Cruising to Puerto Gatos

Apr 01, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion

A grand finale we had indeed. Puerto Gatos is an incredibly scenic bay in the Sea of Cortez and an epic way to end our expedition. We were ushered in by a squad of dolphins un the hundreds, so loud their underwater vocalizations could be heard inside the ship. We were also graced by the presence of several blue whales, the largest creature to ever live. We made landfall in the afternoon and after a few small boat cruises and some walks, we relaxed on the beach with a final beach BBQ and farewell dinner.

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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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