Michael S. Nolan: Zodiac & surfacing whale, Sea Bird at sunrise, Zodiac & spy hopping whale, Underwater whale, Whale with calf, Breathing whale
Alberto Montaudon Ferrer: Zodiac & breaching whale
Max Seigal Photography: Spy hopping whale
Ralph Lee Hopkins: Sea Bird at sunset, Photographers on beach, Dolphin
Cruise, Kayak & Hike among the Whales & Wildlife of Baja's Magdalena Bay
An encounter with Pacific gray whales in their natural habitat is one of the world's great wildlife adventures. And there is no more exhilarating place for it than Mexico's Baja Peninsula, where these gentle giants take shelter in protected lagoons to mate, give birth and nurture their young before migrating back to their summer feeding grounds in Alaska. Our focus is Magdalena Bay, one of the prime whale watching spots in Baja. From our small ship base, we venture among them in expedition landing craft, hoping to see mothers with calves and to witness lively activity such as breaching and spy-hopping. We'll visit multiple sites in the expansive bay to maximize our opportunities for interactions. And while whales are the highlight, this region is home to abundant natural wonders, from endless sand dunes and scores of seabirds to lush mangroves that invite eye-level exploring from our onboard fleet of kayaks.
Commune with WhalesSpend in-depth time with giant gray whales that migrate from Alaska to the warm waters of Baja's Pacific lagoons each winter—in the world's best place to see them up close!
Travel with Special NHA GuestsSail on this special departure with Ben Bressler, president of Natural Habitat Adventures, plus Court Whelan, Nat Hab's director of sustainability and conservation travel
Stay on an Expedition ShipStay aboard National Geographic Sea Bird, our floating "base camp" and adventure platform for exploring the coastal ecosystem of mangroves, dunes and sheltered seas