The Best Time For Whale Watching
Whale watching is one of the best experiences you can have in the wilderness. There are many places around the world where you can whale watch, practically every ocean and sea, from tropical waters to the arctic areas of both hemispheres
In Mexico there are several places where you can travel to live this kind of experience. One region with a high biodiversity and a great abundance of whales and dolphins is the Baja California Peninsula, which, along its southern half, has the winter grounds of at least three species of baleen whales: grays, humpbacks and blues. On the eastern, Gulf of California side, it is also possible to find fin whales, as there is at least one population of them inhabitating the Gulf.
The winter months are definitely when we can watch the greatest number of whales. During February and March, Del Carmen Island, near Loreto on the eastern coast of the peninsula, is the place to have a close encounter with the largest animal of all times: the blue whale, up to 90 feet long and up to 180 tons of weigh. During the same months, February and March, in the Cabo region, we can enjoy the charismatic humpbacks, hanging around with their calves and displaying those amazing breaches, and fluke and fin slaps that let us witness the strength of an animal of approximately 36 tons of weigh
If we continue traveling towards the north on the western coast of the Baja California Peninsula we can reach the famous Pacific Mexican lagoons where adult gray whales mate, and the females give birth and nurse their calves.
Gray whales are known around the world for their curiosity, even approaching skiffs, which attracts visitors from all around the world. Gray whales are not only curious, as the spy hoping shows, but they can be as energetic as other whales, breaching, slapping their flukes and fins, and displaying amazing rituals when they mate. From south to north, the gray whales can be watched at Puerto Chale (where we have our Research and Scientific Collaboration Eco Camp at Margarita Island), Puerto San Carlos,Puerto Lopez Mateos, San Ignacio Lagoon and Ojo de Liebre Lagoon.
At our Research and Scientific Collaboration Eco Camp at Margarita Island our visitors not only will experience the presence and the science of gray whales, they will also have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the large numbers of bird species, and experience the quietness of the shore line and mangroves when they explore by foot, sea kayak or SUP.
Our camp is a place where travelers can enjoy nature as it is, a natural and pristine place with an amazing and abundant wild life, plus educational and adventure activities. At the same time, we offer a place with comfortable facilities (happy hour, hot water showers, and delicious typical food, etc.). Our Research and Scientific Collaboration Eco Camp at Margarita Island runs every year from mid January to early March, thus giving our researchers the opportunity to work with the whales most of the season.
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