Laguna San Ignacio

Mar 21, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion

A better way to get to know Baja California was never thought of before. We anchored this morning off of San Ignacio Lagoon. One of the legendary breeding and calving ground for the California gray whale. The weather, wind, and whales were more then cooperative today. Three rounds of tours went out to view these magnificent creatures at close range. Better whale watching can not be had anywhere else. The animals are usually no more then 50 feet from our small local-operated Panga boats. Occasionally the young calf whales will swim right up to the boats and more then once we observed a mother whale actually lifting her young up to the boats, as eager human hands reached out to splash and actually young a wild whale! One this day, lives were changed.

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James Hyde


James is your typical free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsy type. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he is most comfortable in slightly cold and damp weather. James joined the Lindblad team in July 2016 as a dive buddy and has been in love with expedition travel since. On his own he has traveled to Europe, Asia, and Australia, but with Lindblad he hopes to continue his adventures across the globe, searching out the beauties of the natural world. An avid scuba diver James can’t help being excited about whales, sharks, and pinnipeds, but he will also happily bend your ear about underwater slugs and invertebrates. It’s best just to humor him about these things.

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