A Whale of a Voyage

By Steven Newman, World of Cruising Magazine

The sea lion pup looked me straight in the eyes and said “Come on, let’s play.” It’s at times like that you wish you had invested in an expensive underwater camera in the duty free shop at the airport, but certainly the memory will live with me forever.

In fact, for me, this cruise started as we banked to land at the airport in Cabo at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja peninsula. Looking down, I saw three humpback whales cavorting in the clear waters beyond the end of the runway.

And it is the whales that attract most people to take this cruise as, in the plankton-rich, warm waters, Grey, Humpback, Pilot and even Blue Whales – the largest creature on the planet – are all found here.