1 independent reviews for Baja whale watching safari in Mexico

Reviews for Baja whale watching safari in Mexico


review 20 Feb 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Viewing the grey whales. Hoping my tent would stay up in the fierce wind & being relieved when it did. Lovely coastal scenery on drive south to departure port

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

I was disappointed not to have the close personal encounter with the gray whales as per do much video footage. This happens mainly with mothers & older babies. None of these. Whales are arriving later on the year possibly due to global warming. This allows the whales to stay north longer (same for the blue whales near Loreto). Optimum season may now be March. I have suggested to the operator that they offer the option to book own hotel on Loreto on first & last day of tour. Hotel la Mision is a characterless tourist class hotel, albeit facing the water, & noisy round the pool/bar area. There are some lovely nearby options eg Posada de la Flo pores (gorgeous) or Posada del Cortes. Don't expect glamping. It isn't. Toilet arrangements aren't lovely. Food excellent. Guides excellent, informed & interesting.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes very much so. Guides very aware of this

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Memorable but sadly not for the reasons of close whale encounters. Don't go thinking gray whale close encounters will necessarily happen.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip in Baja and provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not have the whale encounters that you were hoping for on your Baja adventure. We take your feedback very seriously and we will review your suggestions with our team as we plan for upcoming seasons. Thank you for sharing with us about your trip and for choosing to travel with us to Baja this season

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