Ahoy!! Whales are here!!
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Los Cabos, Mexico
Ahoy Whales are here – Yes! Whales are back and all of us enthusiasts of cetaceans have the opportunity to see them again, or if this is the first time for you to see them, this will be an experience you will never forget.
Humpback or Gray Whales are some of the species you might see, but if you are really lucky, you might be able to see Sperm or even Blue Whales, rare, but possible. Whale sightseeing is not the same every year, sometimes starts really early, like mid or late October, and ends in March or the middle of April, but this varies with the temperature of the water and some other nature factors. If you want to be sure to have a better opportunity to see them playing, jumping and frolicking, the months from December through March are way better.
There are several whale watching tour companies to take you out to sea with different packages and boat sizes for you to choose. The size of the boat or the price you pay does not guarantee the whale watching experience. There are factors of course that help with the success of this adventure. An experienced captain, quicker boats to increase the range of area to cover, higher decks help you to get a better view of the ocean, therefore a better chance to see whales, but in this matter, let me tell you about one experience of mine.
A few years ago I was on board a small sailing boat and all around us were faster and bigger boats with eager people waiting to see one of these big and gentle ocean mammals; suddenly, far away a group of jumping whales were doing their trick and all the speedy boats ran to the place. We were of course slowly sailing, all the boats went away to chase the jumping whales, which disappeared as fast as they appeared. The water around our small sailing boat was so quiet and soothing. Big was our surprise when we realized that the same group of whales that were jumping in the distance and everybody else were chasing, were heading in our direction, they came slowly right next to our boat, frolicking in the surface, just a few feet away and the spectacle of them passing through that close is something that I will never forget.
Los Cabos is so magnificent that you might even have the chance to see whales standing right on the beach. Is easier to spot them in the morning or in the afternoon. Is very important to be aware that the whales are very sentient animals. They do not appreciate a lot of noisy boats moving around them, and certainly not when they have their cute whale calves with them.
Be patient and have fun, once you spot them, enjoy this grandiose spectacle of nature.