Explore Baja's gray whale nursery

Exploring aboard a small expedition vessel means exclusive access to nooks and crannies the world over, but few are as wild and wondrous as Baja's Magdalena Bay. National Geographic Sea Bird is perfectly sized to enter and anchor in the Bay’s protected waters, placing us among the gray whale mothers and calves drawn to the calm nursery lagoons. Curious, playful, and friendly, they often approach our Zodiacs for close-up views and mutual curiosity. Beyond the bay there are sand dunes to wander, stretches of beach to bike, mangroves to kayak, and many species of birds to spot and add to your life list.

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Discover the magic of days spent among wild whales

Experience the best of Baja in a compact time frame at Magdalena Bay. Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves, who often approach Lindblad’s small boats. Plus, kayak through mangrove forests and hike desert islands, watch pelicans and ospreys soar overhead, and soak up the sun on some of the Pacific’s most pristine beaches. You’ll learn about desert ecosystems, seabird migrations, and whale behavior from experienced naturalist guides.

  • Live among gigantic gray whale mothers and their calves in the nursery waters of Bahía Magdalena. See them from the ship and local pangas, delighting in up-close encounters

  • Kayak and paddleboard stunning mangroves, or beachcomb along endless beaches

  • Explore diverse landscapes; fat-tire bike along desert island terrain

  • Scan the skies for bird species, from diving pelicans to magnificent frigatebirds

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Duration

6 Days

Price

From $3,810 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Jan

Feb

Mar

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Baja California, Wild Escapes

Day By Day

Each expedition is crafted to offer you the most in-depth experience of Magdalena Bay possible and maximize your time in the company of California gray whales. Armed with 30+ years of knowledge in the region and a flexible itinerary, your expedition leader and captain will work together to take advantage of conditions to offer amazing bird and marine life sightings. Expect to change course if whale spouts are spotted on the horizon or linger in a Zodiac if a pod of dolphins surrounds us.

Current

Embark

San Carlos, Mexico

Disembark

San Carlos, Mexico

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