Day-By-Day

Making the most of your time & interest in the wild


From Los Angeles, California to La Paz, Mexico - Over the course of 11 nights / 12 days experience the splendid and surprising diversity of the Pacific coast and the Sea of Cortez as we explore and discover the region.

Current

  • DAY 1: Arrive Los Angeles/Embark NG Venture

    Arrive in Los Angeles, where you’ll embark NG Venture. (D)

  • DAY 2: Channel Islands National Park

    Not far from the city lights, these islands are a world away; home to incredibly diverse and endemic flora and fauna. Spend the day kayaking, hiking one of the many trails, or simply relaxing ashore. Join our naturalists for a more strenuous hike out to the base of the Torrey Pines, considered one of the world’s rarest pines, and one of only two naturally occurring groves in the world. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3: Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe

    Vineyards and culinary marvels await as we explore one of the world’s emerging wine regions, the Valle de Guadalupe. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4: San Quintin Exploration

    Join our naturalists to explore the marshlands surrounding Bahía San Quintín, spotting dozens of birds, including several threatened species. The bay is located along the Pacific Flyway migration route and sees more than 25,000 birds pass through in the winter. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5-7: Guerrero Negro/Islas San Benito/Isla Natividad/At Sea

    Tour the world’s largest salt works in Guerrero Negro and learn about the communities’ efforts to balance booming industry with fragile environments. Explore Ojo de Liebre lagoon and its plentiful wildlife before sailing to Islas San Benito, home to thousands of breeding elephant seals. Next, join us on Isla Natividad to learn of this community’s exemplary protection of the Vizcaino Biosphere. We’ll be at sea the following day searching for a wide variety of marine life, including the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale, listening to naturalist talks, and learning photography tips and tricks. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 8: Bahia Magdalena

    Explore the ever-shifting sand dunes of Isla Magdalena, on a walk to one of the most pristine beaches in the Pacific. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 9: Los Cabos and Gorda Banks

    Cruise past Friars Rocks and visit the historic town center of San Jóse del Cabo before cruising Gorda Banks seamount or La Fortuna, renowned gathering places for whales, dolphins and other marine life. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 10-11: Cabo Pulmo/Los Islote

    Snorkel the pristine reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Park and chat with locals about their advocacy to protect this unique place. With luck, swim with sea lions before relaxing ashore. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 12: La Paz/Disembark/San Jose del Cabo

    Disembark in La Paz and transfer to Los Cabos airport for flights home. (B)

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

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