Baja California: A Remarkable Journey

  • 15 Days
  • NG Sea Bird & NG Sea Lion
  • 62 Guests per ship
  • Expeditions in: Mar
  • From $11,290 to $19,340

Itinerary Overview

Among the gray whales and into the Sea of Cortez

Unique, immersive style of travel
A Remarkable Journey offers the most comprehensive Baja California and the Sea of Cortez experience available. It is a photo expedition that begins in the gray whale birthing lagoons on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula and then ventures into the Sea of Cortez for over a week of exploration. The itinerary and our 62-guest expedition ship offer the rare opportunity to:

  • Get up close with California gray whales, and search for sperm, blue and fin whales
  • Hike the islands of the Sea of Cortez, searching for a variety of plant and bird species
  • Learn photo techniques from National Geographic photographers and photo instructors that will last a lifetime and create stunning images
  • Snorkel among playful sea lions and explore several idyllic sea gardens
  • Benefit from our 30+ years of experience and relationships in Baja California to see all you came for and more.

Special access in the California gray whale lagoons
Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the same lagoons. We are the only foreign company permitted to enter the whale birthing lagoons with our own expedition landing craft, meaning you get more up close encounters with these gentle and curious creatures when you travel with us. We are also the only company that visits lagoons in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, ensuring more opportunities to see whales.

Hop among the islands in the Sea of Cortez
The desert islands in the Sea of Cortez are home to a variety of plant and animal species. Hike desert arroyos and forests of cacti in search of them. And between islands, keep an eye out for the incredibly diverse population of marine mammals—you may see fin, pilot, Bryde’s, sperm, or even blue whales.  

Every day is active and engaging
You’ll be able to hike through forests of towering cacti and up striking desert canyons. You’ll take expedition landing craft along the shore to see and shoot photos of plunge-diving pelicans and blue-footed boobies, and each day you’ll have the option to walk or kayak, and to join a different naturalist as you choose: there are no assigned groups. See more of what you’ll do.

Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, six veteran naturalists, including two Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors, an undersea specialist, a National Geographic photographer and a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for Baja California is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Meet the team.

Important Flight Information

Please talk to an Expedition Specialist before booking your airfare.

Special Offers

special savings offer

Book 2018 departures before June 1, 2017 and we will honor the 2017 prices. Subject to availability. Please call for details.


early bookings savings

2017 prices are guaranteed for all 2018 departures if booked by June 1, 2017. After June 1, 2017, call or visit expeditions.com for new 2018 prices.

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