Get up-close with wild gray whales and then explore the Sea of Cortez in depth

This is the most comprehensive Baja California and the Sea of Cortez experience possible. Venture into the gray whale birthing lagoons on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula to get close to these gentle giants, and then over a week explore the wild islands and waters that teem with a great variety of whales, pods of dolphins, and leaping rays in the Sea of Cortez. On the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula you’ll share the lagoons with California gray whales pausing during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves. And in the Sea of Cortez you’ll hop among pristine desert islands that are home to a variety of plant and animal species you’ll discover on a hike up desert arroyos and through forests of cacti.

  • Get up-close views of gray whale mothers and their growing calves as they prepare for their journey back to Arctic feeding grounds.

  • Kayak clear blue waters to search for wildlife, including magnificent frigatebirds, and investigate the intricacies of the shoreline.

  • Snorkel the living sea: observe large schools of vibrantly colored fish, swim among playful sea lions, and much more.

  • With more time for adventure, rely on your expedition leader to take you where wildlife will be at its best—including the remote oceanic island of San Pedro Mártir with clouds of nesting seabirds and crowds of sea lions onshore, and expanses of sea where huge pods of dolphins gather.

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Duration

15 Days

Price

From $11,880 per person

Dates

Mar

Next departure

3/14/2022

Special offers

FAMILY SAVINGS

$350 AIR CREDIT ON SELECT DEPARTURES

BRINGING THE KIDS

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BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS

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Baja California

Day By Day

Armed with deep local knowledge built over 30+ years and a flexible itinerary, we plan our day-by-day movements and itinerary according to the conditions that will offer us the best sightings and up-close encounters with wildness. After exploring the whale birthing lagoons, our itinerary will adjust to the conditions and wildlife movements in the Sea of Cortez. We’ll take advantage of a sighting of Bryde’s whales or drop our Zodiacs to get a closer look at a school of dolphins.

Current

Embark

San Carlos, Mexico

Disembark

Loreto, Mexico

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Reverse

Embark

Loreto, Mexico

Disembark

San Carlos, Mexico

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Alternative Route

Armed with deep local knowledge built over 30+ years and a flexible itinerary, we plan our day-by-day movements and itinerary according to the conditions that will offer us the best sightings and up-close encounters with wildness. After exploring the whale birthing lagoons, our itinerary will adjust to the conditions and wildlife movements in the Sea of Cortez. We’ll take advantage of a sighting of Bryde’s whales or drop our Zodiacs to get a closer look at a school of dolphins.

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