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6 Day Magdalena Bay Whale Watching

Experience one of the most incredible close-up wildlife encounters on the planet from our exclusive base camp situated on a secluded island beach at the very heart of whale activity in Magdalena Bay, one of the major calving lagoons for gray whales. See these magnificent, gentle giants at the height of their calving season from the safety of motor skiffs as they allow you to reach down and actually touch the friendly giants! Whales are guaranteed on our gray whale watching tours.

Magdalena Bay is a series of lagoons sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by low barrier islands and is the world-renowned winter nursery grounds of the California Gray Whale. 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.

The gray whale lagoons in Baja enjoy strict federal protection, and one can only whale watch with a licensed tour operator. You can watch the whales and their newly born calves up close from the safety of motorized skiffs. Breaching, spy-hopping and fluking, the whales will captivate your attention with their behavior.

You can observe gray whales and discover Magdalena Bay's diverse, fascinating ecosystem of windswept sand dunes, vibrant desert flora and mangrove-lined estuaries. Our five-day Gray Whales of Magdalena Bay whale watching tours include three-days at our safari-style base camp situated on a secluded beach at the center of whale activity. It is the perfect place to see the gray whales as they surface and blow right in front of our camp!

The area around our camp boasts the highest concentration of whales in Baja. Each day motorized skiffs take you out to the deeper waters of the bay, where "friendly whales" swim up to the skiffs for a closer look and often let guests touch their noses. On shore your guides will take you dune hiking, beachcombing and birding in mangrove channels - a mecca for migratory shorebirds.

NOTE: First and last days for any Baja tour are arrival and departure days. Fly in a day early for a skiff/snorkel tour in the Sea of Cortez!

SEASON: January - March
DATES IN 2019:

Jan 14 - 19, Jan 21 - 26, Jan 28 - Feb 02,

Feb 04 - 09, Feb 11 - 16, Feb 18 - 23, Feb 25 - Mar 02,

Mar 04 - Mar 09, Mar 11 - Mar 16

RATES IN 2019: $1,449 per adult, $1,348 per child
ACTIVITIES: Whale Watching
Family Focus
MINIMUM AGE: 8 years
TRIP BEGINS/ENDS: Loreto, Baja California /
Loreto, Baja California
ITINERARY: Download itinerary [pdf]

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