Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Terry Parker

Gray Whale Encounters – Baja

Gray Whale Encounters – Baja

sqwhaleheadThis is it –world famous whale watching in Baja! This is where people lean right out of their boats to pet these mammoth creatures. Join us this winter and treat yourself to this awe-inspiring experience.

Our expeditions have been designed with convenience and comfort in mind. We arrange for you to stay in a beautiful hotel in La Paz the night before we depart for the trip. During the whale watching, we retire to the comfort of our new cabanas right near the shores of the Pacific Lagoons – the breeding grounds for the gray whales. Trips are scheduled in peak season – you may well get an opportunity to pet these gentle giants yourself! Just imagine a 40-ton mammal at your fingertips . . .


  • Certified, bilingual naturalist guides
  • Whale watching motorboat and crew
  • Round transportation from La Paz hotel to Magdalena Bay
  • All food and beverages during expedition
  • Two nights accommodation

If you require extra nights accommodation in La Paz, we’ll be delighted to make the necessary reservations on your behalf.

“Every year the Gray Whale makes its annual migration from the Chirikof Basin to Magdelena Bay, a round trip of some 12,400 miles making it the longest migration by any mammal. During the Gray’s winter visit, they calve and nurse in the shallow lagoons. These amazing Gray Whale nursing grounds are protected by strict Mexican environmental and ecological legislation. We are careful to observe these regulations by exclusively working with licensed cooperatives that have trained boat drivers. This in turn helps support local fishermen and their families.”

Quick Facts

Cost: $509.94 CAD USD
5% GST tax included
Duration: 2 Days
Trip Type: Tropical Expedition
Skill Level: Beginner
Rendezvous Point: La Paz, Mexico

Upcoming Trip Dates

  • Thu Feb 01 - Sat Feb 03, 2018   Book Now
  • Sat Feb 03 - Mon Feb 05, 2018   Book Now
  • Thu Feb 15 - Sat Feb 17, 2018   Book Now
  • Sat Feb 17 - Mon Feb 19, 2018   Book Now
  • Thu Mar 01 - Sat Mar 03, 2018   Book Now

To get more information or book a date call us at 1-800-297-6927


Day 1: After arriving in La Paz you’ll check into your hotel room and get ready for an early start the next day.

Day 2: You’ll betransferred in our air-conditioned private van to the shores of the Pacific Lagoons at Lopez Mateos – considered to be the finest whale watching area in the La Paz area (transfer time is 3.5 hours).

Typically within minutes of clambering aboard our motor skiffs we’re out in the bay surrounded by whales. The spectacle is quite amazing and several close up encounters are practically guaranteed. Returning to the shore it’s just a two-minute stroll to our accommodations. Relax and then freshen up before dining in our Palapa Restaurant with a fresh seafood meal.

Day 3: Arise to a Mexican breakfast before our second whale watching trip. We’ll venture out into the bay for a second opportunity to immerse ourselves amongst the whales.


For the last ten years, many of our guests have been thrilled by whales that swim right alongside our boats, giving people the extraordinary opportunity to pet them.

We’ll return to Lopez Mateos for a delicious lunch and then transfer back to La Paz.  We arrive around 4:00 p.m.,  which gives time for anyone wishing to connect on through to Los Cabos the same day.


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