Baja Peninsula is a paradise on Earth, and the giants of the marine world agree with us. Our yearly visitors from Alaska are the Humpback and Grey Whales. They have traveled for thousands of years to the coast of Baja California Sur to initiate and complete their reproductive cycle.
The whale migration journey is the longest mammal migration on Earth; they travel more than 16,000 kilometers from the coast of Alaska and Canada down to the warm waters of Baja’s Pacific lagoons. They begin their journey through winter, from early December until April. These are the months when we have the opportunity to interact with them, and they amaze us with this natural and unique spectacle.
Baja California Sur knows the importance of the reproduction and safety of the whales; that’s why it has its own “Whale Sanctuaries”, protected natural areas to ensure the security of these mammals. Ojo de Liebre Lagoon is the biggest Whale Sanctuary in Baja, located in the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage. This sanctuary is the most important site for the reproduction and wintering of the grey and blue whales. The Ojo de Liebre lagoon is located on the Pacific coast, and it has an area of 227, 994 hectares.
Another important sanctuary is the San Ignacio Lagoon with an area of 142, 956 hectares located near to Ojo de Liebre Lagoon on the Pacific coast too. Magdalena Bay on the Pacific coast is another special place where grey whales give birth to their babies, where they mate and feed and play. You can take a small boat from Adolfo Mateos Port or San Carlos Port to get into the bay and enjoy the peaceful whales and their newborn babies. The peace that you feel here is amazing, the bay is beautiful and quiet with only a few boats and mindful fishermen and whale guides, where whales can enjoy pure peace.
All the whale sanctuaries mentioned above are located 6 hours or more from Cabo San Lucas, so your whale watching trip to those lagoons would take at least two full days. If you can’t take that much time away off of your Los Cabos vacation, don’t worry – you can see the whales in Los Cabos as well! In Los Cabos, we have tour experts and providers that every year welcome visitors who come to live this unforgettable experience. Here you can see these playful mammals jumping into the sea enjoying the warm waters of Baja.
If you’d like to see the whales in their natural sanctuary, in the serene lagoons of the Pacific Coast, please email us at email@example.com, and we will be happy to organize a tour for you. The whale watching season in Baja lasts from December until the end of March.
Whale watching is one of a kind experience that will leave you unforgettable memories, the peace of these gentle mammals and their greatness is incredible. Whale season is one of our favorite seasons in Baja; we hope you can experience it to its fullest.
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* All the photos in this blog post are taken during our whale watching trip in Magdalena Bay.