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Back to Baja California!

On Dec. 7 we officially returned to the close-yet-blissfully-remote wilds of Baja California and the Sea of Cortez, home to almost one-third of the world's marine mammal species. No other place but Alaska offers such a vast array of beauty and wildness so close to home—but in Baja you can catch a tan! Witness gray whale mothers and calves up close, marvel at pods of acrobatic dolphins, and join us in celebrating 40 years of exploration in what Jacques Cousteau called “the world's aquarium.”

 

‘Coastal Baja California is a natural paradise largely devoid of development, and the remarkably rich sea teems with life. I first discovered it in 1977 and it’s been a love affair ever since.’ —Sven Lindblad, Founder

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(5) Baja California Itineraries

Baja California

Exploring the Sea of Cortez: A Living Sea & Desert Isles

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Length

8 days

  1. Apr
  2. Dec

From

$7,020

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Baja California

Exploring the Sea of Cortez: A Living Sea & Desert Isles

Length

8 days

  1. Apr
  2. Dec

From

$7,020

Top Highlights

  • Search for large pods of dolphins and a variety of marine wildlife including sea lions and, with luck, leaping mobula rays, which flap for a moment before belly-flopping back in the water
  • Explore water-level caves by kayak, hike uninhabited beaches, and snorkel among fish and acrobatic sea lions
  • Photograph the landscape as the light changes and the golden hour approaches, with its deep red hues that seem to engulf the desert environment
  • Conditions permitting, visit Isla Rasa. Composed of Pleistocene and Holocene basalt lava flows, this is where 90 percent of the world’s Heermann’s gulls and a large population of elegant terns come to breed
  • Visit the old mining town of Santa Rosalia, with its wooden homes and historic steel church, designed by Gustave Eiffel

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  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE
  • SOLO TRAVELER SAVINGS

Baja California

California Coast

From Southern California to Baja: Sailing the Pacific Coast

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Length

12 days

  1. Dec

From

$8,090

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Baja California

California Coast

From Southern California to Baja: Sailing the Pacific Coast

Length

12 days

  1. Dec

From

$8,090

Top Highlights

  • Discover the incredible biodiversity of Channel Islands National Park, home to over 2,000 species including 145 endemics
  • In El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, we explore Mexico's largest protected area. It is where resident snd migratory songbirds inhabit the arid landscape, dotted with sentinel cacti, adjacent to the Pacific where elephant seals quarrel on remote islands, seabirds wheel overhead and dolphins cut the ocean's surface.
  • Hike across the ever-shifting sand dunes of Isla Magdalena and count the 40 species of birds that inhabit this area
  • Watch the sunrise over the iconic El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
  • Snorkel in Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, the only hard coral reef in North America, with over 220 species of fish

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  • $350 AIR CREDIT
  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE
  • SOLO TRAVELER SAVINGS

Baja California

Wild Escapes

Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay

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Length

6 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar

From

$3,890

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Baja California

Wild Escapes

Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay

Length

6 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar

From

$3,890

Top Highlights

  • Live among gigantic gray whale mothers and their calves in the nursery waters of Bahía Magdalena. See them from the ship and local pangas, delighting in up-close encounters
  • Kayak and paddleboard stunning mangroves, or beachcomb along endless beaches
  • Explore diverse landscapes; fat-tire bike along desert island terrain
  • Scan the skies for bird species, from diving pelicans to magnificent frigatebirds

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Expedition Highlights

Sail among pristine islands in search of rare endemic creatures. Encounter whales, possibly up close, for an experience that will never leave you. Snorkel with playful sea lions. Hike up arroyos blooming with life and discover medicinal plants. Get a slice of life in rural Baja towns. Kayak, hike, stand-up paddleboard, snorkel, and actively explore this incredible playground of wildness. 

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Discover Baja California

As one whale spouts in the distance, another spyhops up to take a look around, and yet another might breathe right behind you. You are afraid to turn in another direction because you might miss something. It is immensely exciting because there is so much going on!

Kelly Coursey Gray, Naturalist, February 14, 2022

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