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: Maureen Vaughn
Once we got off the ship, finding the place to meet for the tour was easy. The directions were clear and accurate. The tour began with a photo op at the arch. We saw whales throughout the tour and even saw a mom teaching her baby how to flap his tail on the water. Staff was knowledgeable and very helpful. Great experience!
Reviewer: John Ragan
Excellent tour, small group (6 people). The guide did a great job of getting us close to the whales and did an excellent job of explaining things. I have been on whale watching tours in Alaska and Hawaii, but this one was by far the best.
We had been on many whale watching excursions in Alaska and New England but this one was the best by far. We spent 90 minutes watching this whale and her calf jumping out of the water. It was suppose to be an excursion for 12 people but they decided to use 2 boats so we were in a small boat with only 1 other couple. Our guide continually maneuvered our boat to give us a great vantage point. He followed the whales wherever they went. It was an unforgettable experience.
Reviewer: Connie Behm
It was a cloudy day and the water was very choppy. Once we got out into the ocean, the whales showed off by waving their flippers at us, diving into the ocean so we could see their tails and one even breeched for us. Next time, I would prefer calmer waters but it was worth it.
Reviewer: DON MUDGE
Good guide. Knowledgeable, friendly knew where he was going. Knew different kinds of whales.