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Wild Islands & Treasures of Baja California

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Sea Bird
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Discover the pure wildness of Baja's desert islands and the living sea, and then go further and delve into the Peninsula's unique culture and art from ancient times to modern. On this 8-day voyage you are sure to be enchanted by the dolphins, seabirds, and extraordinary marine life, and intrigued by the region's rich history and culture. When you catch sight of the rugged cliffs and white sand beaches along Baja's islands as they are reflected in an azure sea, it is immediately clear why UNESCO designated them a World Heritage Site.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in La Paz
Day 2 : Isla San Jose | Isla San Francisco
Day 3 : Exploring the Sea of Cortez
Day 4 : Los Islotes | Isla Partida
Day 5 : Bahía de La Paz
Day 6 : Isla Espiritu Santo
Day 7 : Cabo Pulmo | Gorda Banks | Land's End
Day 8 : Disembark in San Jose Del Cabo

Highlights

  • Search for humpback whales off the southern coast of the peninsula
  • Snorkel at Cabo Pulmo, a vibrant reef and model for ocean conservation
  • Kayak, swim, and hike the pristine desert islands of the Sea of Cortez
  • See whale sharks in the Bay of La Paz and possibly swim alongside them

Ship

Sea Bird & Sea Lion

Places Visited

  • Central America & Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Bahia Agua Verde
  • Baja
  • Cabo Pulmo
  • Gordo Banks
  • Isla Espiritu Santo
  • Isla Los Islotes
  • Isla Partida
  • Isla San Francisco
  • Isla San Jose
  • La Paz
  • Land's End
  • San Jose del Cabo
  • Todos Santos

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Photographer capturing the waves of the Sea of Cortez. A gray whale surprises a zodiac Hiking in Baja Dolphins race through the water in Baja. Kayaking with sea lions

Day 1 Embark in La Paz

Arrive in La Paz and embark the Sea Bird. Settle into your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew as you depart the port.

Day 2 Isla San Jose | Isla San Francisco

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore two gems of the Sea of Cortez: UNESCO World Heritage site islands, Islas San Jose and San Francisco offer abundant opportunities to snorkel, kayak, beachcomb, or hike.

Day 3 Exploring the Sea of Cortez

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today let mother nature be your guide while you explore further in the Sea of Cortez. Search for marine mammals, known to inhabit the region north of Isla San Jose.

Day 4 Los Islotes | Isla Partida

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Snorkeling with playful and curious sea lions is a highlight here. Tuck into a shallow, emerald green anchorage, where you can snorkel once more or hike the island’s beautiful arroyo.

Day 5 Bahía de La Paz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today venture out in search of the largest fish on the planet. Each winter, whale sharks are attracted to the nutrient-rich waters of Bahía de La Paz. Take local boats out on the bay to watch these graceful giants, possibly entering the water to swim alongside them if conditions permit. Later, grab your camera and stroll along the bustling waterfront malecón to the cathedral on the main plaza. This afternoon return to the islands, with a later afternoon beach landing. 

Day 6 Isla Espiritu Santo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore the island’s beautifully-indented bays by expedition landing craft, kayaks, or snorkeling. Go beachcombing or opt for a hike along the rocky coast, keeping your eye out for brown pelicans, gulls, wandering tattlers, great blue herons, and blue-footed boobies.

Day 7 Cabo Pulmo | Gorda Banks | Land's End

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Learn the inspiring story of Cabo Pulmo National Park conservation and snorkel the reef among red fan corals and large schools of fish. Meet some of the people responsible for protecting Cabo Pulmo and learn how it has become a model for reefs around the world. Search for humpback whales before taking in sunset at Land's End.

Day 8 Disembark in San Jose Del Cabo

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark this morning in San Jose del Cabo and transfer to the airport for flights home.

Sea Bird & Sea Lion

Per person starting at
$5,990
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 1 and Category 1 Single Cabin.
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Cat 1
Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 1 and Category 1 Single Cabin.
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Cat 1 Single
Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabins.
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Cat 2
Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabin.
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Cat 2 Single
Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 3 Cabins.
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Cat 3
Bridge Deck cabins #105, 106 and Upper Deck cabins #214, 216, 217, 219. These cabins feature a seating unit with table, outside access and two large windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out

Notes

Single supplement varies by itinerary. A solo traveler matching program may be available, but is subject to availability.
Kids under age 18 save $500 per person

Costs Include:
  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated
  • Excursions
  • Services of Lindblad expeditions’ leader, naturalist staff and expert guides
  • Use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment
  • All port charges and service taxes

Not Included:
  • Air transportation
  • Voyage DVD
  • Personal items such as alcoholic beverages, emails, etc.
  • Discretionary tips to ship’s crew

Please note:
The ship's actual itinerary may vary at your captain's discretion to make the most of the weather, wildlife, and cultural activities available during your cruise.

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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