Choose from a variety of package options with hotel accommodations or stay at our remote Whale Camp. You can fly-in, use van transport or drive yourself. 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 so prices may vary a bit depending on the location and food services.
The full day trip watches whales around the mouth of the lagoon… then we go ashore to visit and have lunch at the new Whale Camp. We dine on fresh seafood, walk the beach, swim or nap then head out to tour the dunes & estuaries, bird-watch and see more whales before we head back to town. In case of rough weather we will go to the inner lagoon where it is calmer.
For the half day trips, we drive to the inner lagoon or take a van to arrive at the lagoon restaurant in the morning for a whale orientation talk before we board the panga.
We watch whales for a couple hours then come back for lunch at the Interpretive Center and then 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.
3 nights in a hotel, 1 full day tour with extended whale watche & seafood lunch at the onshore dining facility, half day tour the 2nd day, hotel pick up if required
2 nights in a hotel, naturalist guided full day trip with 2 whale watches, fresh seafood lunch served at the onshore dining facility
THE OVERNIGHTER $160 per couple, $100 single for a 2 hr whale watch)
1 night in a hotel, 1 full day guided whale watch tour *meals not included
A LA CARTE WHALE WATCHES AVAILABLE ON A STANDBY BASIS $60 for half day $80 for Full Day with lunch
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 and there are flush toilets and a hot shower. You can watch whales lying in your bed! The camp accommodates 12 people.
***Options include extra whale watch tours and longer stays at the camp for discount prices
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!
***ROUND TRIP TRANSPORT IN A NICE 11 PASSENGER VAN FROM SAN DIEGO ($900), TIJUANA($800), OR ENSENADA($700). These trips leave Friday morning and return Sunday night.
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 wa
Prices depend on the number of people in your group and whether you stay 1 or 2 nights
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)
Check out our slide show for a little taste of magic
Boat (Panga) info – The boats we will be whale watching from are open pangas with a 12 person capacity. Depending on the weather, lagoon conditions or how frisky the whales are you may get some spray or splashed. Please bring/wear a waterproof or water repellent windbreaker or jacket.
You may want to bring a small cooler with beverages and favorite 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!
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. There is an Immigration/Agricultural checkpoint just north of Guerrero Negro. 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, do not take anything larger than $20 bills. Businesses in Baja/Mexico do not deal in 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 Remitly that has no fees and a great exchange rate better than the bank OR another favorite is “TransferWise” I will send you my bank info.