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Whale Watching Tours

San Jose del Cabo • Los Cabos • Mexico

Enjoy our exciting, educational and above all fun whale-watching tour in San Jose del Cabo. The Sea of Cortez hosts numerous whale species each season (15th of December to the 15th of April), from gray, humpback and sperm whales to the elusive blue whales – in addition to dolphins and even orcas. Therefore, get your camera ready! 

Our 2 hour whale watching tour lets you observe several types of whales in the remote East Cape region, with a huge added advantage of no other operators interfering with your experience – in other words, we quite often have the water entirely to ourselves!

Equally important as seeing as many whales as possible is seeing them from a position of comfort and safety. Therefore our tours are conducted on our 33 foot “Super-Panga”, with ample shade, comfortable seating and twin outboard 4 Stroke engines to ensure a comfortable and smooth ride, without any harmful exhaust fumes.


Whale Watching - Group Tour

 
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Rates:
$85 US – Adults 
$55 US – (7-12 Years)
Children 6 years and under are free of charge
Taxes included – 10% Discount for Cash

Payment Method:
VISA, Mastercard & AMEX
Cash (USD, CAD & MXN)

Whale Watching Tour

Tour Dates:
Mondays & Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 – 11:00
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 14:00 – 16:00

Included:
Drinks & Snacks
Multi-lingual Guide
GoPro Video 

Photos, Videos & Hydrophone
See below for more information

 

 
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Tour Description:
Our 2 hour whale watching tour leaves from the marina “Puerto Los Cabos” in San Jose del Cabo, therefore you can enjoy watching whales, far away from the crowds. You’ll be cruising on our 33 foot boat observing the humpback whales and their calves, in addition to any other marine life that appears. With our highly trained, ‘eagle-eye’ captains and guides, we will not only take you to the best places to witness these beautiful creatures, but also have fantastic, close up encounters.

Enjoy the best, and most personal whale watching Cabo has to offer. We have spent years perfecting our whale watching Cabo tours, and even know multiple whales by sight (each fluke is completely unique, allowing easy identification). There is far less boat traffic here in San Jose del Cabo, so we can often have a whole family of whales all to ourselves! All our guides and captains can draw on years of experience from whale watching Cabo every season, providing fun and interesting insights into the whales’ activity, biology and behavioural patterns.

 

Whale Watching - Private Tour

 
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Rates:
$350 US (1-2 Participants)
Additional Participant = $75 US
Children 6 years and under are free of charge
Taxes included – 10% Discount for Cash

Payment Methods:
VISA, Mastercard & AMEX
Cash (USD, CAD & MXN)

Whale Watching Tour – Private

Included:
Drinks & Snacks
Multi-lingual Guide
Photos, Videos & Hydrophone
See below for more information 

Tour Dates:
Tuesday – Thursday – Friday – Sunday
from 9:00 – 11:30 (Dec 15th – Apr 30th)

 
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Tour Description:
Have our custom boat all to yourselves – thus enjoy observing the whales at your own pace, and on your own time. Our 2 hour private whale watching tours leave out of the marina “Puerto Los Cabos” in San Jose del Cabo, thereby getting you away from the crowded waters of Cabo San Lucas.

Our private tours are customizable to your needs – in other words, you will have your own experienced captain and professional guide throughout to provide you with ultimate hands-on personal service. In addition, upon request, we also offer food and beverage specials – please contact us for more details. If you are interested in getting beneath the surface on a snorkel tour please click HERE for further information.

 

Photo & Video

When Whale Watching with East Cape Explorers you not only get to experience a one of a kind tour, but also have free photographs and videos to take home.

Your professional guide will take photographs and videos of the whales, while simultaneously providing you with first class service, and not to mention fascinating whale knowledge! Thereby upon finishing our tour, you will have memories that will last a lifetime.

Hydrophone

We have a brand new state of the art Hydrophone installed on our vessel – imagine watching whales breaching and playing, and being able to hear them communicate. Humpback whales, like many other whales, produce a number of vocalizations including moans, grunts, blasts, shrieks and groans. This unique marine mammal, however, is known to be able to create melodic sounds similar to that of human music earning them the title of inveterate composers.

Eco Friendly

We work hard to protect the environment that we love. Therefore we do not provide plastic bottles of water, instead you will find containers of purified drinking water with reusable cups on our boats.

Thus, we strongly recommend you to bring your own reusable water bottle to refill as you like. Our oceans are polluted with large amounts of plastic, and here at East Cape Explorers we do all we can to not contribute to that problem.

 

Frequently Seen Species

 
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Humpback Whales

Humpback whales are baleen whales belonging to the Balaenopteridae family and are estimated to have roamed the oceans for over 65 million years. Humpback whales are by far the favorite for enthusiastic whale watchers and nature lovers .

They are known as the most acrobatic whale that has ever existed. Indeed thanks to their outstanding pectoral fin size and their immense agility, they often put on breathtaking displays. The coasts of Baja California being on the direct pathway of the annual migration of the North Pacific population makes the Sea of Cortez a unique area to witness the humpbacks year after year.

 
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Common Bottlenose Dolphin

In the wild, these sleek swimmers can reach speeds of over 18 miles an hour. They surface often to breathe, doing so two or three times a minute. Bottlenose dolphins travel in social groups and communicate with each other by a complex system of squeaks and whistles. Schools have been known to come to the aid of an injured dolphin and help it to the surface.

Bottlenose dolphins track their prey through the expert use of echolocation. They can make up to 1,000 clicking noises per second. These sounds travel underwater until they encounter objects, then bounce back to their dolphin senders, revealing the location, size, and shape of their target.

 
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Mobula Rays

Every year between May and June, thousands of Mobula Rays come to the coasts of Baja California Sur, culminating in one of the largest aggregations of rays on earth – it is so spectacular that it appears in documentaries such as Blue Planet II and National Geographic. 

They astound spectators with their incredible acrobatic stunts when they leap out of the water. These creatures can launch themselves six feet above the ocean’s surface. Mobula rays jump, spin, and perform a belly flop before returning back into the water with a big splash.

 
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Green Turtle

The green turtle is a large, weighty sea turtle with a wide, smooth carapace, or shell. It inhabits tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world and has been observed clambering onto land to sunbathe.

Sea turtles spend most of their lives submerged in an aquatic environment, but they also can spend significant amounts of time at the surface of the water because they require air to breathe.

Weighing up to 700 pounds green turtles are among the largest sea turtles in the world. Their proportionally small head, which is non retractable, extends from a heart-shaped carapace that measures up to 5 feet. Males are slightly larger than females and have a longer tail. Both have flippers that resemble paddles, which make them powerful and graceful swimmers.

 

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