Go on a whale watching trip to Baja California

BBC Wildlife Magazine has teamed up with The Travelling Naturalist to offer a special whale watching trip to the tip of Baja California, Mexico, which includes exclusive extras for our readers, worth over £300. 

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Go on a whale watching trip to Baja California
7th April 2017 - 20th April 2017

TRIP OVERVIEW

Go on an exciting leviathan adventure of a lifetime from 7 to 20 April 2017 by joining this amazing 14-day whale watching trip. Take a 600km voyage in M/V Searcher around Baja California, Mexico, for the chance to witness the thrilling spectacle of grey whales in their calving lagoons.

Eye-to-eye contact with these marine giants is an unforgettable experience and spring is one of the best times of year to see them.

You’re also likely to catch sight of other cetaceans, including sperm, fin, minke and humpback whales, and three dolphin species, which are often seen in large pods.

While on this special wildlife holiday expert naturalist guides will also be helping you to look out for rare dwarf sperm whales and the largest mammal on the planet – the magnificent blue whale.

The M/V Searcher © Renato Granier

Other fascinating marine creatures that can be found in the area include California sea lions, northern elephant seals and loggerhead turtles.

There will be an abundance of birdlife to be admired throughout the trip: ocean-going seabirds such as shearwaters, magni cent frigatebirds, royal terns and Craveri’s murrelets, and land dwellers such as red-tailed hawks, crested caracaras and turkey vultures.

The journey will take you past the islands of Todos Santos and San Benito, into San Ignacio Lagoon where the boat has one of very few permits to anchor.

You will then travel south past Magdalena Bay, around the tip of Baja California past Cabo San Lucas and north into the tropical waters of the Sea of Cortez.

Your first night will be spent in San Diego, California, before boarding at Fisherman’s Landing to embark on your voyage.

Your accommodation for the next 12 days will be in air-conditioned cabins on a 29m long boat. The vessel has been designed to get you close to the animal action and has three wildlife observation decks and aluminium skiffs for viewing trips and shore excursions.       

BBC WILDLIFE READER HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

  • This amazing 14-day trip includes:
  • Return international flights from London Heathrow
  • Transfers in Los Cabos
  • All meals during the voyage
  • 1 night’s stay in San Diego, California, on arrival
  • Guided activities during shore excursions
  • The services of the boat crew and expert guides

Exclusive extras for BBC Wildlife Magazine readers: 

  • £100 voucher for Páramo specialist outdoor clothing
  • Personalised photobook, professionally printed and bound, worth £132
  • Professional camera sensor clean, with Fixation, worth £55
  • VIP lounge access on departure from London Heathrow, worth £29.99

 

WHALE WATCHING IN BAJA CALIFORNIA 

When 7 — 20 April 2017

Cost £5,395 per person, based on two sharing.

TO BOOK

Call 01305 267994 or email sales@thetravellingnaturalist.com and quote BBC Wildlife Magazine Baja.

Visit The Travelling Naturalist for more information.

 

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