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Magdalena Bay Whales

Magdalena Bay Whale Watching

Get up-close-and-personal with the gray whales of Baja California on board a small panga boat. Explore the wilderness of Magdalena Bay on the Pacific side of Baja California Sur, home to 150 miles of estuaries and mangroves on the Pacific side of Baja. Marvel at the abundant bird life of Isla Da Patos. Taste fresh seafood straight from the sea. Follow in the footsteps of the Spanish explorer Francisco De Ulloa.

Magdalena Bay Whales is a local, family owned and operated enterprise. We have proudly created life-long memories for more than 20,000 people during the past 36 years.

You will have the privilege to embark on an interactive adventure through the majestic everglade waters of Bahia Magdalena, with Crispin M., the whale king, or one of his three sons that with a grand passion, follow in his footsteps.

Since 1976, we have been blessed with the opportunity to commercial fish and guide whale watching tours. We are intimately familiar with and have learned to care for and respect our long time friends, the majestic gray whales  and the deep blue waters of Baja California’s best kept secret, Magdalena Bay, from Puerto San Carlos to Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos, south to Isla Magdalena, Alcatraz and beyond.

We will personally make contact through email or a phone call & give you all the info, facts & tips that you must know about your whale watching tour of Mag Bay.

It will be a privilege for the whale king himself, his sons, or one of our licensed and certified guides to share our passion and knowledge about the majestic gray whales and world class Magdalena Bay.You will have a great experience, allowing us to be your personal, local guide.

Last but not least, we will not charge you a dime or peso until you SEE a whale at a minimum of 30-35 meters from our boat.


$ 89.99 USD per person   email for 2017 prices

$389.99 USD for 5 people

$ 350.00 USD – personalized tour

Magdalena Bay History

In modern times Magdalena Bay has become a must do adventure mecca for those who recognize the rare beauty and pristine areas of Baja California and her 150+ miles of estuaries and incredible beauty on the eastern shore of the Pacific Ocean.

Her seemingly endless system of mangrove estuaries offers residence to a diversity of birds and animal life. It is a fact Magdalena Bay offers one of the highest quality outdoor recreational eco-tourism experiences Mexico has to offer.

She is indeed unparalleled with the annual migration of gray whales mating and birthing their young side by side with the occasional blue and humpback whales often within site. Whatever activity pleases you – kayaking, camping, hiking, dune climbing, sun bathing, or just finding your thoughts – it awaits you here.

As you view the magnificent bay for the first time, imagine the overwhelming accomplishment felt by Francisco De Ulloa, the Spanish explorer and his crew rounding Isla Magdalena into Mag Bay for the first time in 1539-1540. Ulloa had been dispatched with a fleet of three small ships from Acapulco in July of 1539 by the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortez.  His charge was to explore the Pacific coast . It was on this voyage that Ulloa sailed in and named the Gulf of California The Sea of Cortez , hence his discovery of not only Magdalena Bay but also the entire Baja Peninsula.

Magdalena Bay was not always coveted as a premier ecological crown. Sailors and nations of the world have long sought the safety and location of her waters for their own purposes. As early as 1868, the United States had leased and established a coaling station in her waters. That lease was ultimately terminated around 1907.

In 1902 and 1903 both Germany and Japan had sought to establish naval bases in the bay. In 1908, 16 American battleships anchored in the bay and carried out gunnery practice. Additionally, according to some reports, during and just prior to World War II, the Japanese navy used the bay as a hiding place for their navy’s submarines, submerging them during the daylight hours.

We know the history of this special place and would love to share it with you.


We will only contact you if there is a last minute change to your trip.

If you need to reschedule your whale watching tour or Magdalena Bay adventure, please give us at least 48 hours advance notice by phone or email.

If for any reason you need to cancel your Magdalena Bay Eco tour adventure, please give us seven days prior notice and we will be more than happy to refund your total deposit amount.


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