I checked out several companies that do the Grey whale watching tour, and definitely picked the right one.
We got picked up from our condo early in the morning and proceeded to The Grand Plaza hotel for breakfast. The views are stunning from there, and the breakfast was very elaborate with lots of choices on a first class buffet.
We then continued on to our destination which is not Magdalena Bay, which is the place the majority of tours go to, we went to Puerto Chale.
The van was comfortable and clean, played good music on route, and Jonathan, our guide and driver for the day was amusing and informative along the way. He is fluent in Spanish and English so everything was repeated in both languages. There was a little stop off along the way for a bathroom break and snacks if anyone needed them.
There was water in the van for drinking.
The reason we went to Puerto Chale rather than Magdalena bay was it is less busy and they had found so many more whales there.
We got into our little boat and speeded our to the whale area, that took about 15 minutes and we spotted lots of whales along the way, but once we stopped the whales basically came to us.
They actually came right up to the boat several times and were close enough to touch.
They also seemed very playful and were swimming under the boat which showed just how amazing and huge these beautiful sea creatures are.
Our boat pilot moved around several times so that we were right in the middle of the pod.
We have really unforgettable memories of that day lots of videos to prove that it actually happened.
After about an hour and a half we came back to the van and travelled to La Paz, stopping once again for a bathroom break. Jonathan put a big basket of snacks out for us to help ourselves to because the second meal was at the Marina in La Paz.
That early supper consisted of appetizers followed by 2 tacos of your choice, overlooking the beautiful sea of Cortez.
Finally we were brought back to our condo bringing an end to this unforgettable day.
I highly recommend Choya Tours if you are going to do this excursion, I just can’t imagine any other tour being any better or even as good.