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San Ignacio Lagoon Whale Watching Camp

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 16 people
Destination(s): Mexico  
Specialty Categories: Whale Watching   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: February - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2295 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2295 US Dollar (USD)

A charter flight delivers you to this remote and pristine desert world—the perfect place from which to observe these majestic animals in their winter breeding grounds. It's just a short skiff ride into the Lagoon, where you'll experience the thrill of a friendly whale surfacing just a few feet away. In between whale watching excursions, you can kayak through the labyrinth mangrove estuaries to bird watch in this natural aviary, or comb the peaceful shoreline to discover remnants of the sea. Our experienced guides are always ready to lend a hand and share their knowledge.

Our catered camp is situated at water's edge with safari-style tents, cots, and solar-heated showers to make your days and nights comfortable and carefree. You’ll dine on delicious Mexican food and enjoy happy hour each evening as you watch the crimson sun set behind the Lagoon. Capture a lifetime of memories as you grow to love and respect the gray whales as much as we do.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: San Diego to San Ignacio Lagoon. Today we will transfer by comfortable motor coach from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego to a nearby air field. After a quick baggage inspection our airplane will take us to the Lagoon’s landing strip. Flight time is approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival, an orientation to camp procedures and assignment of tents will leave you fully prepared to begin your adventure. You have time to relax and explore the surroundings or comb the beach before happy hour, followed by a delicious welcome dinner. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 2-4: San Ignacio Lagoon Base Camp. Whale watching excursions begin with a short 10 minute skiff ride into the whale viewing area of San Ignacio Lagoon. There, for approximately 90 minutes, you will observe the gray whales spy hopping, breaching and nurturing their young. Your experienced guide and skiff driver will point out the many behaviors you will see. The morning excursion will be followed by lunch, and time to enjoy a short walk along the beach, kayaking excursion or just some relaxing time with a book from our camp library. A return to the whale viewing area in the early afternoon will give you another opportunity to spot more gray whales and their calves.

Following the two whale watching excursions it will be time to relax before our daily happy hour and a buffet-style dinner. After dinner, one of our experienced guides will present a natural history talk about the Baja Peninsula, its local people and the marine wildlife in the Lagoon. Be sure to take advantage of the amazing star gazing while you are here. On your last evening, join our Mexican fiesta farewell dinner, where you can dance to Baja folk songs played by local musicians as you create another fond memory. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: San Ignacio Lagoon to San Diego. After breakfast, we pack and say our last good-byes to San Ignacio Lagoon. In mid-morning, our M06399 bus will transfer you to the landing strip where you will board the airplane to return to the border. Once we land, our chartered bus will be waiting to deliver us back to the hotel. Our arrival at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego is planned for early evening. We recommend that you schedule your return flight for the following morning in case of any delay. Includes: (B), (L).

Note: This is a general itinerary and is subject to change without previous notice. Hotel nights in San Diego before the trip and on the evening of Day 5 are not included in the trip fee.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Comfortable, catered camping on nights 1-5
- Snack/L/D on day 1, B/L/D on Days 2-4 and B/L on Day 5
- Walk-in tent and cot
- Sleep kit (tent, Therm-a-rest mattress, sleeping bag, liner and pillow), 2 whale watching expeditions on days 2-4
- Kayaks available in camp
- Ground transfer from hotel Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego to air field on day 1 and return on day 5, air transportation to san Ignacio camp on day 1 and return on day 5
- Services of knowledgeable guides and caring crew members
- Detailed pre-departure information to help you plan your trip.

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