8-night Baja California & the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales Cruise

Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
Ship:
National Geographic Sea Bird
Destination:
Roundtrip San Jose del Cabo
Departure Date:
1/13/2018
Length:
8
Offer ID:
1269388
from
$6590

The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.


  • $50 per Couple Shipboard Credit

The public areas of this ship include: Lounge with bar and facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; Library; Sun Deck with chairs; Outside Deck area for viewing the magnificent scenery. Their "open Bridge" policy allows you to meet officers and crew. Meals are served in the Dining Room in one unhurried seating with fine views through panoramic windows. Breakfast is a wide selection buffet and lunch is often served family style.

Thanks to our sturdy fleet of expedition landing crafts and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment's notice. Launch your kayak from a picturesque beach, hike with our naturalists into the rain forest or walk easily along a sandy dune. During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward breaching whales, bow-riding dolphins or into an alluring cove.

Our seasoned crew consists of expert expedition landing craft drivers and considerate service providers. Their energy, enthusiasm and field expertise are sure to enhance your experience. The open Bridge policy allows guests to meet and talk to the officers and crew. This is what expedition travel is all about: not just seeing wildness, but being out there, in it.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: San Jose del Cabo
1/13/2018
1/13/2018

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Transfer to Ship
1/13/2018
1/13/2018

Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!

La Paz, Mexico
1/13/2018
1/13/2018

La Paz is one of the most beautiful towns of northwestern Mexico, and tourism now plays a major role in the city's economy. The Gulf of California is home to over 800 species of fish, including giant manta rays, whales, dolphins, and sea lions. In the mountains behind the city the Sierra De La Laguna Biosphere Reserve is home to an incredible abundance and diversity of flora and fauna, including species unique to the area. The city has an aquarium, two marinas, museums, theaters, and an art institute. The Las Californias Library is located within the former Government Palace, and holds the most important manuscript collection on the region's history.

Los Islotes
1/15/2018
1/15/2018

Los Islotes includes a wetland preserve, as well as an estuary visited by monkeys and other wildlife.  Behind the community lies a range of green and rugged mountains, including Cerro Hoya, the highest peak on the Azuero Peninsula.  Los Islotes is a haven for active outdoor lovers, with trails for hiking through the lush landscape, riding horseback from our stables into the surrounding hills, or mountain biking to nearby Cerro Hoya National Park.


  


 

Los Islotes
1/16/2018
1/16/2018

Los Islotes includes a wetland preserve, as well as an estuary visited by monkeys and other wildlife.  Behind the community lies a range of green and rugged mountains, including Cerro Hoya, the highest peak on the Azuero Peninsula.  Los Islotes is a haven for active outdoor lovers, with trails for hiking through the lush landscape, riding horseback from our stables into the surrounding hills, or mountain biking to nearby Cerro Hoya National Park.


  


 

Isla de Espiritu Santo
1/17/2018
1/17/2018

This 23,383-acre island near La Paz is centered in one of the most biologically diverse marine areas in the world – and is a major environmental success story. Several plants and animals are found nowhere else in the world, including the blacktailed jack rabbit and antelope squirrel. Drop anchor at Espiritú Santo’s Bahía Bonanza for a day ashore. Take a guided walk among the tangle of exotic cacti, or swim, snorkel and kayak the crystal clear sea here that supports 900 species of fish.

Cabo San Lucas
1/18/2018
1/18/2018

Once sought after by pirates for its safe harbors, the Los Cabos region of the Southern Baja Peninsula is now home to bustling towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Each offers travelers an exciting, fun-filled destination. Cabo San Lucas, with a population of 25,000, is the faster-growing of the two. In the past few years, swanky new hotels and sleek condos have been added to round out this vacation destination. Superb sportfishing put Cabo San Lucas on the map, but non-fishermen will enjoy the thriving beach community as well. Snorkeling gear, boats, waverunners, kayaks, paddleboats and windsurf boards are all available for the active vacationer.

Gorda Banks
1/18/2018
1/18/2018

A few miles off the coast of San Jose Del Cabo lie the world-famous Gorda banks, a pair of seamounts that are an excellent spot for marlin and wahoo fishing. Aside from its impressive marine life, the area also features a 110 foot rise from the ocean floor and an impressive display of gorgonian corals. Guided scuba excursions are an splendid way to explore the ecology of the coast.

Bahia Magdalena
1/19/2018
1/19/2018

The great Bahía Magdalena is the gate entrance to the Pacific. It is a unique place and, as a natural reserve of gray whales that arrive to its waters to fulfill their biological cycle during the months of January to March, a great location for whale watching. The islands of Magdalena and Margarita contribute with the counter coastline that protects it from the strong waves which characterize the Pacific Ocean. The elongated form and low altitude of the islands, shaped almost totally by white sand dunes, permits visitors to simultaneously enjoy the inside and outside ocean view from some of its points. A very beautiful coastline offers plenty of beaches, inlets, marshes and mangrove swamps that are the sanctuary of resident and migratory sea birds and its waters are rich in species for commercial and sports fishing.

San Carlos
1/20/2018
1/20/2018

Located on the Sea of Cortez, the lovely Mexican resort community of San Carlos offers something for everyone. For water sports enthusiasts, there are beautiful sand beaches, spectacular diving and snorkeling, kayaking, and offshore fishing.

Land Tour: La Paz, Mexico
1/20/2018
1/20/2018

La Paz is one of the most beautiful towns of northwestern Mexico, and tourism now plays a major role in the city's economy. The Gulf of California is home to over 800 species of fish, including giant manta rays, whales, dolphins, and sea lions. In the mountains behind the city the Sierra De La Laguna Biosphere Reserve is home to an incredible abundance and diversity of flora and fauna, including species unique to the area. The city has an aquarium, two marinas, museums, theaters, and an art institute. The Las Californias Library is located within the former Government Palace, and holds the most important manuscript collection on the region's history.

Land Tour: La Paz, Mexico
1/21/2018
1/21/2018

La Paz is one of the most beautiful towns of northwestern Mexico, and tourism now plays a major role in the city's economy. The Gulf of California is home to over 800 species of fish, including giant manta rays, whales, dolphins, and sea lions. In the mountains behind the city the Sierra De La Laguna Biosphere Reserve is home to an incredible abundance and diversity of flora and fauna, including species unique to the area. The city has an aquarium, two marinas, museums, theaters, and an art institute. The Las Californias Library is located within the former Government Palace, and holds the most important manuscript collection on the region's history.

Land Tour: San Jose del Cabo
1/21/2018
1/21/2018

No information currently available.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
01 - Ocean View $6590
02 - Ocean View $7590
03 - Ocean View $8590
04 - Ocean View CALL

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

Departure Date:
1/13/2018
Number of Nights
8
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Accommodations ashore and aboard ship
  • Most meals
  • Excursions
  • Services of Lindblad expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides
  • Use of kayaks
  • Snorkel gear
  • All port charges and service taxes
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare
Optional pre or post cruise nights

Remarks:

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Not Included: Air transportation; voyage DVD; personal items such as alcoholic beverages, emails, etc.; discretionary tips to ship’s crew.

 

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1269388

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Company Info

Cruise Experts Travel, LTD.
2979 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6N 3C8

(604) 737-8100
(800) 565-2784
 
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