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Cabo San Lucas: Up Close Whale Watching Small Group Tour

4.9 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Cabo Expeditions

Cabo San Lucas: Up Close Whale Watching Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Cabo Expeditions

From US$ 87.23 per person

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to see whales in their natural habitat off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. In an agile Zodiac boat with expert guides, visit some of the region’s best whale watching spots and get up close to the action.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
You will be picked up directly from your hotel by your chauffeur in an air-conditioned van. Please wait in the lobby if no other meeting point is specified.


  • Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure
  • Enjoy a small group tour in the company of expert guides
  • Get up close to whales and dolphins in an agile Zodiac boat
  • Learn about whale behavior and how to spot them
Full description
Start the experience with pickup from your hotel in Cabo San Lucas then head to the marina to board your Zodiac boat. Zodiacs are fast, small, and agile, meaning you can get closer to the action than other vessels. Head out onto the Pacific Ocean or the Sea Cortez, benefiting from the knowledge of your experienced crew who know all the best spots to search for whales. 32 species of whales and dolphins have been counted in these waters during winter, which makes Cabo San Lucas the perfect place to seek out these fascinating creatures. Keep your eyes peeled on the water, and look out for spouting, and splashing which are tell-tale signs of a nearby whale. As you search for whales, brush up on your whale-behavior knowledge and learn about breaching, lob-tailing, spy-hopping, fin-slapping, and diving. Once you’ve spotted one, get as close as possible to the whale, whilst still respecting the animal’s comfort zone and the laws for endangered species. At the end of an epic, once-in-a-lifetime adventure, head back to the marina for the return transfer to your hotel.
  • Round-trip transportation from your Los Cabos hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned van
  • Certified guide
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Unfortunately no food will be served on this tour but there is a café where you can purchase it
  • Gratuities (it is recommended to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  •  The minimum age for this tour is 5-years-old. Anyone under 18-years-old must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not permitted for guests who are pregnant or those with heart, back, and/or neck problems
  • No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs is allowed on the tour
  • Depending on weather and wind conditions, the boat ride can be bumpy
  • The near-perfect weather with year-round sunshine makes Cabo an ideal destination for outdoor activities. Occasionally however there is unexpected bad weather, which could affect the quality of your tour. If the tour gets cancelled prior to departure and the operator is not able to reschedule your tour, a 100% refund will be issued
  • Changes can be made free of charge if done 24-hours prior to the tour
  • Cancellations made more than 72-hours or more before the tour will receive a 100% refund
  • Cancellations made between 24 and 72-hours before the tour will receive a 50% refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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The guides were fantastic with excellent English. They knew so much about whales and told us tons of interesting facts, and they went to a bunch of places to make sure we would see the best whale action… it was amazing! We got within a few feet at one point! What a great experience. The pickup and transition from van to counter to boat was seamless and well managed. Thank you!

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December 24, 2021

Other than a late start, this tour was excellent. The captain found many groups of whales and dolphins. The staff were very pleasant and friendly.

March 16, 2022

The whale watching and the crew were amazing! I highly recommend this tour!!

March 15, 2022

Product ID: 328026