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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Trip Details

Start/End Destinations
Start: Loreto
End: La Paz

Wildlife Viewing

Expedition Type
Combo: Eco-Adventure Live-Aboard & Eco Camp

Age Range
Little Ones — Grandparents

Trip Rating
Easy — All Fitness Levels

February 18-27 (LAP-LOR)
February 18-27 (LOR-LAP)
March 10-19 (LAP-LOR) - SOLD OUT
March 10-19 (LOR-LAP) - SOLD OUT

Trip Duration
10 days, 9 nights

Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain, Chef, Camp & Boat Crew

Support Vessel
Catamaran El Mechudo & Panga Motor Skiff

Live-Aboard Catamaran El Mechudo & Safari-style Walk-in Tents (Eco Camp)

Itinerary Details

  • 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!)

Gear Provided

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

What Should You Bring?

  • Personal clothes and gear: 
    ~March: layers for sun, cold and wind
    (*detailed packing list in Welcome Packet)
  • Camera
  • Willingness to explore
  • Art supplies, if desired
  • Gratuities for BE team at your discretion
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