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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 throughout the year, with the official whale watching season being the 15th of December to the 15th of April. When whale watching in San Jose del Cabo, we can witness anything 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 and comfortable seating. What’s more, our twin outboard 4 Stroke engines ensure a comfortable and smooth ride, without any harmful exhaust fumes.

Group Tour • Whale Watching San Jose del Cabo

Humpback Whales • Gray Whales • Pilot Whales • Killer Whales
Grey whale spout on a whale watching tour in San Jose del Cabo

Prices • Group Tour • Whale Watching

$95 US per Person
$65 US – (7-12 Years)
Children under 7 go free of charge
Taxes included – 10% Discount for Cash

Tour Dates:

Mondays:         9:00 – 11:30   |   14:00 – 16:30
Tuesdays:       14:00 – 16:30
Wednesdays:  9:00 – 11:30   |   14:00 – 16:30
Thursdays:      14:00 – 16:30
Fridays:            14:00 – 16:30
Saturdays:        9:00 – 11:30   |   14:00 – 16:30

Whale Watching Tour


Tour Description:

Our 2.5 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 spacious boats 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. There is far less boat traffic here in San Jose del Cabo, therefore 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, allowing them to provide fun and interesting insights into the whales’ activity, biology and behavioural patterns.

Humpback whale breaching while whale watching San Jose del Cabo.
Underwater shot of a humpback whale, whale watching Cabo


Drinks & Snacks   |   Hydrophone Service
Multi-lingual Guide   |   T
our Photos & Videos

Payment Options:

Cards:   VISA & Mastercards     |     Transfers:   Stripe & Zelle
Cash:    US Dollar, Mexican Peso, Canadian Dollar , EURO
10% discount for cash payments

Hotel Pickup Service

Uber is readily available, reliable as well as the most economical way to get to our dive shop.

We also offer private round trip transportation for:
$50 USD for 1-3 people     |     $80 USD for 4-7 people


Private Tour • Whale Watching San Jose del Cabo

Humpback Whales • Gray Whales • Pilot Whales • Killer Whales

Prices • Private Tour • Whale Watching

$390 US 1-2 Participants ( 10% Discount for Cash)
Additional Participant = $85 US
Children 6 years and under are free of charge

Tour Dates:

Mondays:        09:00 – 11:30   |   14:00 – 16:30
Tuesdays:      14:00 – 16:30
Wednesdays: 09:00 – 11:30   |   14:00 – 16:30
Thursdays:     14:00 – 16:30
Fridays:           14:00 – 16:30
Saturdays:      09:00 – 11:30   |   14:00 – 16:30
Sundays:         09:00 – 11:30   |   14:00 – 16:30

Whale Watching Tour – Private

Humpback whale breaching, on a whale watching san jose del cabo private tour

Tour Description:

Have our custom boat all to yourselves – thus enjoy observing the whales at your own pace, and on your own time. Our 2.5 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. That being said, if you are interested in getting beneath the surface on a snorkel tour please click HERE for further information.



Private Boat Charter  |  Multi Lingual Guide
Drinks & Snacks  |  Hydrophone Service
Tour Photos & Videos Service

Hotel Pickup Service

Uber is readily available, reliable as well as the most economical way to get to our dive shop.

We also offer private round trip transportation for:
$50 USD for 1-3 people     |     $80 USD for 4-7 people

Payment Options:

Cards:   VISA & Mastercards     |     Transfers:   Stripe & Zelle
Cash:    US Dollar, Mexican Peso, Canadian Dollar , EURO
10% discount for cash payments



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.


We have a brand new state of the art Hydrophone installed on our vessel – this allows us to not only watch whales breaching and playing, but also 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.


Frequently Seen Species on our Whale Watching Tours

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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 combined with 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.


Common Bottlenose Dolphin

In the wild, these sleek swimmers can often reach speeds of over 18 miles an hour. They surface frequently 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 even 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.


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 not only jump and spin, but finish by performing a belly flop to land in the water with the biggest splash.

You will cruise out in comfort and speed on our custom built boats, and using the skills of our eagle-eyed captains and guides, find schools of rays. They can be seen from long distances, leaping out of the water in acrobatic displays that are a privilege to witness.


Green Turtle

The green turtle is a large, weighty sea turtle with a wide, smooth carapace, or shell. It inhabits tropical as well as 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, yet both have flippers that resemble paddles, which make them powerful and graceful swimmers.



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, therefore here at East Cape Explorers we do all we can not to contribute to that problem.