Sea of Cortez Sea Lions, Dolphins, and Blue Whales

The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is a biologically rich body of water located between the Baja California peninsula and the Mexican mainland. The region is home to a wide variety of marine wildlife, including several species of whales.

The most commonly seen whales in the Sea of Cortez are the Humpback whale, Gray whale, Blue whale, and Fin whale. These whales migrate to the region during the winter months to mate, give birth, and feed. In addition to these larger whales, there are also several species of dolphins, porpoises, and smaller whales, such as the Bryde’s whale and the Pilot whale, that can be found in the Sea of Cortez.

Other notable marine wildlife in the Sea of Cortez includes several species of sea lions, sea turtles, sharks, rays, and fish. The region is also home to large colonies of seabirds, including pelicans, frigate birds, and terns.

Yesterday, I saw my first blue whale and this was epic!

“Ready for another adventure! Sailing the sea of Cortez is absolutely amazing, the landscape, the contrast between the mountain, the sea and the sky at sunset its something that charge your battery! I feel very lucky to be here at this time of the year! Yesterday, I saw my first blue whale and this was epic! Its nice to spend time on the Gallant Lady looking for Dolphins, Orcas, mobula rays, and different spaces of whales”

Manuele, onboard Nautilus Gallant lady

What an amazing experience!!

“What an amazing experience!! There are not words to express what this experience has been like. In the span of 24 hours I was able to swim with sea lions, jump into open water with a pod of bottlenose dolphins and see blue whales. The staff was absolutely amazing and this trip has been planned out so that every detail you can imagine is covered. Clean, ecofriendly, and safe. It is a must do at least one time in your life. This trip should be on every person’s bucket list!!!! Unbelievable! Thank you, Nautilus Adventures and Baja!”

Guest Gina & Maria Langdon, onboard Nautilus Gallant Lady

Every day feels like scenery taken out of a National Geographic documentary.

“We are privileged to be able to have experienced something that 99% of human population cannot. Every day feels like a scenery taken out of a National Geographic documentary. Every moment is unforgettable just like the crew members who have been catering to all of our needs, making sure everybody is having a good time. I and my sister will leave with incredible memories such as snorkeling with the sea lions, hiking, and whale watching.”

Zuzana & Eva, onboard Nautilus Gallant lady

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