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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|

2017 Tour 5 La Paz and Los Islotes

Hello Whalewatchers!

We had a very successful day! We started with whale sharks in La Paz Bay. Chicolera tours provided us with 2 great trips, the first for our snorkelers and the second for our observers – who also saw a humpback whale! We departed the whale shark […]

April 16th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #5 Gorda Bank/Los Frailes

Hello Whalewatchers!

We had a great morning! It started with a rare sighting of Orcas (aka killer whales) off Cabo. It always something we look forward to seeing, but haven’t in recent years – so this sighting was super exciting! The pair of whales, one female and one male, were traveling southwest. We spent a little […]

April 15th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #5 Offshore Bahia Magdalena

Hello Whalewatchers!

We have had a successful morning outside Bahia Magdalena. We had many common dolphin sightings during and after breakfast. There have also been loads of shearwaters, both black-vented and pink-footed. Sabines gulls, phalropes, Craveri’s murrlets, and black-storm petrels have been keep the bird watchers busy.

Tour 5’s […]

April 14th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #5 Laguna San Ignacio, Day 2

Hello Whalewatchers!

A great day in Laguna San Ignacio! We had excellent whale watching trips this morning. For the morning, we split off into two groups, one group went out to the mangroves while the other went out whale watching – then they swapped. Everyone had multiple close encounters with gray whales. The photo is Celia […]

April 13th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #5 Laguna San Ignacio, Day 1

Hello Whalewatchers!

We arrived to Laguna San Ignacio just after breakfast. The weather is great, and we were greeted by plenty of whales at the entrance in the surf – the whales seemingly enjoy hanging out here. There were also a number of whales inside the observation area.
Our […]

April 12th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #5 Isla San Benito

Hello Whalewatchers!

Another great day aboard the Searcher. We explored Isla San Benitos with a beautiful hike around the island. There were elephant seals aplenty with more females returning to molt. We also sighted about two dozen Guadalupe fur seals indifferent locations around the island. The wild flowers […]

April 11th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #5 Isla Todos Santos

Hello Whalewatchers!

We cleared customs and immigration in Ensenada early this morning, and then traveled to Isla Todos Santos. The island is very green with a lot of yellow enclias flowers in bloom. There were also quite a few northern elephant seals on the beach, about 25 moms and pups, as well as several harbor seals […]

April 10th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #4 Highlights

We had a blast on Tour #4! These were some of our favorite moments from this adventure:


From 2017 Tour #4 Highlights. Posted by Searcher Natural History Tours on 4/06/2017 (9 items)

April 6th, 2017|Photos|

Curious Gray Whales in Laguna San Ignacio

Hello Whalewatchers!

Steven Swartz, Ph.D., co-director and founder of Laguna San Ignacio Ecosystem Science Program, has spent decades researching gray whales. A question he often gets from eco-tourists is “Why are gray whales in Laguna San Ignacio ‘curious’ about people in small boats?” In […]

April 6th, 2017|Videos|

2017 Tour #4 Isla San Francisco

Hello Whalewatchers!!

We made it to Isla San Francisco, our last stop before heading to our final destination. It was a wonderful morning, the group went for a walk around the salt marsh and then headed up the ridge at the top of the island. The light breeze kept everyone cool and happy. A first for […]

April 4th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #4 Isla Santa Catalina and Sea of Cortez

Hello Whalewatchers!

Another fantastic morning here on the Searcher! We started our day with fluking blue whales and flat calm seas! We also had a close encounter with a red-billed tropic bird. We headed to Isla Santa Catalina for the afternoon to snorkel, as well as a […]

April 4th, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour #4 Isla San Jose

Hello whalewatchers:

We’ve had a great morning walk this at Punta Colorado on Isla San Jose with a red cliff sunrise, followed by a nice walk up the arroyo to check out all the desert plant life and birds.

Afternoon update:

Today was definitely “the day of the dolphin.” […]

April 3rd, 2017|Trip Reports|

2017 Tour 4 La Paz and Los Islotes

Hello whalewatchers!

We’ve had another fantastic morning here in the Sea of Cortez!  Everyone saw a whale shark or two when they went out snorkeling here in La Paz or even if they were just an observer.  We’re on our way looking for wildlife as it comes, and to be snorkeling with sea lions this afternoon […]

April 1st, 2017|Trip Reports|