Whale watching day trip

Don’t miss the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience and get close to these majestic giants of the sea, in their natural environment!

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Whale Gray Tour

After spending the summer in Alaska, the majestic gray whales begin their epic migration south to spend the winter in beautiful Baja California. For two to three months, these marine giants travel thousands of miles to the warm southern waters, where some mate and others give birth from mid-January to late March – it’s an impressive spectacle!

Many gray whales gather in three bays along the west coast of Baja: Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Laguna San Ignacio, and Bahia Magdalena. These bays have shallow waters and are very salty, which creates an ideal environment for newborn whales. The salty water helps the babies float and stay warm, which is important since they are born without protective fat.

Gray whale calves feed on their mother’s milk, which is very nutritious and allows them to gain up to 60 pounds per day! That’s right, these whales grow very fast!

Here, you can enjoy a unique experience, as gray whales sometimes approach small boats and allow you to get close to them. However, we must remember to be careful not to disturb them. For this reason, the number of boats allowed in the breeding lagoons is restricted, and the proximity of boats to whales is also limited along the migration route.



  • Breakfast in Ciudad Constitución
  • 2 hours of whale watching by boat in Lopez Mateos (Magdalena Bay)
  • Seafood lunch in Lopez Mateos
  • Snack on the van


  • 06:00 am - Pick up at the hotel.
  • 09:00 am - Breakfast in Cd. Constitución.
  • 10:00 am - Departure from Cd. Constitución.
  • 11:00 am - Arrival at Puerto López Mateos and departure from the dock for 2 hours of whale watching by boat, in López Mateos (Bahía Magdalena).
  • 01:00 pm - Return to the dock and enjoy seafood lunch at a local restaurant.
  • 02:30 pm - Departure from Puerto López Mateos.
  • 06:00 pm - Arrival in La Paz.

Come and immerse yourself in the unforgettable experience of getting to know the fascinating gray whale!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The season usually starts in January and ends in March; however, we recommend visiting in February, as you will be able to see more whales with their calves.
As close as the species allows, as sometimes you may have the privilege of touching them and even, for the bravest, kissing them.
It is an essential requirement to wear a life jacket, distribute the weight in the boat, and navigate at low speed.

No, they are a peaceful and friendly species, as long as their habitat is respected and they do not feel that their offspring or they are at risk.

Age is not a limiting factor, however, it is recommended for children over 2 years old, as they can wear a life jacket.

It is not allowed, as this can be dangerous for both the swimmer and the animals. It is important to remember that whales, although friendly, are still wild and should be treated with respect and care in their natural environment. Additionally, they are protecting their calves during this period and human presence underwater could alter their natural behavior. Therefore, it is recommended to always follow the rules for observing the species.

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