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Nat Hab's Gray Whale Base Camp

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03/08/2019 03/13/2019
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  • Trip Price
    Category 1: $3995
    Category 2: $4795
    Category 3: $5495

Single Occupancy: For a single room add 25% of the trip price. If requested, we can also match you with a roommate. If we are unable to find you a match, you will not be charged for a single room.

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Other Notes: Shared accommodation at double rate in Category 1 & 2 cabins only. Singles in Category 1 & 2 cabins only. Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars.

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Group Size
National Geographic Sea Bird: Approximately 60 Travelers
An important feature of Nat Hab’s Gray Whale Base Camp is the small ship size. Smaller ships are able to access more remote areas off limits to large cruise ships, and guests aboard enjoy more intimate nature encounters as well as more personalized interactions with the ship's naturalist staff. Guests are divided into smaller groups for whale watching excursions, kayak outings and hikes ashore.
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Accommodations aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird; all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day; some alcoholic beverages; all excursions; services of Nat Hab’s professional Expedition Leader(s) and naturalist staff; use of snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and kayaks; all port charges and service fees.
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, some alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
Physical Requirements
This adventure is not strenuous and does not require a high degree of physical fitness. You must be able to walk up and down stairs, wade through shallow water to step in and out of the excursion skiffs, and sit on bench seats for long periods of time while whale watching. Depending on weather and sea conditions, boat excursions to the whales can be rough, bumpy and wet. Winds may be strong, water may spray into the boat, and the air temperature may be chilly. Optional hikes will also be available, and in order to participate, you should be able to walk unassisted over uneven terrain for at least one mile. All activities are completely optional, and travelers should participate only in those activities with which they feel comfortable.
Important Information About This Trip
This trip offers the closest possible whale encounters and is a must for lovers of marine wildlife. Please be aware that flights to and from Loreto, our start and finish point, are sometimes limited. We strongly advise signing up for this trip as early as possible to avoid problems with flight availability and expensive fares. Additionally, airlines tend to alter flight schedules on this route fairly often, so please be aware that we may need to address a schedule change after flights have been booked.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA), we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of NHA's medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.

To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Please plan to arrive in Loreto by 4 pm on Day 1 to connect with a group transfer to Puerto San Carlos. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare, you may find special web rates or better fares online.
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