Discover a unique marine habitat, home to majestic ocean giants
and the friendly Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon…
Choose from 1 specialist tours
- Gray whale
- Fin whale
- Blue whale
- Sperm whale
- Minke whale
- Humpback whale
- Pilot whale
- Dwarf sperm whale
- Bottlenose dolphin
- Common dolphin
- Rizzo’s dolphin
- Mobula ray
- Sea lion
- Elephant seal
- Brown and Blue-footed booby
- White-throated swift
- Northern Cardinal
- Gila Woodpecker
- Xantus’s Hummingbird
- Ash-throated Flycatcher
- Rattleless Rattlesnake
- Emerald-tailed Lizard
The tranquil waters of the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez are considered to be among the most bio-diverse marine habitats on the planet. Approximately 39% of the world’s marine species, one third of the world’s whale and dolphin species, and approximately 125 species of sea bird are to be found here.
Visitors to this pristine environment can expect a wildlife encounter like no other; the chance to see the magnificent gray whale in all its glory.
- Come eye to eye with the friendly adult gray whales and their calves in Laguna San Ignacio.
- Encounter numerous species of Whale and Dolphin, including Orca, Minke, Blue, Fin, Pilot, Sperm, and Humpback Whales in the Sea of Cortez.
- Snorkel with the friendly Sea Lions at Isla Los Islotes and explore the shallow reefs of Isla Santa Catalina.
- Explore the pristine coastline, secluded lagoons, and rocky island reefs aboard one of the best liveaboard vessels in the region.
- Take an early morning walk on Isla Santa Catalina in search of the 12 foot Barrel Cactus, numerous desert plants, abundant birdlife, and rare and endemic reptile species.
- Experience the striking natural beauty of the various islands within the Sea of Cortez, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Travel with expert naturalist guides who have over 20 years’ experience of providing exceptional wildlife tours in this region.
- Travel in small groups (maximum 24 passengers) to specialist areas where only a few vessels are permitted to visit, including Mexican ecological preserves and National Parks.
- The daytime temperatures are between 60 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit
- The water temperatures vary between high 60’s to low 70’s degrees Fahrenheit
- The coolest months are December to March
- Best Gray Whale viewing is during January, February, and March
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