Itinerary Overview

Bahía Magdalena—where mothers and calves bond after the longest mammal migration on earth

Celebrate the inaugural season with a free overnight stay and welcome dinner, plus extra time to explore Magdalena Bay.*


Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves. On this compact trip, we’ll navigate the length of the bay aboard our nimble expedition ship, and set out by expedition landing craft for thrilling, up-close encounters. Kayak through mangrove forests and hike desert islands, watch pelicans and ospreys soar overhead, and soak up the sun on some of the Pacific’s most pristine beaches.


  • Get up close to California gray whale mothers and calves in their winter breeding grounds in Bahía Magdalena.
  • Hike through diverse island landscapes with our naturalists, from windswept sand dunes to cactus groves.
  • Kayak and paddleboard on the glassy waters of the bay and into mangrove forests teeming with wildlife.
  • Grab a fat tire bike from our onboard fleet and ride along remote beaches.
  • Learn about desert ecosystems, seabird migrations, and whale behavior from our experienced naturalists.

*To celebrate the first departure of Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay on Jan. 16, 2020, this voyage includes an overnight stay at a deluxe hotel in Loreto, Mexico and welcome dinner preceding the embarkation of the ship on Jan. 17, 2020.  

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