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San Ignacio Lagoon

Mexico
+52 646 127 4808
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BREATHTAKING

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paris1952
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Santa Rosa, California
Fabulous

Just wonderful.Whales everywhere - the grey females with their babies. The local panga drivers are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sally W
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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Grey whales are known to make an appearance at this lagoon.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Sally W
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Reviewed March 12, 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

4  Thank heron48
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Reviewed March 5, 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

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Reviewed February 12, 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
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Reviewed March 11, 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
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Reviewed February 25, 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
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Reviewed November 3, 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
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Reviewed May 12, 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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Reviewed April 22, 2016

We were on a tour with Naturetrek of Baja California for wildlife, birdwatching, whales, plants etc and spend two amazing days in the lagoon. Most of the time the water was calm so it was easy to see the whales and it wasn't long before...More

8  Thank 49Pam
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