Punta Belcher and At Sea

Apr 04, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

The morning began with calm seas as National Geographic Venture headed into the entrance of Magdalena Bay to reach Punta Belcher. Before heading to shore, our guests enjoyed a presentation on the importance of plankton: a small and often unconsidered species within the ocean upon which so much marine life depends. The Zodiacs were deployed, reached shore, and guests spread over the beach in search of birds and trinkets embedded within the sand. In the afternoon, we enjoyed several encounters with blue whales out in the open waters of the Pacific, their immense forms painting the horizon. With a forecast so ideal, we decided to have an afternoon stretch class on deck, following with a food and mescal pairing, then after taking cocktail hour on the back deck to make the most of an immaculate sunset. As always, Baja California brings immeasurable experiences to guests.

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Paul North

Undersea Specialist

Paul North is the founder of the educational nonprofit Meet the Ocean and host of its online podcast. As a polar diver with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic, he tours the remote underwater landscapes of Antarctica and other sub-zero destinations to emphasize the importance, diversity, and unexpected color of the invertebrate kingdom.

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