Whale Watching Cruise and Buffet Breakfast
There will be an additional $2.00 (per person) Dock Access Tax to be paid as you board. Optional lunch available for $20, payable on the day of. Infants ages 0-4 are free of charge.
Beverages - Domestic Open Bar
Tour Participation Requirements
Whale watching in Mexico is an annual I-Spy game of epic proportions! Beginning every December and lasting through March, Gray and Humpbacked whales voyage to their exclusive “boudoir and nursery” off the inland coast of Baja. In these protected, shallower waters, adults canoodle their way to fresh schools of young that must grow strong enough by March to join in the spring migration northward. In the meantime, though, it’s all fun and games down south, especially at the southern tip of Baja where Cabo San Lucas sits at the nursery door.
Your whale cruise begins on the tripledecks of a catamaran strategically designed for perfect views and elbowroom. Once at sea, there’s no better way to kick off your tour than a delicious power breakfast; scrambled eggs, pancakes, traditional Mexican Chilaquiles (a to-die-for blend of fried tortilla chips with eggs, salsa and cheese), and aromatic coffee are only part of the delicious bounty. “But yes, Don Pardo, there’s more!” Like Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and other complimentary drinks from the onboard open domestic bar!
As we round the peninsula on our way to the Sea of Cortez, you’ll pass by such natural landmarks as the Cabo Arch, Lovers Beach, and Pelican Rock, occasionally stopping for a photo op. But it’s in the gulf waters that the antics begin as beautiful sea mammals begin cavorting and frolicking in their natural habitat.
As the boat slows and your eyes scan the ocean, what you’ll really be searching out is the telltale white spray of a surfacing whale. With luck, you’ll see some grays or humpbacks leaping, lob tailing, spy hopping, even breaching in stunning, glorious Technicolor. Just keep your camera handy, because in the “Where’s Waldo” game of whale watching, there are I-Spy fantastic opportunities here!
That’s a little hard to swallow!
Even though the Blue Whale easily wins the Guinness record for largest mammal on earth, Humpbacks, too, have some pretty impressive stats. An adult Humpback Whale is larger than your classic yellow school bus, and sports a mouth that would extend from its shiny front grill past its shell-shocked bus driver and through a good four rows of unbridled third graders. A single tongue matches the size of a car like the Volkswagen Beetle, and the opening to its massive throat has the whopping dimensions of a…cantaloupe? Well, yes. But if such a tiny throat seems like an aquatic gastric bypass gone-wrong, the truth is simpler. Humpbacks feast on schools of tiny fish like krill, plankton, and mackerel, using the baleen they sport in place of upper teeth to strain the “Cheerios” from their oceanic cereal bowl. So, just how many krill fill a single bite for an average Humpback whale? Enough – no lie! - to fill your classic yellow school bus.
Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.