Saturday, March 19: Departure
Board the Shogun in San Diego to begin your expedition!
Sunday, March 20: Travel
Travel south to observe sea lions, dolphins, birds, and maybe even whales
Monday, March 21: San Benitos Island
Hike around the island, and take the opportunity to snorkel (conditions permitting)
Tuesday, March 22: San Ignacio Lagoons
Enter the lagoon to "meet" the friendly gray whales, learn about the animals and habitat
Wednesday, March 23: San Ignacio Lagoons
Continue your adventure in the lagoon with more opportunities to visit the whales!
Thursday, March 24: San Ignacio Lagoons
Visit the whales one last time before departing for the return voyage
Friday, March 25: Cedro Island
Walk the shores of Cedro Island, take skiff trip to visit a large colony of Elephant seals
Saturday, March 26: San Martin Island
Spend a few hours exploring San Martin Island before a quick stop in Ensenada for customs
Sunday, March 27: Return to San Diego
Pack up your bags and arrive at Fisherman's landing in the morning
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Round-trip voyage aboard the "Shogun"
all food & drinks (coffee, tea, soda bar & beer)
all activities: island explorations, panga trips in lagoon
Expert guides, lectures, workshops
Complimentary professional digital photos to commemorate your experience
Travel to/from San Diego rendezvous location
Personal clothing and gear (e.g. snorkeling, cameras, etc.), Mexican visa
We have chartered one of the few vessels that has a permit to enter San Ignacio lagoon, so you can go to bed and wake up to the soothing blows of gray whales!
The "Shogun" is owned by Frank Lo Preste, a pioneer of live-aboard expeditions to the lagoons of Baja:
92' long by 30' wide, provides ample space and a comfortable ride
13 staterooms (double or triple bunks), vanities with hot/cold water, and reading lights
5 heads and 3 showers
Large, modern air-conditioned galley with plenty of seating