Whale watching San Ignacio Lagoon
Happy baby-whale in Scammon's Lagon
Your hotel In Guerrero Negro
Your room in Guerrero Negro
San Ignacio Whale Watching Base-Camp
Inside safari-tent, Base-Camp San Ignacio
Kitchen, Base-Camp San Ignacio
R&R at the safari camp in San Ignacio
San Ignacio camp, Solar Shower & Bathroom
TRIP PRICE: $1755
Dbl.Occ. (single supplement $250)
(6 days total,
including travel, 3 days whale watching).
here to see the Itinerary
TRIP DATES: Feb. 3-6, 7-10,
27- Mar. 2, Mar. 3-6,
23-26, Mar. 31-Apr. 3
Pick a date and email
us for availability.
English speaking, U.S. private guide will meet you in Guerrero
Negro and accompany you until your departure from San Ignacio
(including driving/caravanning to San Ignacio).
Whale watching boats, naturalist guide, hotel in Guerrero Negro,
safari-style, walk-in tents in San Ignatio, food at the camp (and
whenever we are not at a restaurant).
One three hour whale
watching tour in Scammon's lagoon and twice-daily whale watching
tours in San Igacio (each lasting up to two hours) on full days in
walk-in tents in San Ignacio include cots & clean bedding,
pillow and liner, sleeping bag, table & chairs, lantern,
separate structures with clean eco-toilets and solar heated
Airfare, car rental, ground transportation from the airport to
your hotel, meals in town or, at restaurants (to allow for
individual choice), insurance of any kind, personal items,
gratuities to the crew.
1. This particular trip will run with as few as two
(meaning, no cancellation due to insufficient
2. The meeting place for the Combo Trip is in
3. The combo trip requires flying to Loreto
(from Los Angeles) renting a car (from Loreto), and driving to
4. You can also drive yourself from San
Diego (longer drive but, more economical). Please see the "GETTING
THERE" paragraph below.
here to see the Scammons & San Ignacio Combo Itinerary
Scammon's & San Ignacio are the most active whale watching
lagoons in Baja Mexico, and the Combo Tour is probably the most
rewarding experience as you will witness different whale
interaction and behavior from one lagoon to another.
lagoons are located on the Pacific side of Baja California Sur
(the Southern state of Baja Mexico).
The tour starts in
Guerrero Negro (the town adjacent to Scammon's Lagoon), where you
will stay one night at a quaint local hotel.
the morning, a shuttle will take our group to the lagoon (half
hour ride), where we will board the open deck motorboats. We will
whale watch for three hours in the key area of the lagoon, where
there will be abundant encounters of mother Gray whales (cows),
with newborn babies (calves).
whale watching in Scammon’s Lagoon we will caravan to San
Ignacio Lagoon for a two night stay, at our fully catered
base-camp with safari-style, walk-in tents on the beach.
the San Ignacio base-camp we will depart twice, daily, for whale
watching tours, each lasting up to two hours.
whale watching tours we will enjoy delicious food, snacks, happy
hour every day, home-made Margaritas & cold Mexican beer or,
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see the Scammons & San Ignacio Combo Itinerary
WHALES, especially the calves, are curious and very
friendly creatures. On numerous occasions the mother-whales gently
push their calves towards our boats, seemingly to introduce them.
Once contact is established, the calves
enjoy interacting with people, nudging the boat and popping their
head out of the water, allowing the stretched hands to touch and
All this happens while the mother
lazily and unconcerned, suns herself around the boat. Sometimes
the mother herself comes close to get some attention.
truly amazing. One may be concerned about their shear size (up to
45 feet) but they are incredibly gentle and aware of their
On these whale watching Baja tours we will use 24 ft., well
maintained, open-deck motorboats
The size of the boats is
ideal for the needed mobility, unobstructed view, and closeness to
the water - essential for the quality of this activity.
boat has four sitting benches, accommodating three passengers per
You can expect 10-12 max. people on
the boat (usually less) per trip.
Life Preservers will be
supplied and are mandatory while on the water.
professional boat operator will be in permanent contact with your
accompanying private guide, and with the shore-base via VHF radio.
Guerrero Negro is not the most convenient destination to reach.
However, taking a 2 hour commercial flight from Los Angeles (LAX )
to Loreto, Baja-Mexico (LTO); Then renting a car from Loreto and
driving to Guerrero Negro (5 hours), will make the experience more
Alaska and Delta Airlines offers direct flights
between Los Angeles and Loreto:
For assistance with
air travel arrangements, contact our agent, Leslie Wahlgren at
Kahala Travel in San Diego at the phone number: (619) 282 8300
It is also possible to drive from San Diego to Guerrero Negro
(about 12 hours). More info about this option, below.
FROM SAN DIEGO TO GUERRERO NEGRO: Although a lengthy
drive (about 12 hours), splitting it into two days will make the
experience more comfortable. A midsize sedan is well suited for
the Hwy Mex 1. The road is paved all the way to Cabo San Lucas,
and it’s virtually impossible to get lost.
companies in San Diego rent cars and provide insurance for driving
into Baja. Or, if you live in Southern California you can drive
your own vehicle. While you are away on the tour the vehicles will
be parked at the private hotel where you will stay, and will be
LORETO TO GUERRERO NEGRO
rental companies from Loreto:
A) Fox Rent a
Car Loreto Centro (in Loreto, the town)
Miguel Hidalgo s/n, Colonia Centro
+52 613 135 1149 (open
until 8:00 PM)
B) Europcar (at the Loreto
Calle Miguel Hidalgo 72 entre Prol. Misioneros y
Callejon Pino Suarez
613 135 2306 (open until 8:00 PM)
C) Alamo (at the
D) Mex Rent a Car Loreto (at the Loreto airport):
Transpeninsular KM 7 S/N
+52 613 135 1090 (open until 12:00
E) FOX: Tel. from the US: 011 52
(613)1350937. Web Site:
rental companies in Loreto, the town (2 miles from the airport):
F) THRIFTY: In the Diamond Loreto hotel lobby: Tel
from the US: 011 52 (613) 133-0612 or 0700
Paseo Hidalgo Y Malecon: Tel from the US: 011 52 (613) 135-1090.
Tel in the US: (800) 472-3325
or, www.priceline.com will also give you a way to make car