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Book Whale Watching Tours & Camps in Mexico – Pacific Ocean & Sea of Cortez: Whale watching in Laguna San Ignacio, Magdalena Bay, Cabo San Lucas & La Paz

Eco-Hub Mexico is offering a number of whale watching tours in Baja California, Mexico both in the warm desert lagoons off Baja California’s Pacific coast  and in the Sea of Cortez on the eastern side of the peninsula. Here you can book whale watching experiences in Magdalena Bay and San Ignacio on the Pacific coast, La Paz on the Sea of Cortez coast and Cabo San Lucas, a popular destination located between the two water bodies of Baja California, Mexico. Choose between short whale watching trips of around 2 hours to multi-day all inclusive whale watching camp experiences and combination tours. For whale watching in Mexico, particularly Baja California, Eco-Hub Mexico has got it covered.

As most will know, whales are vunerable on a global level as they are hunted for their meat and oils contained with their insulating fats. Some species of cetaceans (toothed whales and dolphins) are even in demand by trainers and marine parks, something that we strictly oppose.

whale and dolphin conservationEco-Hub Mexico is a supporter and partner of Save The Whales – RELOADED (STWR), “a global campaign uniting a new community of people, charities, businesses, and other stakeholders willing to work together to protect whales, dolphins, and their habitats.”  STWR welcomes any individual, organisation or business that is willing to pledge their support and become part of this vital global community.

We are also a Partner of Planet Whale, the world’s largest online search engine for whale and dolphin watching tours. The Planet Whale partnership includes commercial Whale and Dolphin Watch Operators, Cetacean Conservation Organisations and individuals with a shared passion and goal: to develop a high quality, sustainable whale watching industry that will benefit whales, dolphins and the people that spend their lives with them.

Being keen conservationists, The team at Eco-Hub Mexico have taken extreme care in putting together a short-list of Baja whale watching tour operators that we consider to be truly ecologically friendly to both the whales and their habitats.

Baja California, Mexico – Pacific Ocean whale watching

During certain months, typically between the end of December and the beginning of March, the California gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, gather in their thousands off the coast of the Baja California peninsula. These gray whales, unlike their Asian counterparts have made a great come back from the threat of extinction due to conservation efforts over the years. These amazing baleen whales can grow as large as 16 meters or 36 tonnes! Watch in awe as a pod of whales approaches your relatively tiny boat, these gentle giants are very inquisitive.

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A 15 metre gray whale partially breaching the surface at Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Baja California Sur

The photo, which we took on a whale watching tour in Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Baja California Sur in March 2010, shows an approximately 15 metre gray whale partially breaching the surface. No matter how long we sit around discussing among us how to put this amazing experience into words, we always come to the same conclusion……. this is something that simply has to be experienced in person in order to fully appreciate it.

Baja California Mexico – Sea of Cortez whale watching tours

Over on Baja’s Sea of Cortez side, blue, fin and humpback whales can be observed, some of which all year round.

There are various whale watching tour operators up and down the peninsula. We have picked out some of the very best in both northern and southern Baja.

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Ensenada

Big Hook, an adventure tour charter operating out of Ensenada’s main port, offer gray whale watching tours departing daily. The tour takes you around the beautiful Bahia Todos Santos………… read more

 

Baja California Sur

Laguna San Ignacio

Baja Ecotours have specialised in of-the-beaten-track whale watching tours in Baja California since 1993. They are offering all inclusive gray whale-watching tours from their eco-lodge base camp ‘Camp Cortez’ in the gray whale sanctuary of Laguna San Ignacio…… read more

La Paz

Baja Ecotours have specialised in of-the-beaten-track whale watching tours in Baja California since 1993. They are offering year-round customised Sea of Cortez private whale-watching cruises aboard one of their sailboats or custom motor yachts giving you an opportunity to observe Blue, Fin and Humpback whales…… read more

Loreto Bay

ROW Sea Kayak Adventures are offering top quality Baja blue whale watching tours in the loreto Bay National Marine Park combined with gray whale-watching from their base camp in Magdalena Bay, a sheltered inner waterway over on the Pacific coast which is a prime calving and mating ground for California Gray whales…… read more

 

Los cabos – Cabo San Lucas

Cabo Eco Tours, based in Cabo San Lucas, offer seasonal whale watching tours onboard their luxury, multi-million dollar sailing catamaran, EcoCat, where you will get the chance to observe humpback and gray whales that like to spend their winter months around Los Cabos…… read more

 

Magdalena Bay

ROW Sea Kayak Adventures are offering top quality gray whale watching tours from their base camp in Magdalena Bay, a sheltered inner waterway which is a prime calving and mating ground for California Gray whales. These trips can be combined with Blue Whale watching in the Sea of Cortez or with a magical guided kayaking tour…… read more

 

The Cortez Club, a premier adventure tour operator in La Paz, offer gray whale watching tours during whale-watching season departing from the city to Magdalena Bay over on the Pacific side of the peninsula where gray whales gather in large numbers typically between the end of December to the beginning of March. Transportation from La Paz is included…………. read more