Itinerary Overview

Explore the California coast on one of the first voyages of our newest ship

Make the National Geographic Venture your home on this exclusive Pacific coast voyage. Experience the splendid and surprising diversity of the Pacific coast as we explore from Los Angeles to La Paz, Mexico. Witness intact wildness in Channel Islands National Park, complete with thriving endemic species, mere nautical miles from a sprawling megalopolis. Discover the region’s world-renowned food and wine, including a private lunch at a boutique vineyard in the Valle de Guadalupe. Meet the residents of Isla Natividad, an incredibly successful coop within the Vizcaino Biosphere, and learn the inspiring story of their sustainable fishing practices.  Hang out with expedition naturalist as they scour the horizon for migrating whales and nesting birds to share with you. Make images with your certified photo instructor. Enjoy daily morning stretch classes on deck and wellness treatments in National Geographic Venture’s sublime spa. And count on an extraordinary experience— your entire expedition team is committed to doing whatever it takes.


  • Discover one of the nation’s best-kept secrets, Channel Islands National Park.
  • See why everyone is talking about the vineyards of Valle de Guadalupe
  • Learn about the region’s culture with exclusive visits to the world’s largest salt mine in Guerrero Negro; and meet with members of Isla Natividad's fishing coop.
  • Explore the ever-shifting sand dunes of Isla Magdalena and count the dozens of species of birds inhabit this area.
  • Watch the sunrise illuminate El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.
  • Snorkel in Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, the only hard coral reef in North America; featuring over 220 species of fish.

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