Described by Jacques Cousteau as the “world’s aquarium,” the Sea of Cortez is a breathtaking wilderness teeming with life. Join our team of naturalists to explore wildlife-rich waters, coastal cliffs and coves, and desert isles on hikes and excursions by kayak, snorkel, and expedition landing craft. With the National Geographic Sea Bird or National Geographic Sea Lion as your base, witness the magnificent gray whale migration through the inlets of Bahía Magdalena, and venture ashore to explore pristine islands dotted with seabirds and cacti. Or experience the sea during the springtime—the best season to spot pods of humpback, sperm, and blue whales.
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