Among the gray whales and into the Sea of Cortez
Geography & Photography in Baja California
Baja California: A Remarkable Journey offers the most comprehensive Baja California and the Sea of Cortez experience available. A photo expedition that begins in the gray whale birthing lagoons on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula and then ventures into the Sea of Cortez for over a week of exploration. The itinerary and our 50-Cabin the new National Geographic Venture expedition ship offer the rare opportunity to:
Special access in the California gray whale lagoons
Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the same lagoons. We are the only foreign company permitted to enter the whale birthing lagoons with our own Zodiacs, meaning you get more up close encounters with these gentle and curious creatures when you travel with us. We are also the only company that visits lagoons in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, ensuring more opportunities to see whales.
Hop among the islands in the Sea of Cortez
The desert islands in the Sea of Cortez are home to a variety of plant and animal species. Hike desert arroyos and forests of cacti in search of them. And between islands, keep an eye out for the incredibly diverse population of marine mammals—you may see fin, pilot, Bryde’s, sperm, or even blue whales.
Every day is active and engaging
You’ll be able to hike through forests of towering cacti and up striking desert canyons. You’ll take Zodiacs along the shore to see and shoot photos of plunge-diving pelicans and blue-footed boobies, and each day you’ll have the option to walk or kayak, and to join a different naturalist as you choose: there are no assigned groups.
Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, six veteran naturalists, including two certified photo instructors, an undersea specialist, and a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for Baja California is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.