Baja California Holiday Voyage: A Living Sea and Desert Isles
Transport your holiday traditions to Baja California for a spectacular celebration of wildness. Designated by UNESCO as a marine world heritage site and dubbed “the world’s aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, the waters and islands of the Gulf of California are places of legendary biodiversity. This isolated region is, arguably, the best place in the world to keep watch for a vast variety of whale species plus massive pods of dolphins, leaping mobula rays, and seabirds.
Spend your holiday season in search of large pods of dolphins, blue and humpback whales, and other marine mammals including sea lions and leaping mobula rays
Explore the sculpted desert shoreline by kayak, hike uninhabited beaches, and snorkel among fish and acrobatic sea lions
Take in the stunning hues of a Baja California sunset at a festive, holiday-themed beach barbecue
Conditions permitting, visit Isla Rasa, where 90 percent of the world’s Heermann’s gulls come to breed
Visit the old mining town of Santa Rosalía, with its wooden homes and historic steel church, designed by Gustave Eiffel
With National Geographic Global Explorers, our exclusive family program, kids and teens will learn about this vibrant part of the world—from migrating gray whales to desert plant species
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In Good Company - Carlos Navarro on Baja California
- Aug 2023
Undersea specialist Carlos Navarro has been exploring the rich sealife of the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, for over 20 years. While working aboard our expeditions in Baja California, he has documented an endless variety of marine mammals in Magdalena Bay, photographed the area’s pristine white dunes, and guided guests to special destinations like Sand Dollar Beach. “The contrast between one of the richest seas in the world together with a very dry desert makes for wonderful experiences,” says Navarro. In this episode of In Good Company, learn how he brings his fascinating undersea discoveries to life for our guests.
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National Geographic Venture
American-flagged, she and her sister National Geographic Quest are ideal for discovering domestic waters
Following the build of National Geographic Quest at Nichols Brothers shipyard, her sister ship, the 100-guest National Geographic Venture, floated into the bay on Whidbey Island, becoming the fourth ship in the Lindblad fleet built at this storied Pacific Northwest shipyard. Like her sister ship National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture has dual boarding platforms, enabling our team to load two Zodiacs at once means guests get off ship quickly, to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time. Modern, cleaned-lined, with large expanses of glass to keep you connected to the extraordinary views, National Geographic Venture enables you to see, do and experience the best of her geographies.
Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.
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