James Dorsey Trip

Journey with the Author - James Michael Dorsey

P2: February 12 - 16


Spend a week with the author of “The Lagoon,” James Michael Dorsey, as he leads a once in a lifetime trip to San Ignacio Lagoon as a guest guide. You’ll hear personal tales and stories of his decades on the water as resident naturalist, working nose to nose with 40-ton wild animals. James will give readings and presentations with dramatic photos and videos based on his definitive book “The Lagoon”.

Trip Highlights:

  • Author led trip to San Ignacio Lagoon
  • Extraordinary tales and stories of travel to San Ignacio Lagoon
  • Book signing and review
  • All inclusive trip from San Diego to Laguna San Ignacio

About The Book and Author

About the Author:

James Michael Dorsey is a certified cetacean naturalist with expertise in whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, and seals. For 26 years he worked as an on-board naturalist on whale boats from several Southern and central California Harbors. For 22 seasons he was resident naturalist in the Gray Whale nursery in San Ignacio Lagoon, in Baja, Mexico. The Lagoon is his fourth book. He lives in Marina, California.

About The Book:

THE LAGOON, "Encounters With The Whales Of San Ignacio," is a memoir of my 22 seasons as resident naturalist in the gray whale nursery of San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja. The Lagoon is the only place on earth where wild animals in their natural habitat routinely seek human touch.

It is a travel story that includes the natural history of Baja, her indigenous peoples, and most importantly, it is the story of the mystical connection between people and the whales that has existed for over 10,000 years. It is now available on all major bookselling sites, and is available at Campo Cortez in the Lagoon.

Buy "The Lagoon" now on Amazon.com




We are consistantly rated the #1 Travelers’ Choice on Trip Advisor year after year for one reason, our Staff and Owners - who are residents and locals to San Ignacio Lagoon. We are four generations of family living and working in the lagoon since the settlement of San Ignacio Lagoon. We take pride in our efforts at our Ecolodge to have a low-impact environmentally and the responsibility that we carry as Ambassadors to the lagoon and its many wildlife residents.