Trip reference number: 15630

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Grey Whales Of San Ignacio Lagoon

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For generations, grey whales have been migrating to the warm, shallow waters of San Ignacio Lagoon. Our small group tour provides the chance to witness first hand these beautiful creatures up close.

Located in Mexico's rugged desert peninsula of Baja California, San Ignacio Lagoon provides a perfect habitat for a grey whale's life cycle. Whales migrate to the lagoon between January and April to mate and calve before the males continue their journey northwards around mid-March to distant feeding grounds. 

San Ignacio Lagoon is a favourite location for Wildlife Worldwide and this small group departure will allow you to experience its magic first hand. Our founder, Chris Breen, who has visited the lagoon on several occasions, said after a recent trip: “To see grey whales is one thing, to interact with them is another; to have so many whales around the boat wanting to play with you that you don't know where to turn, is in a different league altogether. It is probably the greatest whale watching spectacle on Earth.”

We base ourselves for six nights at the outstanding location of San Ignacio Cabanas, providing rustic yet comfortable accommodation overlooking the lagoon. From here, we take twice daily excursions out on to the lagoon, accompanied by expert local guides where we hope to get some incredible encounters with mothers and the calves. Back on dry land and away from our main highlight of the grey whales, the surrounding area is fantastic for birding with a chance to see peregrine falcon, pelican, osprey, Brandt's and great blue heron along with great and reddish egret.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Los Angeles
  2. Day 2: Travel to San Ignacio Lagoon
  3. Days 3-7: San Ignacio Lagoon
  4. Day 8: Travel to Los Angeles & depart
  5. Day 9: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Feb to Mar
  • Group size: 10
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £3,995 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £3,295 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights between Los Angeles & Loreto
    • 1 night hotel in Los Angeles
    • 6 nights cabana in San Ignacio Lagoon
    • Most meals
    • Transfers
    • Park fees
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip


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

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