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SCAMMON'S & SAN IGNACIO LAGOOON, COMBO WHALE WATCHING TRIPS - BAJA, MEXICO
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 ďSurĒ (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 (also called "Laguna Ojo de Liebre"); 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 Baja 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 and their babies can be found.

     Lodging for the Scammonís 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.

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TRIP PRICE: $1755 Dbl.Occ. (single supplement $250)
(6 days total, including travel, 3 days whale watching).
Click here to see the Itinerary

2018 TRIP DATES: Feb. 2-5, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17, 18-21, 22-25
Feb. 26- Mar.1, Mar. 2-5, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17, 18-21, 22-25, 26-29

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 Scammonís 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.

Click here to see the Scammons & San Ignacio Combo Itinerary

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.
   Itís 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 THERE: 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 acceptable.
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 ext. 232

Note: It is also possible to drive from San Diego to Guerrero Negro (about 12 hours). More info about this option, below.

DRIVING 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 itís virtually impossible to get lost.

Several 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 absolutely safe.

DRIVING FROM LORETO TO GUERRERO NEGRO
Car rental companies from Loreto:

A) Fox Rent a Car Loreto Centro (in Loreto, the town)
http://www.foxrentacar.mx/english/default.aspx
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
http://www.europcar.com.mx/?src=72
+52 613 135 2306 (open until 8:00 PM)

C) Alamo (at the Loreto airport):
https://www.alamo.com/en_US/car-rental/locations/location-details/MX/LTOT71-loreto-international-airport.html

D) Mex Rent a Car Loreto (at the Loreto airport):
http://www.foxrentacar.mx/english/list.aspx?pudt=02/12/2017&dodt=02/20/2017&dotime=08:00%20am&putime=03:00%20pm&ploc=LTO&rloc=LTO&disc=&BackTo=MEX
Carretera Transpeninsular KM 7 S/N
+52 613 135 1090 (open until 12:00 AM)

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

Car 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

G) BUDGET: 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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