With whale watching season just around the corner, it is the perfect time to consider the best ways to be able to see these magnificent creatures in nature. December is the time of year when humpback and gray whales migrate to warmer weather places like Cabo to give birth and mate. In Los Cabos, there are many tours that can take you whale watching, and we’ll list our top 5 whale watching tours here.
Humpback Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas
The humpback whale watching tour, which is accompanied by a marine biologist, will give the opportunity to see not only humpback whales but so much more. The 2.5-hour tour, which is limited to only 10 people, leaves from Cabo San Lucas and takes passengers by the famous arch, where a colony of sea lions lives, as they search for whales for guests to see. It leaves from the Marina of Cabo San Lucas three times a day at 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:30 pm and costs $96.00 per person.
Whale Watching with Photos Included
Also only limited to 10 people, this uncrowded whale-watching tour not only has a marine biologist on board but also a hydrophone to give guests the opportunity to listen to whales too. The tour departs from La Terminal de Cabo at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 3:00 pm and lasts two hours. It sails either on the Pacific or the Sea of Cortez, depending on the weather, and includes photos of the adventure, all for the price of $82.00. The ticket also comes with a guarantee that provides a second trip at no cost if no whales are seen on the first.
Whale-Watching Lunch Cruise in Cabo San Lucas
This 2.5-hour whale-watching lunch cruise aboard a catamaran serves a buffet-style brunch along with an open bar. It cruises past the famous Cabo San Lucas Arch while searching for gray and humpback whales, as well as other marine life that might make an appearance. The pick-up location is in front of Señor Frog’s at the main pier, which leaves at 10:30 am and costs $98.00 per person.
Whale-Watching Pirate Ship Cruise in Los Cabos
For those looking for a unique experience, this two-hour whale-watching pirate ship cruise offers a one-of-a-kind experience that combines some extra fun with the whale-watching adventure. The cruise passes by other famous landmarks along the way to search out whales and includes breakfast and an open bar with beer, wine, water, and juice. The cruise leaves from the Cabo Marina near the Breathless resort at 9:00 am and costs $79.00.
Whale Watching Tour in Los Cabos
This two-hour whale-watching tour has a knowledgeable crew that will teach passengers what they know about the marine life that might be encountered along the way. Pick-up at the guests’ hotel is available, and the tour leaves from the Mar de Cortez Marina, from where the catamaran will embark on a cruise that will search for gray and humpback whales and pass by some of the area’s most popular landmarks, like the Cabo San Lucas Arch and Lover’s Beach. Available tour times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, and on some days, 5:00 pm, and the cost is $76.00.
Tourists can expect the guides on these tours to be knowledgeable about whales and other marine life. They know where the best whale-watching spots are and where to take visitors to see them. A tour like any of these that are available on Viator is truly the best way to get up close to these magnificent creatures.
The whale-watching season extends into April, but the peak of the season is about mid-December. There’s still time to plan the perfect Cabo vacation that includes an exciting whale-watching tour.
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