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Baja Mexico: Majestic Grey Whales – Whale Watching

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 20 people
Destination(s): Mexico  
Specialty Categories: Marine Biology   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: February
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2199 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2199 US Dollar (USD)

- Our tours are only on the dates listed unless you book a custom trip with a minimum of 10 people.

Majestic Grey Whales Watching in Baja, Mexico February 9-14th.

Grey Whales are amazing creatures living 50-60 years, growing to over 50 feet, and weighing around 36 tons! It is with great respect and concern for their conservation and protection that we embark on this whale watching journey of the heart. Each year in October the Grey Whales make a 2-3 month journey of 5,000–6,800 miles (8,000–11,000 km) from the Bering Sea down to the western coast of Baja Mexico to give birth to their calves (perfect for whale watching). By late March they are ready to make their way back north with their young children – well fed for the long journey north.

On this spiritual journey with author Susan Gregg, we will get close-up and personal with the Grey Whales, sending them energy and love. Just for a moment, imagine touching and connecting to one of these majestic mammals – running your hand over her bumpy back, looking deeply into her eye as she rolls over in the waters. There is something amazingly magical and transformational that happens when you look into the eyes of one of these creatures. There’s no description for the feeling of meeting a Grey Whale and her babies up-close – witnessing this beauty is a special experience.

Magdalena Bay Habitat

We’ll be staying on Magdalena Bay in comfortable walk-in tents along the beach, with special showers, and yummy Mexican food. Magdalena Bay is ranked by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the nine most important coastal habitats in all of Mexico. Each evening our local guide will chat about the whales and wildlife of the area giving us a deeper appreciation of this delicate ecologic balance. Water activities feature whale watching from skiffs and paddling kayaks through tangled mangrove estuaries rich with wildlife. On land, you’ll have fun walking on – or tumbling down – towering sand dunes, along miles of unspoiled beaches.

Day 1: February 9th La Paz, Mexico. Whale Watching Baja. Depart home for La Paz, Mexico today! If you leave home early you can get here early and have time to walk around town and explore. We’ll be meeting for dinner tonight so you’ll want to make sure you arrive so you can join us. Simply take a taxi to the Hotel Marina (~$12.00 USD). If you flight arrives late that is fine – make sure you’re ready to depart at 8:00 am tomorrow morning for our transport to Magdalena Bay!

Day 2: February 10th Magdalena Bay. Whale Watching Baja. This morning we rise and shine for our 8:00 am transport to Mag Bay. When we arrive we will have lunch and then get in our boats for our first whale encounter! We’ll be staying overnight at our tented camp on the beach for the next 3 nights.

Each day will be spent connecting with the Gray Whales and nature. Using the stars, the sand and the ocean, you’ll to shift your awareness and deeply transform the way you connect with mother earth and your life. Our intent is for you to come away from this experience with a connection to your limitlessness spirit that is elemental in nature. The whales will help you see the world through new eyes, softened by love and expanded by the wisdom of the ages. After all, how can your life remain the same once you experience the presence of eternity? Includes:(B),(L),(D)

Days 3-4: February 11-12th Magdalena Bay. Whale Watching Tour. Today and tomorrow we’ll be out on the boats twice a day to meet the whales. There will be time for our group to come together and share and for other activities too – like kayaking and exploring the dunes. Includes:(B),(L),(D)

Day 5: February 13th Depart Mag Bay for La Paz. Grey Whale Watching
Today is our last morning whale watching. After lunch we will we leave for La Paz. A charming town, it will be fun to get dinner out and walk along the boardwalk – known as the “Malecon.” Recently renovated and embellished with beautiful statues, it’s an ideal location to watch the sunsets that cast incredible colors over La Paz. It’s also where you will find most of the curio shops, restaurants and cafes. One of the most complete arts and craft shops “La Casa del Artesano Sud-Californiano” – is located just opposite the cabanas section of Los Arcos.

Whale Watching Adventure

The gardens of Velasco in the historical center, with its cathedral “Nuestra Senora de La Paz” are also worth the visit, and sometimes you’ll find people gathered in the gardens playing the famous game of “loteria.” The Anthropology Museum of Baja California (corner of 5 de Mayo and Altamirano streets), has a wide display of old maps, clothing, tools and palm-fiber crafts. Open everyday from 9 am to 6 pm. Overnight at the Hotel Marina. Includes:(B),(L)

Day 6: February 14th La Paz – Home!. Magdalena Bay Baja. You can depart any time this morning knowing we must check-out by noon. Those of you flying on with Susan to Tepoztlan, Mexico – you will be all leaving on the same flight together this morning. We leave the Baja today renewed and with a change of heart. New friends have been made and old friendships made stronger! Includes:(B)

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Whale Watching Baja journey: $2199.00 USD double occupancy

Price Includes:
- Most meals are included
- Two nights at the Hotel Marina in La Paz.
- Three nights and 4 days at tented camp at Magdalena Bay.
- Two whale excursions each day.
- Our naturalist guides and cook.
- Round-trip transport from La Paz to Magdalena Bay. ($120.00 USD value)
- Baja nature conservation fee. ($30.00 value)
- All tips for our bus drivers and baggage handlers (one bag per person) are included
- Tips for the staff are included ($100.00 USD value)
- All ground transportation if you arrive with the group.

Price Excludes:
- Your round trip air flight to/from La Paz, Baja, Mexico
- Tips for the maids at our hotel in La Paz (we recommend $1.00/day for the maids)

Regarding Flights: You will need to fly into La Paz on February 9th and take a taxi to the Hotel Marina (~ $12.00 USD). If you arrive early to La Paz you can enjoy the town and relax.