Attention whale lovers! ROW Sea Kayak Adventures has a new trip just for you.This non-kayaking panorama of Baja whales takes you from the sheltered calving lagoons of the California gray whale on the Pacific side of the peninsula to the russet mountains and turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, home to the exquisite blue whale. Spend 4-days at our exclusive gray whale basecamp, followed by 2 day trips on the Sea of Cortez in the waters of the great blue and fin whales. (if you are looking for our 5 or 6 day whale watching base camp tours, go here)
This non-kayaking itinerary is Baja whale watching at its best, and perfect for youth 6+ or adventurers who prefer not to paddle. The 8-day itinerary includes 4 days at our very special, safari-style gray whale basecamps in the heart of Magdalena Bay. The whales in these lagoons have become "friendly" with boat operators and tour guests, and so babies will often come right over to see the people looking at them. Our basecamp is located on the mouth of Magdalena Bay's exit to the sea, and gray whales like to hang out in these deep waters. Consequently, we are privileged to see whales right off shore from our campsite quite regularly. This greatly increases the "whale time" for our guests, as whale watching by boat is regulated by time and duration for all companies.
When you've had your fill of looking eye-to-eye with charming whale babies, we'll cross to the other side of the peninsula in the Sea of Cortez for two day tours exploring the waters of Loreto Bay National Marine Park in search of the largest animal on Earth: the blue whale. These whales are normally deep-ocean creatures, so this part of the Sea of Cortez offers a rare opportunity to find them near shore. Most human beings never have a chance to encounter them!
8-day itinerary includes 4 hotel nights, 3 nights camping in wall tents with cots, all camping equipment, airport pickup/departure, meals during camp and day tours, taxes, and bilingual marine biologist guides. Go here for the shorter options: Whale Base Camp Trips
Up close encounters with California Gray Whales, and a chance to glimpse the great blue whale, which is the largest animal ever found on planet Earth!
The Whale Extravaganza Trip Guide
The Whale Extravaganza Packing Guide
Baja Reading List