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Baja California: Among the Great Whales on National Geographic Venture

Baja California and the Sea of Cortez

Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales

Much more than whale watching—exploring expedition-style

Unique, immersive style of travel
Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the Bahía Magdalena lagoons. For most travelers, the only opportunity to observe the mothers and calves is to bus across the peninsula for a day trip. Fortunately, our ships, the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird and Sea Lion, have exclusive permission to drop anchor and spend ample time inside the bay. Your ship becomes your mobile base camp, as you live for three whole days among these gentle giants, making daily Zodiac forays for up-close observations, before heading out on an itinerary that features these opportunities:

  • See California gray whales up close
  • Spend three days at Bahía Magdalena, one of the whales’ main breeding grounds
  • Hike desert islands, sculpted sand dunes and see a variety of wildlife in the Sea of Cortez
  • Snorkel with sea lions and search for marine mammals
  • Experience the Baja California undersea
  • Benefit from our 30+ years of experience and relationships in Baja California to see all you came for and more

  • Adventure and Active
  • Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
About National Geographic Venture
About Lindblad Expeditions
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Going where awesome is for 50 years
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.

Teams that do whatever it take ...
Jan 13, 2024 through
Jan 20, 2024
Jan 9, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$6,930.00 (USD)
Per Person
Main Deck
Jan 06, 2024 through
Jan 13, 2024
Jan 2, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$7,200.00 (USD)
Per Person
Main Deck
Jan 20, 2024 through
Jan 27, 2024
Jan 16, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$6,930.00 (USD)
Per Person
Main Deck
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Day Destination
1 Loreto / San Carlos / Embark
2 Bahia Almejas / Rehusa Channel / Isla Magdalena
3 Boca de Soledad
4 Magdalena Bay / Cruising
5 Gorda Banks and Cabo Pulmo
6 Los Islotes and La Paz
7 Exploring the Gulf of California
8 Loreto / Disembark
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.