Baja Whale Watching

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Baja Whale Watching and Sea Kayaking

2019 Tour Dates: Feb 9-12 (3 nights), Feb 21-24 (3 nights)
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Get ready for the best winter get-away and most exciting natural history adventure of your life on our Baja Whale Watching and Sea Kayaking adventure! This tour combines the fun of sea kayaking in the estuary with the excitement of encountering some of the largest mammals on Earth, the Pacific Gray whales, in Magdalena Bay on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja Peninsula.

For centuries, hundreds of Pacific Gray whales have returned to the warm water of Magdalena Bay to court, breed and give birth to their young. From motorized skiffs, operated by experienced boatmen, you will be able to observe these magnificent and curious mammals at close quarters, and learn about their fascinating behavior from an expert naturalist who accompanies our tour. The photo possibilities are fabulous and the experience is unbelievable!

Our beach camp is comfortable and provides all the amenities. The motorized skiffs not only aid with the whale watching, but also allow bringing all the goodies like a complete kitchen and plenty of ice to keep the food fresh and the drinks cold. A sunset “happy hour” is served each evening on the beach, and the meals are gourmet Mexican / American cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients. Tasty soups and salads accompany dishes like fish Vera Cruz and scrumptious beef fajitas topped with guacamole and fresh salsa, and remember to save room for the dessert!

2018 Price: $895 pp for 3 nights

Price Includes:
  • Deluxe base camps & all inclusive scrumptious meals
  • Expert naturalist guide & kayak instruction provided
  • Motor skiffs take us to the whales for comfortable whale watching
  • Purified drinking water & evening cocktails at camp
Price Does Not Include:

Airfare, airport-hotel transfers, hotel accommodations, beer or soft drinks (there will be an option to purchase these and we provide coolers with ice for storing them at camp), sleeping bags (available for rent in La Paz) and guide gratuities.

* No previous kayaking experience is necessary, as we will be teaching all of the skills needed to paddle in this area. Our base camp is gorgeous and sunset watching will be a lifetime memory!

This tour will be a time of discovery and fun in the unique environment of Magdalena Bay. Each day you can choose from a variety of activities like paddling, hiking, whale watching and birding to help build your appetite for a delicious dinner and relaxed evening. Our naturalist will provide interesting talks on the local flora and fauna of the area, and the resident coyotes may even serenade us as the stars blaze above. This is the experience of a lifetime, observing whales in their natural habitat.

Tour Difficulty

  • Rating: Easy. We provide instruction in both double and single kayaks throughout the trip.
  • Approximate paddling distance per day: 2 miles

Tour Highlights

  • Multi-activity emphasis
  • Whale & Bird Watching
  • Kayaking in Mangrove Estuaries
  • Dune Hiking
  • Great for families!

“I could not have asked for a better trip. I have been grinning for days since my return. Thank you for a great memory.”

~ Jackie T.


Day 1

Leave La Paz early morning after breakfast at your hotel. Transfer by van (4 hours) and boat (1/2 hour) to our whale camp in Magdalena Bay. Arrive in time for lunch at camp and afternoon whale watching or dune hiking depending upon weather. B/L/D

Day 2 or 3

Whale watching excursions, beachcombing, bird watching and/or kayaking in mangrove estuaries. B/L/D.

Day 3 or 4

Morning activities of your choice. Leave camp after lunch and return to La Paz by 6pm B/L