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This adventure takes you to the birthplace of the gray whale - where you can pet the babies!
Oh my! I heard about this somewhere and, as we walked to our next meeting, we stumbled on this little office. We were so excited and became more so as we heard the details of this adventure and looked at the photographs. We might say "once in a lifetime" now and then - but this tour is like no other!
After their long journey from Alaska, the gray whales arrive to the shallow and warm waters of Guerrero Negro, San Ignacio and Magdalena Bays in the Baja California Peninsula Mx.
When you visit these special sanctuaries between January and March, you can see the whales mating, giving birth, nursing and playing with their young. You might see a newborn learning how to use his blowhole for the first time.
This day begins with a flight in a Cessna Grand Caravan which holds 13 passengers. The flight is 1 1/2 hours in length and interesting flight-seeing as you pass over the peninsula coastline. As you approach Magdalena Bay, you will see the whales and, realizing how much closer you are going to get to these mammals will certainly speed up your heartrate.
Your tour guide is bi-lingual and will be able to pass along lots of information about the natural history of the area, as well as the life cycle of these whales.
Upon landing, you will board a boat and head out to "whale country". Because whales are wild animals, there are no guarantees as to how much interaction you will experience, but about 40% of the time you may get the opportunity to touch these babies. You will spend about 3 hours on the water, and the entire time you will be entertained in a way that few people ever dream of.
A fabulous lunch follows, with lobster dip and chips, fish and lobster entrees, and all the accompaniments to give it a Mexican flavor. Snacks of cookies, chips, and more will be made available at different times of the day.
Please note that in Cabo San Lucas there is some confusion about ship time vs local time. Please see your purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you do not miss your excursion. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while you are sailing.
Please bring a valid ID, as well as a windbreaker, hat, long pants, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, your camera and lots of film.
This trip is available from January 15 to March 25 only.
Please notify us if you are on a special diet or have any food allergies.
* Due to the nature of this tour, the operator requires a minimum of 8 people in order to run the trip. If you have less than 8 people in your party and your tour does get confirmed, that means they have enough additional people to meet the minimum. In the rare occurrence that those additional people cancel the tour, the operator will get in contact with you to see if you can move to a different date where the minimum has been met. If they are unable to make the change and the tour does not run we will refund you in full.
Days offered: 7 days a week