SAVE THE DATE-Join webinar about Baja Whales and Wildlife tour!

You won’t want to miss this informative and fun webinar about a Baja Whales and Wildlife expedition aboard Searcher! Hosted by Worldwide Quest in Toronto and Chris Earley (a Baja expedition leader in 2019 aboard Searcher), this will be an exciting opportunity to see photos, discuss the perfect itinerary for wildlife […]

November 9th, 2017|News|

Baja Whalewatching season is right around the corner!

Springtime in Baja California is a celebration…

…of whales, dolphins, seabirds, blooming cactus on islands, snorkeling with whale sharks and

so much more wildlife! What whales will you see? WHALES OF BAJA

Picturing yourself there? We have a prime-season tour for you:

September 14th, 2017|News|

2017 Pelagic Birding Trip Sep 4-8 Gallery

Many thanks to the participants of the 2017 Pelagic Trip. Please enjoy the images captured by our Searcher crew photogs, and do consider joining us next year for this fun trip!

“Annual pelagic birding voyage”

From 2017 Pelagic Birding Tour Sep 4-8, 2017. […]

September 8th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Sep 4-8 Pelagic Birding Trip Sep 7 Evening Report

 Howdy birders,

This afternoon didn’t show any new birds for us, but we still saw lots in the windy conditions that we had: like jaegers chasing around some tern birds.  Trying to find a calm spot for the night to look for a couple of hours before we get back to the dock in the morning. […]

September 8th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Sep 4-8 Pelagic Birding Trip Sep 7 Morning Report

Howdy birders,

We have seen several red-billed tropic birds and 4 Cook’s petrels for our morning.  The weather has come up more but the wind has the birds flying!


-Capt Aaron and the Searcher crew


September 7th, 2017|News, Trip Reports|

2017 Sep 4-8 Pelagic Birding Trip Sep 6 Evening Report


Howdy birders,

The afternoon was a little slower than the morning. (still nice weather though) We saw a distant flesh-footed shearwater and another Cook’s petrel.  We had some really good looks at a Townsend’s storm petrel today.

-Capt Aaron and the Searcher crew

Townsends storm-petrel @ McGrath


September 7th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Sep 4-8 Pelagic Birding Trip Sep 6 Morning Report

Howdy birders,

Nice morning here on the open ocean,  with steady viewings of black-footed albatross and we have seen some more Buller’s shearwaters.  Our highlights of the morning were  a Cook’s petrel,  some Baird’s beaked whales and a quick look at a Guadalupe murrelet.  Hoping for more action this afternoon.

-Capt Aaron and the Searcher crew

September 6th, 2017|News, Trip Reports|

2017 Sep 4-8 Pelagic Birding Trip Sep 5 Evening Report

Howdy birders,

This afternoon was not the best for birding due to complete fog block  but we did see lots of the usual supects in the breaks of fog.  The weather is nice and we’re anchored up for the night and will be headed offshore to a couple of sea mounts tomorrow. […]

September 5th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Sep 4-8 Pelagic Birding Trip Sep 5 Midday Report

Howdy birders, it was a good morning again with flat calm weather – our big sightings from the morning were a Buller’s shearwater and several  jaegers: (pomarine, parasitic, and long-tailed) and Risso’s and common dolphins, too!

Capt Aaron and the Searcher crew

September 5th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Pelagic Birding Trip Sep 4-8 Day One Report

Howdy birders,

Great first day on the ocean: the wind backed off to nothing,  and the birding was great.  It started with the sighting of 2 magnificent frigatebirds in the San Diego Bay, and then several  black-vented shearwaters. We also saw a pair of brown boobies, and a life bird for many this afternoon was a […]

September 4th, 2017|News, Trip Reports|

Pelagic Bird Sightings Jul 5-12, 2017

Hello Searcher friends,

In the past week  we have been seeing some great birds offshore. We are about 85 miles SE of San Diego and 25 miles off the Baja Peninsula.

Here’s what we’ve seen:

Black-footed and Laysan albatross; Cook’s petrel; Pink-footed, black-vented, Buller’s and sooty shearwaters; black and Leach’s storm petrels and Red-billed tropicbird!

Thought you all would […]

July 13th, 2017|News|

Get ready for your Baja adventure!

Check our new pages with photos on “Birds of Baja” and “Whales of Baja” for passengers to review the numerous species we regularly see on our 12-day Baja Whalewatching Tours.

Click on […]

June 24th, 2017|News|

Experience Baja Wildlife with Searcher

Dreaming of the ultimate wildlife excursion? Look no further!

Join our 12-day tour to whalewatch for up to a dozen different species: gray, blue, fin, sperm, and humpback whales, and several kinds of

June 8th, 2017|News|

Whales, Dolphins, Mobulas – Oh My!

We love to show off the amazing sea life in Baja California! Check out our latest videos for a glimpse of the amazing sightings we’ve captured during our nature tours. Share these videos with your friends! Simply email the following link to our website: https://www.bajawhale.com/wildlife-tours/baja-whale-watching-tours/.

Gray Whales

May 24th, 2017|Videos|

Give yourself a gift of wildlife in 2018!

Many thanks to Chris Earley for use of his photo (gray whale and whalewatchers)!

Hello whale-and bird-watchers:

Underwater bottlenose dolphins @ Moira Johnston

You are invited!  Grab the opportunity to enjoy world-class whalewatching in Baja California, including Laguna San Ignacio, the winter birthing/mating destination for gray whales.

Two tours are booked […]

May 16th, 2017|News|

Adios to 2017!

(Thank you to Nigel Carter for the pelican photo and so many others…)

Hello whalewatchers:

We are always sad when our Baja tour season closes, but we are overjoyed that we get to head south again in 2018 with eager ecotourists on board! We thank all our guests, coming from near and so far, for their enthusiasm […]

April 27th, 2017|News|

2017 Tour #5 Highlights

Here are just a few of our favorite moments from Tour #5!

From 2017 Tour #5 Highlights. Posted by Searcher Natural History Tours on 4/21/2017 (18 items)

April 22nd, 2017|Photos|

2017 Tour #5 Isla San Francisco

Hello Whalewatchers!

We started our day at Isla San Francisco with a yummy breakfast strata, made by Charley and Dan! After breakfast, we hiked and strolled along the beach. The cove here is beautiful with a long white sandy beach. The hike up the trail to the top of the ridge offers great views of the […]

April 20th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #5 Isla Santa Catalina and Sea of Cortez

Hello Whalewatchers!

A great day for whale watching with flat calm conditions! We started the day off after breakfast with a single humpback whale, followed by a big group of bottlenose dolphin. While we always hope to see this on each of our trips – it doesn’t actually […]

April 18th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour 5 Isla San Jose

Hello Whalewatchers!

We started our day in one of our favorite places in Baja, Punta Colorado, Isla San Jose! Sunrise at this location are always memorable. This morning was a great example. The lighting on the red sandstone cliff when the sun first comes up is remarkable. After […]

April 17th, 2017|Trip Reports|