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Whale Watching In Cabo San Lucas

Whale watching in Cabo San Lucas is another mini adventure you can enjoy during your Los Cabos vacation. These magnificent mammals migrate south for the winter to the tip of the Baja Peninsula.

Here they will rest in the warm waters of the Sea Of Cortez, and give birth to their young.

Your vacation to Cabo San Lucas is more than just beautiful weather, and great nightlife.

Where they rest and play

You'll get as close as possible to gray whales on your cabo whale watching tour. There are three main lagoons where the whales come every year are...

  • Laguna Ojo de Liebre - This is about half way down the Baja Peninsula
  • Laguna San Ignacio - About one hundred miles further south
  • Bahia Magdalena - Also known as Magdalena Bay this is the closest area for whales to Cabo San Lucas

Your Cabo whale watching tour

Whale watching in Cabo San Lucas is made possible with tour operators like Aereo Calafia. On your Cabo whale watching tour it is not uncommon to get close up and actually pet these giant mammals. It will be something you'll remember forever.

You will get a chance to see the new born calves which weigh one and a half tonnes at birth. They are also fifteen feet in length, so although babies they are quite big.

What the whales get up to

On your cabo whale watching tour you will see some memorable whale activity.

You will see calves behind the widest part of the mother. This is so the calf gets pulled along by the mothers drag in the water. They are helped up to the surface for a while after birth until the calf can manage this on it's own.

You will also see some whales spyhopping. This is where you will see the whales poke their heads out of the water. It is said they do this to spy reference points either the land or the boats.


This is the most spectacular thing you will see. When the whale breaches it completely lifts itself out of the water. This is definitely the part of your whale watching in Cabo San Lucas where you'll want your camera ready.

You'll get close up and personal on your Cabo whale watching tour. It's an added bonus to your vacation to the tip of the Baja Peninsula.

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