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Scammon's Lagoon
Whale Watching
San Ignacio
Whale Watching
Scammon's & San Ignacio
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Whale Watching Trips on Baja's Pacific Coast in Scammonís & San Ignacio Lagoon

Baja Whale Watching Trip     Our whale watching trips are the result of extensive exploration of the most significant bays and lagoons of the Baja peninsula.

    Each Fall, Gray whales leave their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas and migrate southward some 5,000 miles along the Pacific coast to the sheltered lagoons on the West coast of Baja, California.

    There are three lagoons on the Pacific coast of Baja where Gray whales find the optimum conditions for their nurseries. The lagoons are government protected marine parks, and access for whale watching is only allowed on permit basis.

    Our whale watching trips take place in the Scammon's and San Ignacio Lagoon, the largest and most active Gray whale nurseries in Baja.

    1) Scammon's lagoon is Baja 's most northern whale watching location (and the closest to the US) - about 440 miles South of San Diego, California.
Scammon's is also the largest of the whale watching lagoons of the West coast of Baja. During some unusual seasons, well over 1000 Gray whales were counted here.

Baja Gray Whale and Watchers
    2) San Ignacio lagoon is about 1.5 to 2 hours drive South of Scammon's lagoon.
It is somewhat smaller, with slightly fewer whales but, ultimately, there are about the same ammount of whales per square mile.

    This lagoon being narrower makes encountering the whales relatively easy and predictable.
It is said that the Gray Whales here are friendlier and more interactive in San Ignacio lagoon??
It could be due to a less competitive mating environment?
One can only determine that by visiting both lagoons.

    During our trips, only motor boats (pangas) with trained local guides may be used for whale watching.
Lodging is at the local hotels (for Scammon's Lagoon trips) and at a fully catered base-camp (for San Ignacio trips).
No camping is required therefore these whale watching trips are open to all ages and abilities.

   "If you're shopping for a guided Whale watching tour in Baja, consider using Miramar Adventures.They provide everything, including expert guides"

   "Great whale watching location & good planning. You run a safe and fun outfit. Thanks for your patience & good-natured attitude"

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Miramar Adventures
PO Box 480043 Los Angeles CA 90048