North America Baja California Cruise

Baja California: Among the Great Whales

Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the Bahia Magdalena lagoons. For most travelers, the only opportunity to observe the mothers and calves is to take a bus across the Baja peninsula for a day trip. Fortunately, this 8-day Baja California: Among the Great Whales cruise explores both coastlines of the Baja Peninsula and offers ample on-water time inside key bays, enhancing every passenger’s experience among the great whales.

Spend time with these gentle giants in Bahia Almejas and Boca de Soledad, making Zodiac forays for up-close observations. Ply the warm Baja water on kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, Zodiacs and local pangas. Desert island hikes complement time spent on the water, offering a true variety of wildlife spotting in the Sea of Cortez. Snorkel with sea lions and search for marine mammals, all while benefiting from professional naturalist guides with more than 30 years’ experience.

The 100-guest National Geographic Venture offer the best in active small ship cruising. Each expedition is crafted for the most in-depth experience of Baja California possible and to maximize time spent in the company of California gray whales. Flexibility is paramount to take advantage of a sighting of blue or sperm whales. Be prepared to linger in expedition landing crafts to watch blue-footed boobies plunge dive into a massive school of bait fish. With captain and crew focused on seeking the best opportunities and an expert expedition team including a National Geographic-certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist enhancing the experience, this Baja California: Among the Great Whales cruise is truly a trip of a lifetime.

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