Whales & Wildness – Spring in The Sea of Cortez (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions - AUS/NZ
Ship: Varies by Departure
San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico to San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Air travel
San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
La Paz, Mexico

Fly into Los Cabos and transfer to La Paz to set sail on the Sea of Cortez. (D)

Isla San Esteban, Mexico
Isla San Pedro Martir, Mexico
Isla San Marcos, Mexico
Isla Carmen, Mexico
Bahía de Loreto National Park, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Mexico
Isla San Jose, Mexico
Los Islotes, Mexico
Isla Espiritu Santo, Mexico

Our routing is designed with flexibility in mind, to maximize opportunities for wildlife sightings. It will most likely include the islands and activities listed below, although the order may vary (B,L,D); Islas San Esteban and San Pedro Martir: Walk up a desert wash, to search for desert birds and the endemic pinto chuckwalla — a harmless desert lizard. Later visit Isla San Pedro Martir, a 1,000-foot-high guano-covered island that is home to thousands of seabirds. Blue-footed boobies, red-billed tropicbirds, pelicans, and frigatebirds are all found here.; Bahía de Loreto Marine Park: This morning we'll search for whales in the waters south of Isla Carmen, an area that has proven to be one of the best for finding blue whales, and often bottlenose and common dolphins. In the afternoon we visit one of the islands of Bahía de Loreto Marine Park, with ample time for kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, and possibly hiking.; Isla San Marcos: Explore via kayak, walks, swimming, and opportunities to snorkel.; Isla San Jose: One of the larger islands in the Sea of Cortez, San Jose offers several landing possibilities depending on conditions and the whim of the moment. Photograph the ochre cliffs of the island's eastern shore, hike an "enchanted" arroyo, or visit the abandoned salt works to the west.; Los Islotes/Espiritu Santo: Swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters, perhaps with some curious sea lions. Expedition landing craft rides, rare bird sightings, the possibility of spotting an endemic black jackrabbit, or simply some relaxing beachcombing are all possibilities today.

La Paz, Mexico
San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

Disembark in La Paz and transfer to the airport in Los Cabos for flights home. (B)

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