Summary : Exult in the pristine beauty of the Sea of Cortez—azure water, bays, beaches, unique flora and fauna— and roam free in wide-open spaces. Stroll long, white sand beaches in search of pearl oyster shells. Snorkel among playful sea lions and schools of colorful reef fish. Kayak along beautifully carved coastlines. Enjoy a sunset beach BBQ, bonfire, and end your day with stargazing.
Activities : Birding, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins
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Upon arrival to Los Cabos airport, transfer to La Paz, where you’ll embark National Geographic Venture this afternoon. Set sail on arrival, for a sunset cruise of Bahía La Paz en route to San Jose Channel.
Witness a spectacular Baja sunrise this morning while searching for marine mammals in the upper San José Channel. Hear naturalist talks and learn photography basics during an early morning at sea. Before lunch, go ashore at Isla San Francisco, where a sweeping arc of white sand beach beckons you to try yoga or qi gong with your wellness instructor.
On Isla San Jose, explore nearby tide pools with your naturalists, or spend the afternoon stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling and kayaking. Hike to the nearby ridge for unparalleled views just before sunset. Wind down with an on-deck Chill Yoga or a chair massage, then go ashore for a beach barbecue dinner followed by a bonfire under the stars. Your Expedition Leader will pick the perfect locations based on weather conditions to allow you to enjoy this region to it's fullest. However you choose to spend these two days, you'll be rewarded with a sense of well-being that comes only from spending quality time in nature.
Watch the cliffs light up as your wellness instructor leads a morning yoga or qi gong class, on deck. Explore as much or as little as you like, with the ship as your mobile base camp—taking advantage of every wellness option. Today, snorkel with playful and curious sea lions or photograph their antics from expedition landing craft.
Disembark in downtown La Paz this morning and transfer to Los Cabos airport for flights home.
This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera— point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.
Two-Night Whale Shark Extension
Extend your stay in La Paz, Mexico to further explore the rich culture of the area. Learn more about the history of the region with a visit to the La Paz Cathedral. Indulge in the local cuisine with inspiring local lunches and top it all off with an awe-inspiring opportunity to snorkel with the largest fish on the planet; gentle giant Whale Sharks. 3 days.
2020 Double Occupancy from $740 per person
2020 Single Occupancy from $1,110
Transfers between airport and ship if booked on recommended flights; shipboard accommodations; snorkeling; kayaking, stand up paddleboarding; certified photo instructor; wellness specialist; video chronicle of your trip; all meals onboard ship; soft drinks onboard ship. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare; extensions; passport, visa, immigration fees; meals not indicated; baggage/accident/travel protection plan; items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, Internet, laundry, etc.; gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion; fuel surcharge may apply.
Photos ©: Stewart Cohen (Snorkel Gear); Ralph Lee Hopkins (Dolphins, Sunset); Michael S. Nolan (Snorkel with Sea Lion, Sea Lions); Jack Swenson (Kayaker)