Gray Whale Sighting tour in Magdalena Bay

Gray whale in Magdalena bay

Gray Whale Sighting tour in Magdalena Bay

Experience a unique encounter with the gray whale in magdalena bay

Gray whales in magdalena bay are known world-wide as one of those ocean giants that are sociable and friendly. During the months of January-April they travel from the north to the protected bays and lagoons of the mexican Baja coasts. Here, they give birth and breed, giving us the amazing opportunity to encounter them from really close.  

Magdalena Bay is one of the few places in the world where these gray whales come close to scratch themselved with the boats, making it possible to touch them and even hug them. Getting to know these ocean giants in the company of a marine biologist is  with no doubt, a bucket list experience.


This adventure takes place in the coastal lagoons of Baja California Sur, where we will navigate for around three hours looking for that magical encounter that will live in our memories forever. With a bit of luck, we will enjoy tens of gray whales, and marvel at the playful behaviour displayed by the young ones.

We recommend booking this gray whale sighting tour in Magdalena Bay during february, because eventhough it can be done during january and march, the highest abundance occurs during februrary.

To top it all off, we will also see sand dunes, desertic islands, and mangroves that make this adventure even more unique and special.

Aventura - Gray whale in Magdalena bay
Aventura - Gray whale in Magdalena bay

We will rise early in the morning to board the panga boat for our gray whale watching adventure in Magdalena Bay. For 6 hours, we will navigate the waters of the bay, where we will have the chance to witness the incredible sight of these majestic animals in their natural habitat. As we cruise through the bay, we may be lucky enough to see the whales breach, tail-slap and spy hop, making for an unforgettable experience.

In addition to the whales, we will also make a stop at the breathtaking dunes, where we can take in the stunning landscape and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. 

Duration: 6 hours

Requirements: Respect the rules of the protected natural area.

Difficulty: Easy.

Minimum number of participants: 1 people.


  • Permits for the protected natural area.
  • Water, snacks, and lunch.

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Transportation (4,200 additional pesos, 1-3 people)

You must bring

  • Environmentally friendly sunscreen.
  • Clothing according to the weather. It is usually cold in the lagoon.
  • Cap and sunglasses.


Price per person: MXN 3000


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