Cabo Private Whale Watching

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Cabo Private Whale Watching

  • 2 Hours

  • Families

  • Min 5 years old

  • Easy

  • Small Groups

Experience the Ultimate Private Whale Watching Tour in Cabo!

The pictures you take will truly be worth 1,000 words when you join us for a private whale watching tour in Cabo San Lucas. This one-of-a-kind small group whale watching tour begins with a relaxing trip on one of our smooth-riding inflatable speedboats. You’ll enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the Pacific as we head toward the spots where you’re most likely to see humpback whales breaching and tail slapping in the brilliant blue water.

Small-Group Whale Watching Boat Tour in Cabo San Lucas

When you and the exclusive group you’re traveling with first spot one of these amazing creatures swimming peacefully in the habitat they call home, the moment will be a magical one.

While on this private whale watching charter, you may also see Bryde’s whales, Minke whales, frolicking dolphins, and the occasional orca! All the while, our expert bilingual tour guides will make sure that your private whale watching excursion is as educational as it is enjoyable.

When visiting Cabo during the winter months, don't miss your opportunity to experience an unparalleled Private Whale Watching Excursion. Contact our Travel Advisor and start planning your private Cabo Whale Watching tour at 1-800-916 8734 or

Why Book a Private Whale Watching Tour?

Private whale watching tours are a great option for groups of travelers who wish to experience these gentle giants with their own private party, without having to mingle with other groups of travelers. Typical private groups we host include those on corporate retreats, family reunions, wedding parties, and more.

Private Whale Watching in the Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is one of the most beautiful spots in the world for whale watching. It is sometimes called the Aquarium of Mexico because there is so much biodiversity in its warm waters. The best time to take your private whale watching tour in Cabo will be between December and April because that is when humpback whales gather in Cabo to breed and give birth.

In fact, during those months, you only need to venture out a short way from the coast to see large groups of whales. While we can’t guarantee your group will see whales on your Cabo excursion, nearly all of our tours will enjoy an up-close, personal and private view of these majestic marine mammals.

Hear the Humpback’s Song Through the Hydrophone

Humpback whales are known for their beautiful and haunting songs, which are made up of howls, moans, cries, and clicks. Scientists aren’t entirely sure why humpback whales sing, though it’s clear that these songs are communication tools and maybe a vital part of their breeding process.

What’s fascinating is that the humpback’s song can travel huge distances. Your private whale watching tour in Cabo will include an opportunity to listen to the humpback’s vocalization with a hydrophone - a specialized microphone designed to be used underwater.

See the Whales' Famous Breach in Cabo San Lucas!

Humpback whales are powerful swimmers and one of the whale species that will leap almost completely out of the water before landing with a huge splash! This behavior, called breaching or cresting, is amazing to witness because it’s still not known why they do it. Breaching is more common among whales, which suggests a social element to the behavior, though humpback whales may breach because it helps rid their skin of parasites, or they may just be having fun.

Catch a Glimpse of Bryde’s Whales and Minke Whales

In addition to humpback whales, your private whale watching tour may include Bryde’s whales and Minke whales' sightings. Bryde’s whales (pronounced "broodus") are actually two species of mostly solitary medium-size baleen whales found in the world's tropical and subtropical waters.

Historically, they were not hunted by commercial whalers, but in modern times they have become a target of hunters in parts of the world where whaling is still allowed. Minke whales are the smallest of the great whales and are the most abundant rorqual whales (whales with grooved throats that expand when they feed) in the world today.

What's included in this experience


What do you need to know before you book

  • Minimum Age: 5 years old
  • Entrance dock fee: 2 usd per person
  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Light sweater
  • Money for photos and souvenirs


When is Whale Watching Season in Los Cabos?
Although whales come into the sea as early as November the official date for the whale watching season in Los Cabos always begins sometime during the first few weeks of December. This is so that private tour boats and individuals do not frighten the whales as they come into the Sea of Cortez. Cabo's whale watching season officially closes in April.
What kind of whales will we see on this private tour?
Humpbacks are the most common in the Sea of Cortez. They are also the most spectacular of all the whales to watch as they breach and tail slap in the ocean. Sightings of Orcas are also seen in the winter. Much less common are Bryde's Whales and Minke Whales.
Can you guarantee whale sightings on this private tour?
No we can not guarantee sightings but during January and February there is an extremely good chance of seeing whales. During these months 9 tours out of 10 will see whales.
Is this Cabo private whale watching tour kid-friendly?
Yes the minimum age requirement for this whale watching tour is 5 years old. Our Gray Whales Baja Private Encounter tour is also family-friendly.
How long does the Cabo private whale watching tour last?
Our private whale watching tours typically last about 2 hours.
How do I book this private whale watching tour?
If you’re interested in booking the Cabo private whale watching tour you’ll need to contact our travel advisor at 1-800-916-8734 or


Cabo Adventures
Blvd. Paseo de la Marina (esquina Malecon), Lote 7-A, Cabo San Lucas, México CP 23410