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Baja California Whale Watching Trip: 3 Days in Magdalena Bay

Explore the protected waters of Magdalena Bay, on this 3-day whale watching expedition. Each year, hundreds of gray whales migrate from the Arctic to the Pacific coast of Baja California to mate and give birth in these protected waters. Set out each morning to observe the gray whale’s spectacular migration, then kayak, climb sand dunes, explore mangrove forests, and more in the afternoons. Relax each night in a comfortable, eco-camp on the waterfront. This outstanding Baja California whale watching tour offers a thrilling look at nature’s magnificence and magnitude.

USD $795.00

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Encounter Gray Whales, Sea Turtles, and Other Marine Life on this Thrilling Baja California Whale Watching Expedition

On this 3-day Baja California whale watching expedition, explore the protected waters of Magdalena Bay, just off the coast of the Baja California Peninsula. Each year, hundreds of gray whales migrate from the Arctic to mate and give birth in these protected waters. Set out each day to observe their spectacular migration, then relax each night in a comfortable, eco-camp on the waterfront.

On the coast of Magdalena Bay, you’ll also have the opportunity to kayak, climb massive sand dunes, explore mangrove forests, and look up each night at star-filled skies. This outstanding Baja California whale watching tour offers a thrilling look at nature’s magnificence and magnitude.

Highlights

  • Witness the spectacular migration of the gray whale
  • Encounter whale calves with their mothers swim together
  • Enjoy close proximity to sand dunes and mangrove forests, as well as free time to explore
  • Stay at a comfortable eco-camp each night, right on the protected coast of Magdalena Bay

Tour Information

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in La Paz (transportation from Todos Santos and Loreto is available upon request at an additional cost)

Availability: Late January – March (breeding/calving season)

Physical Activity Level: Low difficulty. Hiking, walking, and boat riding

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Reach Magdalena Bay and Meet the Whales

Your Baja California whale watching tour begins with early morning pick-up in La Paz and transfer to Magdalena Bay. Home and migratory site to an astounding population of marine birds, sea turtles, whales, and other marine animals, Magdalena Bay is considered the “Jewel of the Pacific” for its abundant natural treasures.

Enjoy lunch before heading out on the water with your guide in search of the Gray Whales. In the evening, you’ll return to your quiet camp for dinner and a good night’s rest under starry skies.

DAY 2 – Observe Gray Whales and Explore Magdalena Bay

After breakfast, head to the bay to observe the whales. En route, your naturalist guide will brief you on the spectacular yearly migration of the gray whales, from the Bering Sea all the way to Mexico’s Pacific coast. Out on the water, you may have the opportunity to get close to the whales, and encounter these gentle giants up close.

In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to relax at camp or explore the protected coast line. After dinner, enjoy free time under the stars

DAY 3 – Say Goodbye to Magdalena Bay

In the morning wake up to enjoy a spectacular sunrise one more time. Enjoy breakfast, then say goodbye to your eco-camp hosts before setting out for one last day on the water. Marvel at the Pacific’s magnificent giants and snap a few final photos. Dock at a scenic, secluded barrier island for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, make your return trip to La Paz where your Baja California whale watching tour comes to an end.

What’s Included

  • Round trip transportation between La Paz and Magdalena Bay
  • All marine transport in Magdalena Bay
  • All meals and beverages as specified in itinerary
  • Bilingual naturalist guide with WFR (wildlife first responder) certification
  • Double occupancy lodging in eco-camp
  • 3 whale watching excursions
  • Park entrance fee
  • All taxes/fees

What’s Not Included

  • Flights and/or any transportation not described in the itinerary
  • Any meals not describe in the itinerary
  • Gratuities

Important Notes

  • Trip begins and ends with pick up/drop off in your hotel lobby
  • All trips staffed by bilingual naturalist guide with Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Transportation on this trip includes private vans and outboard watercraft
  • Sit-on-top kayaks are available for use in camp under guide’s supervision
  • Physical Difficulty: Low Difficulty. Light activities including walking, hiking, and boat travel

 

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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