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  • Location:Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Duration:12 hours

Majestic Whale Watching Adventure from Los Cabos

Come face-to-face with curious gray whales in the sheltered waters of Baja's Magdelena Bay. This unforgettable dolphin- and whale- watching adventure includes round-trip transport from your Los Cabos hotel. You'll have plenty of time to observe them in a natural setting at this world-famous sanctuary — and you may even get a chance to touch them. Afterward, enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant before returning to Los Cabos. 


  • Whale watching adventure off the coast of Los Cabos
  • See the Gray Whales up close and touch them from the boat!
  • Enjoy a delicious lobster, shrimp and fish lunch at a local restaurant
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off from most Los Cabos hotels

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What You Can Expect

Majestic Whale Watching Adventure from Los Cabos

Whale Watch in Los Cabos!

Each year, hundreds of these majestic giants arrive to the warm waters of Baja California to mate and then give birth to their calves in this protected natural bay located a few hours north of Los Cabos.

The most amazing part of this tour is to admire these whales jumping and playing with their young. Whales enjoy tactile stimulation and their curious calves often come up to the boat to see what all the fuss is about!

Your day will begin with a hotel pick-up service, and then it's a 4 - 5 hour drive to Magdalena Bay. Once at the Bay of Pangas, you'll board a 23" (7 meter) Super Panga boat for a 2 hour ride to watch and play with the whales! After all the excitement on the water, you'll go to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch and to rest for a while before heading back to your Los Cabos hotel.

The knowledgeable captain and crew will strive to make your whale watching experience as fun, safe and interesting as possible, making sure your time on the tour is one to remember forever.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

An absolutely wonderful experience! It was so exciting to see the many grey whales in Magdalena Bay. Our guide, Lenin, and driver,Fernando,did an outstanding job. The captain of our whale watching boat was skilled in getting us up close to the whales. The highlight of my day was rubbing the nose of the mother whale who came up and nudged our boat--three times in a row. We had a great late lunch of lobster, shrimp and fish at a local restaurant. It was a wonderful day and I would recommend it without reservation!!

Karen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Mountaintop experience! What a great group with whom to travel and what an EXCELLENT guide! No doubt about it...., this is one for the record books! Our captain was skilled. When the whale nudged out boat into a nearby boat, no one was hurt. Scared the mama whale a bit, but she came right back! Delicious seafood lunch of flounder, lobster, and shrimp and a nice croissant bag breakfast, too. Such a perfect day and a bonus stop at Hotel California on the way home made for a nice surprise ending! I would have thought the van ride would have seemed long, but it wasn't at all most likely due to the compatible guide (Luis) and the good driving skills of Juan. Just can't say enough. I will bring friends and do this again. Everyone needs to do it at least ONCE!

Ann U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

Our guide was fantastic and we saw many whales and their babies. I was even able to pet one of them! Due to the early pick up, they provided us with a box breakfast. We also had a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

Faye M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Luis and Elisa were fabulous. Both were highly knowledgeable and personal. They made the gray whale tour outstanding. I would definitely recommend taking this trip.

Richard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Wonderful. We saw many whales with their babies. Our guide, Lennin, was very knowledgeable and personable. Our driver, Salvatore, was excellent and we felt very safe on the long drive. The captain of our boat, Francisco, was very skilled at getting up close to the whales without scaring them. We would do this again and would highly recommend the tour to any whale loving soul.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2009

The driver was great. Authentic Mexican food was tasty and fun experience. Whales were FANTASTIC!!!

Gillian J

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Trip was well organised. Juan, our driver was very capable and friendly. Our tour guide , Lennie, was knowledgeable and pleasant. He spoke good English and did his best to ensure everyone had a good time. It's a very long day, but we felt we received good value for money.

Mary S

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

The trip was great. However, next time I would book it directly with the company. We had scheduled to depart on Jan 23, 2014, however, when we called the tour company(Not Viator) 2 1/2 days in advance, we were told that there were not enough people to go on this day and if we wanted to go, we would have to go on Jan. 21, 2014 (the very next day after we had arrived in Los Cabos). We did agree, so we did get to go and it was a wonderful trip, but if we had not called well in advance, we would have missed the tour. Viator is just a broker for these tours, they do not follow-up with you. It is up to you to reconfirm the tour. Many of these tours you could just book on your own.

MARIO M Australia

4 star rating: Recommended February 2013

Excellent activity. Only comment is that the bus trip there is long and the roads are poor, so comfort is not high. Otherwise, see whales this close up is extraordinary.

Harold T USA

4 star rating: Recommended November 2009

Seeing the whales is spectacular. Going on the sand dunes afterwards was a lot of fun. The guides were very nice and the restaurant at which we ate lunch was good. Just make sure you are prepared for a long day, since the ride is 5.5 hours each way. Also make sure you bring a sweatshirt and windbreaker, because it is windy and noticeably cooler than Cabos.
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