• Visit Bahia Magdalena — one of the main breeding areas for grey whales
• Explore the beautiful island of Espiritu Santoin in the Sea of Cortez
• Search for humpback whales and dolphins at the Gorda Banks seamount
• Observe the great diversity of bird life
• Snorkel with sea lions
• Swim, snorkel (with curious sea lions) and kayak in the Sea of Cortez
• 8 days
• Start in La Paz, Mexico
• All meals included
• Travel aboard the expedition ship, the National Geographic Sea Bird
• Activity Level: 1
Each winter gray whales migrate south from their arctic feeding grounds to breed and rear their young in Baja California’s and Mexico's sheltered lagoons, making it one of North America’s premier whale watching sites.
During our Baja Mexico cruise in the breeding lagoons of Bahia Magdalena, we venture among them in Zodiac landing craft. This gives us a water-level perspective for whale watching that is a rare privilege in the natural world. Also, it positions us perfectly for the increasingly common friendly encounters with these mammals that we’ve shared with our guests.
Our Baja Mexico cruise expedition also offers Naturalist-guided walks on uninhabited desert islands, swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the Sea of Cortez. The itinerary remains flexible to make the most of whale watching and wildlife sightings.
Whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds such as blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds, huge cardon cacti, mangroves and sand dunes are among the wonders you’ll experience.
Note: “Baja California” is the name of the Mexican State in which the tour takes place.
National Geographic Sea Bird Specifications
Capacity: 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Registry: United States, Overall length: 152 ft.
Zodiac landing craft, sea kayaks, snorkeling gear, wet suits, video microscope, hydrophone and Splash-Cam. An Undersea Specialist will be on board in Baja. A Video Chronicler will be on board all voyages.