Blue Whale Tours, Loreto Sea of Cortez

BLUE WHALE WATCHING TOUR

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

$115 USD/adult
2+ People Jan 10-Mar 20 food included 8am-1:30pm

Blue Whale Watching Tours in the Loreto National Marine Park

Whale-watching tours from Loreto are a world-class experience. Every Spring, the Loreto National Marine Park hosts the most giant creatures on earth, Blue Whales. On this tour we can also see Fin Whales, Humpbacks, dolphins, mantas, and other wildlife. We provide tours on traditional Mexican pangas with new motors, radios, shade, and dry storage. Boats are permitted to take anywhere from 7-19 passengers

Book Here

Use the online form below to book your tour to see the Blue Whales. If you are staying South of Loreto, contact us to arrange pick ups.

Planyo online booking system

If you're have children 4 or younger for the tour please let us know and we can see about arranging a private tour.

Safety First

All of our boats are fully permitted to operate in Mexican waters and the National Marine Park. For the last 11 years, we have acquired our Whale Watching Permits from CONAP. Each boat is equipped with: life jackets, radios, emergency beacons, New 4-stroke motors, professional captain.

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.

Lunch included

No "box lunch" here! Freshly prepared Mexican specialties (ex: Burritos, Empanadas, or Tamales), fresh veggies, and fruit. We can accommodate dietary restrictions and most requests with ample notification.

Logistics

Each year the whales "settle" in a different part of the park. Sometimes to the North, and sometimes to the South. Some weeks the trips are shorter since the whales are closer, other times the trips are longer as we need to go out farther to find them. Thank you for your understanding.

Be Sure To Bring

Sunscreen, Sunglasses, extra snacks, Camera, batteries, and warm layers. All Boats have shade and dry storage on board.

Tour Includes

Food, drinks, necessary equipment. Not included: gratuity to captain or guide, National Marine Park entry fees ($5 USD) can be purchased in cash at our office or at the Marina.

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Trip Itinerary

Tours begin early to take advantage of low light angles (easier to see spouts) and smooth water.

8:00 AM -Meet at Marina
We meet at the Blue Whale statue by the Loreto Marina.
8:00-9:00 AM- Travel to observation area
Travel to area where the whales have settled for the season. We’ll also be looking for dolphins, birds, and turtles along the way.
9:00-12:30 PM- Whale Watching
Observing dolphins, Fin Whales, Mantas, Humpback Whales and Blues.
1 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 guaranteed as the purpose of the tour is to go see the whales.
1:30 pm
Head back 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.
"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"
Frank
Boulder City, CO

A WORD ON DRONES AND WHALE WATCHING

It is AMAZING the footage a drone can take of whales.  Scientists have gained so much information (learn about the “snot bot” here) without molesting these beautiful creatures.  Who drones do bother are 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 and arrange for a private tour ahead of time AND have permission from the Marine Park. We are NOT allowed to fly drones within the Marine Park without permission. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

"This is why I come back each year. The peacefulness, the scenery and the whales. Just magical"
Lynn
Calgary, Canada

$280.00

/person
Feb 05-Mar 15th

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Transportation Services from Loreto International Airport

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