Whales & Whales — Camp & Cruise
Choose this perfect combination itinerary to experience whales on both sides of the peninsula. Fly into Loreto, then travel across the peninsula over land to San Ignacio Lagoon, a whale watcher’s paradise, where Pacific gray whales end their annual migration south from the Arctic to mate and calve in protected waters. 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, as well local ecology, environmental education for school groups and conservation projects.
For the other half of your trip, you will return to the Sea of Cortez to travel under sail on our live-aboard Catamaran El Mechudo and explore the Mechudo Corridor, the islands and coastline between Loreto and La Paz. You will follow the migrations paths of blue, fin, Minke, humpback, sperm, and orca whales. Curious common and bottlenose dolphins often approach our vessel and surf the waves of our bow wakes. You will also have time for kayaking through the mangrove estuaries, birdwatching in the arroyos and relaxing beach strolls. Enjoy delicious catered meals prepared with fresh local ingredients. A portion of the proceeds from your expedition goes to support local programming.
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End: La Paz
Combo: Eco-Adventure Live-Aboard & Eco Camp
Little Ones — Grandparents
Easy — All Fitness Levels
March 10-19 (LOR-LAP) - SOLD OUT
March 10-19 (LAP-LOR)
10 days, 9 nights
Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain, Chef, Camp & Boat Crew
USD $5,800 per cabin and tent (based on double occupancy)
First night in Loreto hotel; 4 days in San Ignacio Lagoon; 4 days sailing Loreto - La Paz; last night in La Paz hotel
Round-trip ground transportation from Loreto to San Ignacio Lagoon between expedition sections
2 whale-watching sessions per full day in San Ignacio Lagoon. No whale-watching on arrival or departure days
Sessions with naturalist guides
Our flexible itineraries are designed to change with weather, tides and animals' habits
Minimum: 6 guests for trip to go; Maximum: 8 guests (Questions? Contact us!)
Expedition gear, plus equipment for kayak, SUP, snorkel, and bird watching
Food & Drinks
Local seafood, Mexican & International cuisine
Local fresh juices and waters
Cerveza, wine, spirits by request — in moderation
Other Cool Stuff
Kayak in Mangrove estuary at Eco Camp; kayak & paddleboard when Catamaran El Mechudo is on anchor
Want to see more? Visit our Photo Gallery
Contributions to preserve Wild Baja are greatly appreciated, tax deductible, and help protect San Ignacio Lagoon and the Mechudo Corridor!
What Should You Bring?
Personal clothes and gear:
~March: layers for sun, cold and wind
(*detailed packing list in Welcome Packet)
Willingness to explore
Art supplies, if desired
Gratuities for BE team at your discretion