The Gallant Lady by Nautilus is a beautifully well-appointed ship built to provide a best in class live aboard SCUBA diving experience for an intimate number of guests. She holds only 12 divers but on the trip I was booked on, there were only six divers in the group!Read More
You can see giant mantas in many places around the world. But nowhere else boasts a population of giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkellers. While mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are lots of other animals to see, including schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 10 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that consistently hang out with divers at certain dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales.Read More
Baja Expeditions whale watching in the San Ignacio Lagoon was an outstanding trip in all facets. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. The whale-watching experiences were absolutely amazing. The accommodations were fabulous right down to the hot water bottles wrapped in fleece that was given to us each night after dinner to tuck into our beds. The meals were excellent.Read More
The Sea of Cortez is Vibrant with Life The Sea of Cortez is loaded with life from huge pods of inquisitive dolphins, sharks, giant whale sharks, friendly sea lions, mobula rays, cow nose rays, sperm whales, swirling tornadoes of fish and sometimes even Manta Rays. Whales of all descriptions visit over the winter…Read More
Why are grey whales dying? Intelligence and resilience have enabled Grey Whales navigate life in the ocean, but their home is changing rapidly… and even these adaptable mammals are struggling to cope. FROM A CNN News Article A worldwide team of academics, field biologists, and volunteers has been examining a mystery occurrence known as an […]Read More
Amidst all this, the whales go on with their business. As we were enjoying the beautiful weather on the panga ride to our camp, we saw a puff of vapor in the distance. It was a gray whale calf! A more voluminous blow spouted up, this time from the mom. Baby looked so tiny next to momma.Read More
The answer is that it depends on whether it’s ok to touch whales! We don’t mean to cop out on this, but it really does depend. The skin of whales is actually soft and very thin and loaded with nerve receptors. Because of the heavy layer of blubber on whales, most of us imagine that […]Read More
The gray whales have been here in San Ignacio Lagoon for several weeks! We are pretty darned excited and have sighted our first gray whale of the season in the lagoon 2 weeks ago. I was up in San Diego 4 weeks ago and a local whale watching company told me that their first sightings […]Read More
From the hospitality to the dives itself. The beauty of the southern sea of Cortez is just amplified by the crew of the Gallant Lady. For my second time visiting this area, I would have to saw this has been the best experience thus far. Spotting Orcas, Hammerheads, and Bullsharks have highlighed this trip.
Andy RiosRead More
The food has been incredible and as a vegetarian they have come up with some fantastic alternatives for me which I´m very grateful for! The dives have been truly amazing, we´ve seen hammerheads, interacted with tons of playful sea lions, and seen so much beautiful other sea life.
Anna, CanadaRead More
The level of service on the Gallant Lady is unsurpassed. The experienced dive guides where incredibly helpful. They did everything they possible could for us. They knew everything about all of our equipment, and were also knowledgeable about the sea life. The crew on the boat spoiled us at every opportunity.
Sandra Filosof, Vancouver, BC, CanadaRead More