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Whale watching and a tour of Mission San Ignacio

6 Day Bus Trip Overview

Trip Overview

Join us on our 6 day guided bus trip from San Diego, California to San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico to see the friendly Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon. Highlights of this trip include a scenic tour down Baja’s Highway 1 to the mission village of San Ignacio. We’ll visit the 17th century Jesuit mission of San Ignacio, spend four days and three nights at the whale watching sanctuary of the Pacific Gray Whales at “Campo Cortez” Eco-Lodge.

 

Whale watching at San Ignacio Lagoon

Join us at our remote safari style base camp along the shores of San Ignacio Lagoon where Gray Whales have migrated to for thousands of generations. Witness up close the splendor of these majestic giants as proud mothers with newborn calves approach our boats to show off their fourteen foot, two ton babies while young males pass below us seeking out mature females to begin the cycle of life in the lagoon once more. San Ignacio Lagoon is truly a unique location and is the only Gray Whale birthing lagoon in the world that has been left untouched by man and has a local community striving to keep the lagoon a sacred and protected sanctuary for these magnificent giants.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Up close whale watching unique only to San Ignacio Lagoon
  • Kayaking, hiking, birding and beach combing at base camp
  • Modern buses with reclining seats, videos, and bathroom
  • Safari style eco-lodge with comfortable accommodations
  • 3 nights and 4 days at “Campo Cortez” (all inclusive)
  • Visit the 17th century Jesuit mission of San Ignacio
  • Experienced “local” resident staff & trained guides
  • On staff marine biologist & zoologist naturalists
  • Tide pool exploration & wildlife identification
  • Guided scenic bus trip along Baja peninsula
  • All inclusive-beer, margaritas & happy hour
  • Scientific work shop & research station
  • Two whale watches daily – 6 total
  • Send off fiesta

 

6 Day Bus trip fees and dates

Trip fee: per person, double occupancy: (includes bus fare and all taxes) (group, family and child discounts –ask us for details) + Biosphere entry fee and Mexican tourist card

$1,495 USD

Single Supplement Fee: for guests that request single accommodations (not sharing cabin)

$250 USD

2015 Departures        

Jan. 25
Jan. 29
Feb. 01 (Special bus / flight combo trip 4.5 days at camp & 7 whale watches: $2,395)
Apr. 01 (Special flight / bus combo trip 4.5 days at camp & 7 whale watches: $2,395)
Apr. 05

 

Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon

We welcome you to Campo Cortez, our remote solar and wind powered eco-lodge along the shores of San Ignacio lagoon where Gray Whales have migrated to for thousands of generations. Witness up close the splendor of these majestic giants as proud mothers with newborn calves approach our boats to show off their fourteen foot, two ton babies while young males pass below us seeking out mature females to begin the cycle of life in the lagoon once more. San Ignacio Lagoon is truly a unique location and is the only Gray Whale birthing lagoon in the world that has been left untouched by man and has a local community striving to keep the lagoon a sacred and protected sanctuary for these magnificent giants. 

 

 

 

Campo Cortez Eco-lodge

Upon arriving Campo Cortez eco-lodge you’ll spend four days and three nights in the company of the Pacific Gray Whales at their birthing and mating sanctuary. Words cannot describe or prepare you for what you are soon about to experience. At base camp you’ll enjoy the hospitality, friendliness and local knowledge of our lagoon resident staff in addition to our on staff marine biologist/zoologist. Two whale watching trips are offered daily while other activities include our naturalist led tide pool excursions, kayaking the mangrove estuaries, bird watching, beach combing, or you can join our on site research and assist in taking samples, cataloging specimens as well as assist in recording vital census data.

 

 

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Camp Facilities

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A Day at Camp

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When to book and availability

Availability is on a limited basis. Please make your reservations well in advance of your trip in order to secure your space at “Campo Cortez”. Many of our guests plan and book their trips six to eighteen months in advance. For your comfort, space is limited at camp and all of our reservations are taken on a first come basis. If you are planning a self arrival trip, please email us first to check our availability, then you can send us the reservation form in order to book your dates at camp.

 

 

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Baja Ecotours

Journeys of exploration and discovery

Tele: 619-819-2966    Toll Free: 877-506-0557
Email: info@bajaecotours.com   Web: www.bajaecotours.com

US Office: 24500 Deer Trail Aguilar, CO. 81020

Mexico Office: Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez 2255 23000 La Paz, Baja California Sur

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We offer one of the finest gray whale watching trips in the San Ignacio Lagoon thanks to the dedication of our staff. We stand apart from other whale watching tour operators in the Baja Peninsula for that reason.



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