Perhaps the most extraordinary wildlife encounter on the planet is a visit to San Ignacio Lagoon to meet up close 40-ton Grey Whales and their newborn calves. Grey whale mothers often seek out human interaction as they approach our boats to present their newborn calves to us while encouraging visitors to scratch their heads, back, and baleen as they lounge around our boats. Over the years this behavior has become a regular occurrence only at San Ignacio Lagoon.


Three Trip Options

5 Day Air Trips

Our most popular trip – Our privately chartered aircraft takes you directly to San Ignacio Lagoon.

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8 Day Big Whale Trip

Best of Baja: Marine wildlife on the the Sea of Cortez to the breeding lagoon of San Ignacio on the Pacific Ocean.

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Get to our eco-lodge by your own means of transportation and pay the all inclusive daily rate.

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Baja Ecotours Whale Blog

Kids having fun at Campo Cortez

Whale Watching with Kids: Making a Splash with the Kiddie Pool Crowd

Whale watching with kids at our camp feels like the ultimate Christmas morning, filled with wonder, excitement, and endless possibilities for adventure. As the season progresses, the camp becomes a hub of activity, with new groups arriving and departing, leaving their mark and forging new bonds of friendship. But there’s something special about having a... Continue reading

Close Encounter with a Blue Whale

It’s not often we get such a close encounter with a Blue Whale, but sometimes we are rewarded with such an interaction. On our Big Whale Trip in February, we had such an encounter. Usually, we get to see Blue Whales at a distance and that’s a treat of its own….but having one circle our... Continue reading

Driving to Campo Cortez

Driving to Campo Cortez as a Self Arrival

  If you happen to be driving to Campo Cortez Ecolodge….you’re in for a great trip. We are definitely off the beaten path. Prepare wisely…make sure of these: you have a spare tire your spare has air in it you have your tire jack Most folks never need to change a tire on the road,... Continue reading

What Our Guests Are Saying

  • "This is an absolute MUST! Baja Ecotours was a huge part of why my trip was so extraordinary. Go with this company! You won’t regret it!"
    Kelly Moore
  • "The most incredible experience I've ever had, an incredibly beautiful and remote place, where the connection with nature and other people is impossible not to happen. "
    Sandra Naylor
  • "Watching gray whales play around the boat is some of the most amazing wild animal encounters I've ever had. Baja Ecotours made that experience even more enjoyable."
    Peter Kragh
  • "What a fantastic experience...a trip of a lifetime with Baja Ecotours!!! Would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in nature and big animals!"
    Curtis McNamee
  • "I have returned to Campo Cortez and Baja Ecotours for two decades. There are no equal companies for seeing whales up close and learning how to appreciate and protect them."
    James Dorsey
  • "Magical people and magical place. The whales literally followed us with Captain Maldo. This is a must experience for everyone!"
    Azimuth Properties