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Baja California: Among the Great Whales


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About this Cruise

Explore Baja California's Pacific Coast and the Gulf of California in search of dolphins, sea lions, and as many as four different varieties of whales. Board local pangas and enter pristine lagoons for up-close encounters with California gray whale mothers and their newborn calves. Witness an undersea wonderland, serene desert dunes, and the most beautiful sunsets on Earth. Hike through towering cacti and up striking desert canyons or take a slow photo stroll along the shore. Every day is different and rewarding, with opportunities to indulge in active or relaxing pursuits.

Board local pangas to encounter California gray whales and their newborn calves up close in lagoons, and witness breaching humpbacks from the bow of our ship, or on Zodiac excursions

Hike desert islands and sculpted sand dunes, and look for a variety of wildlife

Snorkel with sea lions (conditions permitting) and search for superpods of dolphins amid the pristine coral reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park

In La Paz, enjoy a special outdoor dinner featuring local cuisine, music, and dance, as well as an opportunity to view and purchase work by local artisans

With National Geographic Global Explorers, our exclusive family program, kids and teens will learn about this vibrant part of the world—from migrating gray whales to desert plant species

Undersea specialist Carlos Navarro has been exploring the rich sealife of the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, for over 20 years. While working aboard our expeditions in Baja California, he has documented an endless variety of marine mammals in Magdalena Bay, photographed the area’s pristine white dunes, and guided guests to special destinations like Sand Dollar Beach. “The contrast between one of the richest seas in the world together with a very dry desert makes for wonderful experiences,” says Navarro. In this episode of In Good Company, learn how he brings his fascinating undersea discoveries to life for our guests.

Sail Date(s):

2024-Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24. 2025-Jan 5, 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23




Baja California

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Lindblad Expeditions

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