Kids Sail Free on Lindblad Expeditions Sea of Cortez Holiday Cruises

Lindblad Expeditions has been named the best small ship cruise line for families by Travel + Leisure Magazine ever since the award was created.  Now, there’s a great offer that could give more families a chance to experience National Geographic’s cruise ship partner.  Kids sail free on the December 29th Sea of Cortez cruise.  If you’re looking for a unique adventure while the kids are out of school during the holidays, this would certainly fit the bill.  Continue reading for all the details from Lindblad Expeditions.

Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis) in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. photo by Michael S. Nolan ©2012 Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic

From Lindblad Expeditions Press Release:

New York, New YorkLindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a special offer for the Holiday Journeys in the Sea of Cortez on their December 29, 2012 expedition.  This extraordinary adventure in Baja California is now available with an offer of one child (17 and under) voyage for free with two full-fare-paying adults, a second child will receive 50% off.  OR guests may opt to receive free roundtrip air from Los Angeles to La Paz.

Expedition ship National Geographic Sea Bird at Elephant Rock Bay, Santa Catalina Island, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Photo by Ralph Lee Hopkins ©2012 Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic


No ordinary Baja cruise, this is an unforgettable holiday in an eco-playground of wildness – an expedition seeking encounters with rare wildlife, afternoons on idyllic beaches and enriching experiences.  Set on the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird, this family adventure includes activities exclusively for kids including Zodiac-driving lessons; a fun, hands-on science program; journal writing; ship navigation; point & shoot photo sessions and movie nights.

Expedition Highlights include:

  • A dynamic expedition team of six experts – naturalists, an undersea specialist, a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor and a veteran expedition leader – the most engaging and knowledgeable in Baja.
  • Kayaking, Zodiac rides, snorkeling and swimming among sea lions, dolphins and sea birds, and hiking in an otherworldly forest of giant cacti.
  • Explore pristine desert islands named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; experience colonial culture in historic Loreto with its beautiful 300-year old mission and journey into the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains to visit San Javier Mission in the company of a sacred art expert; track bottlenose dolphins near Isla Danzante, and take in a beach barbecue beneath a starry sky.

False-killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) surfacing off Isla San Esteban in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico with Lindblad guests in a Zodiac. Photo by Michael S. Nolan ©2012 Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic


Rates begin at $4,680 per person based on double occupancy in a Category 1 cabin for the December 29th departure, with limited cabins available.  To receive the special offer of one child cruises free with 2 adults and 2nd child 50% off, OR the option of complimentary round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to La Paz, booking must be made by October 31st, 2012.  These offers are subject to availability, valid on new bookings only and are not combinable with other offers.  Free roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles to La Paz is also available on the December 15, 2012 departure, same terms apply.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.