Gray whale breaching in San Ignacio Lagoon
Baja Whale Adventure 2011 – Meet the Friendly Whales of Baja with CMAOct 4, 2010
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA), March 6 through March 14, 2011, for a trip that truly is the Journey-of-a-Lifetime! Pacific gray whales return to San Ignacio Lagoon each year to mate and give birth. During this nine-day excursion we will spend three exciting days anchored in San Ignacio Lagoon where friendly gray whales and their curious calves swim within arm’s length of the skiffs.
We will also visit Todos Santos Island and land on San Benito, Cedros and San Martin Islands where we’ll enjoy naturalist-led hikes on these remote islands that are home to elephant seals, Guadalupe fur seals, a multitude of birds, diverse geological formations and a wide range of native vegetation.
Each passenger will receive an illustrated natural history guide containing information about animals sighted and locations visited. CMA’s experienced naturalists, including experts on gray whales and other marine mammals, birds, native island plants, and marine biology, will lead hikes and give shipboard presentations to add the educational aspect of the trip.
The 113-foot Royal Polaris out of San Diego will provide comfortable accommodations, a roomy galley/lounge and a friendly crew that furnishes hardy, flavorful meals. This trip is priceless, but the cost per person is $2,425. For more information visit our website www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org and click on the link under News Splash titled Meet the Friendly Whales of Baja, or to reserve your spot call Larry Fukuhara at (310) 548-7562 x223.
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