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Cabo San Lucas Whale Watching

Cabo San Lucas is famous for it's incredible whale watching tours. From the Bering Strait, whales migrate to the pacific coast of Baja California between January and March of each year. The main area where its best to view the whales is Magdalena Bay off the Pacific Coast. Grey and Humpback whales are the most common to the waters of Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo San Lucas whale watching

Cabo San Lucas Whale Watching - seasons

November - March
Ninety percent of the migrating whales travel south to the waters off Cabo San Lucas from late November through March. Their breeding grounds are primarily on the Pacific side, but some whales travel around the cape to the Sea of Cortez. Of the eleven species of whales found worldwide, eight venture to the waters off Cabos San Lucas. Ideal climate, shallowness, salinity and abundant marine life make the bays and lagoons north of Cabos San Lucas the perfect place for whales to birth and rear their young.

Cabo San Lucas Grey Whales

Your first indication of the Grey Whale will probably be its spout or "blow" - up to 15 ft. (4.5m) high, bushy, and occasionally heart-shaped when seen from the front or rear. it will be visible for miles on calm days, and an explosive "whoosh" of exhalation may be heard up to 1/2 mile away. The spout consists mostly of condensation created as the whale's warm humid breath expands and cools in the sea air, along with sea water blown into the air as the whale begins its exhalation just below the surface. Look for 3-5 blows as a rule, 30-50 seconds apart before the whale dives again. (as a rule of thumb, a Grey Whale will blow once for each minute it has spent on its dive.) Use your stopwatch to time these blows and predict when the whale is due to blow again. One thing is for sure your whale watching experience will be great when watching Cabos San Lucas Grey Whales.

Cabo San Lucas Whale Watching