They are coming! When and where to see gray whales in Baja California?
Baja California is internationally known for being a destination for different species of whales, in addition to its incredible landscapes and cuisine. The Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez are some of the favorite destinations for cetaceans during winter.
Although these marine giants can be seen in Los Cabos, in Cove one of nature's most amazing natural spectacles also takes place, and it is Gray and humpback whale migration.
In the Todos Santos Bay, tourists from all over the world board the boats to watch the whales that migrate every year from the cold waters of Alaska. At this point, it is more common to see gray whales, magnificent mammals of 30 tons and up to 15 meters long.
It is worth mentioning that ships cannot approach them. It is these wonderful creatures who, in their curious nature, will probably approach and poke their heads to see them more closely.
Whales are majestic beings. Can you imagine a close encounter with one of these beautiful mammals, larger than your ship?
When?: The migration season lasts from December to April, although the best time to see larger groups of gray whales swimming off the coast of Ensenada is during the last weeks of January.
Here are some recommendations for you to enjoy your trip to the fullest:
- Verify that the boat has the permission of SEMARNAT
- Breakfast normally, the routes are usually long.
- Take a dizziness pill one before boarding the ship
- Wear comfortable shoes and don't forget your camera or binoculars
How long does it last?: The sighting trip lasts approximately 4 hours.
And the price?: It varies according to the number of people or type of boat, although on average around 500 MXN (you can ask at reception for more information).