Feb 24, 2024 to Mar 4, 2024

Baja: Among the Great Whales

Price: From $6,930
Duke Leaders: Dr. Xavier Basurto

Venture to Baja California and the Sea of Cortez to enter the California gray whale birthing lagoons of Bahía Magdalena for close encounters with these gentle giants―a rare privilege in the natural world. Go aboard the 100-guest expedition ship National Geographic Venture to get up close with whales, snorkel among sea lions, stand-up paddle board, and hike the pristine desert islands dotting the Sea of Cortez.

Mar 4, 2022 to Mar 9, 2022

Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay

Price: From $3,810
Duke Leaders: Dr. Xavier Basurto

Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves. On this compact trip, we’ll navigate the length of the bay aboard our nimble expedition ship, and set out by Zodiac for thrilling, up-close encounters. Kayak through mangrove forests and hike desert islands, watch pelicans and ospreys soar overhead, and soak up the sun on some of the Pacific’s most pristine beaches.