Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales on National Geographic Sea Bird
Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales
Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the birthing lagoons on the Pacific side of Baja California. Our ship becomes your mobile basecamp and you're immersed in the life-cycle of these gentle giants, making daily Zodiac forays for up-close observations, before heading out on an itinerary that features these...
National Geographic Sea Bird, like her twin ship National Geographic Sea Lion, is a tried and true expedition ship that plies the waters from Alaska, to the Columbia and Snake Rivers, To Baja California and the Sea of Cortez. With a shallow draft and small size, she can easily reach places inaccessible to larger ships. She can venture into fast-moving channels where whales come to feed, transit an series of lockes in the Pacific Northwest, nose up to waterfalls in secluded coves, and sail into protected anchorages in small bays perfect for snorkeling and kayaking.
Welcome to the expedition community
Sea Bird accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Her inviting public spaces foster a sense of shipboard life where everyone is integral to the adventure, engendering a sense of expedition community. National Geographic writer Andrew Evans called Sea Bird the “closest thing to Cousteau’s Calypso” he’s ever had the pleasure to be on.
She is equipped with tools for exploration that guarantee us an in-depth experience in all the places we explore, and her open bow is a natural gathering place that accommodates the entire community at once for shared wildlife viewing experiences. Our expedition style is active, casual, and engaged. There is no need for formal clothing, and the services offered aboard ensure travel is effortless. Learn more about life aboard, including dining, or see our cabins. After a day of exploring, you’re invited to relax in Sea Bird’s open spaces on deck or recharge with a wellness treatment.
A Lindblad-National Geographic expedition is arguably the most exhilarating overseas adventure travel experience a person can have. Nothing else comes close to approximating its authenticity and all-five-senses engagement. We offer you the world’s ultimate, authentic expedition experience: Discover the planet’s most remarkable places, accompanied by experts able to illuminate all you see, and with cool tools to use to explore up close and personal ...
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|2||La Paz/San Carlos/Embark|
|4-5||Laguna San Ignacio|
|7||Los Cabos and Gorda Banks|
|8||Los Islotes and Isla San Jose|
|9||Exploring the Sea of Cortez|
|10||La Paz/Disembark/San Jose del Cabo/Home|
|1||Depart US/San Jose del Cabo/La Paz|
|2||La Paz/San Carlos/Embark|
|6||Los Cabos and Gorda Banks|
|7||Los Islotes and Isla San Jose|
|8||Exploring the Sea of Cortez|
|9||La Paz/Disembark/San Jose del Cabo/Home|