Making the most of your time & interest in the wild

From Los Angeles, California to La Paz, Mexico - Over the course of 12 nights / 13 days experience the splendid and surprising diversity of the Pacific coast and the Sea of Cortez as we explore and discover the region.


  • DAY 1: Arrive Los Angeles/Embark NG Venture

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

  • DAY 2-3: Channel Islands National Park/Catalina Island

    Not far from the city lights, these islands are a world away; home to incredibly diverse and endemic flora and fauna. On Catalina, join a member of the Catalina Conservancy for a hike or explore the shoreline via paddle board, kayak, or Zodiac. Then, be our guest at a private cocktail reception and behind-the-scenes tour of the Catalina Casino. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4: 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 5: San Quintin Exploration

    2018 is National Geographic’s Year of the Bird, and designated Bird Ambassadors will be ready to share as we explore Bahía de San Quintín and the surrounding wetlands. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 6-8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11-12: Cabo Pulmo/Los Islotes/Espíritu Santo

    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—swim, kayak or hike at Isla Espíritu Santo, a gorgeous, uninhabited island, complete with a beach barbeque, bonfire and star-filled sky. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 13: 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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