Formerly Known as Baja Airventures*

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Encounter Gray Whales on an unforgettable 6-day adventure exploring ” The Best of Baja Whale Watching Tour ” from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortez.

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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

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Combined with crossing the Baja peninsula to explore the Sea of Cortez…

Visiting the Valle de Los Cirrios protected desert preserve with the world’s tallest cactus

Staying at Las Animas Ecolodge,  Baja’s #1 Tripadvisor Specialty Lodging, accessiable only by boat in the unique Midriff Island region.

Spot sea lions, dolphins, fin whales, and other wildlife in this Unesco World Heritage site

Our “Best of Baja” Gray Whales, Dolphins & Sea Lions EcoTour is a completely unique experience – the only trip bringing you to both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez.

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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, (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 Warren, Owner Baja Airventures
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 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.

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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. 

Here’s why our “Best of Baja” Whales, Dolphins & Sea Lions EcoTour has had such a positive response from guests:
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Our small group trips (max 10 guests with 2:1 guest /staff ratio) are more personal and rewarding than typical tours with crowds of 50+ guests

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Each Baja whale watching ecotour includes comfortable accommodation, delicious meals, roundtrip transportation, and all adventures

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Our trip packages are one price you can count on, with no extra/unexpected fees that are common when traveling to new places

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Our Naturalist Guide and kind local staff take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy your vacation without the stress of managing details and itinerary

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Our trip finale on the Sea of Cortez, staying in peaceful ecolodges on an untouched, pristine beach with even more whales, including Blue and Finback whales ( the largest in the world)

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

Our Best of Baja Whale Watching Tour Includes:
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Roundtrip carriage & boat-trips from San Diego

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Exploring destinations along the Sea of Cortez and Islas Encantadas

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Exploring the Pacific coast, Gonzaga Bay and Laguna Oto de Libre

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 X4 Gray Whale Watching Outings

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Outings to see sea lions, dolphins, fin whales, and birdlife

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All-inclusive meals and accommodation throughout the trip

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Guided desert walk of Valle de Los Cirrios protected desert preserve

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Staying at the only unique boat-in Baja Spirit Ecolodges location

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x2 Days of adventure and relaxation in a scenic Unesco World Heritage site

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Free use of all sporting gear (paddle-boards, kayaks, snorkels, etc…)

What our guests have to say about our Baja Whale Watching Tour:
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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.

Jim & Kathy

★★★★★

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“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.

Nash from London, UK

★★★★★, TripAdvisor

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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!

Janet

★★★★★

6-Day All-Inclusive Baja Whale Watching Tour Itinerary

Here’s what your whale watching vacation with us will look like:
DAY 1

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 with snacks and lunch along the way. Arrive to Laguna Ojo De Liebre for whale watching in whale nursery, then arrive at our B&B hotel in Guerro Negro for a welcome happy hour and appetizers followed by a fresh homemade dinner by our Chef.

DAY 2

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 second whale watching trip located in outer Laguna Ojo De Liebre. Return to B&B for lunch and free time followed by our third whale outing located 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.

DAY 3

Fresh breakfast followed by our fourth whale watching trip in Laguna Ojo De Libre in the morning. Van transfer across the Baja peninsula, passing through Valle de Los Cirrios, a protected desert preserve with the world’s tallest species of cactus and unique endemic plants. 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  happy hour, appetizers, and a fresh homemade dinner.

DAY 4

Early morning breakfast with followed by naturalist-led excursions by boat and light hiking/ walking. 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.

DAY 5

Early morning breakfast followed by exploration of Unesco World Heritage site with naturalist-led whale watching, dolphin and sea lion excursions by boat, walking and gathering sustainable delicious seafod for afternoon happy hour.  Followed by classic mexican lunch, siesta and free time or join PM excursion visting more islands, pristine bays and beaches.  Visit numerous nesting Islands and mangrove estuaries. Happy hour and appetizers around 5PM, then a fresh homemade dinner by our Chef.  Enjoy some of the best star gazing on the planet.

DAY 6

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
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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.

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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.

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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.

Baja whale watching tour lodging at las Animas ecolodge on Sea of Cortez
#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 on demand hot water 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 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

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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2025 Dates

Availability

Feb 3-8
9 Spots Open
Feb 10-15
5 Spots Open
Feb 17-22
10 Spots Open
Feb 24 – March 1
4 Spots Open
March 3 -8
3 Spots Open
March 10 – 15
10 Spots Open
March 17- 22
9 Spots Open
March 24 – March 29
4 Spots Open
March 31 -April 5
SOLD OUT

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Come have the trip of a lifetime.

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Limited 2024 Baja Whale Watching Tour seats are filling up quickly for the year!

All spots were filled in 2023.
Call (+1) 619-421-2235 now to reserve for this year!

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.

Have an unanswered question? Send us a message!