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Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay


Date: Sat, March 7, 2020 - Thu, March 12, 2020

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: $3,740

Activity Level: Active

Region: North America

Arrangements: Lindblad Expeditions

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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.

  • Get up close to California gray whale mothers and calves in their winter breeding grounds in Bahía Magdalena.
  • Hike through diverse island landscapes with our naturalists, from windswept sand dunes to cactus groves.
  • Kayak and paddleboard on the glassy waters of the bay and into mangrove forests teeming with wildlife.
  • Grab a fat tire bike from our onboard fleet and ride over desert terrain.
  • Learn about desert ecosystems, seabird migrations, and whale behavior from our experienced naturalists.



Day 1: Loreto/San Carlos/Embark

Day 2: Bahía Almejas/Rehusa Channel/Isla Magdalena

Day 3: Transit the Hull Canal/Boca de Soledad

Day 4,5: Boca de Soledad

Day 6: Lopez Mateos/Disembark/Loreto

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Dr. Doug P. Nowacek, Ph.D.

Randolph K. Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers University Professor of Conservation Technology in the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Mode of Travel

Ocean Cruise

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