Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales
- 8 Days
- NG Sea Bird & NG Sea Lion
- 62 Guests per ship
- Expeditions in: Jan / Feb / Mar
- From $6,590 to $11,390
Much more than whale watching—exploring expedition-style
Unique, immersive style of travel
Among the Great Whales offers the rare privilege of entering the California gray whale birthing lagoons in search of up close encounters. Exploring Baja California on an expedition is an unrivaled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with its whales and wildness. Our 62-guest expedition ship is fully equipped with tools for exploration, and our itinerary is crafted to:
- See California gray whales up close
- Spend three days at Bahia Magdalena, one of the whales’ main breeding grounds
- Hike desert islands, sculpted sand dunes and see a variety of wildlife in the Sea of Cortez
- Snorkel with sea lions and search for marine mammals
- Experience the Baja California undersea
- 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.
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 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, five veteran naturalists, including a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for Baja California is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Meet the team.
|Day 1||La Paz/San Carlos/Embark Ship|
|Day 2-4||Bahia Magdalena|
|Day 5||Los Cabos and Gorda Banks|
|Day 6||Los Islotes and Isla Espiritu Santo|
|Day 7||Exploring the Sea of Cortez|
|Day 8||La Paz/Disembark/Los Angeles|
Important Flight Information
Please talk to an Expedition Specialist before booking your airfare.
early bookings savings
2017 prices are guaranteed for all 2018 departures if booked by March 31, 2017. After March 31, 2017, call or visit expeditions.com for new 2018 prices.
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