Face To Face with Baja’s Grey Whales

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I have already told you a story about one of Baja’s most amazing natural phenomenons – the whale migrations to our warm lagoons.  This time, I am very excited to share with you a story about my personal encounter with these amazing mammals.

 Whales can be spotted in Cabo San Lucas and at Capella Pedregal resort as well, but one of the best areas to experience them is at Magdalena Bay, where they come to give birth, mate and play.  Recommended starting point for a whale-watching trip (and to spend the night) is Puerto San Carlos, a small fishing village with around 3,000 residents and a beautiful coastline on Magdalena Bay.  The village is 5 ½ hours from Cabo San Lucas, but it is well worth the visit.

I decided to make the trek and signed up for a guided tour.  Captain Luis, who led the adventure, explained that whales are very curious creatures.  I was anxious to discover this myself as we pulled away from the dock.  Suddenly a shadow in the ocean could be seen approaching the boat.  Everyone put their hand in the water and coaxed the whale towards us.  And there she was, a beautiful giant whale!  She came right up to the boat and we were able to touch her!  But the experience didn’t end there.  Next we encountered a mother and her calf.  The mother proudly showed off her baby, lifting his head so that we could see him.  I couldn’t believe the show I was getting!

It is difficult to fully express my whale experience, Puerto San Carlos and Magdalena Bay, but I would like to invite you to experience it in person.  It is truly an event of a lifetime.  Save the date between January and March next year, come visit Capella Pedregal and the whales.