Great Whales Of Mexico’S Pacific Coast

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 10727

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Come face to face with grey whales in San Ignacio Lagoon, see highly endangered Guadalupe fur seals and observe blue, sperm, Bryde’s and humpback whales on this trip of a lifetime on board the Searcher.

The rugged desert peninsula of Baja California is more than 1,250 kilometres long and its west coast is bathed by the cool, nutrient-rich waters of the Pacific Ocean. The incredible diversity of marine life that exists here includes whales, dolphins, turtles, seals, birds and over 900 species of fish. It is the place to see grey whales at close quarters in their breeding lagoons, and we also hope to see playful humpback whales breaching, along with blue whales, the largest mammals of all.

This exclusive voyage travels to Baja's spectacular Pacific coast at a time when a variety of whale species congregate there. Selected departures will be accompanied by Wildlife Worldwide founder Chris Breen whose first experience of whale watching in Baja California was so moving that he made a vow to return every year. In his own words: "I have been all over the world looking at some amazing wildlife but there is something utterly captivating about whale watching and Mexico's Baja Peninsula in particular."

The Searcher, a 28-metre vessel with a friendly crew of seven, is the perfect choice for this whale watching adventure, and the captain, Art Taylor, has been operating in Baja for over 30 years, with a strong focus on responsible whale watching. During your week on board, enjoy activities such as snorkelling, hiking, birding walks and whale watching, each supported by the expertise of our on-board naturalist guides.

Read Wildlife Travel Consultant Helen Bryon's blog about her amazing trip on board the Searcher.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to San Diego & overnight
  2. Day 2: Free day, board Searcher in the evening & set sail
  3. Day 3: Islas Todos Santos
  4. Day 4: Islas San Benito
  5. Days 5-6: Whale watching in San Ignacio Lagoon
  6. Day 7: Offshore Bahía Magdalena
  7. Day 8: Offshore Cabo San Lucas
  8. Day 9: Arrive Cabo San Lucas, disembark & depart for the UK
  9. Day 10: Arrive UK

You should note: After exploring the Pacific Coast of Baja California, why not extended your stay to the Sea of Cortez? We have designed a fabulous 4-day extension based around La Paz where you can see (and swim with!) sealions and whale sharks, as well as looking for blue, fin, humpback and Bryde’s whales and bottlenose dolphins. From £695 per person - contact one of our experts for full details.

  • Available*: Jan to Apr: Grey whales mate and calve in San Ignacio Lagoon from January through until the end of April.
  • Group size: 25
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £5,295 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,295 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • 1 night hotel in San Diego
    • 7 nights shared cabin on Searcher vessel
    • Meals on board Searcher vessel
    • Transfer from Cabo San Lucas to Los Cabos airport
    • Services of a leader & onboard naturalist
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching
    • Boat trip
    • Panga ride
    • Snorkelling
    • Swimming

Departures

This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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