Blue Whale Tours, Loreto Sea of Cortez


Observe the magnificent Blue Whale on the Sea of Cortez from Loreto B.C.S.

7:30-2 pm 2+ People Jan 25-Mar 25 Group Discounts

Blue Whale Watching Tours in the Loreto National Marine Park- Jan 25-Mar 25, 2021

Whale watching tours from Loreto is a world class experience. Calm (hopefully) seas, small intimate boats, and all around the sound of these giants breathing. Every Spring the Loreto National Marine Park is host to Blue Whales, the largest creatures on earth. We also see Fin Whales, Humpbacks, dolphins, mantas and other wildlife on this tour. We provide our tours on traditional Mexican pangas with new motors, radios, shade and dry storage. Boats hold anywhere from 6 to 13 folks.

Picnic Lunch

No "box lunch" here! Fresh made Mexican specialties (Burritos, Empenadas,Tamales),fresh veggies, fruit, cheese, and corn tortillas for the gluten free. Vegetarians Welcome.

Wildlife Viewing

Along with seeing the largest creatures on earth, we also may see Fin Whales, Humpbacks, dolphins, mantas and other wildlife on this tour.

Safety First

All of our boats are fully permitted to operate in Mexican waters as well as the National Marine Park. Every year for the last 11 years we have aquired our Whale Watching Permits from CONAP. Each boat is equip with: life jackets, radios, emergency beacons, New 4 stroke motors, professional captain.

In addition

No bathrooms on board our boats. Be prepared to use a basic onboard porta bano with privacy screen (or over side).

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Trip Itinerary

Tours begin early to take advantage of low light angles (easier to see spouts) and smooth water. We can adjust start times for cruisers and late arrivals but earlier is better. If wind comes up during tour we make pick up arrangements.

7:30 AM - Loreto Marina
Meet at Whale Shark Statue and from there to your boat and captain.
7:30-8:30 AM- Travel to observation area
Travel to area where the whales have settled for the Spring. Looking for Dolphins, birds, and turtles along the way.
8:30-12:30 PM- Whale Watching
Observing dolphins, Fin Whales, Mantas, Humpback Whales and Blues.
1-1:30 PM- Lunch
IF we are near a beach on any of the islands on route to the whales, we can stop here for lunch and exploration. This is not required. If folks would like the entirety of their trip dedicated to whale watching, of course we can do so.
Head back to Loreto when folks would like to leave. (P.S. If you do stay for an extended time please don’t forget to tip the catptain extra.

Be Sure To Bring

Hat, sunglasses, camera, batteries, sunscreen and layers. Mornings start cool, but afternoons warm up.

"I really appreciate how repsectful your captains were while showing us the whales. They too love these amazing creatures and you can tell that they didn't want to disturb them"
Boulder City, CO


It is AMAZING the footage a drone can take of whales.  Scientist have gained so much information (see “snot bot” video here) and without molesting these beautiful creatures.  Who they do bother is folks on other boats who have come from all over the world to witness these amazing creatures.  If you have a drone you MUST advise us ahead of time.  We are happy to find a solo whale with no observers so as not to bother other whale watchers.  The Marine Park has not set rules yet for drones and whale watching in the Sea of Cortez but will be forced to if a few folks are careless.  Thanks in advance for your understanding.


Jan 25th-Mar 15th

Blue and Grey Whale Watching

One day Blue Whales on the Sea of Cortez, Another day Grey Whale watching. The perfect way to see the best that Baja has to offer.
"This is why I come back each year. The peacefulness, the scenery and the whales. Just magical"
Calgary, Canada

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"Our family looks forward to our annual adventures. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us! Until next year amigos! "
Cynthia B.
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