Gray Whales & Whale Sharks

This Sea of Cortez expedition has been thoughtfully designed to take you on a journey as an explorer to the enjoy sea’s bounty and desert islands which have hundreds if not, thousands of years of history with little documentation of the island’s history, geology or archaeology. You’ll meet today’s community members that are born and raised in the remote coastal area. You’ll hear their stories of life at sea and growing up in what most of us would call a harsh uninhabitable environment.

Please Note: Weather and sea conditions can affect the planned daily activities. As with all travel related to wildlife viewing and encounters, weather plays a role in the safety of the activity, especially at sea. We ask that guests to be flexible in their expectations as we may have to change the itinerary and in rare cases cancel an activity. Embrace any changes to include replacing one activity with another due to circumstances beyond our control.

Day 1: Arriving to La Paz
Upon your arrival to the Cabo (SJD) or La Paz (LAP) Airports you will be greeted by our driver(s). From the Cabo airport it is a beautiful 2.5-hour drive through the coastal bluffs to the Hotel Catedral in La Paz. Enjoy a special evening dinner courtesy of Panterra while getting to know fellow guests joining you on the trip.

Day 2: Gray Whales – Magdalena Bay – The Ship
Early check out of hotel. 5:30 am morning departure to Magdalena Bay (approx. 4 hour drive). Luggage will be transferred to the ship. Stop for an authentic Mexican Ranch breakfast enroute.

Upon arrival we begin our whale watching adventure to include exploring a mangrove of nesting Frigatebirds and Cormorants, tide permitting. Depart Magdalena Bay, stop for a fresh seafood lunch enroute. Arrive at the ship, the MV Adventure in time for drinks and appetizers as we set sail for the islands.

Days 2-6: At Sea
Islands to be explored include; Isla Espiritu Santos, Isla Partida, Isla San Francisco, Isla San Jose and Isla Pardito. Activities during the cruise, will include: day trips to encounter gray whales, snorkel trips with whale sharks, hiking, kayaking and snorkeling, birdwatching / whale watching, visiting remote communities, nightlight and astronomy, exploring fauna, flora and geology.

Day 7: Disembarking the ship, Swim with Whale Sharks and Hotel Check In
After breakfast, disembark at 9:00/9:30 am, transfer to the day boats for a half day snorkel with the whale sharks (snacks/beverages provided). Arrive to the Hotel Cathedral after your snorkel, pick up your room key at the front desk and enjoy the rest of the afternoon/early evening strolling and shopping along the famous Malecon (seawalk). Plan on getting together for an evening farewell meal at one of the local restaurants in La Paz.

Day 8: Expedition concludes
Breakfast and hotel check-out. Our drivers will return you to the airport for your return flight home or continue with other adventures.

Trip Dates:
Mar 7-14, 2020
Mar 18-25, 2020

Price: $2795 per person * Now on sale for $2375 - limited time offer