Some enchanted evening, you will hear a stranger in the deep blue sea—a whale calling his soulful song. On Cabo Expeditions’ Whale Concert and sunset tour in our zodiac boat, whale watching takes on a romantic glow. On our cruise, we drop a hydrophone to pick up the poignant whale songs of humpbacks who’ve migrated to Baja to mate. Looking for Cabo whale watching tours that are just a little different and unique? Our Whale Concert is the perfect choice!
Serious whale watchers know that the warm waters of Baja California off Cabo San Lucas are the best place in the world to see whales. Thirty-two species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises come to these rich waters.
We start with a cruise in the beautiful waters of Cabo San Lucas to watch the whales of Baja.
Humpback whales come to Baja from the Arctic to mate in winter. It’s a thrill to suddenly see a huge dark torpedo thrust out of the sea, waving the long white flippers unique to the species, and smack the water with a spectacular bright white splash.
But the humpback story is more than meets the eye: humpbacks are renowned for their heart-rending songs. They can be heard underwater for fathoms.
We’ll drop a hydrophone to pick up the poignant whale songs of humpbacks who’ve migrated to Baja to mate. The song of the humpback whale is a loud, complex series of sounds repeated over and over. The tune changes as it is being sung with all singers in a population singing the same version at any one time. Between seasons, the song evolves, sometimes undergoing subtle changes while other times it’s completely different.
On a clear night, star-gazing can wind up this unique Cabo adventure in whale watching. Stars off Cabo San Lucas glisten like diamonds in the night sky over the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean.
TOUR DURATION: 2.5 hours
|Before sunset||Monday-Sunday||December 15 through April 15|
Ages 5 years and up
Maximum of 10 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.
No one really knows why humpbacks sing or why they breach. Only the males sing, and usually during mating season, but it seems to attract mostly other males. Both sexes breach any time of the year. Scientists guess they may breach to communicate, maybe to get rid of lice, but maybe it’s just for fun.