DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Winter is the bestÂ time for whale watching along the Pacific coast, and annually, throughÂ mid-March, more than 25,000 gray whales will migrate over 5,000 milesÂ from the frigid waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea to the balmy peninsula ofÂ Baja California in Mexico. Their round-trip journey is considered oneÂ of the longest of any mammal migrations. These fascinating animals areÂ frequently visible from land, and while whale-watching opportunitiesÂ are quite plentiful from shore, up close and personal interaction withÂ these impressive creature are the highlight of Brendan Vacations’ newÂ 7-day Boutique Journeys itinerary titled, “Baja California and theÂ Great Gray Whale Migration.”
New itinerary showcases Baja California Sur
“Snorkel among sea lions, commune with giant gray whales in a PacificÂ Lagoon, or hike atop sea cliffs and descend into a dramatic desertÂ canyon. All this, while staying at carefully-selected hotels inÂ character-filled towns,” says Nico Zenner, President of BrendanÂ Vacations. “This itinerary captures the essence of Baja California SurÂ and its breathtaking ecological region. Experience the famous HotelÂ California, popularized in the Eagles’ famous 70s-era song in TodosÂ Santos, and enjoy visits to La Paz, Isla Espiritu Santo, Magdalena BayÂ and San Carlos. There are also options for scuba diving, fishing andÂ horseback riding for all of our guests.”
Limited time journey
Given the seasonality of gray whale migration patterns, this BoutiqueÂ Journey is only available for a very limited time with only twoÂ departures set for February 24th and March 3rd, 2013 and February 8thÂ and February 15th for 2014.
All of Brendan’s Boutique Journeys accommodate as few as two guests andÂ a maximum of only 24, letting you delve deeper into local traditions,Â bond more tightly with your travel companions and interact moreÂ personally with the people and experiences you engage along the way –Â all with the added peace of mind that your journey will always travelÂ as scheduled, as every departure in the catalog is guaranteed.
Baja California and the Great Gray Whale Migration is 7 days and pricedÂ from $3,225 land only, based on double occupancy. Hotels include theÂ Seven Crown Centro Hotel in La Paz, the Hotel Brennan in San Carlos,Â and the Hotel California in Todos Santos. Click here for detailedÂ itinerary information.