Baja Whale Watching
Baja whale watching in Magdalena Bay is unique in that it's protected from the Pacific by a series of arid islands. There are actually a lot of advantages to having these sandy islands safeguard Magdalena's lagoons from strong ocean currents. Not only does it create a safe haven for winter whales to mate and give birth to their young, but the special conditions also allow for the flora and fauna in the area to be at its finest. You can expect mangled mangroves, huge sand dunes and a variety of desert plants in their full glory to be among the sights to see on your Baja whale watching tour.
The gray whales may have had to travel 5000 miles from the Bering Strait in order to get to the safety of the bay, but you won't have to travel nearly as far to view them tending to their newborn calves. 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'll actually be able to pet some of the whales that swim by! Unlike other companies, you can actually see whales right from your camp site!
You have further options included with this Baja whale watching package. When it comes to watching whales, you can either join us for a one-day, breathtaking excursion by motorboat, or stay three days at our independent whale camp located on a remote beach and convenient to the best spots for gray whale sightings. If you choose to stay at our camp, you'll also be delighted by a host of other wildlife such as dolphins, seals, sea gulls, pelicans and more! A friendly guide will be on hand to give you the lowdown on the dizzying array of plants, birds and other things that make Magdalena Bay so great.
Before or after your stay at the bay, you'll head over to Loreto for three to five days of ocean kayaking and camping. Like 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.
The Sea of Cortez is the perfect spot for a mini vacation and whale watching. With so many things to see and do, not a single member of your party will ever find themselves bored. You can kayak, hike or snorkel, or take in the assortment of animals and massive whales. All make for a great time, and all are under the prestigious umbrella of being part of a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. Days of sunshine and warm, glass-like waters make the Sea of Cortez (and Loreto Bay Park in particular) an awesome alternative to the same old Hawaii come winter.
With any of these tours, your first and last night will include a hotel in Loreto. There will also be one "comfort stop" during the transition from kayaking to whale watching. The other nights are spent in fun, tented beach camps. All of your activities will be led by naturalist guides, who won't just serve you information, but chile relleno and margaritas, too!