- 2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Ready for the best "Whale Watching Tours" in Cabo San Lucas? Humpback whales are extraordinary animals that provide that kind of action that makes Cabo San Lucas one of the best whale watching spots in the world. The guides are marine biologists who will be there to enhance the whale watching experience by adding an incredible amount of information and fun to the tour. The groups are small on purpose to insure the highest standard in service quality. Driven by research through photo identifying whales for data collection, you'll be sure to have an informative experience.
- Family friendly
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Small group ensures personal service
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Marine biologist guide
- 2.5-hours boat ride
- Marine park fees
- Bottled water
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cabo Trek Office
Returns to original departure point
Your 2.5 hour tour starts from the marina of Cabo San Lucas at your selected time. Head first to the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas, and see its sea lion colony before taking off to look for humpback whales.
Travel onboard with a marine biologist, who will provide commentary on the humpback whales as you go. Learn about the whales' methods of courtship, calving, and migration patterns as you spot them in the water. When possible you will be able to listen to a whale song with our onboard mounted hydrophone.
Early morning tours are usually better suited to groups that have young kids, the elderly, or people that tend to get sea sick.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- A maximum of 10 people per boat
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Note: Price displayed for the private tour option is per group for up to 8 people
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We only got to see two whales; but we got to see some sea lions and even more special, some dolphins.
Had a blast very knowledgeable told us all about the habits of the humpback whales had some great views and took some brilliant photos would definitely recommend this company cabotrek. Back on time to board our cruise
It was a wonderful experience. Our family enjoyed watching the whales from a safe distance that did not interfere with them
Wonderful experience! David our tour guide was excellent! He was as excited as the passengers to see all the whales! Highly recommend! Dress warm as it gets cool out there especially on the way home!
Our guide, Daniel, was so knowledgeable about whales and the whole environment of Cabo. He and the driver found several groups of whales so we could see them in various areas. It was one of the highlights of our trip.
This adventure was all it was advertised and more. David was our guide and we learned a lot from him and with the aid of the captain aw lots of whales. Also they were very accommodating to us. A special thanks to Philip for allowing us to change our date due to an illness. I highly recommend this company.
Highly recommended. Marine biologists very knowledgeable. Loved it
It was great to be on a smaller boat of 8 tourists and marallia. She’s a trained marine biologist and so we had an inside track and information about the whales. We got close to de real pairs and it was fascinating. She takes many photos and encouraged us to track the whales on happywhales. !
The tour was well worth it. We had knowledgeable guides and we saw a huge amount of whale activity.
Best tour I have ever taken. My family and I took this tour and didn't know what we were in for. The guides were exceptional and had a wealth of knowledge. We saw so much whale activity that even the guides were surprised. I have been on whale watching tours before but this one was by FAR the best. We saw whales breaching, tail and fin slapping, spouting and just overall playing. It may be that we just were at the right place at the right time, but it was something that I still talk about to this day and will always remember.
Our marine biologist was great. Very knowledgable, spoke great english, and was extremely helpful. We booked a private boat for 5 people. It was perfect. Saw lots of action around 3:00pm. Would definitely book this company again.
This was phenomenal. If you go whale watching, do it with this group. This boat is headed by one or more marine biologists who have utter respect for the animals they are studying and the knowledge to explain all that we should know to observe and enjoy these majestic creatures. They take their boat from the marina and up close to Land's End and show us the beautiful rock formations and sea lions, then on to the Pacific Ocean. We saw over a dozen whales, and our biologist had the trained eye to forewarn us so we could get our cameras ready. She also told us that other boats had no business being there they don't have the flag of approval to observe the whales. She had our captain leave the area full of boats where we spotted a mother whale and her baby, because she feared we were causing the mom whale too much stress. This is the way it should be. Big high fives for the marine biologists who make whale watching a non-intrusive event for both the humans and the sea creatures!
we had an excellent experience. having a marine biologist as our guide really helped us better understand and appreciate these amazing animals yea, i know...mammals. we would definitely recommend this trip and company.
only complaint was website was not up to date with the physical location of their office, as they had recently moved and it was difficult to locate.
Amazing whale watching experience with a marine biologist on board. After seeing many magnificent whales, mostly in pairs, we heard live whale song through a special micrphone placed over the boat and deep into the water. It was unforgettable!
Visited Cabo and took our tour on Jan 10, 2017. The office is difficult to find and could use better signage directing to where it is. On saying that the tour was fantastic. Marie our marine biologist was very knowledgeable about all the marine life in the area. We saw a colony of sea lions sunning on the rocks, the arch and pelican rock. The best part of our tour was at the end when the two whales that we were following breached simultaneously about 30 feet directly in front or our boat. The pilot of the boat Cappy was fabulous at getting us near the whales without disturbing their natural movement and we did not feel unsafe at any time.
Thanks for the memories
Ok, so this is a compare and contrast review. A few days previous to this trip we went whale watching at Todos Santos about an hour from Cabo we went out in a small panga which was quite uncomfortable and not covered, the sea was bumpy and the launching straight into the Pacific surf quite exhilarating. We saw maybe ....10 - 15 different whales and were generally the only boat with the whales and were lucky enough to witness many breaches, tail slaps and fin slaps. It was awesome.
Our trip from Cabo was in contrast exceptionally lacklustre. We spotted maybe 2 whales that spent their entire time swimming fast, possibly to escape the numerous boats crowding round them. Our boat was comfortable and had a shade cover and also a very pleasant marine biologist. It was advertised as having a hydrophone so that we could listen to the whales, this was broken and therefore we could not hear them. The trip lasted 2 and a half hours and took in a few minutes around lands end and the arch, this was nice to see. The highlight of the trip was seeing Pancho the famous sealion climbing aboard another boat entering the harbour at Cabo. Overall this tour was well run, the boat was comfy, shaded and dry. The office is not easy to find and the directions are not accurate, but asking at another shop soon resolved that. As for a whale watching experience, after our previous trip to Todos Santos it was rubbish BUT that is nature and I guess maybe they do see whales at Cabo but alas that day we did not.
We booked Cabo Trek online for our whale watching experience. They were very difficult to find at the marina as they are a small operation which needs to do a lot of work on their signage. The trip itself was great - Cabo Treck is a joint venture run by two marine biologists who are conducting research on whales in the Sea of Cortez and take tourists with them to help fund their research. Since whales are their business, they knew exactly where to look and we saw a total of six whales on our trip! The marine biologists were on board and shared a wealth of information about whales and their research which their competitors can not offer.
The tour was very very good! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was not only a guide, but an educator. She was able to tell us many interesting facts about the Sea of Cortez and it's marine life while we were waiting for the whales to appear! Cabo Trek knew where the whales were and how to get to see them, they also were not afraid to move to a new spot when it was getting too crowded by other boats! Definitely recommend!
We, family of 5 with 3 older teens really liked this whale watching tour. Great guide with lots of scientific knowledge.
Didn't know how close the whales come to Cabo Bay. Really could rent a jet ski and go to where the boats hang out beyond the arch. They are mostly following whales. But you couldn't take pictures that way.
Worth the money.