Gray Whales and Whale Shark Adventure

Multi-day & Extended Tours, We will pick you up at either the La Paz or Los Cabo's airport or local hotel (additional cost). to null

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Panterra Eco Expeditions invite you to join us onboard the 110’ motor yacht, MV Adventure, as we take you on a journey to the Sea of Cortez and Baja Peninsula. March is an amazing month to experience some of the most charismatic marine animals in the world; gray whales of Magdalena Bay, whales of the Sea of Cortez, whale sharks and sea turtles. Experience a blend of adventure travel, education and cultural interaction while exploring the natural history of the marine environment. An unforgettable journey of discovery!   The Sea of Cortez and its’ desert islands offer an amazing biodiversity of marine and terrestrial life. From sea to sky we will explore the natural history of this prolific and beautiful marine environment. This expedition offers some of the rarest marine life encounters you can experience in a single expedition.
Day 1 (March 25): Today we will pick you up at Los Cabos (SJD) or La Paz (LAP) airports (hotel pick-ups can be organised for an additional charge). For those joining in Los Cabos you will take the beautiful 2.5hr drive to the Hotel Catedral in La Paz for your first night stay. Enjoy a welcome Mexican dinner courtesy of your host. Day 2 (March 26) Day Trip to the Gray Whales – Magdalena Bay 7:00 am breakfast, checkout of the hotel and depart for Magdalena Bay (approx. 3-hour drive). Anticipate a close-up and personal experience with the gray whales. Upon return from the gray whales, board the ship to depart for the islands. Day 3 - 6 (at sea)Today, begins your adventure at sea. Islands to be explored include; Isla Espiritu Santos, Isla Partida, Isla San Francisco, Isla San Jose and Isla Pardito. On Day 6 disembark the ship transferring first to our day boat to snorkel with the whale sharks and then to the Hotel Catedral for our last night stay. Day 7 (March 31) : • Hotel check out and your return departure to the Cabo or La Paz Airports. Planned Activities:Onboard you will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities: • Snorkeling • Kayaking • Hiking • Evening natural history presentations • day trip to the gray whales of Magdalena Bay  • half day snorkel with the whale sharks • - sea turtle hatchling release or monitoring conservation program (animal availability)

What’s included

  • Airport transfers on the day of expeditions (hotel transfers organized at cost)
  • 2 nights accommodations at the Hotel Catedral in La Paz
  • 4 nights/5 days onboard the MV Adventure
  • Meal and drinks onboard the MV Adventure (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Accommodations onboard the MV Adventure
  • Ship activity equipment including snorkel gear, kayaks and ship library
  • National Park fees
  • half day snorkel with whale sharks
  • day trip to the Gray whales in Magdalena Bay
  • sea turtle monitoring or hatchling release program (dependent on animal availability)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Medical/Travel Insurance
  • One lunch and evening meal in La Paz on the last day
  • Crew gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature