DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Winter is the best time for whale watching along the Pacific coast, and annually, through mid-March, more than 25,000 gray whales will migrate over 5,000 miles from the frigid waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea to the balmy peninsula of Baja California in Mexico. Their round-trip journey is considered one of the longest of any mammal migrations. These fascinating animals are frequently visible from land, and while whale-watching opportunities are quite plentiful from shore, up close and personal interaction with these impressive creature are the highlight of Brendan Vacations’ new 7-day Boutique Journeys itinerary titled, “Baja California and the Great Gray Whale Migration.”

New itinerary showcases Baja California Sur

Grey whale migration on the Pacific Coast“Snorkel among sea lions, commune with giant gray whales in a Pacific Lagoon, or hike atop sea cliffs and descend into a dramatic desert canyon. All this, while staying at carefully-selected hotels in character-filled towns,” says Nico Zenner, President of Brendan Vacations. “This itinerary captures the essence of Baja California Sur and its breathtaking ecological region. Experience the famous Hotel California, popularized in the Eagles’ famous 70s-era song in Todos Santos, and enjoy visits to La Paz, Isla Espiritu Santo, Magdalena Bay and San Carlos. There are also options for scuba diving, fishing and horseback riding for all of our guests.”

Limited time journey

Given the seasonality of gray whale migration patterns, this Boutique Journey is only available for a very limited time with only two departures set for February 24th and March 3rd, 2013 and February 8th and February 15th for 2014.

All of Brendan’s Boutique Journeys accommodate as few as two guests and a maximum of only 24, letting you delve deeper into local traditions, bond more tightly with your travel companions and interact more personally with the people and experiences you engage along the way – all with the added peace of mind that your journey will always travel as scheduled, as every departure in the catalog is guaranteed.

Journey pricing

Baja California and the Great Gray Whale Migration is 7 days and priced from $3,225 land only, based on double occupancy. Hotels include the Seven Crown Centro Hotel in La Paz, the Hotel Brennan in San Carlos, and the Hotel California in Todos Santos. Click here for detailed itinerary information.