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
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.