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Whale Song

Baja California juts out into the Sea of Cortez or Gulf of California – renowned as the ‘world’s aquarium’ thanks to the rich profusion of marine life in its warm currents. Take a whale-watching trip through waters that are visited by countless species of migrating whales, seals, turtles and manta rays; or go bird-watching through Mexico’s largest wetlands environment to spot the likes of blue herons, sea hawks and osprey; and visit a turtle sanctuary where visitors can even help to launch a newly hatched baby turtle into the sea.

Holland America Line is offering a one-week Mexican Riviera round-trip sailing from San Diego on 7 October 2017, from £510pp, excluding flights (hollandamerica.com).