Whale watching in Los cabos

Our Whale watching tours in Baja California

Baja California is a migratory hotspot for many species of whale from the breaching humpback or the gentle sperm whale to the largest animal on the planet: the blue whale. The unique characteristics of the Sea of Cortez, that provide safe nursing grounds for newborns, mean that a number of these species have learned to retrace instinctive routes back to their birth grounds in Baja California. This is an incredible experience: a true spectacular of nature.


Cabo San Lucas La Paz

Whale Watching tours in Cabo San Lucas

Whale watching in Cabo

Season : December 15 – April 15th

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Combo Snorkeling + Whale watching

snorkeling combo

Season : December 15 – April 15th

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Whale Shark tours in La Paz

Swim with whale sharks

Snorkeling Tour

Season : October to May

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Sea lion snorkeling & Whale shark combo

Snorkeling Combo

Season : October to April

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Sea lion Dive & Whale shark Combo

Diving + Snorkeling

Season : October to May

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Whale Watching Season in Baja California

The best place to see humpback whales breaching, slapping and fluking in from Cabo San Lucas. During this time it’s normal to see huge pods of dolphins, frequent grey whales and occasional orcas swimming right up close to shore. Whales of all species will travel all the way into the north of the Sea of Cortez.

Arguably the most breath-taking close encounter with gentle giants occurs in Magdelana Bay where grey whales bring their calves to the surface for human interaction!

  • Humpback whale

    The humpback whale season officially opens on December 15 and finishes on April 15.

  • Grey whales

    Over on the Pacific side at Magdelena Bay we see the grey whales from January until April with February- March being the optimal time to visit.

  • Whale shark

    From October to April, swim with the Whale sharks in the bay of La Paz.

humpback whale

Select your boat on your Baja California whale watching tour

In Los Cabos whale watching boats come in many different shapes and sizes and a standard tour is 3 hours. The most popular vessel would be a panga option: smaller boats are permitted to get closer to the whales.

With Cabo Private Guide you can upgrade for a different kind of experience based on the size of your group. Or, if you want to combine activities such as whale watching and snorkeling, for example. Other available vessels include a Catamaran or luxury yachts starting at 36 feet. Both options include open bar and lunch.

All our boat charters for whale watching have met the requirements needed to operate in this regulated activity and display the required flag.

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