Frequently Asked Questions
What am I going to see?
You can expect blue whales, humpback, fin whales, mega pods of dolphins, whale sharks, sea lions, and if you’re lucky, orcas and sperm whales. Also, up close and personal interactions with Pacific gray whales! San Ignacio Lagoon is also home to a variety of bird species including nesting ospreys and egrets.
When should I go?
We only operate in peak season when large numbers of whales are present, from January through March.
Why do your trips start out of San José del Cabo?
Because the shortest charter flight to the Lagoon is from San José del Cabo which is super easy to get to with service from 15 different US cities, most of Mexico and even direct flights from overseas. Because San José in the winter and spring is a really fun place to visit! Because you won’t have any border crossing hassles. And because we offer all sorts of other activities from our San José del Cabo base including swimming with whale sharks and other adventures into the Sea of Cortez, scuba diving including our Socorro giant manta liveaboard trips, Backscatter photography workshops and much more.
What kind of accommodations can I expect?
A stay at the Marea beachfront hotel in La Paz.
Onboard our 116-ft expedition yacht, the Gallant Lady.
Luxury accommodation at San Ignacio Lagoon:
13 large and luxurious tents, ensuring the utmost privacy. Each tents are windproof, insulated and heated for maximum comfort, with ensuite bathrooms and showers, hot and cold running water with good pressure, a dresser, 24- hour power, and a separate sitting area with a couch and easy chairs – perfect for relaxing after a day of adventure. Not to mention “real beds” with fine linen.
Enormous thought has gone into every detail, from a fire pit to a fine selection of wine, craft beer, single malt scotches and fine dining. We even have a bar and lounge tent and Wi-Fi access throughout the camp.
Think of our luxury camp as one of the world’s best pop-up hotel.
What’s included in the trip?
Hotel transfers in San José del Cabo. Luxury coach transfer to La Paz fromSan José del Cabo. Marea hotel in La Paz. Spotter airplane support. Private charter flights from La Paz to the Lagoon and the Lagoon toSan José del Cabo. Accommodation, activities, meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages plus unlimited whale watching subject to capacity control and weather. On-site naturalist. Park fees, gift shop, bar, gratuities and camera rentals are NOT included.
What airport do I fly into?
SJD Los Cabos International for both commercial airlines and private aircraft.