Base Camp Baja (5 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
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 to Los Cabos airport and transfer to La Paz, where you'll embark National Geographic Venture between 4 pm and 4:30 pm. If you are flying on this day, we have arranged transportation from the airport in San José del Cabo. Set sail on arrival for a sunset cruise of Bahía La Paz en route to Isla Espíritu Santo. (D)

San Jose Channel, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Mexico
Isla Coyote, Mexico

Witness a spectacular Baja sunrise this morning while searching for marine mammals in the upper San Jose Channel. Hear naturalists talk and learn photography basics during an early morning at sea. Before lunch, go ashore at Isla San Francisco, where a sweeping arc of white-sand beach beckons you to try yoga or a beach boot camp workout with your exhale instructor. Explore nearby tide pools with your naturalists or spend the afternoon stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, and kayaking. Hike to the nearby ridge for unparalleled views, just before sunset. (B,L,D)

Isla Espiritu Santo, Mexico
Isla Partida, Mexico
Los Islotes, Mexico

Wake up anchored in one of Isla Espiritu Santo's beautiful bays and watch the cliffs light up as your wellness specialist leads a morning yoga or qi gong class on deck, or on shore. For two full days, explore as much or as little as you like, with the ship as your mobile base camp—taking advantage of every exhale wellness option, including hiking with your exhale instructor for mindfulness and stretching on the trail. Explore the dramatically eroded shoreline of Isla Partida on a one-way kayak journey, or join a challenging hike up a rocky arroyo to the crest of the island. Meander a different arroyo with your naturalists to learn details of the region's geology and natural history, then learn to standup paddleboard or hone skills you already possess. Snorkel with playful and curious sea lions, or photograph their antics from expedition landing craft. Wind down with on-deck chill yoga or a chair massage, then go ashore for a beach barbecue dinner followed by a bonfire under the stars. However you choose to spend these days, you'll be rewarded with a sense of well-being that comes only from spending quality time in nature. (B,L,D)

La Paz, Mexico
San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
Air travel

Disembark in downtown La Paz this morning and transfer to Los Cabos airport for those departing Baja. (B)

Base Camp Baja map

About the Ship

National Geographic Venture

The 100-guest National Geographic Venture features step-out balconies (available in 22 of the 50 spacious cabins), plus 6 sets of connecting cabins for families and groups; a Sun Deck bar, and a designated mudroom for expedition gear.

What's Included


  • A fleet of 8 Zodiacs and 24 kayaks, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), hydrophone, splash-cam, underwater video camera, video microscope, paddleboards, snorkeling gear for all guests (where applicable).

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All accommodations aboard ship, meals as indicated, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment, services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, National Geographic photographer, naturalist staff and expert guides, services of a ship physician, all gratuities, and all port charges and service taxes.

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