In this unparalleled whale watching experience aboard the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird, we will anchor among gray whales, enjoying incredible up-close interactions with mothers and calves from small pangas or Zodiacs. While whales may be the highlight, there is so much more to do: hike expansive beaches searching for “sand dollars;” kayak or paddleboard among mangroves; grab a fat-tire bike to ride over striking desert terrain; and scan the skies for bird species from diving brown pelicans to soaring magnificent frigatebirds. Enjoy the best of Baja California and the whales of Magdalena Bay, on this six-day escape aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird. We will anchor among the gray whale mothers and calves―playful and friendly, they occasionally approach us in our Zodiacs or pangas for close-up views. Throughout the voyage, we will choose from our favorite locations to hike in small groups and kayak mangroves and peaceful shorelines―engaging with the landscape in the most immersive, educational, and fun way possible. There are sand dunes to wander, stretches of beach to bike, and many species of birds to spot and add to your life list. Our expert expedition team, including an undersea specialist and a Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic certified photo instructor, will illuminate the wonders of this beautiful region from every possible angle.