A day at Campo Cortez whale watching eco-lodge
A Day at Camp
After a restful nights sleep with a huge star filled sky in your private solar powered cabin, you’ll wake to a spectacular sunrise. Each morning a hearty breakfast is served and good conversation amongst other guests is enjoyed. You then have time to enjoy the morning magic of the lagoon. A variety of birds begin feeding in the mornings in the tidal flats just in front of your cabin, and include the Brandt Geese, Great Blue and White Herons and the camp clown Reddish Egrets to name but a few. A walk along the tidal flats makes for a relaxing and unique time before whale watching or you can take as stroll out to the edge of the lagoon to watch passing Gray Whales and their calves. Your first whale watching trip usually begins around 9am and it’s off to designated whale watching zone for some incredible encounters with mother Gray Whales and their calves.
After returning from your morning whale watch you have time to enjoy a variety of activities before lunch such as:
- Walk to the whale-bone museum
- Tide pool walk to see octopus
- Kayaking in the mangroves
- Photography excursion
- Bird watching
Lunch is served mid day and you are then afforded a slight break to relax either at your cabin reading, walking or exploring the area. As the tide allows, we depart on our second whale watch of the day usually around 3pm, you’ll depart in our skiffs to join the whales for about two hours of whale watching. Our guided boat trips with local captains allow you close encounters with the whales. Our guides are graduates of a naturalist training program (RARE) and speak English. They educate while ensuring safe viewing with minimal disturbance. And remember, our boat captains have lived and worked amongst the whales ALL OF THEIR LIVES. They, as have the whales, have grown to respect and know each-other over the years.
After returning to camp you'll have time to yourself to wander the shell-strewn beaches, watch whales from the shore, browse our Baja library, relax beachside or simply enjoy the peace and quite of your cabin with a view of the lagoon. You’ll enjoy a peaceful, go at your own pace atmosphere. We have no hectic schedules here.
At day’s end you’ll be treated to coffee, cocktails or refreshments as the sun sets over the dunes in the distance leaving a vermilion sky in its shadows. Sunsets are soon followed by authentic lagoon style Mexican meals with plenty of fresh fish, vegetables, and other specialties. When you retire to your cabin you’ll be lulled asleep by the sounds of the lagoon; whales breathing in the distance and coyotes singing to the moon.
Welcome to a magical Baja day at the beautiful Gray Whale sanctuary of San Ignacio Lagoon