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Scammon's Lagoon
Whale Watching
San Ignacio
Whale Watching
Scammon's & San Ignacio
Whale Watching Combo

3 days of whale watching in the two-best Gray whale nurseries in Baja

     From January through March, the Gray whales populate the three main lagoons on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur (the South state of Baja, Mexico), to give birth, and to find a mate.

     The Combo trips offers three days of whale watching during peak season: One day whale watching in Scammon's Lagoon, and two days whale watching in San Ignacio Lagoon (also called, Laguna San Ignacio), both on the Pacific side of Baja, Mexico.

     Scammon's Lagoon is the largest Gray whale nursery in Baja, and well over 1000 whales have been counted during peak season - on some exceptional seasons, whale watching experts counted close to 2000 gray whales (including baby whales). View map.
Laguna San Ignacio is a bit further south, and it is said that here is where the friendliest Gray whales can be found.

     Lodging for the Scammon’s Lagoon tour is at a cozy, and clean motel in Guerrero Negro (which also includes a very good little restaurant). In San Ignacio we will stay at a fully catered base-camp, with comfortable safari-style, walk-in tents, right at the edge of the lagoon.
     The whale watching Baja, Mexico trips are open to all ages and abilities, and no special skill or ability is required.

Whale watching San Ignacio Mexico
Whale watching Scammon's Lagoon

Whale watching San Ignacio Mexico
Happy baby-whale in Scammon's Lagon

Scammon's lagoon Hotel, Whale watching Baja, Mexico tour
Your hotel In Guerrero Negro

Hotel in Scammon's Lagoon, Whale watching Baja Mexico vacation
Your room in Guerrero Negro

Laguna San Ignacio Base Camp, Whale watching Baja Mexico trips
San Ignacio Whale Watching Base-Camp

Baja Whale watching tent in San Ignacio Lagoon
Inside safari-tent, Base-Camp San Ignacio

Base Camp Restaurant, Whale watching Baja Mexico vacations
Kitchen, Base-Camp San Ignacio

Laguna San Ignacio Base Camp, Whale watching Baja Mexico trips
R&R at the safari camp in San Ignacio

Base Camp Solar shower, Whale watching Baja Mexico
San Ignacio camp, Solar Shower & Bathroom
TRIP PRICE: $2275 Dbl.Occ. (5 days incldg. travel, 3 days whale watching).
(Single Supplement $425; Child under 12 sharing tent w. parents; No S.S.)

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Jan. 20-23 * Jan. 23-26 * Jan. 26-29 * Jan. 29-Feb.1 Feb. 4-7

Feb. 7-10 * Feb. 11-14 * Feb. 15-19, Feb. 19-22 * Feb. 23-26

Mar. 6-9, Mar. 10-13 * Mar. 14-17 * Mar. 18-21

Pick a date and email us for availability.

NOTE: An 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).

INCLUDES: 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 camp.

NOTE: The 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 showers.

TRIP EXCLUDES: 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.

NOTE: 1. This particular trip will run with as few as two people
(meaning, no cancellation due to insufficient participants)
2. The meeting place for the Combo Trip is in Guerrero Negro.
3. The combo trip requires flying to Loreto (from Los Angeles) renting a car (from Loreto), and driving to Guerrero Negro.
4. You can also drive yourself from San Diego (longer drive but, more economical). Please see the "GETTING THERE" paragraph below.

Click here to see the Scammons & San Ignacio Combo Itinerary

TRIP DESCRIPTION: 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.

    Both 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.
    In 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).

    After 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.
    From the San Ignacio base-camp we will depart twice, daily, for whale watching tours, each lasting up to two hours.
In-between whale watching tours we will enjoy delicious food, snacks, happy hour every day, home-made Margaritas & cold Mexican beer or, wine.

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THE 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 caress.
   All this happens while the mother lazily and unconcerned, suns herself around the boat. Sometimes the mother herself comes close to get some attention.
   It’s truly amazing. One may be concerned about their shear size (up to 45 feet) but they are incredibly gentle and aware of their surroundings.

THE BOATS: 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.
Each boat has four sitting benches, accommodating three passengers per bench.
   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.
   Your professional boat operator will be in permanent contact with your accompanying private guide, and with the shore-base via VHF radio.

GETTING TO GUERRERO NEGRO: Guerrero Negro is not the most convenient destination to reach. However, taking a commercial flight to Loreto, (Baja-Mexico), will make the experience more acceptable. Once in Loreto, you can rent a car at the airport and drive to Guerrero Negro (5 hours). This is by far faster and more comfortable than the drive from San Diego (12 hours).

1) Flying from Los Angeles (LAX) to Loreto (LTO): Alaska Airlines offers direct flights between Los Angeles and Loreto (2 hours). Although these flights are convenient, they tend to be pricey at the top of the season ($550-$600 ea.)
Note: Alaska only flies 4 days per week, and one flight per day.
Reserving early will not only make a significant difference in cost but, will guarrantee you a seat on the plane.

2) Flying from San Diego (Otay Mesa) / Tijuana (Mexico) to Loreto (LTO): Aero Calafia is a Mexican, commercial airline, offering direct flights from the Tijuana Airport to Loreto. Their aircraft are maintained to international standards and their flights are significantly cheaper. They fly: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays: Round-Trip, Tijuana to Loreto is about $260.
(Their web site prices are in Mexican Pesos so, divide that amount by the exchange rate to get the price in US $$)
To get to the Tijuana airport: From the San Diego Airport, you can take an Uber, Shuttle or, Taxi (half hour ride) to the new Cross-Border Express (CBX) facility in Otay Mesa – California (on the US side of the border).
The CBX facility is attached to the Tijuana airport (on the other side of the border) via the CBX Sky bridge.
You’ll walk through the CBX Sky bridge, right to the Aero Calafia terminal in the Tijuana International Airport.
Only airline ticket holders are allowed to use the CBX Sky bridge.

For further assistance with air travel arrangements, contact our agent, Leslie Wahlgren at Kahala Travel in San Diego:
Phone number: (619) 282 8300 ext. 232

3) Driving From San Diego To Guerrero Negro: If time is not an issue, and especialy if you live in Southern California, you can drive your own vehicle to Guerrero Negro.
Note: We can provide you with insurance companies who will fully cover your personal vehicle for driving it into Baja.

Although it's 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.

Or, if you'd rather drive a rentalal car, we can provide you with contacts for Car Rental companies in San Diego who allow their vehicles to be driven into Baja and provide insurance.
While you are away on the tour, the vehicles will be parked at the private hotel where you will stay, and will be absolutely safe.

DRIVING FROM LORETO TO GUERRERO NEGRO: If you fly to Loreto (from Los Angeles or Tijuana) you can easily rent a car from the Loreto Airport or, from the the town of Loreto (15 Min. from the airport).
The drive from Loreto to Guerrero Negro is about 5 hours, and it travels through the spectacular area of central Baja,
Car rental companies in Loreto:

A) Fox Rent a Car Loreto Centro (in Loreto, the town)
Paseo Miguel Hidalgo s/n, Colonia Centro
+52 613 135 1149 (open until 8:00 PM)

B) Europcar (at the Loreto airport):
Calle Miguel Hidalgo 72 entre Prol. Misioneros y Callejon Pino Suarez
+52 613 135 2306 (open until 8:00 PM)

C) Alamo (at the Loreto airport):

D) Mex Rent a Car Loreto (at the Loreto airport):
Carretera Transpeninsular KM 7 S/N
+52 613 135 1090 (open until 12:00 AM)

E) FOX: Tel. from the US: 011 52 (613)1350937. Web Site: http://www.foxrentacar.com/location/lto.aspx

F) THRIFTY (in Loreto, the town): In the Diamond Loreto hotel lobby:
Tel from the US: 011 52 (613) 133-0612 or 0700

G) BUDGET (in Loreto, the town): Paseo Hidalgo Y Malecon:
Tel from the US: 011 52 (613) 135-1090. Tel in the US: (800) 472-3325

H) www.kayak.com/cars or, www.priceline.com will also give you a way to make car reservations.

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