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San Ignacio Lagoon

Friendliest Gray Whales on the Planet 

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Friendliest Gray Whales on the Planet 

From $2500 and up | 4 Days, 3 nights Glamping  & Luxury Camp

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Luxury Tent Shared
Luxury Tent Single

4 days / 3 nights Night San Ignacio Lagoon – California Gray Whales

This the legendary lagoon on the Pacific coast of Baja Mexico, where gray whales finish an 11,000 mile migration from the Bering Sea and Alaska to mate and calve each year. The gray whales here are  curious and interactive, allowing for close-up, intimate encounters with these gentle giants and their newborn calves. This is San Ignacio Lagoon, one of only 4 mating and birthing lagoons in the world, with the highest concentration of sociable whales, and the only lagoon still untouched by human development. With round-trip private charter flights from Cabo San Lucas, it has never been easier to arrive at the lagoon. With three nights and four days of fully catered camp and up to nine gray whale encounter trips (90 mins each). Enjoy this wonderful experience that will give you lifetime memories!

4 days / 3 nights in the Glamping & Luxury Camp

Camping in the desert at the edge of the ocean doesn’t mean roughing it! Choose from either our glamping or luxury camps with all the amenities you might expect from hot and cold running water and showers and bathrooms in each tent to fine dining to attentive service.

We say “NO” to tiny tents with cots, sleeping bags and a couple of shared toilets and showers for the whole camp! Our tents are windproof, insulated and heated for maximum comfort, with ensuite bathrooms and showers, hot and cold running water with good pressure, and 24-hour power. Not to mention “real beds” with fine linen.

Enormous thought has gone into every detail, from a fire pit to a fine selection of wine, craft beer, single malt scotches and fine dining. We even have a bar and lounge tent and Wi-Fi-access throughout the camp.

In the Luxury Camp:

Our luxury camp features all the amenities of the glamping camp, but with 12 large and luxurious tents, ensuring the utmost privacy. Each tent features an ensuite bathroom, a dresser in the bedroom as well as a separate sitting area with a couch and easy chairs – perfect for relaxing after a day of adventure.

Think of our luxury camp as one of the world’s best pop-up hotel.

Prices based on Per person, Double occupancy.

*Includes: accommodation  , meals, average of three whale panga sessions per day, non-alcoholic beverages, complimentary internet access.

*Not included: 5% Mexican IVA tax will be added to purchase, park fee $35, bar, gift shop, crew gratuities.

Sample Itinerary

Fly into SJD. Los Cabos International, Mexico

Day before boarding. Complimentary  photo and video workshop at SeeCreatures San Jose. Afternoon ocean safari searching out humpback whales.

Day 1 • Meet the Gray Whales!

07:00 – 07:15 pickup to FBO executive airport terminal. 1 Hour 50 minute flight to the airstrip at camp. Greeted by camp manager and hosties with champagne on silver trays. Brunch at camp and then out for your first whale encounters on the lagoon.

Day 2 – 3 • San Ignacio Lagoon

Your choice of an early breakfast and 07:30 panga ride to get an early start on 2 whale watching encounters. Or sleep in for late breakfast and one leisurely encounter. Lunch. Relax. One more afternoon whale watching encounter. Go for a kayak or paddle board or walk in the desert. Cocktail hour around the fire pit as the sun goes down. Dinner (fine dining of course) and an evening presentation by one of our naturalists.

Day 4 • Return to Cabo

Early breakfast and one more whale watching encounter before your 1 hour 40 minute flight back to Cabo (we should have a tailwind). 12:30 arrival at the SJD FBO.

What am I going to see ?

You can expect up close and personal interactions with Pacific gray whales! San Ignacio Lagoon is also home to a variety of bird species including nesting ospreys and egrets.

When should I go?

We only operate in peak season when large numbers of whales are present, from January through April.

What’s included in the trip?

Return chartered flight from San José del Cabo. Hotel transfers in San José del Cabo. Accommodation, activities, meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages plus unlimited whale watching subject to capacity control and weather. On-site naturalist. Park fees, gift shop, bar, gratuities and camera rentals are NOT included.