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Humpback Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas provided by Cabo Trek

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Humpback Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Humpback Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas
CABO TREK is in the process of getting certified by SECTUR (Secretaria de Salud) as a company that complies with the standards to obtain the “PUNTO LIMPIO” (Clean Point) recognition. Among other precautions we will focus: Hygiene: An increased focus on disinfection and sanitation, including the addition of hand-washing stations and hand sanitizers in key areas. Social distancing: we will keep our groups very small if dealing with mixed groups.
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Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
See humpback whales in Cabo San Lucas on a whale watching tour led by marine biologist guides. Cruise past the Arch and the sea lion colony and then head away from shore to search for the migrating humpback whales, listening for whale song on an onboard hydrophone. Group size is limited to 10 for personal service from the marine biologist guides, who share fascinating whale facts and background throughout the tour.
  • Whale watching tour in Cabo San Lucas
  • Marine biologist guides talk about whale migration, courtship, and calving
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people, with private tour options available
  • Departures throughout the day to accommodate your schedule
What to Expect
Make your way to the Cabo San Lucas marina and then meet the marine biologist guides aboard the whale watching vessel. Set out along the Cabo San Lucas coast, passing the Arch and the sea lion colony, before beginning the search for humpback whales. As you cruise, learn more about humpback whales, listening for whale song from below the waves. Keep your camera ready for the chance to capture images of humpback whales as they breach and blow, and watch for the dolphins and sea birds that can also be seen off the Baja coast. This Cabo San Lucas whale watching tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cabo Trek, Local A Tesoro Hotel, Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 20, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Marine biologist guide
  • 2.5-hours boat ride
  • Marine park fees
  • Bottled water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • A maximum of 10-12 people per boat
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Note: Price displayed for the private tour option is per group for up to 8 people
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Stephanie S wrote a review Today
Zurich, Switzerland11 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing whale watching tour in Cabo San Lucas: certified marine biologists share countless valuable insights and answer all your questions. You can tell that they really know what they are talking about and, in contrast to other tours, not just read a book about whales and
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Date of experience: January 2021
NSB wrote a review Jan 21
1 contribution
Our whale watching trip was amazing!!! when in Cabo book with Cabo Adventures for everything whale watching. The crew was 5 star. Jacob I named him the Whale Whisperer because every time he tried to educate us on whales one would appear This had been on my bucket list for months
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Date of experience: January 2021
Nicole R wrote a review Jan 21
1 contribution
We had a great time! It was our first time whale watching and we were not disappointed. We got the chance to see multiple humpback whales. They came very close to the boats and our guide had a lot of wonderful information to share.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Antony M wrote a review Jan 18
2 contributions
Cabo Trek is one of only two companies who partner with the scientific community to share data, whale locations, etc and comply with all regulations. Philipp was very responsive in the communications leading up to the trip, and Carlos and Freddie were an incredible
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Date of experience: January 2021
jerry_maguire1 wrote a review Jan 12
Brentwood, California39 contributions35 helpful votes
I was told there was a scheduling conflict because they overbooked our whale watching trip which I booked a month before. My wife and I already planned other excursions and I told them unfortunately was not able to move things around. He told me he would get back to me
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Date of experience: January 2021
Response from Philipp M, Owner at Humpback Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Jerry, we've been very honest with you from start and contacted you way in advance to resolve a case of overbooking: we gave you plenty of new options to choose from and in the worse case scenario we offered a full refund. Unfortunately we are going through tough times (as many others as well of course) due to the COVID situation: here in Cabo we are working at 50% capacity and also due to lack of tourists we are struggling like many other businesses. So i'll explain it again to you and to everyone else who will be reading your review: I received a booking for private tour for the time slot where only the 2 of you were booked. In these tough days and with no other options (and believe me i've tried everything possible) I opted to run the private tour, because I'm trying to secure the future of Cabo Trek and that of 5 families that rely on it. I understand the inconvenience we've caused, and are aware that we are trying to change a booking you've made well in advance: but we also offered many different options and solutions. I understand there's a conflict that needed to be resolved so I kindly asked you, and I apologized many times for the inconvenience, if it was possible to reschedule your tour. I counted on your common sense, as many other of our valuable costumers did accept to reschedule their trips. I’m sorry I don't see any shady business practices here... If you don't agree with the offered options we also offered a full refund, no hard feelings. Things don't always work out the way we want them to... I believe we've acted in the best possible way to find a solution that makes everyone happy and where hoping to find a bit more comprehension, understanding, eventually solidarity and empathy for a difficult situation... But you’ve decided to go the other way... And all I got from you in return, was a PHONE CALL were you've been VERY (!) DISRESPECTFUL, OFFENSIVE and shouting some attempts of dodgy business strategies (if anyone i curious to know how and what, you can contact me in private to get what you wanted. With all the respect, your dollars are (were) important to us and i would have loved to provide you the service as every bit of business counts at the moment, but there's a limit, a line of DIGNITY that you have crossed and that i'm not willing to accept. Cabo Trek is a renown company in Cabo San Lucas with a proven record of providing excellent services to thousands of people since 2013 with strong moral integrity, we believe that we deserve at least some sort of respect. You're welcome to take your business to other companies. Thank you and enjoy your stay in Cabo PS: we've immediately refunded you when you told us you where no longer interested in our tour. Telling lies brings even more bad Karma. LONG LIVE CABO TREK!
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