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 the middle lagoon which is the narrowest and most protected part of the lagoon to provide the best possible whale encounters. Length of tours are weather dependent so prices may vary a bit depending on length of trip and food services. 23-DSCN6406The full day trip includes a visit and lunch at the new Whale Camp. We dine on fresh seafood, walk the beach, relax and talk whales.  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 and then have lunch at our whale camp.  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_080316
3 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 

NEW  WHALE  MAGIC  TOURS   WHALE CAMP

Mariscal MapThe Whale Magic Tribe is super excited to announce our newest project for the 2020!

After years of dreaming and planning we are finally setting up our own private Whale Magic Camp in the middle lagoon where whales frolic very close so you can hear and watch them from shore.

This area is the narrowest part of the lagoon so there is a large concentration of whales right in front of the camp which means we are with whales within moments of getting on our pangas.  We have 2 pangas rated for 14 people for our groups & I personally trained our guides & pangeros to be respectful of both the whales and our guests and each panga has a naturalist of course. Your vehicles are parked in a compound & we bring you to the camp in our vans.

Whale Magic Camp is a private, intimate camp that accommodates a maximum of 14DSCN3386 people in beautiful, new, heavy duty springbar canvas tents with sturdy large cots & beds with memory foam mattresses on them with bedding, towels & beach chairs provided. Listen to the whales breathing at night & enjoy the dark sky for star gazing. It is solar powered & we have a charging station for  your cameras & phones. There is no cell service there but we have contact with our office via radio.

Meals will be healthy using local produce featuring seafood from the lagoon like fish of the day, lobster, crab, scallops & clams prepared by our camp cook served in the commons tent. There is a shower and latrines and you can swim right at the camp. Special dietary needs are no problem.

DSCN1415The area is fantastic for bike riding, hiking and fossil hunting in the afternoons or taking a siesta or a swim and watching whales from your tent, or if weather permits you can whale watch again in the afternoons. We also have a nice library of whale books & games to keep you busy and camp hosts are happy to talk whales all day long!

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I am proud of our great staff who strive to make your visit a memorable, safe & educational one. JudithScott, who guides whale DSC03113tours all over the world will be the camp guide as well as my daughter Sirena, who was raised with whales in the lagoon. I have a wonderful docent Katelynn who will greet you upon arrival and get you settled in to your rooms the first night and our camp hosts will tend to your needs there. So come and join us for a magical experience at the new Whale Magic Camp!

Whale Camp fills up fast so book early!

WHALE MAGIC WHALE CAMP PACKAGE

              $800 couple ($450 single)

1 hotel night/2 nights glamping in expedition tents, educational program, fresh seafood healthy meals and daily extended guided whale watches

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
TRIP INFORMATION
Hotel Info  
To find Hotel Baja Oasis, turn right at the street past the big orange water tower on the main street, then left at the first street, and we are half a block down on the left. Check into my Whale Magic office next to the hotel office.
The  hotels arent fancy so they dont have washcloths or blow dryers & I always bring my own pillow and extra blanket if possible!
We will have an orientation when everyone arrives and the restaurant onsite has excellent fresh seafood and we have our whale talk at breakfast!
****DON’T FORGET THE TIME CHANGE…WE ARE ONE HOUR LATER in Baja Sur !!!
Boat (Panga) info – The boats we will be whale watching from are open pangas that take up to 14 passengers. 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 & guide.
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, warm hats 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 and bank info and please attach at not with your name & dates to it.
https://transferwise.com/
SHARI  LYNN  BONDY           Phone: 615 155 7197#1 calle Almeja, Bahia Asuncion,  Baja California Sur,  23960      Municipio: MULEGEBANK NAME:        BBVA Bancomer ACCOUNT NUMBER:       0467937229

 IBAN   Inter Banking #(Clabe):    012040004679372294

 BRANCH NUMBER:     5219

 ADRESS BANK: Carretera Transpeninsular KM 144, Loc Vizcaíno, BCS, México

TELÉFONO:  01 615 156 4610, 156 4609

 SWIFT (Routing Number): BCMRMXMM

 ABBA: 021000021            

23 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

  8. Hi there.

    I would like to enjoy your experience with a few friends next week. We will arrive January 14, what time is your last tour of the day. We will spend the night, and hopefully go out again to see the whales on the 15. There will be 7 of us women, we can all fit in 2 tents.
    Can you please message me with prices and tour times and any more info.
    We will be driving in from San Felipe.
    Thanks! Totally looking forward to ir.

  9. Hi Shari, I just called you about some friends of mine interested in a whale watch. They have a dog and are wondering if any of your accomodations will work with a dog?

    • Hi Claudia…dogs are fine in the hotel packages and our camp staff can dog sit while we are on the boat but no dogs in our camp overnight as they will bark all night at the coyotes! I emailed you too..may go to your spam folder.

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