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Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales

DEPARTING FROM:La PazFINAL DESTINATION:La Paz

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 NightsREGION:North AmericaSHIP:National Geographic Sea Lion & Sea Bird

This expedition offers the rare privilege of entering the California grey whale birthing lagoons in search of up close encounters. Exploring Mexico's Baja California on an expedition is an unrivaled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with its whales and wilderness. You’ll be able to hike through 

forests of towering cacti and up striking desert canyons. You’ll take expedition landing craft along the shore to see and shoot photos of plunge-diving pelicans and blue-footed boobies. The 62-guest expedition ship National Geographic Sea Bird is fully equipped for this exploration.

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National Geographic Sea Lion & Sea Bird

National Geographic Sea Lion & Sea Bird

Operated by: Lindblad Expeditions

Both National Geographic Sea Lion and National Geographic Sea Bird are 50 metre expedition ships that comfortably accommodate 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Both ships are identical in every way, and the feeling onboard is often compared to that of a large private yacht, with everyone integral to the adventure. Both are sturdy expedition ships, designed to sail through the narrow, fast-moving channels among the islands of Southeast Alaska and into secluded anchorages. Outfitted for exploration, they carry a fleet of expedition landing craft and kayaks for up close encounters with wildness, in addition to a Bow Cam, Splash-Cam, hydrophone, underwater video camera, video microscope, and binoculars.

Recent refurbishments have fully transformed and revitalised both National Geographic Sea Lion and Sea Bird. The extensive renovations to guest cabins, lounges and bars, dining rooms, public areas and spas has transformed both ships to provide the ultimate in expedition hospitality and comfort. Nothing has been left untouched, from the sleekly framed wall photos, to the fresh paint, and new carpets throughout.

Ask us for details as to which of these sister ships is scheduled to operate your selected expedition.

Key Facts

Crew
25
Officers
American
Guests
62
Tonnage
630
Length
164 Feet / 50 Metres
Width
33 Feet
Speed
10 Knots
Passenger Decks
3
Built
1982
Registry
United States of America
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Inclusions

Your cruise price includes:

  • Accommodation aboard National Geographic Sea Bird for 7 nights
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Cappuccinos, lattes and filtered water
  • 24-hour coffee, tea and soda on demand 
  • Hors d’oeuvres and snacks during daily recap
  • Use of exercise equipment
  • Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
  • The guidance and company of the expedition staff
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
  • Transfers to and from group flights
  • All excursions as described in the itinerary
  • Zodiac and kayak explorations
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge

 

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Flights and pre- and post- cruise accommodation
  • Transfers to / from the ship
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Spa treatments
  • Items of a personal nature (bar, laundry and communications expenses)
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Please note: This cruise is sold in AUD

The day-by-day itinerary is a sampling of the places intended to be visited, conditions permitting. Changes may be made due to weather, sea conditions or any other event affecting the operation of the ship. Some departures operate to a different itinerary, enquire for details.

By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept both Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Lindblad Expeditions' terms and conditions.

Single travellers are accommodated in selected room grades at the specified sole use price. 

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