From mid-December to the end of March, groups of whales head to the Baja coast in search of the perfect place to birth their young. This yearly migration from the cold waters of the Arctic provides some of the most fascinating and unique entertainment of the year for those who visit the Islands of Loreto.
During the winter season, whale watching tours occur at the Islands of Loreto and Magdalena Bay, where you can observe whales gracing the waters with the islands and beautiful desert mountains in the background. Whale watchers can get a front row seat by embarking on a whale watching tour to see whales engage in elaborate displays of breaching, lobtailing and fin-slapping, which are all no-verbal forms of communication between whales.
The gray whale is the most popular whale in Baja; however you can also see these seven species of whales: Orca, Humpback, Finback, Sei, Minke, Pilot, and Blue Whale.
See whales in their natural environment as you take in the beauty that surrounds you on your next whale watching adventure at the Islands of Loreto! Below is an example of what you may see.
To make your vacation even more relaxing and affordable, we are offering two Whale Watching packages to our valued members this season. The first package is called the “Ultimate Whale Watching Package” and includes 7 nights of the all-inclusive meal plan ($735 value), 1 day of whale watching at Magdalena Bay with lunch, 1 day of whale watching at the Islands of Loreto with lunch, 1-$25 USD Sabila Spa certificate per person, and 1 hour of your choice of kayaking or paddle boarding. All for $905 USD per person.
The “Whale Watching Adventure” package is another package that we offer and includes 1 day of whale watching at Magdalena Bay with lunch, 1 day of whale watching at the Islands of Loreto with lunch, 1-$25 USD Sabila Spa certificate per person, and 1 hour of your choice of kayaking or paddle boarding. All for $258 USD per person.
The difference between these two packages is that the “Ultimate Whale Watching” package includes the all-inclusive meal plan whereas the “Whale Watching Adventure” package does not; so if you are looking to purchase the all-inclusive meal plan during your next winter vacation to the Islands of Loreto while spending some time in the water, the “Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure” package will more than pay for itself.
And now, when you book your next whale watching adventure you can join the Safari Photo Contest by submitting your favorite whale or dolphin photos taken at the Islands of Loreto from February 17-March 17, 2018. To enter this contest, you must purchase a Whale Watching or Island Excursion to be taken between these dates (February 17-March 15, 2018). Upload your photos to Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s Facebook page for a chance to win. The deadline to submit photos is on March 16th at 5 pm Loreto time. The Audience will vote for the winners on Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s Facebook page. Winners will be announced March 20th on Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s Facebook page. First place will win a 5 Night/4 Day European Plan. Second place will win a 2 Night/3 Day European Plan. Third place will win Dinner with a Chef for two people at Danzante Restaurant. We can’t wait to see all of your extraordinary vacation experience photos!
For more information or to book your next vacation to the Islands of Loreto please call Member Services at 800-852-4755 and reference “Whale Watching.”