Meet Gentle Gray Whales Up Close and Explore the Marine & Desert Ecosystems of Baja
Each winter, gray whales migrate from their Arctic feeding grounds to breed and birth their young in the sheltered lagoons of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, making it one of the world's premier whale watching cruise destinations. The annual journey is the longest mammal migration on earth, covering more than 10,000 miles round-trip. In the protected waters of Bahia Magdalena, we venture among the whales in motorized Zodiacs, offering the rare privilege of a close-up, water-level perspective. We're positioned perfectly for the heartwarming encounters we frequently have with these friendly mammals, which sometimes approach our boats. We also enjoy naturalist-guided walks on uninhabited islands, swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the Sea of Cortez. Whales, dolphins, sea lions, blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds, huge cardon cacti, mangroves and sand dunes are among the natural attractions Baja is famous for.
- Experience magical encounters with one of the world's largest and most captivating mammals, up close and personal!
- Witness the start of the gray whale calves' life journey as they prepare to migrate northward up the Pacific Coast to their summer feeding grounds in Alaska
- Discover the fascinating ecosystems of Baja on guided walks ashore, exploring desert and dunes
The Great Gray Whales of Baja
Come within arm's length of amiable Pacific gray whales and their calves, as these gentle giants birth and nurture their young in warm Pacific lagoons.
6 Days / Feb - Mar, From $3095
Swimming with Mexico's Whale Sharks
A genuine once-in-a-lifetime experience! Snorkel off the Yucatan Peninsula with the largest fish on the planet—gentle, friendly, 15-ton, 40-foot-long whale sharks!
6 Days / Jul & Aug, From $3995