Journey of the Pacific Gray Whale

The expedition has been thoughtfully designed to take you on a journey to the three main gray whale areas of Magdalena Bay. Each area of the bay (north, central and south) has unique geological features ideal for the safety, protection and well-being of the gray whales and their newborn calves and dictates certain behaviors. Weather and sea conditions can determine the planned daily activities.

We will be using hotel/villa accommodations so that we may access the small towns and villages along the way for cultural interaction and exploring the flora and fauna of the area. Each area offers a different environment and approach to the tourism. The one common factor; the communities are all guardians of these amazing whales allowing for life changing experiences and memories of a lifetime.

Day 1: Arriving to La Paz
Upon your arrival to the Cabo Airport (SJD) (or La Paz airport (LAP)) you will be greeted by our driver(s). A beautiful 2.5-hour drive through the coastal bluffs from Cabo to the Hotel Catedral in La Paz. Enjoy a special evening dinner courtesy of Panterra while getting to know fellow guests joining you on the trip.

Day 2: Puerto Chale – Magdalena Bay
Up early (5:30am) morning departure to Puerto Chale (approx. 4 hour drive). Stop for an authentic Mexican Ranch breakfast enroute. Upon arrival in Puerto Chale we begin our whale watching adventure to include exploring a mangrove of nesting Frigate birds and Cormorants.

Depart Puerto Chale, with stops for bird watching and photography. Arrive at Villas Isabela at San Carlos in time for drinks, appetizers and a presentation on whales. A quaint, rustic setting making you feel at home Baja style.

Day 3: San Carlos – Magdalena Bay
Breakfast, followed by an 8:00 am departure whale watching and exploring the lagoons and estuaries of San Carlos. Enjoy lunch at Isla Magdalena, followed by beachwalking/hiking the sand dunes. Once again arrive back to Villa Isabella in time for drinks, appetizers and a presentation on birds and the natural history of Magdalena Bay.

Day 4: Lopez Mateos – Magdalena Bay
After breakfast we will pack up our gear and head to Lopez Mateos for our last day of whale watching. Before leaving Lopez Mateos for our return to Hotel Catedral, enjoy a fresh lobster lunch at a local restaurant. Check into Hotel Cathedral in the early evening. Plan on getting together for our last group dinner at one of the local restaurants in La Paz.

Day 5: Expedition concludes
Breakfast and hotel check-out. The drivers will return you to the airport for your return flight home or continue with the add on adventures.

Date: Feb 24-28, 2020

Rate: $1695 per person (based on double occupancy) - now on sale for $1440 (limited time offer)

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