Top 7 Baja Highlights

Thursday, 14th March 2019

Jo Cooper

baja california ship safari endeavour and cacti uncr

Travel Specialist Jo has cruised extensively around the world, enjoying small ship expeditions to far-flung places including South Georgia, Hawaii, Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Canadian High Arctic. Her most recent voyage took her into the wildlife-rich waters of the Sea of Cortés, as she explored Baja California on the Safari Endeavour.

The region is best known for its grey whales (which calve in Bahía Magdalena from mid-Jan to early-Mar), but Jo had bigger fish to fry… Here are her top 7 highlights from Baja:

1. Swimming with Whale Sharks

It’s impossible to describe the incredible adrenaline rush of swimming with beautiful whale sharks (usually found in Bahia de la Paz from October/November to March).

western australia exmouth whale shark

2. Finding Blue Whales

My long-awaited first sighting of a blue whale! These gigantic mammals pass through the area in February and March each year.

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3. Exploring by Kayak

Kayaking through mangroves and around rocky outcrops, we were always surrounded by noisy birdlife.

baja california kayaking with pelicans uncr

4. Snorkelling with Sea Lions

Snorkelling in crystal clear water with playful sea lions. They’re just so curious and interactive, so much fun to have around.

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5. Flying Mobula Rays

Witnessing mobula rays ‘flying’ out of the water – more like birds than fish! (Nov-Jan)

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6. Desert Landscapes

The scenery was stunning scenery – we hiked up to a rocky peak for views over turquoise seas and rust red desert landscapes.

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7. Paddle-boarding Excursions

Paddle-boarding in deserted coves was such a peaceful way to explore.

baja california stand up paddle boarding uncr

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