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Whale Watching Tour in Cabo San Lucas provided by Cabo Expeditions

Whale Watching Tour in Cabo San Lucas

Whale Watching Tour in Cabo San Lucas
4.5
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$90.67
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91% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
13
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    13
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16451P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Vacation rentals and private residences
  • Cabo Expeditions, Blvd. Marina s/n Plaza de la Danza Local 6 Centro, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico Please make sure to arrive at least 30 mins. before your scheduled activity to our office at Blvd. Marina s/n, Plaza de la Danza local 6, Cabo San Lucas
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not available for passengers arriving on a cruise ship
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Vacation rentals and private residences
  • Cabo Expeditions, Blvd. Marina s/n Plaza de la Danza Local 6 Centro, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico Please make sure to arrive at least 30 mins. before your scheduled activity to our office at Blvd. Marina s/n, Plaza de la Danza local 6, Cabo San Lucas
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not available for passengers arriving on a cruise ship
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
84 reviews
Excellent
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DVau
5 contributions
Feb 2021
We had gone on a Zodiac Whale Watching trip with Cabo Expeditions in the past and loved the experience. This time around we had a larger group and with Covid restrictions limiting 6 per boat we'd need multiple boats. Ileana and Fernanda were great at helping to make sure we had the boats needed and coordinated with us to make sure we went on the best weather day as well, even to the point of sharing weather, winds, and tide info for the week! They picked us up from our hotel with multiple shuttles, got us checked in and we headed out. Julio and Jose were captains and Irving and Benjamin were guides. We were with Julio and Irving. Both were fun and informative and took the time to make sure we saw and learned of sites on the way out and the way back. We found and saw multiple groups of whales but spent the most time with a mother whale, baby, and nursemaid. We even listened to them via a hydrophone! We also saw multiple sea turtles on the way out and back and stopped to get some pictures of them. Overall I'd highly recommend them. Be aware however that they do take pictures of you, the group, and highlights on the tour and will want to charge you for those when you get back to their store/office. They charge a lot for these pictures, far too much in my mind! With all of the pictures today being digital there really isn't any development cost so charging you for them is out of line! Since its the guilde who's taking the pictures, you're already paying for him to be with you and it seemed as though he could have been more interested in taking pictures so he could charge you for them instead of being more engaged in you, the customer and the tour. This practice of charging for the pictures takes away from the experience of the tour and also from the customer wanting to "tip" the captain and guides. Include the pictures as other operators do and we'd be more likely to pay a higher tip for the captains and guides. They hadn't done this in the past when we used them before! Aside from the picture issues the tour was great!!
Written February 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Orrey6
San Francisco, CA14 contributions
What an amazing experience! Our guide, Pablo, knew so much about whales and got us to three different groups of whales, including a mom and juvenile. He kept his distance from the whales while getting us close enough to have an amazing view of them in their natural environment. Photographer Benjamin captured some amazing shots with his digital SLR that we could not get on our smart phone cameras and I am so glad we purchased his photos of our trip. Muchas gracias, Pablo!!
Written February 23, 2022
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Laura Leigh
16 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We had a wonderful time out on our morning cruise with Julio. He was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, bilingual, and extremely helpful but wasn’t overly chatty. We loved him. He was excellent at spotting whales and we saw a very large number in just a short amount of time. We would use this company and Julio again anytime.
Written January 2, 2022
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Deb L
71 contributions
Great tour with our driver and guide. Knowledgeable guide from the Netherlands Suna? We saw many whales. This company respects the whales that travel through the sea of Cortez. Our driver handles the boat extremely well and felt very sale on the zodiac boat. Not sure I would recommend this for toddlers.
Written March 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GGIO10
Chicago, IL37 contributions
Feb 2021
A large company that does NOT care about their guests, you are nothing but a number to them. Shuffled in and out like cattle. Find and support a smaller company. Every boat has its own photographer to sell you photos after the tour. I made a huge mistake and forgot my battery in the charger in my room.

The photographer, David, had the same camera battery. After waiting a good amount of time for him to get photos I offered him $20 to borrow the battery for just 5-10 minutes just to get a photo of the whale jumping (already jumped plenty and he had enough time to grab a ton of shots) he just said no. He had the opportunity to make my experience amazing, but instead, he chose to not only not let me borrow the battery but didn't even take any more photos after I asked. He was finished taking photos and then had the nerve to tell me I had a really nice camera. Such a joke.
Written March 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for contacting us through TripAdvisor. Our company cares for every guest we serve. I would like to point out that our company does not have any David working as a photographer now or in the past year. Most likely you booked a tour with another company. We will be happy to be your host during your next Los Cabos trip. Hope to see you soon.
Written October 4, 2021
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maryamelia
Enterprise, AL55 contributions
Wow. That pretty much sums up the experience. Our guide, Julio, was amazing. He found tons of whales easily and handled the zodiac to get us close without endangering the whales. You will not be disappointed! Sea lion in the marina was an added bonus!
Written March 19, 2021
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Brett L
4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Fernando our guide and Pablo our captain were fun, friendly and informative. We spent our tour following a pod of whales with Fernando giving excellent information about whales and their environment. Very well run service.
Written February 8, 2022
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TravelinFamVA
100 contributions
Our captain was Julio and our guide was Fernando. There was no guarantee of whales but after we saw lovers beach and arch rock, it wasnt 15 minutes and we had our first siting followed by many over the 2 hr period. Thr migration will be over sokn but there were still many calves and moms training to make their journey North. We also saw dolphins and Mantas. We were in a zodiac boat which has a lot more maneuverability than other options and the morning tour reduced the number of boats in the water doing the same thing. By 11am there were too many other boats which tends to scare the whales. Fernando was super i formative abt whale behavior and Julio had a great hamdle on the boat and eyes to spot the whales.
Written April 8, 2022
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Lynn T
Sanibel Island, FL27 contributions
Jan 2022
Our day whale watching with Cabo Expeditions was absolutely magical! We saw over a dozen whales including a baby. Our guide, Fernando, was very knowledgable and personal. Our photographer, Luis, got some really great shots including underwater video of whales that were 10 yards from the boat and our captain, Julio, gave us a great ride. They took us way out in the Pacific where we were the only boat. At one point we had 4 whales at the same time frolicking in front of us. It was amazing. I highly recommend this tour.
Written January 31, 2022
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Debbe99
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada10 contributions
Jan 2020
Fantastic tour with Cabo Expeditions! We were picked up promptly at our resort and taken to the marina to join the rest of our group before boarding the zodiac. We were a group of 7, 5 adults and 2 younger children. It was an amazing tour, we spent time with a few different groups of whales, including a couple that were tail and fin slapping. At one point there were so many bubbles surrounding our boat, the crew said they had never seen anything like that before. Shortly after, a whale surfaced very close to our boat. Simply amazing! Can’t say enough great things about the tour. It was the highlight of our week in Cabo!
Written January 31, 2020
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UTSal M
UTSal M
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Too many people on the boat.
Listing said max 7 people so I booked for my party of 6. My son wanted to visit 2 snorkeling spots to get the best
U26TIjudyl
U26TIjudyl
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Loved Our Time With Fernando and Jose
A Wonderful Experience: Fernando and Jose provided a fun, friendly, and wonderful experience. Even though the water
X7143RGmatthewk
X7143RGmatthewk
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Lost 2 days of my vacation
Canceled on us back to back days 30 minutes before we were supposed to go out. Very unprofessional and didn’t refu
jamescW8062YB
jamescW8062YB
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Amazing snorkelling adventure!
Fernando, Pablo and Fernando were excellent hosts on our Beach Hopper snorkelling tour. We even managed to catch so
Patricia K
Patricia K
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Amazing snorkel experience...and some!
We went as a family of 5 with about 5 others on a small zodiac to different coves to snorkel on two different reefs
joellg2022
joellg2022
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3 sisters parasailing for the first time
First time parasailing, it was so fun and beautiful. The 2 guys on the boat were awesome, so friendly and funny!!
SoCalQTPie
SoCalQTPie
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Bucket List Whale Shark Snorkel Day
This was an all-day tour, traveling from Cabo to La Paz. Setting aside the epic, 5-star encounter with whale sharks
Mlbarry67
Mlbarry67
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Amazing Aqua Trio
Emilio (tour guide) and Oscar (photographer) were a delight! They activity itself was so much fun and the highligh
lewynl
lewynl
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A wonderful kayak and snorkel combo
We took the kayak and snorkel tour with Fernando and Jose. The company driver came to our building front door to pi
JFKforinternational
JFKforinternational
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Magical experience on a small boat with no fuss
Magical! We were only doing the snorkeling but ended up seeing a ton of whales! Julio, our captain seemed to have
almostbrenda
almostbrenda
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Short and sweet!
This was short, but super fun! You will be up in the air for about 10 minutes. Safety is a priority so just enjoy!
SFearless20
SFearless20
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A fun snorkel adventure!
There were so many amazing fish, easy to see, even hundreds of some kinds. Great experience! Exactly what I had ho
Stephenson2551
Stephenson2551
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Amazing Tour
I loved every bit of it. Ricardo was an amazing tour guide. I had so much fun on the atvs and the tequila was amazi
Dianels1
Dianels1
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Without a doubt…parasail and with Cabo Expeditions!
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Loved it way more than expected. Crew fabulous! And got to see whales too! Y’all, this
Cathy M
Cathy M
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Loved our snorkel tour!
We loved our snorkel tour. Our captain Jose and our guide Pablo were both great. We had plenty of time to snorkel,
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