As the only member of the genus Delphinapterus, the beluga whale is a highly sociable cetacean that is truly one of a kind. It has been nicknamed the “sea canary” for its high-pitched squeaks and whistles, and is the only whale to regularly sport a stunning white coat.
Sea kayaking is so much more than simply taking to the water with a paddle in hand. It’s an opportunity to explore environments that few have the privilege to witness and be treated to natural encounters that aren’t possible from the land.
It goes without saying that whales are incredibly rare and unique creatures, with many currently endangered due to overfishing, pollution, climate impacts, and commercial whaling. That’s why experiencing them in their natural environment is such a privilege and a “bucket list” activity for many.
As the cooling temperatures of fall get you thinking about escaping south for the winter, don’t forget that there are incredible adventures to be had in your backyard. Winter is a magical time to be out on the water but the cold water temperatures keep many paddlers at bay.
Explore the 5 Main Islands of The Loreto Bay National Marine Park
Encompassing around 800 square miles in the Sea of Cortez, Loreto Bay National Park is one of Mexico’s greatest natural treasures. It’s home to five uninhabited islands and their surrounding islets, as well as submarine canyons, marine terraces, and an abundance of wildlife.