Without a doubt, one of the most amazing marine wildlife adventures you’ll ever have the opportunity to partake in is a chance to witness the majesty of the North Pacific Humpback Whales in their natural environment. Year, after year, these magical mammals grace Baja waters and shorelines for their annual Winter migration through the North Pacific Ocean.
Though Humpbacks are not the largest whales in the world, they can grow up to 50 feet long, weighing approximately 80,000 pounds, making them the 5th largest of the whales. Humpbacks have the longest pectoral fins of all whales making them easily recognizable. The massive head of the humpback whale has two blowholes, on top, side by side for breathing. Humpback whales are mammals and breathe air at the surface. Some other noticeable characteristics of the humpback are its tubercles. These round bumps are found on the top of the head and lower jaw with at least one wire-like hair protruding from each one. These hairs are thought to help them sense in a way we do not totally understand but is thought they may allow the whale to detect movement in nearby waters. Humpback whales have been researched by qualified experts for many years, and still many of their characteristics are mysteries. An example of the elusive and unknown behavior of the humpback whale can be illustrated by what we know of birth. To this day, the birth of a newborn calf has never been documented or filmed.
Whale Watching Tour
Experience Cabo’s top-rated whale watch with the experts departing from Cabo San Lucas Harbor. These informative and fun two-hour whale watches are led by a team of certified guides who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales. Every trip is different and you never know what what you’ll experience.
|START||8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM|
|MEETING PLACE||Cabo San Lucas Harbor|
|AGES:||5 years minimum to go. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.|
Kids (5 – 10 years old) $59.00 USD
|Person||Adult, Kids 5 to 10|