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Baja Ecotours

San Ignacio Lagoon, San Ignacio 23000, Mexico
619-819-2966
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: One of those trips of a lifetime!   BajaEcotours provided a most extraordinary experience - both in terms of being in the Lagoon - and experiencing... more »
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Any wildlife lover should make this trip once in a lifetime to view gray whales--the "friendlies" up close. San Ignacio Lagoon is where the mothers go to safely calve. These whales actually enjoy socializing with humans, and the mothers will bring their calves up to boats to socialize. You WILL touch at least one whale during this trip. Moreover, Ecotours... More

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Golden Beach, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There is no way to describe the joy and emotion of the grey whale encounters at San Ignacio Lagoon. Campo Cortez whale camp is the perfect place to stay - basic but so comfortable, run by the most hospitable and wonderful people ever, people who have managed to tame the tough surroundings sufficiently to ensure everyone is comfortable and has... More

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Repentigny, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

In few days, I was able to see, touch the Gray Whales.Also, I have met a great Mexican family who runs the Whale Camp so professionnaly. They serve healthy homemade Mexican food. They even made me a soy empanadas knowing that I am vegetarian. I really do not agree with the previous reviews saying that the food was blend. I... More

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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I looked at pictures and descriptions of the intimate encounters with the whales, in Laguna San Ignacio. But, I figured it was probably somewhat hyped… that such encounters were probably rare. Boy, was I wrong! We had numerous such encounters on every one of our 5 outings into the lagoon. Pictures can only give you a sense of how overwhelming... More

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Hexham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Words and pictures simply Aren't enough to describe how incredible, magical and emotional the whale encounters are and the Laguna and camp are just beautiful. The open space changes according to the light and sunsets are spectacularly colourful (even without the evening Margharitas). Wonderful birds too. Grateful thanks to the whole team ! The entire staff at Campo Cortez were... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We spent 2 days at Campo Cortez last week and had a great experience. Our friends were going and it was always something I thought would be cool to do, but it far, far exceeded my expectations! Campo Cortez is an ecocamp, so it is more like a catered camping experience than a luxury trip. But it is quite accurately... More

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Ca
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Campo Cortez is a retreat from all the noise and ruckus of our daily lives. No phone, no internet, no radio, no TV. The cabins are comfortable and cozy and the wind lulls you to sleep. The views of the water and the birds are gorgeous. We had wonderful and plentiful food, beer, wine and appetizers. The guides were informative... More

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Nipomo, California
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is an experience that most people of planet earth do not get to have. The whales are unbelievable. This company is first class. It is not a luxury adventure, but comfortable, safe, well organized and truly worth doing. Guides were great and enthusiastic. Captains were awesome. Staff was fantastic. Accommodations were clean and nice and basic. Food was simple,... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Everyone working there was kind and attentive. What an amazing experience being with the whales. Food was great! Accommodations were perfect and respected the environment. I am still in awe of the truly wonderful experience with the whales. Humbling!

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Malibu, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

my best friends told me about their experience at San Ignacio at dinner one nite. i didnt believe it was possible. i went home that nite and searched for different camps, transportation options etc for hours, and ultimately selected BajaEcotours. What a genius choice. I couldnt get there that weekend b/c they were full, but there was an opening the... More

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