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The new gold rush: Discover the California Coast

Mere miles from the shores of Los Angeles lies wildness that surpasses imagination and a gem of the National Park system: the Channel Islands. Exploring it is akin to entering a time machine. To enter a era when the coast of California was lined with the tallest, oldest trees—those that remain are among the rarest on Earth. Its isolation from the mainland has led to the evolution of wildlife found nowhere else. Few dive into the region’s surprising wildness and biodiversity as Lindblad Expeditions is able to by hiking inland over rivers of pinecones and kayaking along rugged coastlines.

(2) California Coast Itineraries

Baja California

California Coast

From Southern California to Baja: Sailing the Pacific Coast

Special Offers

Length

12 days

  1. Dec

From

$7,930

Prices are per person

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Highlights

Baja California

California Coast

From Southern California to Baja: Sailing the Pacific Coast

Length

12 days

  1. Dec

From

$7,930

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

Special Offers

  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

    4th person travels free on select departures. Book by November 30, 2021. Bookings of three full-paying guests may bring a fourth person for free on select departures. Offer applicable only on bookings of two double-occupancy cabins, and second cabin must be in same category or lower as first cabin. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on airfare or extensions, and is not combinable with other offers. Call for details.

  • $350 AIR CREDIT

    Book by February 28, 2022, to receive a $350 air credit per person. Valid for new bookings only on select departures, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Credit will be deducted from cabin fare prior to any additional applicable savings. Call for details.

  • SOLO TRAVELER SAVINGS

    Book by February 28, 2022, and we will waive the solo premium on solo cabins on select departures. Valid for new bookings only on select departures, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Call for details.

  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

    Book 2023 departures and get 2022 rates if booked by January 31, 2022. Valid for new bookings on departures on Lindblad-National Geographic ships, Delfin II, and The Jahan made by Jan. 31, 2022, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Call for details.

California Coast

Wild Escapes

Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Special Offers

Length

5 days

  1. Apr
  2. Sep
  3. Oct
  4. Nov
  5. Dec

From

$3,260

Prices are per person

Special Offers (5)
Highlights

California Coast

Wild Escapes

Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Length

5 days

  1. Apr
  2. Sep
  3. Oct
  4. Nov
  5. Dec

From

$3,260

Top Highlights

  • Explore the islands by walking miles of trails, paddling crystal-clear waters by kayak or stand-up paddleboard, exploring by Zodiac, or photographing breathtaking landscapes and bird colonies
  • Hike in a Torrey Pine grove, one of only two on Earth, and enjoy a picnic lunch with sweeping views of the natural harbor
  • See iconic animals such as the American bison, bald eagles, and the Channel Island fox
  • Visit the famous community of Avalon, a haven for movie stars in Hollywood’s golden era

Special Offers

  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

    4th person travels free on select departures. Book by November 30, 2021. Bookings of three full-paying guests may bring a fourth person for free on select departures. Offer applicable only on bookings of two double-occupancy cabins, and second cabin must be in same category or lower as first cabin. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on airfare or extensions, and is not combinable with other offers. Call for details.

  • GET THE GROUP ON BOARD! SAVE 10%

    Book by February 28, 2022, to save 10% when traveling as a group of 6 or more people on select departures. Take advantage of these great savings while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Call for details.

  • $350 AIR CREDIT ON SELECT DATES

    Book by February 28, 2022, to receive a $350 air credit per person on select departures of Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park. New Bookings only. Subject to availability. Call for details.

  • SOLO TRAVELER SAVINGS

    Book by February 28, 2022, and we will waive the solo premium on solo cabins on select departures. New bookings only. Subject to availability and may not be combined with pre- or post-extensions. Call for details.

  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

    Book 2023 departures and get 2022 rates if booked by January 31, 2022. Valid for new bookings on departures on Lindblad-National Geographic ships, Delfin II, and The Jahan made by Jan. 31, 2022, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Call for details.

Expedition Highlights

The coast of California is proof that a far-reaching adventure is much closer than you think. Go aboard an expedition ship, equipped with tools for in-depth exploration, to sail to protected islands, hike over rivers of pinecones to stands of gnarly, windswept trees, and discover wildlife found nowhere else. Watch as the coast grows wilder and see where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and the Jesuit missionaries who followed in his wake explored, mapped, and catalogued new flora and fauna. Go deep—whether kayaking the rugged shores or hiking to one of the last remaining stands of Torrey pines in the world.

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This is a great capital of wildness, extravagant beyond description and—incredibly—existing so close to population-dense L.A.

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