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San Ignacio Whale Watching


Cabanas San Ignacio

December 2015 - April 2016

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The San Ignacio Lagoon is a magical place to visit the yearly gray whale migrators. The whales find this lagoon to be the most protected and convenient, however for the unfamiliar Baja traveler, the logistics involved in getting here can be daunting. Not to worry, Custom Coastal can make your dream whale vacation not only easy, but spectacular! The closest city to fly into is Loreto, for west coast travelers this is a breeze. For some, a flight into Cabo San Lucas may be their best option. Whichever way you choose to arrive, the whales of the San Ignacio Lagoon will not disappoint. Every season is filled with friendly gray whales, as curious as we are about them, approaching our boats from the comfort and safety of the well-managed lagoon. Our camp is the most comfortable and has the best food on the shores of the lagoon.  Contact us today for more details!





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February Trip: This trip begins with two nights in Loreto, a charming town on the Sea of Cortez teeming with bird life. Visit historic mission churches and stop for birding along the way. Spend two nights in San Ignacio, an oasis surrounded by date palms and serenading songbirds. A short drive delivers you to the most intimate, respectful and comfortable outpost on the San Ignacio Lagoon. Witness amazing breeches, spy hops, and interact with curious whales who seem to be people watching as we are whale watching. Birding highlights include: Blue-footed Boobie, Xantus’ Hummingbird, Vermillion Fly-catcher, Orange-crowned and Mangrove Warblers, and hundreds more. The trip finishes with a private charter plane ride landing near San Diego and a luxury bus tour to Old Town, San Diego. Max 12 guests.

March Trip:  Meet the Baja Expeditions representative in the lobby of Hotel Hacienda in Old Town San Diego at 9:30am. We will take a tour bus to cross over to the private section of the Tijuana airport. Board the twin engine Cessna caravan that will deliver you to the San ignacio Lagoon, flight is filled with beautiful vistas of unpopulated beaches - flight time 2.5 to 3 hours. You begin your trip in the mecca of gray whale watching from the comfort of our sturdy, beachfront cabanas. After 3 full days of whale watching, cross over to the Sea of Cortez to explore the many bird and whale species that visit this side of the peninsula. Highlights include: Gray, blue, fin, and humpback whales,  Blue-footed Boobie, Xantus’ Hummingbird, Vermillion Fly-catcher, Orange-crowned and Mangrove Warblers, and hundreds more bird species. Max 12 guests. $2295/person


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