Self-Arrivals Overview

Self Arrivals Overview

Arrive On Your Own

Plan your own whale watching trip to San Ignacio Lagoon

Arrive to our full service whale watching eco-lodge on your own by car, bus or private plane, and we’ll supply the friendly gray whales and hospitality that is world renown at "Campo Cortez". Enjoy your stay in our solar powered eco-cabins with complete views of the lagoon, comfortable beds, two whale watching trips daily, kayaking excursions, tide pool walks and the hospitality and knowledge of our camp staff and naturalists…enjoy all the frills that we offer on our guided expeditions including hot showers, solar electricity and star filled nights. Bookings are made in blocks of two days – stay two, four, six or more days in blocks of two days.

Baja Ecotours Friendly Gray Whales at San Ignacio Lagoon

Campo Cortez Ecolodge

Perched at the edge of civilization

About Our Location And WildlifeAt our Ecolodge you’ll enjoy the hospitality, friendliness and local knowledge of our lagoon resident staff and guides. Two whale watching trips are offered daily while other activities include naturalist led tide pool excursions, kayaking in the mangrove estuaries, bird watching, beach combing or just enjoy watching the wildlife in the tidal zones as coyotes hunt clams and a variety of migratory birds feed on small fish and sea-grass. Watching the wildlife activity in the tidal zone is truly an epic event in itself.

Whale Watching At San Ignacio Lagoon

What makes San Ignacio Lagoon unique

kissing a whaleSituated at the heart of the Vizcaino Bisophere, San Ignacio lagoon is truly a unique place on our planet 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.

Baja Ecotours invites you to join us at our remote, solar powered Ecolodge at San Ignacio Lagoon where man and leviathan have formed a unique and peaceful relationship. Dubbed as "ballenas amistosas" (Spanish for "friendly whales") by local fishermen because of their curious and gentle nature, they often approach our skiffs to interact with us. These friendly Gray Whales actually seek out human interaction. Often, proud mothers with newborn calves will approach our skiffs to present their young to us while encouraging us to scratch their backs and baleen as they lounge around our skiffs. Over the years, this extraordinary behavior has become a regular occurrence only at San Ignacio Lagoon. It is this trusting gesture of friendship that makes a visit to San Ignacio Lagoon a once in a lifetime and unforgettable experience.

Other Activities at Campo Cortez

Numerous wildlife activities

  Tide pool exploration Tide pool exploration
  Hiking the beach/dunes Hiking the beach/dunes
  Kayaking mangroves Kayaking mangroves
  Gray Whale graveyard Gray Whale graveyard
  Nesting Ospreys in camp Nesting Ospreys in camp
  Bird watching Bird watching
  Beach combing Beach combing
  Sunsets and stargazing Sunsets and stargazing
whale bones
Solar eco cabins

When to Book and Availability

Availability is on a limited basis. Please make your reservations well in advance in order to secure your space on the aircraft and at camp. Many of our guests plan and book their trips at least six to 12 months in advance. For your comfort, space is limited at camp and all of our reservations are taken on a first come basis. Please email us or check our schedule for availability.

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   Self-Arrivals Highlights

2 whale watches daily
All-inclusive fee
Beach-side cabins
110v power in cabins
Tide pool exploration
Mangrove tour
Bird watching
Hot showers
Flushing toilets
Open bar

Trip Level: Easy
Trip fee: $295.00 pp dbl. occ, daily

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