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San Ignacio Lagoon

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Whale watching and so much more

People were wonderful and the whales were especially friendly. Mother's were proud of their... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

An amazing area to see the whales, birds, kayak and get away from the typical Mexican whale... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Santa Rosa, California
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Grey whales are known to make an appearance at this lagoon.
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Reviewed 15 May 2009

I had wanted to take this trip for 15 years after reading about it somewhere. I finally was available at the right time of year (Jan-March) to go see the lagoon where the mother grey whales go to give birth. We ended up going with...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

People were wonderful and the whales were especially friendly. Mother's were proud of their offspring and brought them close to the boats. The operations were well planned for minimal impact to the whales, but left plenty of opportunity to see and interact with the whales...More

1  Thank dotnorris1
Reviewed 2 April 2018

An amazing area to see the whales, birds, kayak and get away from the typical Mexican whale experience. Check carefully about the different camps. The location makes a difference in the amount of time you spend in the boat versus with the whales. Go with...More

2  Thank Paris1952
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Just wonderful.Whales everywhere - the grey females with their babies. The local panga drivers are very skilled and know exactly how to approach the whales - which then take it upon themselves to surge up to under, round the boat begging for tickles. Could not...More

4  Thank Sally W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is the second time I visited San Igancio. The first time I went, we camped at the lagoon. I don't really recommend that as the temps can get quite cool and it's often windy. Campsites are pretty rustic. Trade-off is you save the 30-40...More

8  Thank heron48
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great experience! The first time we went out to the lagoon we were able to interact with the whales. I couldn’t believe how many whales there were in the lagoon. We saw mothers with kids, small groups of adults, 2-3 in a group, whales jumping...More

1  Thank guennadij
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place for whale watching. Long ride from town to the lagoon but well worth the trip. We used Antonio’s Ecotours and were very pleased with the service and we had a lovely lunch after the tour right at their palapa. Great fun

1  Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Thank you to Desert & Sea Expeditions. They provided the BEST day trip during our UnCruise adventure to the Sea of Cortez. They picked us up on the Sea of Cortez side and drove us to the San Ignacio Lagoon for a few hours of...More

5  Thank MaltBalls
Reviewed 25 February 2017

- 3 Days, 4 nights is standard visit. - 2+ hour flight from Tijuana airport, with bus pick-up in San Diego. - Space for 24 guests (we had 10). - 6 guests to a boat. Two, 1.5 hour whale watch sessions/day. - Tents with comfortable...More

12  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I've always wanted to get close to whales but this trip surpassed all expectations. I went with Wildlife Worldwide. Flying over to San Diego then a small plane the next day down the Baja peninsular for 6 days of whale watching at Antonios on the...More

13  Thank 99catzmeiow
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We booked a day out with Pachico's Eco tours and it was well worth it. It was a long, and in the last few kilometres, quite a difficult drive to get to the boat launch on the lagoon, but well worth it in the end....More

8  Thank Jeffrey W
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9 October 2018|
Response from P E |
Which company did you use ? How many days was the trip? Thanks, Pam
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13 September 2018|
Response from Sally W | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you contact the agency and find out from them what they suggest. Enjoy!