Baja California Whales

Return to US, Canada, Mexico

San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico  ~ Mar 2014

If you are looking for a fantastic gray whale adventure, check out Baja Discovery whale watching trips in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California. We were fortunate enough to get the last two spots, in the last whale watching trip, for the 2014 Gray Whale season.

San Ignacio lagoon is one of three winter mating and birthing areas for the migrating gray whale. Baja Discovery puts on a fantastic show. The camp is located on the sandy shores of San Ignacio lagoon, directly adjacent to the whale observation area. When we weren’t in the lagoon viewing, petting, and kissing the whales, we had front row seats watching mothers and babies, spy hop, breach, roll and play. This late in the season most of the single males and females had already left the lagoon, leaving us with frolicking, relaxed mothers and babies.

Though the camp is primitive, we had cots to sleep on, solar electricity, solar hot water showers, and fantastic meals! Not to mention twice a day trips out into the lagoon on small pangas (boats) where we viewed, photographed, petted and kissed gray whales.

In addition to the whale watching we explored tidal mud flats and kayaked through the mangroves. It was the trip of a lifetime and we recommend Baja Discovery to all!

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