Whale lovers rejoiced this morning aboard National Geographic Venture. For several hours we watched dozens of humpback whales exhibit an array of behaviors such as fluke up diving, pectoral flipper slapping, head lunging and breaching. A few other species including bottlenose dolphins, an unidentified species of shark, and California sea lions added variety and made things even more interesting.
Those who also celebrated fauna of the avian variety were treated to a special outing in one of Mexico’s largest estuaries, Estero San José. Many different birds were observed like herons, kingfishers, and osprey to name a few.
Afterwards, the group was led through an informative tour of the city focusing on the historical Jesuit Mission through San José del Cabo. Our local guide then brought us to observe a bit of cultural craftsmanship. We watched carefully as artesian glassblowers practiced their craft. A final stint of whale watching from our vessel rounded off our day.