Whale Watching in
Magdalena Bay
A stand-out highlight of any trip to Baja!

The connections possible with our fellow mammals in the lagoons of Magdalena Bay are absolutely joyous and should be at the top of any bucket list you may be creating. The whole area is wonderful: Magdalena Bay is the largest wetlands ecosystem on the west coast of Baja and one of the most important in North America. In fact, the World Wildlife Fund ranks it as one of the most important coastal habitats in Mexico. Magdalena Bay also has mangrove forests, barrier beaches and sand dune islands, all of which contribute to the incredible scenery and biological diversity of the area. Things that often happen to us during our two-day/one-night trip in Magdalena Bay:

  • Gray whale mothers bring their babies right up to the boat to say hello
  • Gray whale babies present themselves for a good rub or a pat
  • Gray whale males sidle along the boat and spout water on us – they clearly think it´s very funny
  • Gray whale couples roll languidly by, completely ignoring us as they enjoy some Baja romance
  • Gray whales of all types bring their huge heads out of the water and look us straight in the eye

  • 2 days/1 night

Price in USD

  • 2-3 guests: $635 pp
  • 4-5 guests: $445 pp
  • 6+ guests: $375 pp
  • Single Supplement: Please enquire for pricing
(*A 16% IVA tax will be added to final price)


  • Bilingual naturalist guide/professionally licensed driver who is a certified Wilderness First Responder, NOM-9 graduate and Leave No Trace certified
  • Roundtrip Todos Santos/Magdalena Bay Transfer (4.5 hours)
  • 6 hours of whale watching: 3 hours the first afternoon and 3 hours the following morning
  • Lunch and dinner on first day, breakfast and lunch on second day
  • Hotel accommodation in Mag Bay

Note: This adventure is available from January 25 – March 15 yearly

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Going Green

  • This trip is carbon neutral
  • No single-use plastics are used
  • All organic waste is composted and all eligible materials are recycled

Tomorrow's Air

Carbon removal from our atmosphere is essential in addressing the world's climate crisis. We are a proud carbon capture education partner with Tomorrow's Air and have supported the removal of one ton of carbon dioxide from the air. Learn more!

What to Bring

  • Reef-friendly sunblock
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Packing list provided in itinerary