EASY ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIP
VISIT BOTH SIDES OF BAJA PENINSULA
LED BY A NATURALIST GUIDE
RUN BY A US BASED COMPANY
Experience your dream baja whale watching tour & ecolodge on the Pacific Coast of Baja this February/March…
Petting gray whales and whale watching in the Pacific Ocean
Exploring the famous Ojo de Liebre (the most populated of the three calving grounds for the California Gray Whale)
Enjoying delicious homemade dinners at your B&B in
Combined with crossing the peninsula to explore the Sea of Cortez…
Visiting the Valle de Los Cirrios protected desert preserve with the world’s tallest cactus
Staying at a boat-in ecolodge in the unique Midriff Island region
Spot sea lions, dolphins, fin whales, and other wildlife in this Unesco World Heritage site
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, (formally Baja AirVentures) and our mission is to provide the most safe, fun, and memorable eco-adventures that share the inspiring nature of Baja with people like you.
In 1973, Kevin first traveled to Baja with his family. Inspired by the pristine wilderness, rare wildlife, Kevin, an accomplished pilot, began flying down the peninsula from San Diego to guide small surf and adventure-travel trips. Befriending the locals, and eventually purchasing land that became the Baja Spirit Ecolodges in Bahía de Las Animas, our small company grew quickly from word of mouth. Decades later, a large part of our clientele continues to be repeat guests and referrals.
Our passion is in bringing guests and travelers like you to enjoy the vibrant nature, wildlife, and culture of Baja California, Mexico. Off the beaten path, far from the resorts and tourist-packed locations. We’d love to have you on our next available trip.
Our Best of Baja whale watching ecotour takes you all across the peninsula, and includes a stay at our unique boat-in ecolodge on the Sea of Cortez, located in a Unesco World Heritage Site near Bahía de los Ángeles.
This one-of-a-kind experience will bring you to the heart of Baja California. And that’s what we do best.
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.
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 ecolodges are a 14 mile boat-in only journey 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.
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.
What our guests have to say about our Baja Whale Watching Tour:
Great remote location, like being on a desert island. Food was excellent, yurts were very comfortable, and the scenery was incredible.
We kayaked, snorkeled with sea lions, hiked the beautiful surrounding area and generally had a good time.
“the best of our whale watching trips to Greenland, Antarctica and the Azores.”
“…the trip consists of two linked adventures, whale watching in Laguna Ojo de Liebre/Sea of Cortes and Las Animas Ecolodge.
On the 4 sessions, we saw dozens of grey whales, many of them swimming alongside and under our boat and a number coming alongside to be stroked without fear.
In both locations the food was excellent catering for our special dietary needs.
My daughter and I had a great trip last month with Baja Spirit.
We saw almost too many whales to count in the first two days of the trip.
And Las Animas was remote and beautiful, lots of good food and conversation. Best trip ever! Can’t wait to travel with Baja Spirit again to swim with the whale sharks!
6-Day All-Inclusive Baja Whale Watching Tour Itinerary
Here’s what your whale watching vacation with us will look like:
Early morning meetup in San Diego for a private van trip to clear customs on the way to San Felipe. Enjoy fantastic views along the Sea of Cortez & Islas Encantadas to Gonzaga Bay. Onward through amazing rock gardens and Valle de Los Cirrios with world’s tallest cactus to Laguna Ojo De Liebre. Snacks and lunch along the way, and arriving at our B&B hotel in Guerro Negro for a welcome happy hour and appetizers followed by a fresh homemade dinner by our Chef.
Starting the day with a delicious breakfast, and a lecture on the Viscaino Biosphere Reserve, the largest in Latin America, and the Gray Whale (Ballena Gris). Followed by our first whale watching trip in outer Laguna Ojo De Liebre. Return to B&B for lunch and free time followed by our second whale outing in the inner lagoon (whale nursery) in the afternoon. Return to enjoy happy hour and appetizers followed by a fresh homemade dinner by our Chef.
Fresh breakfast followed by our third whale watching trip in Laguna Ojo De Libre in the morning. Return to B&B for lunch and afternoon free time followed by our fourth and final whale watching experience in the inner lagoon (whale nursery). Then, happy hour and appetizers followed by a fresh homemade dinner by our Chef.
Early morning breakfast and van transfer across the Baja peninsula, stopping in the Valle de Los Cirrios protected desert preserve with the world’s tallest species of cactus and unique endemic plants on our guided desert walk. Then, we’ll head on to the Midriff Island region of the Sea of Cortez with a scenic boat transfer, passing bird nesting islands, and arriving at the Baja Spirit Ecolodge for lunch. Free time or activities followed by a happy hour, appetizers, and a fresh homemade dinner.
Exploration of Unesco World Heritage site with naturalist-led excursions by boat, kayak and hiking. Observe and snorkel with sea lions, chance to see dolphins and several types of whales, including the fin whale (the second largest in the world). Visit numerous nesting Islands and mangrove estuaries. Free time or afternoon activity followed by happy hour and appetizers then a fresh homemade dinner by our Chef. Enjoy some of the best star gazing on the planet.
Early breakfast before our return boat-trip from Las Animas to Bahia de Los Angeles. Ground transfer through the Valle de Los Cirrios to Gonzaga Bay and San Felipe along the Sea of Cortez with short rest stops. Again, we will have snack, drinks and lunches en route. Continue on towards San Diego for US customs and border crossing. Arriving in Brown field between 5-7pm.
For Reservations or Questions Call 1-619-421-2235
Experience it all on our Best of Baja Whale Watching Tour
The Pacific Ocean
Along the Pacific, you’ll experience California Gray whales as they move along their annual migration route. You will revel in up-close encounters with inquisitive young calves and mischievous, yet mindful adult whales. Few places on the planet offer this much protected oceans, wildlife, and birds so close to the US, and so free of tourists like Southern Baja.
La Valle de Los Cirrios
Welcome to the Valle de Los Cirrios protected desert preserve. Home of the Saguaro, the world’s tallest cactus, who’s tallest ever cactus was measured at 78 feet tall, this desert is rich with diverse plant life unique to this region. Many scenic views await you on our road trip down from San Diego, and across from the Pacific Coast to the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California.
The Sea of Cortez
What makes our remote location here so special is the fusion of several totally unique land, mountain and ocean ecosystems. From the abundant Sonoran Desert filled with exotic cacti and 6000 foot mountains cascading down into over 30 local islands and countless deserted white sand beaches and clear blue seas.
#1 Specialty Ecolodge in Baja
Our truly unique Baja Ecolodge location on the Sea of Cortez 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.
Our Worry-Free Booking & Cancellation Policy
We understand there may be a lot of uncertainty around your travel planning right now. 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 Kevin Now to Answer Your Questions or To Make Reservations
Pricing2024 Best of Baja Whale Watching Ecotour Package
- All-inclusive 6-day trip to both coasts of Baja California, Mexico
- X4 Gray Whale Watching Outings
- All accommodations, including comfortable B&B accommodation on the Pacific Coast.
- Private ecolodge on pristine private beach along the Sea of Cortez
- Delicious meals, snacks, and happy hours provided by our ecotour Chefs
- Personal and rewarding small group trip (10 people max occupancy)
- Guided daily Baja Whale watching & ecotour soft adventures
- Free use of all sporting gear
- Guided & open daily adventures with plenty of free time to relax
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.
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Feb 26-March 2
ONLY 4 SPOTS REMAINING
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March 25-March 30 (Special Family Trip)
ONLY 6 SPOTS REMAINING
April 1-April 6
ONLY 5 SPOTS REMAINING
Frequently Asked Baja Whale Watching Tour 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 trip capacity?
At Baja Spirit, we limit group size to no more then 10-11 guests on our Whale Watching Tours.
How is the food?
The food is fantastic! Our cooks offer all you can eat in traditional ranchero style meals, barbecue, fresh fish, home-made tortillas; purified drinking water are all included.
How are the accomodations?
Our private, double occupancy B&B rooms are clean, private, charming and comfortable. In Las Animas, we features private yurts with an attached private bathroom with state of the art dry compost toilets, solar showers and comfortable beds.