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Enjoying the dolphins' acrobatics
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Snorkeling with reef fish and California Sea Lions
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Touching Gray Whale calves and their mothers in Laguna San Ignacio
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Looking for desert birds, lizards and plants during an early morning hike
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Watching a Blue Whale on its northward migration

Baja California & the Sea of Cortez

Tour Leader Chris Earley is hosting a webinar about this tour on Tuesday, November 14 at 2:30pm. Click here to register!

Baja California offers a surprisingly opulent environment for nature lovers. The juxtaposition of a rich marine environment with a diverse and well-adapted complement of desert flora and fauna creates a singularly varied experience! We’ll cruise down the coast of Baja and into the Sea of Cortez aboard our exclusively chartered vessel and appreciate this unique combination with sea and land excursions. Our visit coincides with the congregations of Gray Whales as they gather to calve, and a highlight will be the opportunity to encounter them at close range along with a number of other whale species! We’ll watch for seabirds such as Blue-footed Booby and albatrosses by the coast and at sea, look for desert birds and other wildlife among imposing cacti, snorkel with gorgeous fish, watch for huge schools of dolphin, and perhaps see the Whale Shark, the world’s largest fish. On most evenings we’ll have naturalist presentations that provide insight into the Baja’s wildlife and ecosystems and may also enjoy fine night sky viewing that only such a place can provide.

This is an epic tour of an understated and unconventional place.
Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours

Mexico | 12 days
Expedition Cruise

Dates:
Mar 24 - Apr 04, 2019
Cost:
Approx. US$5995 (Incl. US$300 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
23 - 25 participants

Includes:
Services and meals as listed in the itinerary, 11-night cruise aboard the M/V Searcher based on double occupancy, airport transfer at end of tour if travelling with the group, services of an on-board naturalist guide, services of your Quest naturalist leader Chris Earley and alumni UBC Study Leader Dr. Andrew Trites , beer and wine aboard the vessel. Taxes and gratuities of US$300 are included. 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in San Diego and embark our vessel
Day 2: Todos Santos Islands
Day 3: San Benito Islands
Days 4 - 5: San Ignacio Lagoon (Laguna San Ignacio)
Day 6: Offshore Bahiía Magdalena
Day 7: Offshore Cabo San Lucas
Day 8: San Joseí Island
Day 9: Santa Catalina Island
Day 10: Bahiía Agua Verde
Day 11: Isla San Joseí/Islas Los Islotes
Day 12: Cabo San Lucas, Disembark
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Ship Information

We charter the M/V Searcher exclusively for our Quest group. Built in 1970 in Costa Mesa, California, this meticulously maintained wooden-hulled motor yacht is 29 metres long, accommodating 24 passengers and 8 crew members.

Your Tour Leaders

Chris Earley is the University of Guelph Arboretum’s Interpretive Biologist and Education Coordinator and a self-proclaimed 'nature geek'. He teaches workshops at the Arboretum, and participates in research around the world. Chris has led many previous Quest trips, including several to Africa.

Dr. Andrew Trites is the Director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at the University of British Columbia and oversees a research program that involves captive and field studies of seals, sea lions, whales, and dolphins. His research spans the fields of ecology, nutrition, physiology, and animal behaviour—and is designed to further the conservation and understanding of marine mammals and resolve conflicts between people and marine mammals.

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You can request a detailed itinerary for this tour or call 1.800.387.1483 or email us with any questions or to reserve your booking!
Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours

Mexico | 12 days
Expedition Cruise

Dates:
Mar 24 - Apr 04, 2019
Cost:
Approx. US$5995 (Incl. US$300 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
23 - 25 participants

Includes:
Services and meals as listed in the itinerary, 11-night cruise aboard the M/V Searcher based on double occupancy, airport transfer at end of tour if travelling with the group, services of an on-board naturalist guide, services of your Quest naturalist leader Chris Earley and alumni UBC Study Leader Dr. Andrew Trites , beer and wine aboard the vessel. Taxes and gratuities of US$300 are included. 

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