Whale in the Sea of Cortez

Sea of Cortez adventure cruises

This amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site has to be the number one choice for lovers of marine mammals and birds, with an extraordinary wealth of wildlife that makes a visit to this region totally unforgettable – and to explore by water is essential.

When to go

November to March


Starting from 7 nights

How to get there

Indirect flight to San José del Cabo via LA

Our insight

Expeditions to the Sea of Cortez

A short two hour hop from Los Angeles brings you straight to the pure wildness that is Baja California, the earth's second longest peninsula. Set forth to explore the protected Sea of Cortez in a tiny expedition vessel, and you are in for an unforgettable week of amazing experiences.

The coastline presents a raw desert beauty, with red rock cliffs and tiny fishing communities. Explore ashore with a guide who can explain the medicinal uses of the sparse vegetation, hiking along cactus clad rims or taking a burro ride with local rancheros.

In the water as you kayak, snorkel or join one of the landing craft, you will get close to an extraordinary variety of marine life including sea turtles, boobies, pelicans, frigate birds, blue whales, gray whales, orca, humpback, pilot and fin whales, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays, and sea lions.

Depending on the time of year, you might search for gentle whale sharks in Bahía de La Paz (November - mid-January; March) or watch for peaceful California gray whales at Bahía Magdalena (mid-January - early March), curious to take a closer look at their human visitors.

What our clients say

“The wildlife sightings came thick and fast, from spotting a blue whale to sailing right through a pod of hundreds of dolphins.”

Sue Bryant

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