Base Camp Baja: Espiritu Santo
4 Days | National Geographic Sea Bird | 62 Guests | Dec 2017 & Jan 2018 | $1,990 to $5,090
Base Camp Baja supplies the human spirit with the tonic of wildness it needs. Relax, recharge and revitalize on board National Geographic Sea Bird, your mobile base camp for the duration of the voyage, and be among a small, like-minded band of others on this 3- or 4-night wellness expedition. Savor the free-roaming feeling of the ship and choose to explore as much, or as little, as you like.
DAY 1: Embark
Home / San Jose Del Cabo / La Paz /
paddleboard, or hone skills you already possess. Spend a morning snorkeling with playful and curious sea lions, or photograph their antics from expedition landing craft. Relax with an afternoon massage, then go ashore for a beach barbecue dinner followed by a bonfire under the stars. However you choose to spend these days, you’ll be rewarded with a sense of well-being that comes only from spending quality time in nature. (B,L,D)
Fly to Los Cabos airport and transfer to La Paz, where you’ll embark National Geographic Sea Bird this afternoon. Set sail on arrival, for a sunset cruise of Bahía La Paz en route to Isla Espiritu Santo. (D)
DAY 2-3: Islotes
Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla Partida & Los
Wake up anchored in one of Isla Espiritu Santo’s beautiful bays and watch the cliffs light up as your Wellness Specialist leads a morning yoga or qi gong class, on deck, or on shore.
For two full days, you’ll have the luxury to explore as much or as little as you like, with the ship as your mobile base-camp. Explore the dramatically eroded shoreline of Isla Partida on a one-way kayak journey, or join a challenging hike up a rocky arroyo to the crest of the island. Meander a different arroyo with your Naturalists to learn details of the region’s geology and natural history, then learn to standup paddleboard, or hone skills you already possess. Spend a morning snorkeling with playful and curious sea lions, or photograph their antics from expedition landing craft. Relax with an afternoon massage, then go ashore for a beach barbecue dinner followed by a bonfire under the stars. However you choose to spend these days, you’ll be rewarded with a sense of well-being that comes only from spending quality time in nature. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: La Paz / Disembark / San Jose / Del Cabo / Home
Disembark in downtown La Paz this morning and transfer to Los Cabos airport for flights home. (B)
2017 Departure Dates: Dec 21, 24, 28 2018 Departure Dates: Jan 1, 4, 7, 10 Advance Payment: $750
Costs includes: Accommodations aboard ship; meals, snacks & evening hors d’oeuvres as indicated; excursions’ services of Lindblad expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; services of Exhale Spa wellness specialists; use of kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear; park entrance fees, all port charges and service taxes.
Not Included: Air transportation; personal items such as internet access, premium spa services, etc.; discretionary tips to Naturalist staff and crew.
Special Offers: Travel aboard on any Base Camp Baja voyage and we will cover your bar tab.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA BIRD & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA LION
CAPACITY: 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. REGISTRY: United States. OVERALL LENGTH: 152 feet.
PUBLIC AREAS: Our twin sister ships feature a library; global market; lounge with full- service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations; observation deck; partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables, and LEXspa. Our “open bridge” provides guests an opportunity to meet our officers and captain and learn about navigation.
MEALS: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Breakfast is a wide selection buffet and lunch is often served family style. Menu emphasizes local fare.
CABINS: All face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls. EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT: Bow camera, hydrophone, kayaks, snorkeling gear, splash-cam,
underwater video camera, video microscope, wet suits in Baja and expedition landing craft.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Guest Internet access. A video chronicler is on board all voyages. A ship’s doctor is on board in Baja and Costa Rica/Panama. An undersea specialist is on board in Baja and Alaska.
WELLNESS: The vessel is staffed by a wellness specialist and features exercise equipment, LEXspa and outdoor stretching area.
Contact us for more information 604 733 1010 or by email