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Whale Photo Safari departs from the Cabo Dolphins Center building at the marina on Paseo de la Marina (the malecón). Cabo Adventures takes you off the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula to view gray and northern humpback whales; both species migrate to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez to breed and to nurse their young. An inflatable all-weather speed boat moves quickly and easily among the gentle giants. While sightings are not guaranteed, the best chance is in January and February.

Other marine animals you'll likely encounter are wild dolphins (they seem to love small boats), sea turtles and manta rays that fling themselves out of the water for an occasional somersault. Experienced guides provide background information about the whales, their habits and their habitat.

The all-day Sea of Cortés Adventure begins with a catamaran cruise to Espiritu Santo Island for a guided snorkeling excursion, followed by a stop at secluded Isla Partida beach for lunch and relaxing. Round-trip transportation from selected hotels is included.

Bring a camera, hat, sweater or light jacket, sunscreen and a towel for the whale-watching trip. Snacks and bottled water are provided. Bring swimwear, sunscreen, a hat, nonslip shoes and a change of clothes for the Sea of Cortés Adventure; previous snorkeling experience is recommended.

Whale-watch trip $85 (U.S.); $65 (ages 5-11). Ages 0-4 are not permitted. Sea of Cortés Adventure $189; $118 (ages 8-11). Ages 0-7 are not permitted. Advance reservations for all trips are recommended.
Whale-watching trips depart Mon.-Fri. at 9, noon and 3, Dec.-Mar. Sea of Cortés Adventure departs Mon.-Sat. Allow 3 hours minimum.
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