The architypical experience of Espiritu Santo National Park, and perhaps all of the Sea of Cortez, is to get in the water and snorkel with the charming and graceful California sea lions. It was for just this purpose that National Geographic Venture arrived at Los Islotes this morning.

Lindblad and National Geographic have a vested and historical interest in the conservation of Los Islotes and indeed all of Espiritu Santo National Park. The area was purchased by the Nature Conservancy with funding from our joint partnership and donated back to Mexico as a national park. Our final afternoon came to a dramatic finish when we found a mother and calf whale making short dives and at least one blue whale! The largest animal on earth and an epic finale to one of our most eventful days yet!