Baja California: A Remarkable Journey on National Geographic Venture
Baja California: A Remarkable Journey
Among the gray whales and into the Sea of Cortez
Unique, immersive style of travel
A Remarkable Journey offers the most comprehensive Baja California and the Sea of Cortez experience available. It is a photo expedition that begins in the gray whale birthing lagoons on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula and then ventures into the Sea of Cortez for over a week of exploration. The itinerary and our 62-guest expedition ship offer the rare opportunity to:
- Get up close with California gray whales, and search for sperm, blue and fin whales
- Hike the islands of the Sea of Cortez, searching for a variety of plant and bird species
- Learn photo techniques from National Geographic photographers and photo instructors that will last a lifetime and create stunning images
- Snorkel among playful sea lions and explore several idyllic sea gardens
- Benefit from our 30+ years of experience and relationships in Baja California to see all you came for and more.
- Adventure and Active
- Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
- Theater, Arts, and Music
Following the build of National Geographic Quest at Nichols Brothers shipyard, her sister ship, the 100-guest National Geographic Venture floated into the bay on Whidbey Island, becoming the 4th ship in the Lindblad fleet built at this storied PNW shipyard. In the 1970s, Nichols Brothers built the twin ships National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion, which continue to sail the waters of the west coast of North America and Central America.
Venture, like much of the wildlife she follows, is migratory. She follows the seasons from Alaska, along the coast of British Columbia, up the Columbia & Snake Rivers, and along the Baja coast and into the Sea of Cortez. In each region, her design innovations were informed by 50+ years of expedition expertise to ensure extraordinary discoveries. Larger than her sibling twin ships, Sea Bird and Sea Lion, Venture has the same shallow draft, enabling her to nimbly navigate the same inner reaches and provide the same intimate, ‘insider’ experiences of the charismatic regions we explore.
Like her sister ship Quest, Venture has dual boarding platforms, enabling our team to load two Zodiacs at once means guests get off ship quickly, to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time. Modern, cleaned-lined, with large expanses of glass to keep you connected to the extraordinary views, National Geographic Venture enables you to see, do and experience the best of her geographies.
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 ...