Sea Kayaking and Whale Watching in the Sea of Cortez
In February and early March of each year, the whale migration comes to Baja California Sur. Humpback whales, blue whales, gray whales, sperm whales, fin whales, and other species have been seen in the Sea of Cortez, but near Loreto, the most common sightings are blue and humpback whales. In fact, a triangular section of water just south of Isla del Carmen is known as “the blue whale triangle” owing to the large numbers of blue whale sightings there.
This trip is a mix of kayaking with daily excursions in our panga, a motorized support boat that can get us into the Blue Whale Triangle in a short time. These majestic creatures are the largest animal on earth, and viewing them close-up is a breathtaking experience, to say the least.
In order to provide more information on whales in the Sea of Cortez, we also bring along a local naturalist who specializes in the study of cetaceans. We also adjust our typical kayaking schedule to fit in more opportunities for whale watching.