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7-night Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales Cruise
February 18, 2023
Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Venture
Roundtrip Loreto
Vacation Offer ID 1444204
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7-night Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Loreto

Loreto 02/18/2023

Upon arrival in Loreto, embark National Geographic Venture. Savor the sunset as we set sail. (D),
02/18/2023 02/18/2023
Isla San Francisco

Isla San Francisco 02/19/2023

Our plan is flexible as we explore some of the sea's many uninhabited islands. Our captain and Expedition Leader will choose the perfect combination of activities for the day. We may go ashore at Isla San Francisco, where a sweeping arc of white-sand beach beckons you to kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Or hike to the nearby ridge for unparalleled views over Isla Danzante with your naturalist. You'll get a chance to see the great diversity offered in the Sea of Cortez, and with some luck, spot the amazing wildlife. (B,L,D),
02/19/2023 02/19/2023
Isla Danzante

Isla Danzante 02/19/2023

Our plan is flexible as we explore some of the sea's many uninhabited islands. Our captain and Expedition Leader will choose the perfect combination of activities for the day. We may go ashore at Isla San Francisco, where a sweeping arc of white-sand beach beckons you to kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Or hike to the nearby ridge for unparalleled views over Isla Danzante with your naturalist. You'll get a chance to see the great diversity offered in the Sea of Cortez, and with some luck, spot the amazing wildlife. (B,L,D),
02/19/2023 02/19/2023
Los Islotes

Los Islotes 02/20/2023

Awake this morning off the rocky island of Los Islotes, where we'll don flippers, a mask, and snorkel (which we provide) and swim with curious sea lions. Then we'll reposition to the colorful city of La Paz to garner insight into the culture of Mexico, soak in the vibrant street art, and stroll the lively "Malecón". Dinner will be an unforgettable cultural experience, complete with local cuisine, dancing, and folklore. (B,L,D),
02/20/2023 02/20/2023
La Paz, Mexico

La Paz, Mexico 02/20/2023

Awake this morning off the rocky island of Los Islotes, where we'll don flippers, a mask, and snorkel (which we provide) and swim with curious sea lions. Then we'll reposition to the colorful city of La Paz to garner insight into the culture of Mexico, soak in the vibrant street art, and stroll the lively "Malecón". Dinner will be an unforgettable cultural experience, complete with local cuisine, dancing, and folklore. (B,L,D),
02/20/2023 02/20/2023
Cabo Pulmo National Park

Cabo Pulmo National Park 02/21/2023

Kickstart your day snorkeling the pristine reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, one of the most successful national marine parks in the world, and chat with locals about their advocacy to protect this unique place. We'll spend the afternoon searching the seas of Gorda Banks seamount, a renowned gathering place for whales, especially humpbacks, dolphins, and other sea life, capping off our day with a majestic sunset over the iconic Friars rocks at Land's End. (B,L,D),
02/21/2023 02/21/2023
Gorda Banks

Gorda Banks 02/21/2023

Kickstart your day snorkeling the pristine reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, one of the most successful national marine parks in the world, and chat with locals about their advocacy to protect this unique place. We'll spend the afternoon searching the seas of Gorda Banks seamount, a renowned gathering place for whales, especially humpbacks, dolphins, and other sea life, capping off our day with a majestic sunset over the iconic Friars rocks at Land's End. (B,L,D),
02/21/2023 02/21/2023
Land's End

Land's End 02/21/2023

Kickstart your day snorkeling the pristine reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, one of the most successful national marine parks in the world, and chat with locals about their advocacy to protect this unique place. We'll spend the afternoon searching the seas of Gorda Banks seamount, a renowned gathering place for whales, especially humpbacks, dolphins, and other sea life, capping off our day with a majestic sunset over the iconic Friars rocks at Land's End. (B,L,D),
02/21/2023 02/21/2023
Bahia Magdalena

Bahia Magdalena 02/22/2023

Ease into your morning with morning stretch hosted by our onboard wellness specialist on the sun deck. After breakfast, if conditions permit, we'll explore the bay's mangrove system via kayak, standup paddleboard, and Zodiac, and learn how these ecosystems support their surroundings. (B,L,D),
02/22/2023 02/22/2023
At Sea

At Sea 02/22/2023

Ease into your morning with morning stretch hosted by our onboard wellness specialist on the sun deck. After breakfast, if conditions permit, we'll explore the bay's mangrove system via kayak, standup paddleboard, and Zodiac, and learn how these ecosystems support their surroundings. (B,L,D),
02/22/2023 02/22/2023
San Carlos

San Carlos 02/23/2023

Each winter, during their long migration, gray whales travel south from their Arctic feeding grounds to breed and give birth and raise their calves in these sheltered waters. We'll transfer by motorcoach to López Mateos and spend the full day observing, and with luck, interacting with these majestic creatures. Together with savvy local Mexican fishermen we've known for years, we'll board local boats to view the numerous mother-calf pairs that thrive in this sheltering region. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to the ship in late afternoon. (B,L,D),
02/23/2023 02/23/2023
Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos

Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos 02/23/2023

Each winter, during their long migration, gray whales travel south from their Arctic feeding grounds to breed and give birth and raise their calves in these sheltered waters. We'll transfer by motorcoach to López Mateos and spend the full day observing, and with luck, interacting with these majestic creatures. Together with savvy local Mexican fishermen we've known for years, we'll board local boats to view the numerous mother-calf pairs that thrive in this sheltering region. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to the ship in late afternoon. (B,L,D),
02/23/2023 02/23/2023
Boca de Soledad

Boca de Soledad 02/23/2023

Each winter, during their long migration, gray whales travel south from their Arctic feeding grounds to breed and give birth and raise their calves in these sheltered waters. We'll transfer by motorcoach to López Mateos and spend the full day observing, and with luck, interacting with these majestic creatures. Together with savvy local Mexican fishermen we've known for years, we'll board local boats to view the numerous mother-calf pairs that thrive in this sheltering region. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to the ship in late afternoon. (B,L,D),
02/23/2023 02/23/2023
Bahia Almejas

Bahia Almejas 02/24/2023

Awake anchored in Bahía Almejas, the southernmost part of the bay. We'll observe a large frigatebird colony en route to the spectacular whale grounds of Bahía Almejas. Whales in this part of the bay tend to be very active, seemingly oblivious to our presence so settle in for some great experiences. During lunch, the ship will reposition to Isla Magdalena where we'll head to shore to explore the ever-shifting sand dunes on a cross-island walk to one of the most pristine beaches in the Pacific. Bird watching can be excellent here with abundant seabirds in action and shorebirds patrolling the beaches as they fatten up and prepare for long journeys to Arctic breeding grounds. (B,L,D),
02/24/2023 02/24/2023
Rehusa Channel

Rehusa Channel 02/24/2023

Awake anchored in Bahía Almejas, the southernmost part of the bay. We'll observe a large frigatebird colony en route to the spectacular whale grounds of Bahía Almejas. Whales in this part of the bay tend to be very active, seemingly oblivious to our presence so settle in for some great experiences. During lunch, the ship will reposition to Isla Magdalena where we'll head to shore to explore the ever-shifting sand dunes on a cross-island walk to one of the most pristine beaches in the Pacific. Bird watching can be excellent here with abundant seabirds in action and shorebirds patrolling the beaches as they fatten up and prepare for long journeys to Arctic breeding grounds. (B,L,D),
02/24/2023 02/24/2023
Isla Magdalena

Isla Magdalena 02/24/2023

Awake anchored in Bahía Almejas, the southernmost part of the bay. We'll observe a large frigatebird colony en route to the spectacular whale grounds of Bahía Almejas. Whales in this part of the bay tend to be very active, seemingly oblivious to our presence so settle in for some great experiences. During lunch, the ship will reposition to Isla Magdalena where we'll head to shore to explore the ever-shifting sand dunes on a cross-island walk to one of the most pristine beaches in the Pacific. Bird watching can be excellent here with abundant seabirds in action and shorebirds patrolling the beaches as they fatten up and prepare for long journeys to Arctic breeding grounds. (B,L,D),
02/24/2023 02/24/2023
San Carlos

San Carlos 02/25/2023

Disembark in San Carlos after breakfast and transfer to Loreto. Here you can choose to visit the first mission in Baja California, as well as the nearby museum to learn more about what makes this town so special. Enjoy free time to explore the quaint shops and vibrant side streets. After lunch, transfer to Loreto Airport for flights home. (B,L),
02/25/2023 02/25/2023
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 02/25/2023

Disembark in San Carlos after breakfast and transfer to Loreto. Here you can choose to visit the first mission in Baja California, as well as the nearby museum to learn more about what makes this town so special. Enjoy free time to explore the quaint shops and vibrant side streets. After lunch, transfer to Loreto Airport for flights home. (B,L),
02/25/2023 02/25/2023
Loreto

Loreto 02/25/2023

Disembark in San Carlos after breakfast and transfer to Loreto. Here you can choose to visit the first mission in Baja California, as well as the nearby museum to learn more about what makes this town so special. Enjoy free time to explore the quaint shops and vibrant side streets. After lunch, transfer to Loreto Airport for flights home. (B,L),
02/25/2023 02/25/2023
Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Venture
The100-guest National Geographic Venture launched in June 2018 and features 50 cabins, 22 with step-out balconies, and six sets of connecting cabins for families and groups; all category 5 cabins can accommodate a third guest. The ship will be outfitted with a fleet of 24 sea kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, and Zodiacs, all of which are geared to get guests out and into the wild, remote places being explored; state-of-the-art expedition technology, including a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), video microscope, a hydrophone and underwater cameras.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2018
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
4000
Guests (Lowers)
100
Total Guests
100
Passenger Decks
4
Number of Crew
75
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
50
Suites
8
Balconies
–
Ocean/River View
42
Interior
–
Accessible
–

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Porthole

Porthole Cabin (01) $6,590
  • Category: 01
  • Main Deck
Cat 1 #301-306 Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and two portholes. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking. Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.
Porthole Cabin (02) $7,340
  • Category: 02
  • Main Deck
Cat 2 #307-315 Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and two portholes. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking. Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Oceanview

Outside Cabin (03) $7,950
  • Category: 03
  • Upper Deck
Cat 3 #201-206 Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and a large view window. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking. Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Balcony

Balcony Cabin (04) $8,780
  • Category: 04
  • Upper Deck
Cat 4 #207-229 Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk, sliding glass door and small, private balcony. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking. Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Suite

Suite (05) $9,740
  • Category: 05
  • Observation Deck
Observation Deck #101-108 (Suite) Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, large view windows, an expanded bathroom, writing desk, ample storage space, and a convertible sofa bed to accommodate a third person. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking. Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Cost Includes: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), tips (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included: Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, laundry. Gratuities to ship’s crew at your discretion.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Observation Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite (05)
  • Balcony Cabin (04)
  • Outside Cabin (03)
  • Porthole Cabin (01)
  • Porthole Cabin (02)
Lounge Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite (05)
  • Balcony Cabin (04)
  • Outside Cabin (03)
  • Porthole Cabin (01)
  • Porthole Cabin (02)
Upper Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite (05)
  • Balcony Cabin (04)
  • Outside Cabin (03)
  • Porthole Cabin (01)
  • Porthole Cabin (02)
Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite (05)
  • Balcony Cabin (04)
  • Outside Cabin (03)
  • Porthole Cabin (01)
  • Porthole Cabin (02)