” built the small cruise ship. Because of its age, the US National Register for Historic Places made it possible for the ship to get in their list. This only means that the structure and architecture of the whole place are classic or vintage.

On the outside, it is very obvious that the cruise ship already underwent a lot of renovations because of the materials used. However, they decided to keep most of the original designs, including on the interior.

Interior Functions and Features

Air-conditioners aren’t installed onboard. This means that the chances for a hot steamy afternoon have just increased. But worry not though, the ship is equipped with a system that manages the air inside the ship, maintaining the temperature and keeping it cool every time. This approach is also very effective when it comes to decreasing noises that can disturb a lot of people.

The M/V Westward provides a wide-open deck where people can chill under the warm sun. For people who would like to stay indoors, a saloon is also open, and they’re accepting any guests inside. Meals are usually served in the saloon, including the drinks. The crew uses only healthy and fresh ingredients in their dishes. No health problems would arise while staying in the vessel.

The ship also has four cabins, each of them can be shared by two people. This limited space also has its own benefits.

Things to do in Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is a vast sea located in Mexico which is home to several thousands of marine species and subspecies. Jacques Cocteau also referred to this one as “world’s aquarium” because of the staggering amount of marine life located on it. This term is also the key to gravitate people towards Mexico, making it a tourist hotspot in no time.

This package’s itineraries include a tour to several diving spots that can be located inside the Sea of Cortez. They might be tough to find at first, but guides are already adept on locating them because they have already done it for hundreds of times, definitely. With enough supervision, you can try diving in these spots. The sea isn’t also just famous for diving, but people who visit this place can also try out snorkeling for a more cinematic experience. Baja Magdalena alongside San Ignacio are also some examples of the places guests can travel to, to experience a new type of adventure.

The National Park is also open for visitors who are willing to do island hopping. The National Park is very rich when it comes to its archipelago, and it is the park’s main weapon to attract tourists. Hiking and bird watching are also some of the activities people can enjoy while on the trip. On night times, stargazing is definitely one thing a group should try out.

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

Comments and feedback from other divers

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *