A boat of tourists watching a whale emerge from the ocean in Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Whale Trail: The Migration of Gray Whales

Whale Trail: The Migration of Gray Whales

Each year, gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) complete what is believed to be the longest migration of any mammal, traveling roughly 12,500 miles between the Arctic and Mexico.

Brown Pelican in the ocean in Baja California Sur

Birds of the Sea of Cortez

Birds of the Sea of Cortez

Wedged between Baja California and the Mexican mainland, the Sea of Cortez is renowned for its brilliant turquoise waters and rugged desert surroundings.

Old Quebec City Street

12 Must-Try Foods in Quebec

12 Must-Try Foods in Quebec

It’s no secret that Quebec has become somewhat of a foodie destination, with a rich culinary heritage, unique dishes, and world-class producers to discover. Its cuisine has been heavily influenced by European colonization, with many of its stand-out dishes brought by early French settlers and evolving over time into uniquely Canadian versions.

sea kayakers looking at birds in mangrove

Common Birds of Magdalena Bay

Common Birds of Magdalena Bay in Baja California Sur

Hugging the west coast of Baja California, Magdalena Bay not only provides a calving ground for California gray whales but is also a sanctuary for an

red sea urchin

Creature Feature - Sea Urchins of British Columbia

Sea Urchins (Echinoidea)

Sea urchins are spiny echinoderms that live on the seabed of almost every global ocean, inhabiting everywhere from the intertidal seashore down to around 16,000 feet (5,000 meters) in depth. Generally speaking, they try to hide from light in crevices, kelp forests, or under objects.

bullwhip kelp on sand

Bullwhip Kelp of British Columbia

Flora Feature - Bullwhip Kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana)

Bullwhip kelp is an annual seaweed that grows in the cold, moving waters of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. It is named for its bullwhip-like appearance when it is washed onto beaches, dries, and turns brown. 

two sea otters resting in bull kelp

Creature Feature - British Columbia's Sea Otters

CREATURE FEATURE: Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris)

Native to the coastal waters of the North Pacific Ocean, sea otters are the heaviest members of the weasel family. They prefer to live along nearshore environments where they can dive down to forage and largely feed on sea urchins, mollusks, and crustaceans.

stack of books

Baja Reading List

Sea Kayak Adventures Recommended Baja Reading List

If you're looking for an inspiring read to cozy up with this winter, or you're preparing for your upcoimng Baja tour, we have a wealth of recommendations specific to Baja.