Wild Baja California Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay on National Geographic Sea Bird

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Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay

Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico's Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves. On this compact trip, we'll navigate the length of the bay aboard our nimble expedition ship, and set out by Zodiac for thrilling, up-close encounters. Kayak through mangrove forests and hike desert islands, watch pelicans and ospreys soar overhead, and soak up the sun on some of the Pacific's most pristine beaches.

  • Get up close to California gray whale mothers and calves in their winter breeding grounds in Bahía Magdalena.
  • Hike through diverse island landscapes with our naturalists, from windswept sand dunes to cactus groves.
  • Kayak and paddleboard on the glassy waters of the bay and into mangrove forests teeming with wildlife.
  • Grab a fat tire bike from our onboard fleet and ride over desert terrain.
  • Learn about desert ecosystems, seabird migrations, and whale behavior from our experienced naturalists.
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About Lindblad Expeditions
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Going where awesome is for 50 years
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.

Teams that do whatever it take ...
Mar 03, 2026 through
Mar 08, 2026
Feb 27, 2026 7:00 PM
5 Nights from
$3,677.00 (USD)
Per Person
Cabin code: 01
Feb 26, 2026 through
Mar 03, 2026
Feb 22, 2026 7:00 PM
5 Nights from
$4,472.00 (USD)
Per Person
Cabin code: 01
Mar 08, 2026 through
Mar 13, 2026
Mar 4, 2026 7:00 PM
5 Nights from
$3,677.00 (USD)
Per Person
Cabin code: 01
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Day Destination
1 Loreto, Mexico / San Carlos / Embark Ship
2 Bahía Almejas / Rehusa Channel / Isla Magdalena
3 Transit the Hull Canal / Boca de Soledad
4-5 Boca de Soledad
6 San Carlos / Disembark Ship / Loreto
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.