Wild About Whales Eco Camp + Seafari + Road Trip

This is the perfect mix of an itinerary to experience whales on both sides of the peninsula. Fly into Loreto, then take a road trip across the peninsula 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 sail on El Mechudo catamaran and explore the Mechudo Corridor, the islands and rugged coastline between Loreto and La Paz. You will follow the migration 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 conservation programming.. You can also start your trip in La Paz and experience all the above mentioned, only "counter clockwise" with your trip ending in Loreto.

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Trip Details

Season 2020 / Option 1
Start: Loreto
End: La Paz
March 9 - 19
March 21 - 31

 

Activity
Wildlife Viewing

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

Age Range
Little Ones — Grandparents

Trip Rating
Easy — All Fitness Levels

Season 2020 / Option 2
Start: La Paz
End: Loreto
March 9 - 19
March 21 - 31

Trip Duration
11 days, 10 nights

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

Support Vessel
Catamaran El Mechudo & Panga Motor Skiff

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

Itinerary Details

  • USD $6,000 per cabin and tent (2 persons max.)
  • USD $1,500 for an extra person in tent and cabin 1 & 2 as they accommodate 3 persons max, ideal for kids
  • First night in La Paz hotel, followed by 4 days sailing aboard El Mechudo, transfer from Loreto to San Ignacio Eco Camp
  • 5 days at San Ignacio Lagoon; transfer to and last night lodging in Loreto hotel
  • If your trip begins in Loreto and ends in La Paz, the same services are provided but in their respective order
  • 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 expert naturalist guides
  • Our flexible itineraries are designed to change with weather, tides and animals' habits
  • Minimum: 6 guests for trip to proceed; Maximum: 8 guests (Questions? Please 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

Stuff You'll Need

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