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.
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.
Expedition Day 1
San Diego to San Ignacio Lagoon
Transfer from your hotel, by comfortable motor coach, to one of three
air fields nearSan Diego, having a light snack en route. Our airplane
will already be waiting for you, and after a quick baggage inspection,
take you to the Lagoon’s landing strip. Flight time is approximately
two hours,depending on weather conditions and type of aircraft used.
Our guides will greet you and serve you lunch (sandwiches, fruits,
beverages) on your way to the base camp. Upon arrival, an orientation
to camp procedures and assignment of tents will leave you fully prepared
to begin your adventure.
Time to relax and explore the surroundings or comb the beach before Happy
Hour beginning at 5:30 PM, followed by a delicious welcome dinner (Snack, L, D)
Expedition Day 2 to 4
San Ignacio Lagoon Base Camp
On your first full day in camp, you will be fitted with a PFD (life jacket) and waterproof
wading boots that you´ll use while in camp. After a short safety briefing, it´s
finally time for your first exciting excursion to see the gray whales! Each excursión
starts with a short, 10 minute skiff ride into the whale-viewing area of the Lagoon,
where we can observe the gray whales spy hopping, breaching and nurturing their
Young. Each skiff is a accompanied by an experienced guide and skiff driver, who can
point out the many whale behaviors.
After approximately two hours of whale whatching, we return to our camp where you
have the opportunity to take a warm, solar heated shower.
Enjoy lunch; then it´s time for a short walk along the beach or a kayaking excursión,
or just some relaxing with a book from our camp library.
We´ll try to spot more gray whales and their calves in the Lagoon during our early
afternoon excursión. After our return, there will be another opportunity to take a
warm water shower or relax before our daily happy hour, wich begins at 5:30 each
Both alcoholic and non-alcholic beverages are served, along with tantalizing
appetizers, as you watch a breath taking sunset over the Lagoon.
Dinner is buffet-style, and often includes fresh fish and home-made tortillas. After
dinner, one of our experienced guides will present a natural history talk to help you
learn more about the Baja península, its local people and the marine wildlife of the
Lagoon. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to star-gaze while you are
here. On your last evening, join our Mexican fiesta farewell dinner, where you can
dance to Baja folk songs played by local musicians as you créate another fond
memory. (B/L/D daily).
Trip rating: Easy
Perfect for families. Activities include 2 whale watching
excursions per day, and optional activities such as hiking and bird watching.
Trip Dates 2017:
3-7, 7-11, 11-15, 15-19, 19-23, 23-27, 27 - Mar 3
3-7, 7-11, 11-15, 15-19, 19-23, 23-27, 27-31
Self Arrival Dates 2017:
3-4, 7-8, 11-12, 15-16, 19-20, 23-24, 27-28
3-4, 7-8, 11-12, 15-16, 19-20, 23-24, 27-28
5 days 4 nights with 3 full days of whale watching.
*Price does not include the conservation fee @ $25pp. (Laguna San Ignacio is
part of the Biosphere Reserve Vizcaino Desert, NPA, wich require tramit a passport for stay more then 3 days in the NPA.)
Expedition Day 5
San Ignacio Lagoon to San Diego
After breakfast, we pack and say our last good-byes to San Ignacio Lagoon. In midmorning,
our Baja Expeditions bus will transfer you to the landing strip where you
will board the airplane to return to the U.S. Once we land, our chartered bus will be
waiting to deliver us back to the hotel. The arrival at your Hotel in San Diego is
planned for early evening. We recommend that you schedule your return flight for
the following morning in case of any delay. (B/L)
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required to reserve space in the camp.
Final balance is due at 60 days prior to departure date.
- Ground transfer from your hotel in San Diego to air field on day 1 and return on day 5.
- Air transportation to san Ignacio camp on day 1 and return on day 5.
- Comfortable, catered camping on nights 1 to 5; Walk-in tent and cot; sleep kit
(sleeping pad, sleeping bag, liner and pillow).
- Snack/L/D on day 1, B/L/D on Days 2 to 4 and B/L on Day 5.
- 2 whale watching expeditions on days 2 to 4; kayaks available in camp.
- Services of knowledgeable guides and caring crew members.
- Detailed pre-departure information to help you plan your trip.