Deeply-Touching Gray Whale Encounters

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What Is It Like To Touch a 45-foot Gray Whale?

It's a feeling unlike any other. An oasis in the rugged, desert landscape of Baja California, San Ignacio is the only place in the world where gray whales approach you.

Fly-In From Cabo San Lucas

Wonderfully remote yet just one hour and 55 minutes from Cabo San Lucas, we fly you in by private charter. Any Questions? Check out our pre-trip information.

Where is San Ignacio Lagoon

Four Days of Whale Encounters

Each winter gray whales migrate to the warm, shallow waters of San Ignacio Lagoon to mate and calve; bringing the world’s most extraordinary wildlife encounters. Come face to face with these gentle giants while staying in remote, beachfront glamping tents.

Above water, San Ignacio Lagoon is an adventure lovers’ paradise. Whether hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or birding, uncover the wild, rugged desert coastline; spending evenings marvelling at the uninterrupted starlit sky. This is where dreamlike encounters become a reality.

Gray Whale watching at San Ignacio lagoon baja california

Glamping Camp

Windproof, insulated, and heated, our premium wilderness tents are built to withstand the coldest nights in the desert. Your comfort comes first, and each tent features real beds, fine linens and plush pillows, an ensuite bathroom with hot and cold running water and excellent pressure, and 24-hour power and lights. Need to stay connected? There is Wi-Fi access everywhere in camp.

Our glamping camp welcomes whale lovers of all ages, with the added bonus that kids and teens go half price. We are also the only camp to feature fire pits and a bar and lounge tent, serving fine wine, craft beer and single malt scotches, big comfy couches and even a pool table!

Luxury Camp

Think of our luxury tents as one of the best pop-up hotel suites.

Our camp features all the amenities of the glamping camp, but with 12 large and luxurious tents, ensuring the utmost privacy. Each tent features an ensuite bathroom, a dresser in the bedroom as well as a separate sitting area with a couch and easy chairs – perfect for relaxing after a day of adventure.

"Baja Expeditions is the MOST wonderful tour group to the San Igancio Lagoon. The whales come right up to your boat and you can touch them. It is amazing. The guides are wonderful and the food is fabulous. I highly recommend this trip."

- Nancy M, Kansas City

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