The Gulf of California also called the Sea of Cortez is well known to be one of the best places in the world to do whale watching during the winter months (from November to March). However, in our past expeditions during this summer, we have witnessed countless species of whales and toothed whales!Read More
At first, we didn’t really pay much attention to it, but after zooming in with my telephoto, I told Katie that I did not see a boat, and she quickly turned the plane to go check it out. As we got closer, to our surprise, we could then tell clearly that it was a megapod of dolphins. Hundreds and hundreds of them swimming in unison quite quickly headed up north towards Espiritu Santo Island.Read More
There is nothing more fascinating than witnessing one of nature’s most spectacular sights. Whales! And there’s no better place than the majestic waters of the Sea of Cortez.
We have been fortunate to spot whales pretty much every day since our liveaboards started this season. Scouting this area alongside Katie (our Citabria pilot) we have discovered a couple of secret spots to encounter these humble giants.Read More
They seemed curious about our boats, circling them closely. Our guests from the Gallant Lady had a blast with them; we witnessed spy-hopping and majestic breaches, and the coolest thing was watching them feeding on a mola mola and sharing it amongst the group!Read More
We were fortunate enough this first week to find whales pretty much every day: pairs of mother and calves of humpbacks breaching out and playing, blue whales, fin whales, and even a gray whale! Aside from these, we were surprised to have found a couple of pregnant whale sharks as well! Pods of dolphins and mobulas aggregations are in our daily sightings.Read More
Thanks to our spotter plane, we are now able to spot them quite easily, they normally congregate in groups of up to 10,000! We notice they are more active and breach more often when the sun goes down, we call it ”the sunset show”. One of the coolest behaviours Katie and I enjoy watching is the courtship behaviour, when a small group of males chases a female, she often times try to be evasive twisting and turning in different directions while the males mirror her movements, from above it looks like a beautiful slow-motion dance.Read More
It was a small pod of eight orcas, including a massive and intimidating male and a mother with her calf. At some point, the male noticed our presence and he flipped with curiosity and started following us, we couldn’t believe it! Even though the group was traveling together, the mother and a young female remained on the side with the newborn to protect it and teach him how the group works.Read More