Whether it’s diving, yachting, snorkeling, or partying you’re after in Cabo San Lucas, there’s one other activity that you must include to your to-do list: whale watching!
The odds of spotting whales in Cabo are good, especially if you plan your vacation at the right time of year. Many local companies offer whale watching tours and other activities like diving and fishing.
Here are some more details about whale watching in Cabo San Lucas.
What time of year can you see whales in Cabo San Lucas?
Whale watching season can vary each year in Cabo San Lucas. But according to the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources for Mexico (SEMARNAT), peak whale watching season is generally from mid-December to mid-April.
Each species has its own migration season. So if you want to see a specific type of whale, book your Cabo villa and whale tour as early as possible.
Types of Whales in Cabo San Lucas
Here are the main types of whales you’re likely to see near Cabo.
Of all the whale species that can be seen in Cabo waters during whale watching season, humpback whales have the largest population. December and January are usually the best months to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.
Gray whales are often spotted in Magdalena Bay, near Los Cabos, from January to March. Since they tend to nest close to the shore, chances are high you may see them from the beach. Watching these huge creatures from a boat at close range, however, is more exciting and unforgettable.
Other Whale Species
Blue whales, fin whales, sperm whales, and orcas do pass through this area on their migration routes, but typically do not stay. So it’s possible, but rare, to see these species up close.
What is the best time of day to book a whale watching tour?
Since there tends to be less wind and calmer waters in the morning, it’s an ideal time for a cruise, especially for those with motion sickness. The smoother ride also makes it a good time to go if you’re traveling with young children.
That being said, whales tend to feed at any time of day, so if you can’t get a morning booking, don’t worry.
Increased turbulence and stronger winds later in the day may give you a rough ride, but the sights and whale activities will be worth it.
Book Your Cabo Villa and Whale Watching Cruise
Whale watching in Cabo San Lucas is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you shouldn’t miss. Professional guides and whale watching crafts all meet SEMARNAT safety standards, ensuring you are in capable hands.
Call 1.800.975.5569 or message us for more information. We can help you plan exciting adventures for your Cabo beach vacation.