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Mexico Sailing & Whale Watching Expedition

From £1770 for 7 days
Trip Overview

There's nowhere quite like Baja California Sur. Jacques Costeau called it the world's aquarium, but we just refer to it as paradise. The Sea of Cortez, off Baja's coast, is visited by every year by thousands of migrating whales and this expedition is a chance to see these majestic mammals in the wild. When you're not watching these breaching beauties, spend your days snorkelling in the clear blue waters, hiking the rocky coastlines, swimming with sea lions and exploring inland lagoons as your boat hops from island to island.

Essential Info
Starts: La Paz (Mexico)
Ends: La Paz
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Sailing
Trip Code: IQSSM
Countries visited: Mexico
What's Included


6 Breakfasts included
5 Lunches included
6 Dinners included




Overnight boat

Trip Highlights

•   There aren't many sights more magical than a fully grown whale breaching the water. Witness the spectacle from your catamaran as you cruise across the Sea of Cortez.

•   The Baja Peninsula is unlike anywhere else. While the rocky land can seem deserted, it's a different story underwater with dolphins, whales, rays, sea lions and plenty of fish calling this area home.

•   Discover the varied sea life as you swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear water, both off the boat and from the many pristine beaches.

•   Enjoy chef-prepared meals with your group while on board.

•   Begin and end this journey in La Paz, a beautiful coastal town with colonial-era architecture, wide promenades and plenty of chilled-out bars to relax in.

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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to La Paz, the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The next seven days will be spent in search of whales in the Gulf of California. The Gulf is home to around 900 islands, many of which are UNESCO-protected, and from December to April it plays host to migrating whales that have travelled south from as far as the Bering Sea. But first, there’s an opportunity to explore this charming port town. If you arrive early, head down to the waterfront on Paseo Alvaro Obregon and stroll the wide promenade, perhaps stopping for a dip in the warm water. You could also check out the Museo de la Ballena, a museum dedicated to the gray whales that live and breed in the Gulf, or the Museo de Antropologia, where you can brush up on the history of Baja California. Your trip officially starts at 3 pm with a briefing and quick orientation of the boat. Afterwards, settle into your cabin, wave goodbye to the mainland and enjoy your first evening offshore. 
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