Whale Watching Cruise
From December until April in Los Cabos you will have the perfect opportunity to see a variety of whales on a daily basis with the main attraction being the California gray whale and of course, the massive humpback. Baja is home to two world heritage sites that protect the whales and the surrounding environment making this area perfect for the whales to give birth and begin rearing their calves. Come see these amazing animals yourself on a glass-bottom boat with a maximum of 14 passengers, giving you a front-row seat to one of nature's greatest shows.
The whales make their way south completing a migration that can be up to 6,000 miles long coming from places like Alaska and Siberia. Upon arriving in December they remain until April and then repeat their journey northward. An ideal climate, shallow waters, salinity and abundant marine life make the bays and lagoons north of Los Cabos the perfect place for whales. Of the 11 species of whales found worldwide, eight venture to the waters off Los Cabos, including minke, sperm, bryde's, finback, sei, humpback, gray and blue. This six-month, round-trip sojourn is the longest trip made by any animal in the world. Orcas and bottlenose dolphins also love to swim in these waters, and when the water is clear you may also spot giant manta rays just below the surface.
Board your glass-bottom whale watching boat and be prepared for an amazing 2 hours on the water. The boat fits a maximum of only 14 people, ensuring you will have excellent views without the crowds, and will take you comfortably and quickly to the best spots to see the whales. From coming up for a breath and spouting to signify their presence to a full body breach where the whale rockets out of the water, a close encounter with these majestic animals is something everyone needs to experience.
Upon the return to shore you will also be provided with shopping time in Cabo San Lucas before you are returned to the pier area and your ship.
Please Note: The whale watching portion of the tour is 2 hours.
Reviewer: DON MUDGE
Good guide. Knowledgeable, friendly knew where he was going. Knew different kinds of whales.
Reviewer: Nancy Thompson
We booked this tour as an alternative to our cruise ship's tour, since that one had sold out a month before we were supposed to set sail. First, they were not simply waiting for us at the end of the pier as instructed, we had to ask several people before we found them. Once we presented ourselves at the kiosk, they told us to come back in a half hour, we would leave then. This is when we found out that it was to be a 2 hour tour only rather than 4. This suited us, since the start time of the tour had been pushed back from the original booking, and we would have have been too late to make the last tender back to our ship, if it had been 4 hours. Once this was all sorted, the trip itself was terrific! Our guide made sure we saw the whales, and pointed our where they would surface. There were several opportunities to get photos. One caution, this is a small boat, even if you aren't usually prone to motion sickness (as I am not) you may still be queasy by the end (which I was).
Reviewer: Sarah Sturman
Our guide was great and did his absolute best to put us in position to see as many whales as possible. We were able to see 10. We also were able to see many other forms of wildlife up close. Great time had by my family
Reviewer: Lorraine Walraven
The tour company was great. They were easy to locate on the dock. Both the boat driver and guide were friendly and knowledgeable. The driver even took some pictures on my camera of the whale breaching as I was having a hard time keeping the camera steady. The pictures turned out amazing. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the whales up close.
Reviewer: Lorraine Walrave
The tour was easy to find at the dock. We had a small group and the guide and glass bottom boat driver were excellent. The driver actually took some pictures on my camera for me as I was having a hard time keeping the camera steady. He got me some amazing shots of the humpback whales breaching. This tour was worth every penny and then some.