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

Unique, immersive style of travel
Among the Great Whales offers the rare privilege of entering the California gray whale birthing lagoons in search of up close encounters. Exploring Baja California on an expedition is an unrivaled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with its whales and wildness. Our 62-guest expedition ship is fully equipped with tools for exploration, and our itinerary is crafted to:

  • See California gray whales up close
  • Spend three days at Bahia 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
  • Special access in the California gray whale lagoons
    Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the same lagoons. We are the only foreign company permitted to enter the whale birthing lagoons with our own expedition landing crafts, meaning you get more up close encounters with these gentle and curious creatures when you travel with us. We are also the only company that visits lagoons in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, ensuring more opportunities to see whales.

    Every day is active and engaging
    You’ll be able to hike through forests of towering cacti and up striking desert canyons. You’ll take expedition landing crafts along the shore to see and shoot photos of plunge-diving pelicans and blue-footed boobies and to join a different naturalist as you choose: there are no assigned groups. 

    Travel in excellent company
    Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, five veteran naturalists, including a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for Baja California is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.


    http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/baja/baja-california-sea-of-cortez


Published Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:10 PM by Gloria Davalos

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