Whale Watching Unlike Any Other!
Every year Dive Ninja HQ in Cabo San Lucas becomes a very special whale sanctuary in the winter months between December and April. Thanks to our unique location at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, we enjoy heavy traffic from several species of whales as they swim, mate, and give birth in the super-junction of the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean.
The visiting humpback whales put on exquisite shows on the surface to the delight of awed whale watchers. For animals of their immense size, they leap out of the water with astonishing grace and mobility. A personal highlight of the trip was watching a momma humpback whale teaching her baby how to breach. The little guy struggled at first to imitate his mother, unable to properly leap out of the water. However, when he finally got it right, he wouldn’t stop breaching excitedly! The eager baby whale leapt repeatedly, over and over, happy to show off to us his the newly learned trick.
After 3 days of going out to watch these gentle giant mammals, we were in the mood to switch things up in favor of pelagic fish with sharper teeth. We set out with Cabo Shark Dive’s Jacopo and crew to see how many sharky friends we could meet that day. If anyone on the boat had been a bit nervous about snorkeling with a bunch of sharks, Jacopo’s visible love for them immediately quashed any reservations. We waited and waited… and when the first dorsal fin appeared on the surface, we couldn’t wait to hop in! Several silky and mako sharks whizzed by us from all directions, thrilling everyone in the water and making for great photo opportunities. At the end of the day, everyone had been converted into genuine shark fans.
If you’d like to check these experiences out for yourself and make some memories of your own, whale watching is available from December 15, 2017 through April 15, 2018 and can be done as part of Baja Ninja Explorer Expedition. Or if you’re looking for a week of nonstop whale action check out our Gentle Giants Expedition. During this trip we take you to 3 of the best secret whale watching locations in Baja. We’ll catch acrobatic humpbacks on the point, then head north to a tiny fishing village on the Pacific side, where super friendly grey whales poke their heads out of the water right next to the boat to say hello, and then we voyage to across Baja to the Sea of Cortez in search of the largest living creature on earth, the mighty blue whale.
Blue water shark trips are available all year round here in Baja. With species varying throughout the year as they migrate. We’ve seen everything from Hammerheads to Bulls, Makos, and even Orcas! Spaces are limited so contact us and secure a spot today!