PACKAGE TOUR INFO 2020

DSCN4581Choose from a variety of package options with hotel accommodations or stay at our remote Whale Camp. You can drive yourself, fly-in, or arrange van transport to Guerrero Negro.  Everything is arranged for you so you can relax and enjoy a magnificent whale adventure.

Our tours operate out of 2 different areas of the lagoon which allows us the flexibility to choose the location that will provide the best possible whale encounters each day based on weather and whale activity so prices may vary a bit depending on length of trip and food services.

23-DSCN6406The full day trip to watch whales at the mouth of the lagoon… includes a visit and lunch at the new Whale Camp. We dine on fresh seafood, walk the beach, relax and talk whales.In case of rough weather we will go to the more protected Pta. Mariscal in the middle lagoon where it is calmer.

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For the half day trips we have a whale talk at breakfast in the morning and a van takes us out to the middle lagoon where there is a large concentration of whales. We stay out for an extended whale watch for maximum viewing.

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You can decide whether you want to go out again in the afternoon or do another activity like tour the salt works, visit the pronghorn antelope reserve or birdwatch at the estuary.

Join one of our tours from Jan- March to experience whale magic for yourself!       Book early as my tours fill up well in advance!


                                                                                   HOTEL PACKAGES       Hotel Baja Oasis or El Morro Hotel

20170729_0803163 NIGHT/2 DAYS of  WHALE WATCHES   $500 per couple  ($325 single)

3 nights in a hotel, 1 full day tour with extended whale watch & seafood lunch at the onshore dining facility, half day tour the 2nd day, hotel pick up if required

 

2 NIGHT/ Extended WHALE WATCH $300 per couple ($200 single)DSCN2696

2 hotel nights, naturalist guided extended whale watch, fresh seafood lunch served at the dining facility

THE OVERNIGHTER         $200 per couple, $130 single

1 night in a hotel,  breakfast whale talk, guided whale watch tour

A LA CARTE WHALE WATCHES AVAILABLE ON A STANDBY BASIS    

$75 for half day    $100 for Full Day with lunch

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REMOTE WHALE CAMP at Carros Viejos

with Laguna-Marina Ecotours

Enjoy the solitude and pristine beauty of white sand beaches and starry skies at our remote whale camp at the mouth of the lagoon only accessible by boat. Whale watch, swim, birdwatch, beachcomb or just relax. Whales swim by right in front of your cabin!

The cozy cabins are fully equipped with comfy beds, tables and beach chairs and14-DSCN6859 there are flush toilets and a hot shower. You can watch whales lying in your bed! The camp accommodates 12 people.

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DSCN5815Fresh seafood Nutritious meals are prepared by our chef & Baja wines & beer are served in the dining room. Choose from a variety of options on the menu.

***Options include extra whale watch tours and longer stays at the camp for discount prices

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3 – 5 NIGHT PACKAGES   Price depends on length of stay

First night in the hotel for orientation and dinner then proceed to camp after breakfast. Spend 2-4 nights in camp, guided whale watches every day and beach activities.   All meals included but alcohol & tips are extra. Whale Camp fills up fast to book early!

 

FLY-IN PACKAGES
Charter Flights leave from Brown’s Field in San Diego
(passengers can be picked up at another airport for an additional charge)
Packages include transportation, hotel accommodations, & naturalist guided whale watch.

AEROSERVICIOS GUERRERO NEGRO   from Ensenada flies Mon/Wed/Fri   Approx. 2,500 pesos each way

Air Charter from Tijuana to Guerrero Negro and back is about $700 a person based on a full plane of 13 people.

For Dates & Info call
USA number 619-906-8438(internet phone not always on) or Mexico # 615-155-7197  (from USA dial 011 52 & number)
sharibondy@gmail.com
http://whalemagictours.com

Check out our slide show for a little taste of magic

https://vimeo.com/album/3381578/video/98218680

 

                                                                                              TRIP INFORMATION

Boat (Panga) info – The boats we will be whale watching from are open pangas of different lenghts depending on group size. If the weather is rough or the whales are frisky,  you may get some spray or splashed. Please bring/wear a waterproof or water repellent windbreaker or jacket.

You can bring a small cooler with beverages and snacks. Don’t forget your camera, spare batteries, data card and sunscreen.
***Bring some small bills along to tip your boat driver 

Clothing – It’s winter so it can get cold but it is usually temperate and often warm like summer. You may want to bring jackets and wet gear for when you get sprayed by a whale or if it is windy! Best to dress in layers.

Travel/Immigration Documents – Ensure you and those in your vehicle have your travel documents current and in order. These documents include your Passport & FMM’s (Tourist Visa )you get at the border. If you do not have proper documents you may be fined or sent back north to the border to obtain them…..also, your Mexican liability auto insurance may not be valid.

Money – Although most businesses take American dollars, you have the advantage if you use Pesos. Pesos are easily obtained from ATM’s along the way (Ensenada, San Quintin and Guerrero Negro). When using an ATM you get the current daily exchange rate. If you use American dollars smaller bills are easier to handle. Businesses in Baja/Mexico do not accept travelers checks.
***Most businesses south of Ensenada DO NOT take credit cards!!
Before you enter Baja, call your VISA card and ATM card banks and inform them you will be on vacation and using your cards…..if you do not, they may “lock-up” your card!

**We require a $100 deposit to confirm your reservation non- refundable after November. The best way to send it is using “TransferWise” that has no fees and a great exchange rate better than the banks. I will send you my bank info at the time of booking. Here is the link.

     https://www.remitly.com/us/en/mexico

or add 10% if you want to use PayPal to the account of sharibondy@gmail.com

18 thoughts on “PACKAGE TOUR INFO 2020

  1. Wish to reserve the 2 night drive-in pkg for 2 couples (4 people) 2 rooms arriving on Feb 9th pm
    Whale tour feb 10th departing feb 11th Please advise availabilty
    Thank You Tom
    Ph 562 972 4520

  2. We would like to make a reservation with you for a boat on February 14th for ten people. Please let me know if you are available for that date. If you are not available for that date, when would you be available? Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

    • Hi Sharon…my morning trip on the 14th is full and because it is Presidents Day weekend, it will be very very busy so the trips are shorter and the whales are pretty stressed as well as the lancheros! any chance of coming a day later? If not I can try to get you our in the afternoon. I will send you an info package via email to look at…thanks for the inquiry.

  3. I dont have a map but here are some directions.
    . The entrance to the lagoon is a few minutes south of Guerrero Negro, turn right at the big whale wall and sign for Laguna Ojo de Liebre. You go through the salt works gate where they take your name and license plate at the gate…just follow the whale signs and go about 20 minutes more and at the entrance to the lagoon tell them you are with Shari’s group.

  4. We (2) will be in Guerrero Negro area Thur and Fri, 2/9 2/10 nights. We really want go with your tour. Can we camp where you go out on the pangas? Or is it better to stay at your hotel recommendation? We have dogs so would need to go separately. Do you have room for a person on Fri and Sat morning?
    Gladys

    • Hi Gladys….I have room on Feb.9th in the morning or if you get to the lagoon early, I can take you that afternoon too but I have nothing booked for the 10th and need 4 to make a trip. I sent you an email but it may go to your spam folder so email me at sharibondy@gmail.com and I can answer you there…thanks

  5. Hi Shari,
    you offer 2- or 3-days-packages (sorry for my horrible english, I´m a blxxdy German..:-))
    I´m interested because of the 60th birthday of my wife this May. She wants “once in a lifetime” to be eye to eye with some whales (and doesn´t now about this mail to you).
    Do you have some more information for me ? For example:
    – is a car rental needed?
    – is there a hotel nearby your location ?
    – from where does the flight to you start in US (we would start the journey in Hamburg/Germany, so: which airport is needed?)
    – lastly: if booking is possible: this year (after her birthday) or next Jan. to March ??
    Tons of questions, but hopefully you can help…
    Thx
    Mike

  6. Hi, my name is Tim and I’m looking for a reservation for 5-7 people for a two night package mid February 2019. Somewhat flexible on dates, depends on what you have open. Can you please email me with options, and how I can pay you vis TravelWise. Tahnks

  7. Thanks again Shari for a Wonderful adventure with the grey whales last Sunday (March 10, 2019). Dave, Tanya, Gary and I enjoyed the up close encounter with Flapper and his Mom. Hoping we can return next year for more time and hands on with these wonderful creatures.
    Judi Cox

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