2022 Whale Watching Tours Update
Due to COVID-19, we decided to prioritize health and keep our staff, families and visitors safe and sacrificed our 2021 whale season. Now we see remarkable improvements against the virus, people getting vaccinated in either side of the border and feel confident that we can safely operate this coming season 2022. YES, WE ARE READY TO TAKE RESERVATIONS FOR COMING WHALE SEASON 2022!
Gray Whale Watching Tour
Double the whale watching and chances for interacting with the whales offered by the majority of the whale watching companies of San Ignacio Lagoon!
This exhilarating full day whale watching tour maximizes time on the water and allows you to fully experience the gray whales and the lagoon surroundings. Your day begins at our eco- camp where you can enjoy complimentary coffee and tea as your guide prepares you for your memorable whale watching experience. On your way out to the observation area you will have the opportunity to observe migrating sea birds, whales traveling to the observation area, bottlenose dolphins, and possibly glimpse endangered sea turtles. You will spend the morning appreciating the whales in their winter breeding and nursing habitat, where fantastic viewing opportunities abound. Our experienced captains and guides share their knowledge and stories of whale watching and help you understand the whale behaviors you are witnessing. After a fantastic morning of whale watching you'll take a break for a delicious Mexican lunch on a pristine sandy beach, or near a mangrove estuary. Here, you can explore and take photos of whale bones, sand dunes, birds, and many varieties of sea shells. Following lunch you will quickly reenter the gray whale observation area where you'll delight at the opportunity to spend more time with these gentle giants. While traveling in Baja be sure not to miss this breathtaking opportunity to experience the gray whales on their annual migration in their only remaining undeveloped winter breeding and nursing habitats.
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Trip Length: Approximately 6 hours
Total Time in Observation Area: 3 Hours
Includes double the whale watching time most day trips to San Ignacio Lagoon offer.
Lunch and El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve fee included.
*Tour is not offered if there are fewer than 2 passengers
Half Day Whale Watching Tour
Come and enjoy an exciting, educational ride aboard one of our pangas on San Ignacio Lagoon, the premier destination for whale-watching in Baja! For those who don't have time for a full day of whale watching, we offer a 3 hour whale watching tour. On this tour, you will spend 90 minutes with the whales in the authorized observation area and have many opportunities for an encounter that will make a lifelong impression. In addition, the boat ride along the lagoon shores gives you a perfect chance to bird watch, catch glimpses of bottlenose dolphins, and maybe even view some sea turtles!
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm*
*This trip is not offered between the dates of February 8 - March 13th.
* For all other dates during the season, this tour is subject to availability and is not a daily tour.
*This tour will not be operated for fewer than 6 people.
Trip Length: Approximately 3 hours
Total Time in Observation Area: 1.5 Hours
El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve fee included.
You made the drive out to the Lagoon! Why not stay for the night, or multiple nights? Staying overnight lagoon-side gives you the opportunity to appreciate the wildlife of San Ignacio Lagoon on one of our guided tours then return to camp and bask in the peaceful setting of the Lagoon. Staying in one of our seven intimate beach cabañas is the perfect way to take in the natural surroundings of the Biosphere Reserve. Explore the remote waters and shores of San Ignacio Lagoon by day, then spend the evening stargazing until the coyotes signal it's time for bed. All of our beach cabañas provide our guests with spectacular lagoon views and photo defying sunsets. The cabañas offer a wall of oversized windows, providing fresh air and taking advantage of the shifting lagoon wind patterns. Each beach cabaña is solar powered and simply furnished. They offer their own outdoor sitting areas. Bedding and purified water are provided. In five of our cabañas showers and composting bathrooms are shared and are located near the cabaña area. Two of our premium cabins have private attached bathroom facilities. Our desalinated shower water is trucked in from the local village. We promote water conservation efforts as well as the use of biodegradable products.
*Beach Cabaña accommodations are included in our overnight packages.
*Additional and extra nights can be arranged.
*Accommodates 2-4 Guests
*Beach Cabaña Rentals offered outside of the whale watching season - Based on availability
*Peak season 2 night minimum
Pachico's Eco Tours serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We offer a simple menu in a casual family atmosphere. The chefs at Pachico's Eco Tours create tasty dishes utilizing local seafood and produce. Guests enjoy enormous mouth-watering, fresh scallops, tantalizing local sea bass and only the freshest halibut (as the season permits). Our restaurant is located in the camp center where you can choose to spend time browsing through our collection of Natural History books and articles, socializing with other guests, or just relax and enjoy the view. At meals, guests trade stories about whale encounters, desert surprises, and all things Baja.
Meals: $8-20 USD