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Mexico Whale Watching Trips & Tours

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Baja Whale Camp & Kayak tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

5.0 | Excellent | 16 Reviews
10 Days
$ 230 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Mexico, Mexico City
From
$ 2,295

Highlights

  • Enjoy the Baja whale watching in Magdalena Bay 
  • Explore Magdalena Bay, Loreto Bay National Marine Park also has exclusive islands, the waters of which are home to blue-footed boobies, fin whales, blue whales, dolphins and sea lions.
  • Explore Sea of Cortez is the perfect spot for a mini vacation and whale watching. 
  • Have an opportunity to kayak, hike or snorkel, or take in the assortment of animals and massive whales.
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 Kayak & Whale Watching Combo tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
8 Days
$ 249 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Mexico, Santo Domingo
From
$ 1,995

Highlights

Go eye-to-eye with gray whales in a calving lagoon on Baja's Pacific coast and then cross the Baja Peninsula to paddle a kayak alongside dolphins and blue whales in the clear waters of the Sea of Cortez.  Our Sea of Cortez Kayaking and Magdalena Bay Whale Watching Combo tours lets participants get close to whales, explore desert islands by sea kayak and snorkel along isolated coves in warm, turquoise waters.

Magdalena Bay is sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by a barrier of desert islands. The sandy barrier islands protect the lagoons from oceanic currents, creating a fascinating environment of twisting mangrove-lined estuaries, chaotic sand dunes and blooming desert plants. January through March, hundreds of gray whales mate and bear their young in these protected waters after traveling over 5000 miles from the Bering Strait.

You can watch gray whales and their newly born calves up close from the safety of motorized skiffs in the deeper parts of the bay, where friendly whales swim up to the skiffs for a head rub!  Breaching, spy-hopping and fluking, the whales will captivate your attention with their behavior and we guarantee whale sightings.

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Whales & Wildness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez tour

High Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

4.0 | Great | 2 Reviews
8 Days
$ 749 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Mexico, Mexico City
From
$ 5,990

Highlights

  • Spring in the Sea of Cortez is the best time to see large pods of dolphins and various species of whales—blue, sperm, pilot, fin, humpback and Bryde’s—all in the same week.
  • Explore water-level caves by kayak, hike uninhabited beaches, snorkel among fish and acrobatic sea lions, and see colorful cactus blossoms.
  • Visit the old mining town of Santa Rosalia, with its wooden homes and historic steel church, designed by Gustave Eiffel.
  • Experience a voyage of pure discovery in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a flexible itinerary and sites chosen by the region’s most knowledgeable staff, based on conditions and to maximize wildlife sightings.
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Kayak & Whale Watching Combo tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
10 Days
$ 214 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Mexico, La Paz, Mexico City
From
$ 2,135

Highlights

  • January through March, hundreds of gray whales mate and bear their young in the protected waters of Magdalena Bay after traveling over 5000 miles from the Bering Strait. A motorized skiff will take you swiftly and safely into the deeper parts of the bay, where you won't just view the "mommy and me" action, you may be able to actually pet some of the whales that swim by.
  • Staying on the island at our camp provides you with the opportunity to be delighted by a host of other wildlife such as dolphins, seals, sea lions, sea gulls, pelicans and more often right from camp!   Plush camping allows you to relax and enjoy the scenery while your professional naturalist guides provide you with dinner, drinks, and plenty of education.
  • After you have had your fill of breaching, and spy hopping whales then head back over to Loreto or La Paz for five days of Baja sea kayaking and camping on remote islands in Loreto Bay National Marine Park or Espiritu Santo, where the surrounding water is a sanctuary for blue-footed boobies, fin and blue whales, dolphins and sea lions.
  • Visit the Sea of Cortez is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers the perfect blend of Baja kayaking, hiking and snorkeling. Abundant wildlife, massive whales, sunny weather and warm, crystalline waters make the Sea of Cortez one of the best winter adventure destinations in North America and Mexico.
  • With each of these tours, your first and last nights will be hotel-based in Loreto or La Paz with an extra hotel night between kayaking and whale watching.
  • All activities are led by naturalist guides, who dish out tasty chile relleno and margaritas in tented beach camps at days end.  You'll bring home a lifetime of memories.
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Mexico: Todos Santos tour

Cultural, Hiking & Walking

5.0 | Excellent | 2 Reviews
5 Days
$ 170 per day
Type: Self-guided / Independent Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City
From
$ 848

Highlights

  • CONNECT Welcome
  • Expert Local Naturalist Guides
  • 70 Miles of Deserted Beach
  • Scenic Cliff Walk
  • Quiet and Safe Mexican Beach Town
  • Local Cuisine Including Asian Fusion, Authentic Mexican & More
  • Whale Watching (Oct.-Apr.)
  • Bird Watching Including Frigates, Pelicans, Hummingbirds & More
  • Rock Art Painting Walk
  • Cooking Class
  • Hike in the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve
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Baja: A Whale of an Adventure tour

High Adventure, Family Friendly

5.0 | Excellent | 2 Reviews
9 Days
$ 343 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bolivia, Mexico, United States, La Paz, San José del Cabo
From
$ 3,090

Highlights

  • Todos Santos Historical Tour
  • Horseback ride on the beach
  • Fun with local kids
  • Hang Ten! Learn to surf
  • Friends Across Borders Meeting (pen pals)
  • Hike striking desert cliffs overlooking the ocean
  • Mexican cooking lesson
  • Kayaking in picturesque, tranquil Balandra Bay
  • Swimming with sea lions
  • Magdalena Bay – more whale watching
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San Ignacio Whale Watching tour

Nature & Wildlife

4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
7 Days
$ 236 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Mexico, San Ignacio
From
$ 1,649

Highlights

Our whale watching trips at San Ignacio Lagoon take place within the Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino that comprises two coastal lagoons, Laguna Ojo de Liebre and Laguna San Ignacio, along with their surroundings.  The region includes a spectacular mosaic of wetlands, mangroves, dunes and desert habitats.  The area is huge – over 800,000 acres and is part of the even larger El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve which is the biggest Biosphere Reserve in all of Latin America.

The two whale calving lagoons are the World's most important place for the reproduction of the once-endangered North Pacific Grey Whale. The protection of these winter breeding grounds has been a key factor in the remarkable recovery of this species after near-extinction that was the result of commercial whaling, which took part along the Pacific Coast and even inside these very lagoons.  The whales that come here each winter migrate between these lagoons and the summer feeding grounds in the Chukchi, Beaufort and Bering Seas.

In addition to the gray whales, the lagoons are habitat for numerous other marine mammals, such as the California sea lion, bottlenose dolphin and harbor seal. There are four marine turtle species that live in the shallow waters which are also an important habitat and nursery-area for a large number of fish, crustaceans, and others marine life. As well there are numerous breeding and migratory bird species.  Not far from the glistening blue waters are desert sands and this biogeographically part of the Sonoran Desert, boasting highly diverse flora and fauna is also protected.

It is fabulous that the first conservation effort that came into force was in 1937 with the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds and Game Mammals -  a bilateral agreement between Mexico and the United States of America. Another important protection came with Mexico's adherence to the International Whaling Commission in 1949, which has been protecting Grey Whales from commercial whaling since its establishment.

A marine refuge zone was established, by Federal Decree in 1971, for whales in Laguna Ojo de Liebre, followed by another decree one year later establishing several refuges around the lagoons. In 1988, the federal government declared El Vizcaino a biosphere reserve, which was then internationally recognized under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program in 1993.

We invite you to join us in this remarkable corner of the world for a life-enriching adventure to view whales, and the possibility to extend your vacation to hike and see the cave paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco.

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The Whale Extravaganza tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife

4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
8 Days
$ 237 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Mexico
From
$ 1,895

Highlights

  • Enjoy this non-kayaking itinerary is Baja whale watching at its best, and perfect for youth 6+ or adventurers who prefer not to paddle.
  • Explore 8-day itinerary includes 4 days at our very special, safari-style gray whale basecamps in the heart of Magdalena Bay.
  • See the whales in these lagoons have become "friendly" with boat operators and tour guests, and so babies will often come right over to see the people looking at them.
  • Our basecamp is located on the mouth of Magdalena Bay's exit to the sea, and gray whales like to hang out in these deep waters. Consequently, we are privileged to see whales right off shore from our campsite quite regularly. This greatly increases the "whale time" for our guests, as whale watching by boat is regulated by time and duration for all companies.
  • When you've had your fill of looking eye-to-eye with charming whale babies, we'll cross to the other side of the peninsula in the Sea of Cortez for two day tours exploring the waters of Loreto Bay National Marine Park in search of the largest animal on Earth: the blue whale. 
  • These whales are normally deep-ocean creatures, so this part of the Sea of Cortez offers a rare opportunity to find them near shore. Most human beings never have a chance to encounter them!
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Isla Espiritu Santo Kayak Sojourn tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
7 Days
$ 193 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Mexico, La Paz
From
$ 1,349

Highlights

  • One of the trip highlights is snorkeling with friendly sea lions at Los Islotes, volcanic islets where playful sea lion pups dive off the rocks and pirouette below you. Other activities include hiking up colorful arroyos studded with tall cactus, snorkeling amongst hundreds of tropical fish, paddling below fantastic rock formations, and enjoying margaritas on the beach as the sun sets.
  • Our motorized support boat carries all camping gear and the makings for fabulous meals prepared by your guides with a Mexican flair. Your kayaks are light and easy to paddle between camps while the accompanying motorboat provides an additional level of safety.
  • Intense natural beauty, abundant wildlife, sunny weather and warm waters make Espiritu Santo Island a world-class sea kayaking destination. Join us and discover for yourself why Espiritu Santo Island is a paddler’s paradise!
  • All tours include a snorkeling excursion with the sea lions of Los Islotes (weather dependent) as well as hotel included in the trip cost, and are motorboat-supported for easier paddling and lighter kayaks. Trip begins and ends in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
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Baja Aventura tour

High Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

5.0 | Excellent | 16 Reviews
10 Days
$ 225 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Mexico, La Paz, San José del Cabo
From
$ 2,250

Highlights

  • Explore Mexican city
  • Enjoy beautiful desert scenery that plunges into aqua seas
  • Kayak for about 3-4 hours per  day
  • Enjoy boat ride to a beautiful off Shore Island which is home to a large sea lion colony
  • Experience the amazing thrill of swimming with sea lion pups and snorkel amongst thousands of tropical fish
  • Hike through an incredible desert canyon featuring 3 waterfalls and fantastic desert scenery
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