Special Ocean institute Whale Watching Tours
“The Best of Baja’s Whales, Dolphins & Sea Lions”
with Captain Nancy L. Caruso, Feb. 7 – 12 & 13 – 18, 2017
More Whale Watching • Less Travel Time • U.S. Based Company
Scammon’s Lagoon (Ojo de Libre), Pacific Ocean
Midriff Islands Region, Sea of Cortez
Las Animas EcoLodge • Private B&B • Private Carriage Transportation • Small Groups
#1 Specialty Lodging Baja California
Ocean Institute Whale Watching, Plus Dolphins & Sea Lions – Six Day Combo Trip
If you have dreamed of a chance to maybe pet majestic and friendly Gray whales, AND have a chance to see HUGE pods of dolphins, snorkel with playful Sea Lions and maybe even see Blue or Finback whales, then this special Ocean Institute whale watching trip with expert marine biologist Nancy L. Caruso is entirely what you’ve been waiting for! Your Baja whale watching begins with two and a half days exploring the famous Scammon’s Lagoon (Ojo de Libre) located on the Pacific Ocean.
You’ll experience California Gray whales as they move along their annual migration route, first with a local guide by boat, and then by air. The combination of air and sea viewing is something NO other whale watching operator in Baja is able to offer. In fact, the opportunity to view these creatures with a birds eye view is a rarity in itself.
You will revel in up-close encounters with inquisitive young calves and mischievous, yet mindful adult whales. A short, scenic flight will then carry you over the peninsula to the Las Animas Wilderness Ecolodge, found on the Sea of Cortez. The remainder of the trip to Las Animas is by boat. There you’ll enjoy four more days of fun, exploration, and relaxation. Fantastic food, superior accommodations, attentive staff, endless natural wonders and certain relaxation will all meet you there. Call now to reserve your place on this truly unique soft adventure vacation. See you in Baja!
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Amazing Momma & Baby Gray Whale Close Encounter
John Steinbeck’s “Galapagos of Mexico” – The Sea of Cortez
There really is no question as to why John Steinbeck coined this area of the Sea of Cortez as the “Galapagos of Mexico” ! The Sonoran desert and the crystal blue waters surrounding Las Animas Ecolodge near the Bay of the Angels are home to an impressive variety of abundant food supply and diverse habitats.
You’ll experience perhaps the most spectacular collection of marine plants, birds and mammals found anywhere in the world. 23 species of dolphins and whales, including the largest whales in the world, the Fin and Blue whales, have been sighted in Canal de Los Ballenas (whale canal), east of Las Animas. 800 fish species, 120 species of cactus, and the largest concentration of seabirds found anywhere in the Sea of Cortez are all here for you to discover.
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2017 Baja Whale Watching Departure
Call for Current Trip Availability
800-221-9283 or 1-619-216-2822
January / February Baja Whale Watching Tours
|Jan. 29 – Feb. 4||6 open|
|Feb. 6 – 11||Sold Out|
|Feb. 7 – 12 Nancy Caruso||Standby|
|Feb. 13 – 18 Nancy Caruso|| 3 Open
|Feb. 20 – 25||Sold Out|
|Feb. 27 – March 4||Sold Out|
March Baja Whale Watching Tours
|March 6 – 11||Sold Out|
|March 13 – 18||Sold Out|
|March 20 – 25||7 open|
|March 27 – April 1||10 open|
* Trips are limited to 10 guests only!
2017 Ocean Institute Whale Watching
Best of Baja’s Whales, Dolphins & Sea Lions Tour
6-day, ALL Inclusive: $3,195* *Please add 13% Mexican government IVA & 3% National Park Tax*
Your Baja Whale Watching Itinerary with Captain Nancy Caruso
Meet Nancy Caruso at San Diego Brown field at 7:00 AM, depart 8:00 AM, fly to San Felipe in order to clear customs. Enjoy fantastic views along the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Coast searching for whales until you reach Laguna Ojo De Libre (Scammons Lagoon), where a vehicle is ready to transfer you to the lagoon. Whale watch in the afternoon of day 1 – Parque de Ballenas Gris (back of the Lagoon – whale nursery). Transfer to our private B&B in Guerro Negro. (Lunch, Dinner)
Lecture on the Viscaino Biosphere Reserve (the largest in Latin America) and the Gray Whale (Ballenas Gris) followed by a whale watch trip in Laguna Ojo De Libre ( front of lagoon ) in A.M., followed by a picnic lunch. Afternoon more whale watching in Parque de Ballenas de Gris (back of the Lagoon) or open afternoon for nature walks by the lagoon, bicycling or free time. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Whale watching continues in the morning in the front of the lagoon, followed by an afternoon picnic lunch and a private carriage tour of Laguna Ojo de Libre and the Midriff Island chain. A boat will transfer you out to Las Animas Wilderness Ecolodge in the afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 & 5
Explore the region by both land and water as you enjoy sea kayaks, motorized boats, SUP’s and hiking. Snorkel with and observe sea lions, watch dolphins play and possibly view several types of whales, including the Blue and fin whale (the second largest in the world). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We depart Las Animas Ecolodge mid morning. Watch sea birds and marine mammals en route to Bahia de Los Angeles, where we visit local museum. The return private carriage flight travels along the Sea of Cortez with in-flight lunch to San Diego. Arrive at Brown field approx. 5:00 PM. (Breakfast and Lunch)
We look forward to helping you experience the trip of a lifetime. Make your Baja Ocean Institute whale watching trip with Captain Nancy Caruso reservation soon. These trips will fill fast.