We have have been traveling south all day with good sightings of shearwaters: black-vented, pink-footed, and sooty. We saw a group of long-beaked common dolphins feeding on some small fish along with pelicans, magnificent frigates, and red-footed boobies. And passengers had a chance to chill on the back deck as well!
We’ve had a great morning here in Laguna San Ignacio! The weather is great and the sun is out. The group had a fantastic encounter with mother/calf gray whales on our morning trips, so there’s lots of smiles today at lunchtime.
Capt Aaron and Team Searcher
It was just a great afternoon here! The weather […]
What a great day on the island! Passengers walked the trails and saw California sea lions, northern elephant seals, Guadalupe fur seals and even a harbor seal. There were several ospreys on the nest and flying around.(Thank you to Joanne Lasnier for use of her osprey photo from her 2017 trip to Isla San […]
Despite some foggy conditions this morning, we have had views of common dolphin throughout the morning and good birding, including black-vented and pink-footed shearwaters, Northern fulmars, Sabines gulls, Cassin’s auklets, and laysan albatross.
Black-footed albatross @ McGrath
The ocean is calm with no wind and the visibility […]
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(Thank you to Nigel Carter for use of his emerald-tailed lizard photo.) We had a great day at Isla Santa Catalina with a walk up the arroyo ashore with the cardón cactus starting to bloom and some of the barrel cactus in bloom.
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(Many thanks to Rob Nawojchik for use of the above photo.) We started our day with sunrise at Punta Colorado on Isla San Jose. It was a wonderful way to start our day, but we decided to move to another place for a shore walk and snorkel session. We didn’t want to share this […]
We had a great morning with good weather conditions, light winds, calm seas and sunny skies. In fact, extra sunscreen was needed today! We first saw lots of common dolphin starting at daylight, with black-footed albatross, Sabines’ gull, brown booby, storm petrels, phalaropes, shearwaters and frigatebirds for the […]
We started the day with a trip to the mangroves for everyone where we found loads of male mangrove warblers and all the other usual birds. The trip was enjoyed by everyone. We had a quick break and then headed back out on the lagoon to visit gray whales. the conditions […]
We arrived early to Laguna San Ignacio and were able to cross the bar at daylight! The pangas were ready to take us whalewatching when we got to the anchorage.
Everyone had a close encounter with a gray whale cow and calf on their first trip. Passengers were all smiles upon returning […]
(Many thanks to February, 2018 passenger Colin Barber for the use of his beautiful osprey photo!)
We arrived to Islas San Benito before daylight today. We turned off most of our lights so the night-flying auklets and murrelets weren’t disoriented. A few that came aboard so we […]
We had a great day today with lots of wildlife sightings. We started off with about 1000 long=beaked common dolphin close to Islas Todos Santos. We also saw multiple gray whales, most of them headed north, but one juvenile was headed south and we followed it for awhile and had a […]
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We all had a great day today starting with a good walk on Isla Santa Catalina–including finding the endemic rattleless rattlesnake! We offered a “Crazy Coastal Cruise” and a snorkel session at this beautiful island as well.
We left the island and travelled west towards the peninsula hoping for some whales and dolphin. We were […]
Last night we had a trememdous journey north as we encountered with miles and miles of bioluminescence! There were schools of fish that appeared as a big balls of light and other fish that made for a great show for those that stayed up late to enjoy it.
We enjoyed a spectacular sunrise at Punta […]
We had a very successful day starting with a great Baja California Sea of Cortez sunrise. Then everyone went in pangas to snorkel or observe whale sharks it was a great trip with lots of happy passengers. The weather was awesome and the visibility was clearer than normal so even the […]