Los Cabos Whale-Watching Tours

Whales are some of the most incredible animals on Earth. Mankind has long been fascinated with these mysterious and majestic gentle giants of the oceans and have sought out encounters with them for most of recorded history.

Every spring, gray whales undertake a mass migration from the warm coastal waters of the South Pacific, heading north to the upper western coasts of the U.S. and Canada for the summer. Because of this, late winter and early spring are peak whale-watching season in Los Cabos, as countless numbers of these massive sea mammals begin to make their way to cooler waters.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal now offers curated whale-watching tours in order to offer our guests extraordinary encounters they simply can’t experience anywhere else.

Whales: a Primer

Whales are the largest animals that currently live on Earth and are known to be some of the largest that have ever lived. While they were once overharvested by commercial fishing operations, conservation efforts in recent decades have helped bring many large whale species back from the brink of extinction. Today most human/whale encounters take place from the deck of a dedicated tour excursion, where the movement of the animals is observed rather than disturbed.

About the Tour

Waldorf Astoria’s whale-watching tours take guests to the beautiful waters of Magdalena Bay (Bahía Magdalena). Magdalena is a 30-mile (50 km) long inland body of water located in Comondú Municipality, along the western coast of Baja California Sur. During the annual gray whale migration (every year from January through March), the canals, bays, and bocas of the Bahia Magdalena complex are home to thousands of whales making their way north. During our tours, guests will enjoy an unforgettable experience as they observe large groups of gray whales in their natural environment. Often, mother and calf pairs approach the tour boat, allowing guests to appreciate the size and splendor of these creatures from just a few feet away.

Your Tour Day

The day of your tour begins with a short 90-minute flight from Los Cabos to Bahia Magdalena. During your flight, you’ll enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Baja Sur landscape and the rich coastal waters. Upon landing in Magdalena, you’ll board a Zodiac watercraft with your tour guide and head straight to the most fertile whale-spotting areas of the bay. From there, you’ll enjoy approximately three hours navigating the waters of Magdalena and observing gray whales as they make their way up the coast. Refreshments will be provided during the tour, and a sumptuous dinner will be served back on land to conclude the experience.     

Your Tour Includes: 

  • Round-trip air transport between Los Cabos and Bahia Magdalena
  • Ground transportation services while in Bahia Magdalena (airstrip, dock, restaurant, etc.)
  • Three-hour guided whale-watching boat tour 
  • Snacks and beverages 
  • Bilingual guide
  • Delicious premium dinner at the conclusion of the tour

Important Things to Know

Tours are intentionally intimate and limited to 15 people. Depending on weather and wind conditions, the bay waters may be mildly bumpy, but every effort will be made to ensure a smooth ride. The tours are perfect for families, however the minimum age for participants is five years old. Tours depart from Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos four times daily, at 8:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm. Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of tour departure.

Guests of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal enjoy no end of unforgettable experiences. Join us on one of these inspiring wildlife excursions during your Los Cabos getaway.