Pacific Gray Whales (Drive-In)
San Ignacio Lagoon is a whale watcher’s paradise, as the Pacific gray whales make their annual migration south from the Arctic to these protected waters to mate and calve. The lagoon forms part of the Vizcaino Reserve, the largest Natural Protected Area in Latin America. Our programming supports local research efforts to learn about and protect gray whales and their habitat. It’s no wonder our trip is touted in “1,000 Places to See before You Die.” The trip rating is easy and is perfect for families.
You drive in, arriving at 3 p.m. Accommodations and meals are the same as for the guests flying in. There are two whale-watching excursions every 24 hours, in which you'll go into the lagoon to observe and interact with the gray whales as they spy hop, breach and nurture their young. The stay also includes opportunities for nature walks and kayaking and bird watching in the mangrove estuaries. Our naturalists and guides will help you get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience and learn more about the importance of our planet's large mammals like the gray whales. Flexible itineraries leave you time on either end to explore the town of San Ignacio.
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Start: San Ignacio Lagoon (drive-in)
End: San Ignacio Lagoon (drive-away)
Little Ones — Grandparents
Easy — All Fitness Levels
2 — 4 nights
Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain, Chef, Camp Crew
Safari-style Walk-In Tent
First night: USD $320 per person. Following nights: USD $390 per person, per night; based on double occupancy tents. USD $170 single supplement
- Minimum stay of 2 nights required
2 Whale-watching sessions during full days at camp (weather permitting)
No Whale-watching on arrival or departure days
Sessions with naturalist guides
Eco Camp Capacity: 24 guests
Our flexible itineraries are designed to change with weather, tides and animals' habits
Expedition gear, plus equipment for kayaking & bird watching
Food & Drinks
Local seafood, healthy Mexican & International cuisine
Local fresh juices and waters
Cerveza, wine, spirits by request — in moderation
What Should You Bring?
Personal clothes and gear:
February — mid April: layers for sun, cold, and wind*
(*detailed packing list in Welcome Packet)
Willingness to explore
Art supplies, if desired
Enough to cover personal transportation costs
Gratuities for BE team at your discretion