We wanted to thank you for everything you and the staff of Nautilus did to make our vacation a success. Everything was perfect. The staff out at the Lagoon did everything in their power to make our visit beyond enjoyable.
We had an unforgettable experience. So many memories and wonderful things that I carry in my memory and my heart forever. The service in the camp was 5 stars and if there were more stars they would take it. Excellent service, the camp very clean, comfortable and very important that it had a private bathroom in the bell house and not to mention hot water. The food was delicious . Great variety of food and top quality. All the staff gave us excellent service, very friendly and helpful. The experience with the whales was an experience like no other. The guides and captains know the area very well and I felt very safe under their command. They are very professional and know the area perfectly. They never compromised our safety. They always said, safety first! They consider the whales part of their family. They know and recognize them after so many trips through the years. Anyway, if you are considering this trip, don’t think too much about it, you won’t regret it and come with a company like Nautilus. Thank you for filling my heart with smiles and experiences that I will never forget. See you soon!
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Tuvimos una experiencie inolvidable. Tantos recuerdos y cosas maravillosas que me llevo en mi memoria y mi corazon para siempre. El servicio en el campamento fue de 5 estrellas y si hubieran mas estrellas se la llevarian. Excelente servicio, el campamento muy limpio, comodo y muy importante que tuviera bano privado en la casa de campana y no se diga agua calientita. La comida estuvo deliciosa . Gran variedad de comida y de primera calidad. Todo el staff nos dieron excelente servicio , muy amigable y servicial. La experiencia con las ballenas fue una experiencia como ninguna. Los guias y los capitanes conocen el area muy bien y me senti muy segura bajo su comando. Son muy profesionales y conocen el area perfectamente. Nunca comprometieron nuestra seguridad. Siempre decian , safety first ! Ellos consideran a las ballenas parte de su familia. Las conocen y las reconocen despues de tantos viajes a traves de los anos. En fin, si estan considerando este viaje, no lo piensen mucho no se van a arrepentir y vengan con una compania como Nautilus. Gracias por llenar mi corazon de sonrisas y experiencias que nunca olvidare. Hasta pronto!
We spent 4 amazing days on our whale watching experience at Tio Timo Camp. The entire crew was amazing, from the welcome champagne when we landed to the glamping tents, and, of course, lots of great whale watching experiences. The glamping tents were clean, comfortable (especially the bed) and included a full in-suite bathroom with a sink, flush toilet, and shower with plenty of hot water. Laurentina and her incredible staff were in charge of the food, which was excellent, with plenty to eat at every meal. Their service was attentive to any of our requests, and they all took great care of us. And most importantly there was lots of great whale watching – two outings the first half day we were there and then three per day the second and third full days. Randulfo was our guide and is extremely knowledgeable, with 40 years experience in San Ignacio Lagoon following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He shared lots of knowledge about the whales, their history in the lagoon, their behavioral habits, traits, markings, etc. We had whales around us every day and had several up-close encounters where we could pet them and even give them an occasional kiss. Our driver was Tito or Manuel (son and father) and both were great drivers going and coming from the whales as well as around them. Sten (El Vikingo) runs the camp and has it well organized and is constantly improving everything continuously. We highly recommend this experience for anyone who loves an outdoor adventure and experiencing mother nature’s largest and most incredible mammals!
I had a fantastic time with the Baha Expedition crew. Great food, comfortable accommodations, and a really outgoing staff made this a wonderful way to come and see the grey whales. Thanks so much for your hospitality!
My husband and I came to San Ignacio with the hopes to have a relaxing clamping trip. This trip far exceeded our expectations in every way. This trip is one of the most incredible ways to explore Baja and get to the know the locals like Peto, our whale behavior specialist, and his panga captians,Martin and Tito. Sten and Taya run Baja Exepeditions and have added their special touches to the tents. We stayed in the honeymoon tent complete with a sitting area, personal fire pit and adirondack chairs, and most importantly, a ensuite bathroom, electricity and internet! Poncho is a fantastic chef. The food and service thanks to Laurentina was surberb.
Of course, the main attraction is the California Gray Whales and they did not disappoint! We had numerous encounters with friendly whales that wanted to be touched! We have never seen whales in the act of mating and here, we saw the very intimate act of mating on every ride. Due to the overwhelming number of whales in the lagoon, it will take us several days to go through all of the amazing footage and pictures we took on this trip.
This was such a great experience that I look forward to the day we can take our kids and grandkids back with us. Thank you Baja Expeditions Team!
We traveled as a group of 6. None of us had been here before and all feel as this is definitely a bucket list item. Each of us had a positive interaction with the whales and had a fantastic time. The staff is so friendly and accomodating. As we were one of the largest groups yet, I think there were 11 others in camp too, there was a learning curve on water temp in showers, but the staff was very quick to respond. The food was yummy and those that had allergies were accommodated with no complaints. We enjoyed the fire pit and a short story about the history of the lagoon and the whale watching. If we had one recommendation to prepare for arrival it would be more warm clothes than clothes for Sun, and that rubber boots were provided so we didn’t really need water shoes. We thank you all for a fantastic time and we will be sure to share our positive experience with our clients, friends, and family! Best to you all.
Speechless, is how I would describe this trip. From the moment we were greeted when we got off the plane until the last minute. An impressive attention, unforgettable characters, absolute disposition, very different personalities (each and every one special) and a love that was consolidated in just 3 days! To all THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I hope I can come back one day. It is not only seeing such an incredible animal but what everyone does so that we have a unique experience! Thank you again for everything!
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Sin palabras es como describiria este viaje. Desde el momento en el que nos recibieron al bajar del avion hasta el ultimo minuto. Una atencion impresionante, caracteres inolvidables, disposicion absoluta personalidades muy diferentes (todas y cada una especiales) y un carino que se consolido en tan solo 3 dias! A todos MUCHAS GRACIAS, ojala pueda volver algun dia. No es solo el ver a semejante animal tan increible si no lo que hacen todos por que tengamos una experiencia unica! Otra vez muchas gracias por todo!!!!
This trip has been a memorable experience. From the flight in the plane, flying over Baja California Sur with its incredible landscapes. The camp facilities are excellent, you have many amenities. The tents are of a very good size, the beds very comfortable, the bathroom very practical. Very good to have so many trips to see the whales, with the wildlife each trip is different and you don’t know what will happen to you. The experienced pangueros are always looking for how to get close to the whales, but at the same time respecting them a lot. The guides who are knowledgeable about the whales and the area, enthusiastic in their work. I loved that there were so many shells and snails, although it is a shame the Catharine clams have been exploited so much. The staff at the camp are very friendly and attentive, always looking to help us. Many thanks for everything.
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Este viaje ha sido una experiencia memorable. Desde el vuelo en la avioneta, sobrevolando Baja California Sur con sus increibles paisajes. Las instalaciones del campamento son excelentes, tienes muchas comodidades. Las tiendas son de muy buen tamano, las camas muy comodas, el bano muy practico. Muy bueno tener tantos paseos a ver las ballenas, con la vida salvaje cada paseo es diferente y no se sabe lo que te tocara. Los pangueros experimentados y buscando siempre como colocarnos cerca de las ballenas, pero a la vez respetandolas mucho. Los guias conocedores de las ballenas y la zona, entusiastas en su trabajo. Me encanto que hubiera tantas conchas y caracoles, aunque es una lastima se haya explotado tanto las almejas catarinas. El personal en el campamento muy amable y atento, buscando siempre como atendernos. Muchas gracias por todo.
I never imagined having the whales so close, how playful they are, touching them, but above all, I loved being able to give the baby whale a kiss. An incredible experience, with adventure, patience, many surprises, and peace. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, giving us your time, and for an unforgettable trip that I hope can be repeated. A great pleasure to meet you all, incredible camp and everything together.
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Nunca me imagine tener a las ballenas tan cerca, lo juguetonas que son, tocarlas, pero sobre todo me encanto poder darle un beso a la ballena bebe. Una experiencia increible, con aventura, paciencia, muchas sorpresas y paz. Gracias por compartir sus conocimientos con nosotros, darnos su tiempo y por un viaje inovidable que espero se pueda repetir. Un gusto enorme conocerlos a todos, increible el camp y todo en conjunto.
Incredible experience. Something that I will never forget. I wouldn’t change anything about this trip. The attention and effort of each of the staff members exceeded all my expectations. I hope I can return many more times.
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Increible experiencia. Algo que nunca se me va a olvidar. No habria nada que cambiaria de este viaje. La atencion y el esfuerzo de cada unos de los integrantes del staff supero todas mis Mexpectativas. Espero poder regresar muchas veces mas.