For twenty years, Cabo Expeditions has been leading the scene in Cabo San Lucas whale watching. We pioneered the service, starting with just two boats and a big heart for whales. Today we field thirteen boats, with fifty staff members—all English-speaking—to provide adventurers with the best possible Cabo whale watching experience.
A day of action and adventure with a small group is the essence of the Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure. When it comes to whale sightings, our years of experience on Cabo seas in the Pacific Ocean give us an edge. If we see something like a spout, fluke, froth or splash that spells “whale,” we zip to the place. Our famously fast and stable zodiac boats—favorites of Jacques Cousteau—bring us closer than larger vessels.
We provide that up-close and personal experience with whales you’ve always wanted, with respect for the animal’s comfort zone and the laws for endangered species.
The acrobatic humpback whales are favorites, but you could also see gray whales or even the world’s largest animal, a blue whale. Thirty-two species of whales and dolphins have been counted here in winter. Brush up on your whale behaviors: breaching, tail lobbing, spy-hopping, fin-slapping, diving. What acrobatics will you witness today?
Our Customers Love Us!
“Terrific experience. We saw a lot of whales very close to the boat. Claudio was an excellent pilot and Mareya a very good guide!”
WHALE WATCHING TOUR DURATION: 2.5 Hours
|8:00 a.m.||Monday-Sunday||December 15 through April 15|
|10:30 a.m.||Monday-Sunday||December 15 through April 15|
|1:00 p.m.||Monday-Sunday||December 15 through April 15|
|3:30 p.m.||Monday-Sunday||December 15 through April 15|
Ages 5 years and up
Maximum of 15 guests per boat, multiple boats available.
You will be picked up directly from your hotel by your guide and a chauffeur in our air-conditioned van.
Cabo Expeditions was founded by Oscar Hector Ortiz Garcia, in 1997. He studied Tourism Administration in Mexico City. This background grounded the business in a thoroughly professional approach. As a young man with just enough money to buy one boat, he set up shop in Cabo. He introduced professional whale watching in Cabo San Lucas and the surrounding community. Over the years, the business grew to thirteen boats and fifty employees.
Rescuing entangled whales became an important part of the operation. He relates how he felt about rescuing a humpback whale tangled in a fishing net. “I was able to at look at it eye-to-eye, soul-to-soul. When I hugged her and kissed her above the eye, I felt she was grateful for our help.”
It’s that kind of personal relationship with these amazing whales that drives everything Cabo Expeditions does. Today our dedication to the Cabo whale population takes an up close and personal approach. Rescuing whales in trouble has become our mission as more whales become entangled in fishing line and nets. Entanglement is a major threat to whales worldwide.
In these waters, Cabo Expeditions is the only official whale watching tour company authorized by the Mexican government to rescue entangled whales. We know how to keep both the rescuers and the whales safe in what can be a difficult situation. From 2000 to 2016, Cabo Expeditions has freed nineteen whales. Our Zodiac boats, famous for their speed and stability, are at the service of the Cabo marine community and the amazing whales that make their winter home here in the Pacific Ocean.
Cabo Expeditions’ commitment to the highest level of customer service has sealed our reputation for courtesy, efficiency, and value. We’ve been rewarded with customer satisfaction returns that inspire us to continue the level of service we’ve come to be known for.
We’ve built an international following with our dedication to safety, hands-on concern for the marine environment, and celebration of Baja California’s unique natural riches.
Whale watching season in Los Cabos begins legally and approved by SEMARNAT on December 15th and extends through April 15th, each year.