This morning, National Geographic Venture navigated along the San Jose Canal in search of charismatic megafauna. Just before breakfast, guests and naturalists found three blows that indicated the presence of humpback whales. These medium-sized cetaceans performed amazing, powerful, and energetic breaches very close to the vessel. Once we got wonderful photos, the ship anchored at Arroyo Encantado, also known as Kelley’s Beach, where we explored the wide and deep arroyo. Our guests were introduced to fauna and flora, including various beautiful shells, dead marine creatures on the shore, turkey vultures, the elusive and endemic Xantus’s hummingbird, flycatchers, tarantula hawks, lizards, flowers from different plants, and the elephant cactus or cardon.
National Geographic Venture