Our first full day of this incredible New Year’s trip began with dolphins riding the bow of National Geographic Venture on its way southeast from Puerto Escondido to Isla Carmen. Everyone broke in their recently fitted snorkel gear and jumped into the water to view tons of fish and sea creatures in the Baja California waters.

Following the afternoon’s snorkel operations, guests enjoyed Zodiac cruises and witnessed blue-footed boobies diving for fish.

It was an incredible afternoon that ended with a beautiful cocktail hour on the sundeck. This was followed by recap, dinner, and an after-dinner presentation with undersea footage by Patrick Webster.