Whale Watching in Cabo

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Whale Watching in Cabo

  • 2 Hours

  • Families

  • Min 5 years old

  • Easy

  • Small Groups

The Humpback Whale Season in Cabo is coming to its end. Book before it is over.

If you're looking for an unforgettable Cabo whale-watching experience, look no further than Cabo Adventures in Cabo San Lucas.

Located on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas is a premier spot for whale watching. With Cabo Adventures, you'll not only get the chance to observe whales but also explore some of Mexico's coastline.

Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness these majestic beings in their natural habitat during your visit to Cabo San Lucas with Cabo Adventures. Make sure to come during the whale watching season in Cabo, which is from early December to mid-April.

Experience a One-of-a-Kind Cabo Whale Watching Tour

When it comes to whale watching, Cabo San Lucas is a worldwide hotspot. That’s because the waters surrounding Cabo are breeding areas and migratory stops for whales in the Pacific Ocean.

To help you get as close to these magnificent creatures as possible and take pictures to memorialize the moment, our expert tour guides here at Cabo Adventures proudly offer this one-of-a-kind Cabo whale watching tour.

Witness the awe-inspiring enormity and grace of humpbacks as big as 40–50 feet long (12–16 meters) up-close in their natural environment from our specialized, inflatable boats.

In our Cabo whale watching excursion, feel the rush of seeing humpback whales shoot out of the ocean depths, launching high into the air and returning to the sea amidst a colossal splash!

Humpback Whales in Cabo: What You Need to Know

Whales travel about 3,000 miles during a 10- to 12-month gestation period. Above the ocean, their breathtaking performance is a way of communicating with other whales, and below the surface, they produce a wide range of fascinating singing sounds.

Humpback whales can reach sizes of over 50 feet in length and weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. They are perhaps the most famous species of whales for breaching, which is on full display near Cabo.

Book Your Tour During Whale Watching Season in Cabo San Lucas

Whale watching season in Cabo ranges from early December to mid-April, with the season peaking from late December to late January. Along with the humpback, you can spot a variety of whale species during the winter months in the Sea of Cortez, including blue whales, gray whales, and Orca whales.

The Best Whale Watching Tour Cabo Has to Offer

Natural beauty abounds in Los Cabos, from the Arch of Cabo to Santa Maria Beach. On your next Cabo vacation, you can experience the beauty of its wildlife, the grandest of which is the whale.

If you’re in Cabo San Lucas and looking for exciting Cabo excursions, our Whale Watching tour is the right choice for you. Led by some of the region’s finest local whale experts, our Cabo whale watching tour takes you to some of the area’s best spots for seeing humpbacks in their natural habitat.

Hear the whale song through our state-of-the-art hydrophones while our Marine Mammal Specialist explains everything about these fascinating creatures. Watch as whales breach just near your boat, and take photos to last a lifetime. When it comes to Los Cabos whale watching, this is the tour to top them all.

About Our Custom-Made Boat

Explore the majestic sea in our custom-made Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) and experience 400 horsepower of pure Yamaha force.

Our expert captains, while still respecting safety norms for whale watching in Cabo, will get up and close to the whales without having to wait. Plus, with a hydrophone on board, you'll be able to listen in on whale conversations as they roam their natural habitats. And, if it's quiet out there, we've got recordings from previous days ready for playback.

Our RIB is a style of boat that’s normally reserved for those in law enforcement, rescue, and research. Ours was custom-built by Apex Boats specifically for marine wildlife observation.

That means that they are nimble and can easily follow the whales in their natural habitat. Don't forget to bring along your camera and a hat that won’t fly away in the strong wind. Also, slather on some sunblock before the tour, as the sun in Mexico is very strong.

Why Choose Cabo Adventures for Whale Watching?

Cabo Adventures is the perfect tour company for anyone eager to explore the wonders of whale watching. We provide a unique experience with breathtaking views, knowledgeable staff, and comfortable and quick-moving boats that make our whale-watching trip an unforgettable one.

With our experienced crews and wide range of offerings, Cabo Adventures is the premier company for whale watching in Cabo.

What's included in this experience


What do you need to know before you book

  • Minimum Age: 5 years old
  • Expecting mothers restricted
  • Maximum weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
  • To ensure maximum visibility, this tour is conducted on inflatable speedboats with no extra facilities aboard
  • Add round trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo for just 10 USD per traveler. Call us at 1-800-916 8734 or email us to book this service
  • The entrance dock fee is $2 USD per person. Please note that this fee is not included and should be paid at check-in.

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 beginning of whale watching season in Los Cabos is December 15 and the season goes until April 15.
Can you guarantee whale sightings on this tour?
No we can not guarantee sightings but during January and February there is an extremely good chance of seeing the whales. During these months 9 tours out of 10 will see whales.
What kind of whales will we see in the Sea of Cortez?
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. Other encountered whale species include orca whales which are also seen in the winter. Much less common are Bryde's whales and minke whales.
Can I do this whale watching tour with a private group?
Yes. If you would prefer to experience Cabo whale watching with a private group you can book our Cabo Private Whale Watching tour.
Is this Cabo whale watching tour kid-friendly?
Yes the minimum age requirement for this whale watching tour is 5 years old. Our Luxury Whale Watching in Cabo Cabo Private Whale Watching and Gray Whales Baja Private Encounter tours are also kid-friendly.
How close will the whales get?
While it depends on conditions most of the time we can get to within a few hundred feet of the whales. Our captains will maintain the boat at a safe enough distance for the whales while being close enough for you to enjoy the experience and take lots of amazing photos.
How far off the coast do we go?
For our Cabo San Lucas whale-watching trips we are in constant movement. Because the whales are always moving across the bay we change course to follow them. They are usually found along the coastline between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo but we also go on the Pacific side to find whales.
What type of camera should I bring?
Taking photos of whales can be both exciting and intimidating. It's unlikely you'll time their jump perfectly so a surefire way to persistently capture these majestic creatures on your cell phone is to set your camera's settings to live mode (if you have an iOS) or take photo bursts. If you have more professional equipment it's essential to pair it with a telephoto lens like the 70-200mm. This will help ensure that you get the scale and breadth of each whale. Just make sure to protect yourself your technology and any partners from unexpected splashes of water. Also don’t forget to charge everything!


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