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
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
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