North America Baja California Cruise

Northern Gulf of California: Whales, Birds & Sealife

On this 11-day cruise to the northern Gulf of California, go farther on the Baja Peninsula than most ships. Skiff, kayak and paddleboard through bays and beaches as wildlife greet you from land and sea.

Explore the Sea of Cortes UNESCO World Heritage Site—a marine life-rich natural aquarium. Snorkel with sea lion pups and colorful reef fish. Ride a mule into the arroyos with local rancheros. Depending on seasonality, see gray whales, pilot whales, whale sharks, and/or superpods of dolphins, with an opportunity for whale watching on every departure. Also watch for orcas and mobula rays. Go birding for hummingbirds, cormorants, great blue herons, blue- and red-footed boobies, pelicans and magnificent frigatebirds. Hike among desert shrub and cacti, along ridges, and take on a rock scramble, watching for chuckwallas along the way.

The 66-guest Safari Voyager is home base for discovering a world of breathtaking beauty. Active explorations for various activity levels can be made by kayak, paddleboard, snorkel and skiff in impossibly brilliant turquoise blue waters. The itinerary features snorkeling with playful sea lions, hiking along dramatic desert ridgelines and relaxing by a bonfire on the beach. The wildlife-rich waters invite up-close study and the islands welcome on-shore discovery of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.

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