Baja California

Baja California: Among the Great Whales

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Enter the lagoons of California gray whale mothers and newborn calves

Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the lagoons on the Pacific side of Baja California. In the morning, head out in local pangas with naturalists and local guides for rare opportunities to observe them at water level. Not only are we often rewarded with a close encounter of calves and watchful mothers, mere feet away, but often we’ll experience heart-touching eye contact with playful calves surfacing to interact with us. In the evening, hang out on deck under the stars, or depending on the calendar, a full moon, and listen to the whales breathing and moving around the ship. Encounters with marvelous creatures don't end there as we head into Mexico's Gulf of California, where magical moments continue with sightings of other whale species, dolphins, and more. Discover some of the wild islands we’ve been exploring for 40+ years, mapping out biodiverse hotspots that teem with life on land and under the sea.

  • See Gray whales and their newborn calves up close in lagoons, and witness breaching humpbacks from the bow of our ship, or on Zodiac excursions

  • Snorkel amidst the vibrant sea life and pristine coral reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, a conservation success story

  • Hike desert islands and sculpted sand dunes, and witness a variety of desert flora and fauna

  • Conditions permitting, swim with playful sea lions at Los Islotes

  • Get steeped in culture walking the quaint maze of streets and sun-drenched promenades in lively La Paz

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Duration

8 Days

Price

From $6,590 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Jan

Feb

Mar

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Baja California

Day By Day

Every day is different and rewarding, with opportunities to be as active as you like. Hike through towering cacti and up striking desert canyons or take a slow photo stroll along the shoreline. Zodiac, kayak, and stand-up paddle board to see plunge-diving pelicans and blue-footed boobies. Snorkel with sea lions or explore peaceful coves with colorful coral heads. Join a different naturalist each day as you choose: there are no assigned groups.

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San Carlos, Mexico

Disembark

Loreto, Mexico

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Loreto, Mexico

Disembark

San Carlos, Mexico

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