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.

$90-$100/person
2+ People Feb 05-Mar 25 Group Discounts

Blue Whale Watching Tours in the Loreto National Marine Park- Feb 05-Mar 21, 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.

March 17th Update. Blues appear to be leaving, We still have Fins and Humpbacks.

Our last two excursions we have not seen the Blues however we are still seeing Humpbacks and frisky Fin Whales. Weather has been lovely and we've had a wonderful days out on the water, but alas, no Blues. We are happy to offer tours to see whales however we do not promise Blue Whales at this time.

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.

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.

Picnic Lunch

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

Logistics

In order to cut down on travel time by boat, to get folks with the whales sooner, and reduce the cost of a tour, we are now meeting South of Loreto at Puerto Esconodido. We have two options for this tour. 1. Is to meet us in Loreto to be transported down South, 2. Meet us by rental car at our launch location, 3. Beach pick up if you are staying at Villas del Palmar.

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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 but earlier is better. If you are coming by rental car we can meet you at the API building at Puerto Escondido, If you require a ride, no worries we meet here in Loreto to head South to our launch site.

7:00 AM Meet in Loreto
If you do not have a rental car and would like a ride down to our launching area, we meet at 7am at our office to travel down South (don’t worry! The ride back provided as well).
7:30 AM -Meet at Puerto Escondido
If you have a rental car, we meet you at the API building of Puerto Escondido. We can provide directions for the meeting point.
7:30-8:00 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.
8:00-12:30 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 required. If folks would like the entirety of their trip dedicated to whale watching, of course we can do so.
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.

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"
Frank
Boulder City, CO

A WORD ON DRONES AND WHALE WATCHING

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.  We are NOT permitted to fly drones within the Marine Park. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

$265.00

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