Cabo whale watching is unbelievable. Watching whales in their natural habit is truly a once-ina-lifetime experience. A trip to Cabo San Lucas will be a wonderful occasion to watch the variety of whales swimming in the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. The main attractions being the Californian grey whales, the massive humpbacks and the majestic blue whale. But, in general the wild life in Cabo delivers a world class show because it combines incredible scenarios. The destination is a perfect trip for the visitor and amateur photographer.
Our professional crew feel pride in providing fun-jam-packed, instructive, safe, and comfortable eco-tours in the waters of the Sea of Cortez. Our crew members are English-speaking and licensed by the government of Mexico.
When is Best to go Whale Watching
The key to successful whale watching? Any time and every time you have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Visiting at the right time of the year is important. Whales don’t plan their migration patterns around our vacations, so prospective whale watchers need to be aware of when whale activity is highest.
Whales travel 3,000 miles from their feeding grounds in Alaska and Siberia to their home on the Mexican coast each year to mate, reproduce, nurse their calves and socialize. The whale-watching season in Cabo extends from November through April. However, “peak whale watching” experiences means that most activity takes place in January through March when the females start calving which means it’s also the best time to see baby whales. December to January also registers high activity, when males travel from pod to pod looking for females.
The time of day you hit the water also plays a role in what whales you might see. Whales are most active in the afternoon and early evening due to high tides and increased winds. Whales in Cabo have also been observed to be active in two-to-three-day cycles before taking a few days to rest. It’s important to be aware of these cycles when planning your yacht charter.
Yachts for Whale Watching
Our friendly personnel are available to assist you in choosing the ideal Cabo whale watching experience to suit your needs. If you still have any unanswered questions, don’t worry, our knowledgeable Cabo San Lucas vacation experts are just a toll free phone call away.
We have plenty of yachts for fabulous whale watching adventures that will even fit into a cruise ship stop-over schedule.
Don’t miss the opportunity to witness these beautiful creatures in their native environment. A head slap occurs when a whale quickly propels the upper portion of its body, sometimes up to the mouth, out of the water, and then forcefully crashes back down onto the surface of the water. This can possibly signify aggressive behavior towards other whales, or might just be an easy way for a whale to loosen parasites on its head.
Cabo Whale Watching Tours
Typically, we highly recommend a combination of both whale watching with another activity or two aboard the yacht for a 5-hour to 8-hour charter. That way, there is plenty of time to whale watch, enjoy some swimming, a trip to the Arch, and lunch or a sunset taco-fest aboard yacht with all of the VIP services included.
Luckily, Cabo’s whale population during breeding season is quite high. It’s extremely likely you’ll see plenty of whale activity unlike any place in the world. Just remember, that it might take a while to see your first whale or whale pod. It is important to set expectations.
You won’t want to miss this unique whale-watching experience especially aboard a private yacht.
For more information about a private whale watching tour with all of the VIP services included, please contact the Cabo Yacht Life team.