Blue Whales in Loreto
The largest animal to have EVER existed! The blue whale is bigger than any other animal that has lived on this planet. Bigger than dinosaurs. Bigger than megalodon. Imagine having 6 of them around your small, 30’ boat, between 3 desert islands in the middle of the Sea of Cortez. The water surface is completely flat and glassy, and the loudest sound heard is the whales’ breath echoing across the ocean. The blue whales love this deep, yet protected area of the sea, near the town of Loreto. They come here every winter, and spend a couple of months with us, allowing us to enjoy this amazing experience. Their narrow and long fluke provides the best photo ops, and trying to identify each whale by the shape of it is a fun and enlightening game. The same whales return to Loreto every year, and our expert guides can tell you stories about each individual, as they already know them personally. The area and the whales are extremely protected, and the research and conservation efforts are inspiring.
For the best sightings, with the most amount of whales in the area, visit Loreto in late winter, between February and March. It is also a great time of year to see huge pods of common and bottlenose dolphins, many bird species and visit the mesmerizing Sierra de la Giganta. You can also enjoy a walk through the old town center, and learn about the history of the Spanish missionaries and the first mission in the entire Baja California peninsula.