Magdalena Bay and the Hull Canal

Mar 14, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


After a long night of cruising, we finally entered the protected waters of Magdalena Bay around 10:45 in the morning. Directly in front of the fishing town of Puerto San Carlos, our pilot Sergio, joined the vessel and helped us navigate through the narrow Hull Canal. Amongst the mangroves we saw numerous birds and even a wandering coyote. A couple gray whales were observed from deck as we headed north to our anchorage. Fortunately, we made great time and were able to disembark and run around the breathtaking sand dunes for an hour before returning to the National Geographic Sea Bird for dinner.

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Ryder Redfield

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Growing up at the base of the Cascade Mountains in the tiny Oregon town of Sisters meant that Ryder was surrounded by wilderness. A childhood of hiking, fishing, hunting for arrowheads, camping, and upland bird hunting resulted in the outdoors feeling far more comfortable than hectic city streets. His passion for the outdoors has perpetually grown and, upon graduating from the University of Oregon, he embraced his wanderlust with even greater vigor. His adventures eventually led him to working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic as a photo instructor.

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