Whale Watching in Baja

Grey whales migrate every winter from the arctic waters of North America to mate and calf their young in the protected lagoons and bays of the Baja California Sur

Baja peninsula, comes alive with gray whales and their fans each winter. We offer whale enthusiasts the most direct route to this isolated lagoon with the help of special flight arrangements. Enjoy a picturesque flight filled with panoramic views of this rugged coastline. San Ignacio is the place to experience gray whales. It’s no wonder why our trip is touted in “1000 Places to See before You Die!”

The Baja Expeditions team will meet you in the lobby of Hacienda Hotel, in San Diego CA, and accompany you on a flight, delivering you to this remote and pristine desert world; the perfect place to enjoy three full days of friendly encounters with the gray whales, from the comfort and safety of our well-situated base camp. The San Ignacio Lagoon, a sleepy fishing town in the middle of Pacific side of the

Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve

  • Mexico’s largest protected area — 2,546,790 Ha

  • Over 500,000 migratory birds winter in Coastal Pacific Baja

  • Nesting birds include: Osprey, Brown Pelican, Reddish Egret, Terns, and Snowy Plover.

  • 1/3 of the 450 species of plants are found in shrub-like forms.

  • This is the most remote, least populated area in the country — less than one person per 2 km!

You’ll see many different behaviors—nursing, playing, and even mating—during twice-daily skiff excursions to the whale viewing area. The residents of the lagoon established strict regulations enforced inside the area which protect the whales and provide guests with the most intimate whale watching experience in the world.

Also known as Campo Ramon, our catered camp is situated at water’s edge with safari style tents with solar-powered lights, platform beds, and heated showers. The whales are the main attraction but guests rave about our doting staff, always working hard to create delicious meals and make your days and nights comfortable and carefree.

The intrepid traveler wishing to see more sides of Baja can fly into Loreto, La Paz, or Cabo and rent a car or charter transport to the lagoon. Flexible packages based on your desired amount of whale watching excursions make it easy to create your ideal trip.

Twice-daily skiff rides deliver you to the whale viewing area, where you'll observe these gentle giants rolling, breaching, and tending their young. Groups gather in the spacious palapa lounge for nightly natural history talks after delicious meals are served

In between whale watching excursions, you can kayak through the labyrinth mangrove estuaries to bird watch in this natural aviary, or comb the peaceful shoreline to discover remnants of the sea.

The lagoon is part of a 248-mile coastline wetland complex that contains mangroves, estuaries, intertidal and salt flats, and provides critical habitat for sea turtles, migratory birds and fish. Due to its ecological importance, Laguna San Ignacio is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve and Whale Sanctuary. Our catered camp is situated at water’s edge with safari-style tents, cots, and solarheated showers to make your days and nights comfortable and carefree. With delicious Mexican food and happy hour each evening, capture a lifetime of memories as you grow to love and respect the gray whales as much as we do.

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