The winds and weather worked out perfectly this morning, allowing us the opportunity to snorkel with California sea lions at Los Islotes, a group of volcanic islands in the Gulf of California. Guests also went on Zodiac tours around the small islands to enjoy views of the sea lions and birds that inhabit the rocky outcroppings.

The afternoon was spent exploring Punta Colorada, a gorgeous shoreline with sandstone formations, fossils, and lush arroyos. We hiked, photographed, and enjoyed the beach before heading back to the ship for our New Year’s Eve celebration. We shared in cocktail hour on the sundeck with piñatas and singing while the sun went down. After dinner, the celebration continued with a New Year’s countdown and a toast in the lounge.