Described by Jacques Cousteau as the “world’s aquarium,” the Sea of Cortez is a breathtaking wilderness teeming with life. Join our team of naturalists to explore wildlife-rich waters, coastal cliffs and coves, and desert isles on hikes and excursions by kayak, snorkel, and expedition landing craft. With the state-of-the-art National Geographic Venture as your base, witness the magnificent gray whale migration through the inlets of Bahía Magdalena, and venture ashore to explore pristine islands dotted with seabirds and cacti. Opt to experience the sea during the springtime—the best season to spot pods of humpback, sperm, and blue whales; or take a wellness cruise to the remote Isla Espiritu Santo.