Baja Whale Shark Tours

Formerly Known as Baja AirVentures
Same Great Company & Ownership, Just a New Name!

Swim with gentle whale sharks and enjoy an all-inclusive dream vacation at a private boat-in ecolodge, far from tourist crowds and resorts.

Imagine this transformative soft eco-adventure…daily Baja whale shark tours
filled with deep relaxation and moments like this…
Relaxing in a hammock on the deck of your own private beachside Yurt
Exploring the pristine nature and saw rare wildlife of Baja California
Enjoying a pristine beach far from over-developed resorts and tourism
Eating incredible fresh meals prepared and served by a kind local staff
Creating shared memories with your significant other and other eco-travelers

Watch Her Magical Baja Whale Shark Tours Experience

Experience Whale Sharks and so much more…

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The closest Baja whale shark tours location to the US, where we average 3-8 whale shark encounters per trip.

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The only boat-in Baja Ecolodge, and most pristine area in all of Baja – drastically different than staying at a resort with 1000’s of people.

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Beachside comfortable Yurts, for a stress-free and restful vacation.

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Swimming and snorkeling with whale sharks (have them all to yourself vs. sharing them with dozens of other boats and tourist groups)

Every Baja Whale Shark Tours Includes:

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Roundtrip scenic ride from San Diego
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Scentic roundtrip boat-ride to pristine ecolodge location

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6 Days in Untouched Nature Paradise

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Your own peaceful ecolodge right on the Sea of Cortez

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Incredible meals prepared by local staff (including drinks & alcohol)
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Small groups and no crowds! Only 12 very lucky guests per trip

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ALL ecotour adventures and activities included

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Kayaks, paddle boards, and lots of other toys included

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Happy Guests Served

Years in Business since 1989

Year Hall of Fame on Tripadvisor

Protected National Preserves and Unesco World Heritage Site

We are Baja Spirit, and our mission is to provide the most safe, fun, and memorable Baja whale shark tours that share the inspiring nature of Baja with people like you.

We’ve brought over 5,000 guests to Baja California, one small group at a time, since 1989.

We are a small ecolodge and ecotour company run by Kevin Warren and his wife Carolina. Our love and respect for the Baja nature, and passion to share it with others through fun and safe Baja whale shark tours and other eco-adventures is what keeps us going.

Located in a Unesco World Heritage site on the Sea of Cortez, in the magical Bahia De Las Animas, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience that brings you to the heart of Baja California, Mexico.

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Our Founder

Kevin Warren

Kevin is a pilot, guide, and founder of Baja Spirit. For 40+ years, he has helped thousands of travelers like you enjoy Baja’s remote and off the beaten path and locations, far from the crowds of tourists. To this day, Kevin is an avid surfer, sportsman, husband to his wife Carolina, and proud father of three daughters.
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Our Location

Situated in between a Unesco World Heritage site, a National Marine Preserve, and the largest Desert Preserve in Latin America, we have a truly one-of-a-kind location.

Our ecolodge is scenic boat journey travel along the shore  and past islands 14 miles from the nearest town, Bahia de los Angeles (Bay of the Angels). Our views here are pure untouched nature – vastly different from the typical Cabo and La Paz “Baja Experience” with tourist resorts, crowds, and noise.

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Our Staff
Our staff consists of experienced Naturalist Guides and local Mexican staff of boat captains, fishermen, chefs, and the cleaning care of our ecolodges, and bring so much to the entire Baja Spirit experience.

Our team is committed to providing our guests with safe guided experiences, outstanding service, mouth-watering fresh food, and an added slice of authentic Mexican culture. 

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Welcome to a worry-free Baja whale shark tours where you can truly let go, relax, and enjoy.
Taken care of for you, without the stress of organizing travel plans and details
Simplified, without the hassle of arranging satisfactory accommodation, food, and transportation
Pristine, far from crowded beaches and tourism at typical destinations like Cabo and La Paz
All-inclusive, without any unforeseen expenses common when visiting a new location
Got Questions? Want to Reserve Your Whale Shark Snorkeling Adventure?

Here’s a sneak peak of what your Baja whale shark tours and snorkeling will look like:

Relax and explore as much as you want, all week.
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• Daily excursions with a naturalist guide

• Snorkel with gentle whale sharks

• Licensed Fishing (guarenteed catching!)

• Snorkeling with friendly sea lions

• Exploring offshore islands

• Mangrove forest adventures

• Bird watching

• Seeing pods of dolphins

• Sightings of other whales

• Sea Kayaking

• Taking walks or invigorating hikes

• Relaxing in your private beachside Yurt hammock

• Finding your own private cove with no one around

• Enjoying the peace and serenity of Las Animas

• And much more!

 Guests come on our Baja whale sharks ecotour, and return for our…
Small, friendly group tours with a 2:1 guest staff ratio
Kind and attentive guides and local staff
Amazing meals and freshly caught seafood
Peaceful ecolodges on an untouched, pristine beach
Praise from our Baja whale shark tours guests:
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A Week in Paradise!

This is a very special and unique destination. The opportunity to see so much marine and wildlife in a very pristine environment is priceless. The staff was wonderful.

Our guides Carlos and Kevin really made our adventure a lot of fun. We were able to see all the animals on the check off list.

The boat captains did a good job getting us to see whale sharks and all the other marine life. Jorge, America and Susie prepared delicious flavorful meals. They made ceviche and other dishes with the fish we caught in the evening.

This is definitely a five star destinations.

Kim E. (Tripadvisor)


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2d Time for the First Time !

We have been on lots of amazing vacations. We have many more on our “gotta do list.” But we loved the 2016 trip to Las Animas so much, we decided to do a repeat trip.

The food, fun, relaxation and incredible animal experiences draw us back to this magical place.

Both times we had incredible opportunities to swim with the whale sharks and other sea life.

Both times the food was very good (the mole made by Chef Jorge was A-MAZING!) This trip was improved by the wonderful folks that joined us!!

3 Dog Mom (Tripadvisor)


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Grand Mom & Grandson Amazing Whale Shark Adventure!

My grandson and I just got back from five days at the Baja AirVenture’s Eco-Lodge south of Bahia de Los Angeles, called by many Americans the Bay of LA!

Three of the days we swam with the whale sharks that inhabit the area, and one day there were five of those sharks!

The staff was extremely accommodating to my dietary needs and and to the desires of a thirteen year old boy…including fishing, hunting octopus, wake boarding, and snorkeling! They also let him drive the boat under the guidance of Captain Samuel!

All in all, we had the time of our lives! I’m sure this is etched into my grandson’s memory. It is in mine!

Tina (tripadvisor)



6-day All-Inclusive Baja Whale Shark

Ecotour Snorkeling Adventure

Filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

We meet-up at Brown Field, San Diego at 6:30am. Shuttle down from SD to Mexicali, MX to clear customs. Scenic drive along the Sea of Cortez and Sonoran Desert. Transfer to boats and boat ride to our Las Animas Ecolodge. Evening to settle in with fantastic food, a beautiful sunset, and star-filled skies.

DAYS 2-5
Fresh breakfast ready when you are. Morning adventures to whale shark feeding grounds, swimming with sea lions, etc… Freshly prepared lunch at the lodge. More group adventures or the option rest and explore separately anytime. Evening happy hour, delicious dinners, and starry nights with campfires.
Early morning breakfast at Las Animas. Final boat ride on the return trip. Scenic return back up the Sonoran Desert, along Sea of Cortez, and through Mexicali to San Diego. Arrival back at our meet-up spot between 5:00-7:00pm PST.
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#1 Specialty Ecolodge in Baja

Our truly unique Las Animas Ecolodge location in Baja offers 8 romantic, private beach-side yurts featuring a California King Sized Bed with a Pillow-Top Memory Foam Mattress. Each ecolodge has its own bathroom with a pressurized shower and Sun/Mar Eco-Toilets. Each yurt is spacious and beautifully designed with skylight roofs. Step outside and relax on your own covered deck with a hammock and Adirondack Chairs overlooking the sea. Walk along the beach to our main lodge for every meal, evening campfires, and group activities.

“The best food I’ve eaten”
Food is a key element to any travel experience and in our case, the source of a good deal of positive feedback from our clients. We use only the freshest local ingredients when we prepare top quality meals for our guests. Whenever possible our staff and guests harvest seafood from the ocean by fishing and snorkeling. Fresh from the sea, Baja Airventures creates cuisine that would make any chef envious. Meals are well balanced and servings ample. We can also accommodate special vegetarian or vegan diets.
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Our New Worry-Free Booking & Cancellation Policy Guarantee

We understand there may be a lot of uncertainty around your travel planning. That’s why we are now giving you our worry-free booking & cancelation policy.

You may reschedule any new or existing reservations for any tour with us at no charge if there are any official health/travel government restrictions in place.

Call Today to Reserve Your Baja Whale Shark Snorkerling Date

With our Worry-Free Booking & Cancellation Policy
*Please add 13% Mexican government IVA & 3% National Park Tax
*Please plan to tip our local staff for their significant care and effort
*No bookings & departure dates are confirmed without signing advance registration form and paid deposits.
Date change requests are only valid with mutual written agreement, and date change fee may apply.

2024 Dates


Aug 26 – Aug 31
Sept 2 – Sept 7
Sept 9 – Sept 14
Sept 16 – Sept 21
Sept 23 – Sept 28
SOLD OUT – Pending
Sept 30 – Oct 5
Oct 7 – Oct 12
Oct 14 – Oct 19
SOLD OUTFounders Trip
Oct 21 – Oct 26
Oct 28 – Nov 2

2025 Pricing: $3695

Book Before 8/1/24 and Get 2024 Pricing




Aug 26 – Aug 31
Sept 1 – Sept 6
Sept 8 – Sept 13
Sept 15 – Sept 20
Sept 22 – Sept 27
Sept 29 – Oct 4
Oct 6 – Oct 11
Oct 13 – Oct 18
Oct 20 – Oct 25
Oct 27 – Nov 1

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Enhance the quality of your life.

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“The intense beauty, great food, relaxed atmosphere and ever increasing variety of activities to partake in all contribute to an incredible experience.

This a magical place”

Greg & Kerry Malver


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“Muchas gracias! I don’t think I ever returned to New York so relaxed.

One of my best-all travel experiences!”

Lisa Sussman


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“The entire trip was an adventure of the greatest type.

This is the first time my wife has said she wants to return to the same spot for another vacation.

We will be back!”

Tom Coughlin


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Baja Whale Shark Tour: Soft Eco-Adventures

Limited seats are filling up quickly for 2023!

All spots SOLD OUT in 2022.
Call (+1) 619-421-2235 now to reserve for this year!

Frequently Asked Questions
What is your worry-free booking & cancelation policy?

You may reschedule any new or existing reservation to any tour with us at no charge if there are any official health/travel government restrictions in place. You will be able to use the full value of your non-refundable payments as a credit for a future trip provided you travel within 24 months of your original tour date.

Your travel voucher credit is even transferable.

What are the qualifications of your guides?

Every whale shark tour is led by an official Baja Spirit naturalist guide. They are extremely knowledgeable of the local flora and fauna and have been taking out such tour groups for years. They are aware and abide by the Baja whale watching rules and regulations for the safe viewing which includes ways in which to leave them undisturbed.

Our guides love Baja and know the best places and natural resources to share with you.

What is your Baja whale shark tours trip capacity?

Baja Spirit limits group size to no more then 12 guests on our Whale-Shark Ecotours. Other tours companies often crowd up to 50 or more on a single tour and as a result are unable to provide as personal or rewarding an experience. We value creating a personal, friendly environment where every guest is cared for.

How is the food?

The food is fantastic at our ecolodge, and we boast the best kitchens on the peninsula. Our local cooks offer all you can eat in traditional ranchero style meals, barbecue, fresh fish, home-made tortillas; purified drinking water are all included.

Many of our meals are "hunter gatherer" style, taking advantage of whatever mother nature provides with amazing fresh sea-food for happy hour.

And of course, we accomodate for different dietary restrictions - with vegan and vegetarian options available.

How are the accomodations?

Our specialty lodge at Las Animas’s features 8 romantic, private beachs-side yurts each with an attached private bathroom, a pressurized shower, state of the art Sun-Mar Ecotoilets, California king-sized pillow-top memory foam mattress, skylight roofs, and covered decks with Adirondack chairs and a hammock.

This is not a hotel - many of our guests consider our lodges a far better experience than staying at a typical hotel room and resort that you'd find in Cabo or California.


                Questions? Call Kevin Today @ 1-619-421-2235