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“Whale watching in Magdalena Bay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fun Baja Whale Watching

Fun Baja Whale Watching
Carretera federal La Paz-Pichilingue Km 6.1. Local 61, Marina Costa Baja, La Paz 23019, Mexico
01152 (612)10 67148
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Michigan
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“Whale watching in Magdalena Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had a great trip with Fun Baja and Carlos. We took the trip from LaPaz. It was a long day but well worth it. 6AM to 6:30PM, with about a 3 hour trip each way to Magadalena Bay. The trip was broken up with a stop about every hour, included breakfast and lunch. The breakfast was good, the lunch okay. Lunch included local, lobster, shrimp and fish (the lobster was tough, shrimp okay, fish was best). .But oh the Whales! We went the end of Feb and saw quite a few mothers and babies, with a couple coming very close to the boat -- we almost touched them. I understand the first week of Feb is even better, with more whales. Do not miss Magdalena Bay if you are any where close, and Fun Baja is a good group to travel with. Carlos was very personable and a safe driver.

Visited February 2014
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San Rafael, California
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“Excellent service, excellent tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went out with this group two times. We took an excursion to balandra beach, which you can drive to, but the boat trip was so worthwhile. It included a snorkel stop, complimentary wetsuits, and an excellent guide, Sofia. She played with one of the kids on the beach while the rest o us climbed an enormous dune. She was helpful and friendly!

our party also went on the whale shark tour. I was not able to go, but the entire party raved about how special an experience it was, and how great the guides were also.

We had reserved a private boat to go to Isla Espiritu Santo with this group, but due to stomach ailments (see my review for Costa Baja), we were not in any shape to go on this trip. We were able to work with Funbaja to change things around, and they were very flexible and accommodating. We had placed a deposit, and they credited that to the whale shark trip. Very nice people, great outfit, and highly recommended. It gives you a fuller sense of this part of Baja to be out on the water and see the rich marine life and beautiful rock formations.

Visited February 2014
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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“Snorkel with whale sharks!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

What an awesome experience! You have got to do this if you visit during whale shark season! FunBaja picked us up our hotel and delivered us back when finished. They were very friendly and professional. There were some other companies that charged a cheaper rate on the Malecon but their boats were not as convenient to get in and out of. FunBaja had a platform on the back of the boat; the other boats did not have these and I was watching the guests struggling to climb in over the side of the boat.

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“Great Trip to Espiritu Santo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had an amazing trip out to Espiritu Santo with Fun Baja, swam with the sea lions, hung out on the beach on Isla Perdita, and had a great near shore tour of of Tecolote and Balandra on the way back. Another person on our trip was scuba diving with the guide while we were snorkeling, so we got some extra time in the water with the sea lions. Our bilingual guide was tremendous, while my 8th grade son loved conversing in Spanish with the captain. High quality boat, gear, and our captain was a much safer operator than some of the other tour boats we encountered. There are cheaper tours out there, but details matter (wet suits, food, safety) and Fun Baja is top notch.

Visited December 2013
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Victoria, BC
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“Great day snorkelling with the sea lions!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We recently had a great day trip with Fun Baja to Isla Espirito Santo to snorkel with the sea lions and then to have lunch and a relaxing time on a nearby beach. I have limited mobility and the staff were most attentive in making sure that my needs were met and that I could enjoy my time on their boat. Our thanks to Carlos and the crew for such an enjoyable day!

Visited January 2014
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