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Whale Watching at Puerto Chale

Price: From 26,054 MXN

Price per group, up to 4 passengers

1,738 MSXN additional passenger

Maximum: 8 passengers

Trip type: Private

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Available:January to March*

Exit: 8:00 am. from the lobby of your hotel in La Paz

(Departures available from Todos Santos and Los Cabos. Ask for details)

*The season depends on the migration of the whales.

Trip overview

Head north from La Paz and up the Pacific Coast to witness the magnificent gray whales that travel yearly to these protected waters to mate and calve. Your naturalist guide will meet you in the hotel lobby early in the morning for the 2.5 hour trip to Puerto Chale (with coffee and bathroom break included en route). Arriving at the small fishing village, you’ll meet your captain and head out through the mangroves towards the mouth of Almejas Bay (Bahía de Almejas comprises the southern and less developed portion of the Magdalena Bay complex) where you will search for whales. Depending on the time of year you may be able to spot mating whales, or encounter a friendly calf. Enjoy a picnic lunch and more whale watching before heading back to La Paz well in time for dinner. 


  • Ground transportation

  • Bilingual naturalist guide

  • Lunch and drinks (including 2 beers per person)

  • Taxes and insurance

No included

  • Gratuities

  • Services not described

Available at additional cost

  • Private photographer

What to bring?

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Biodegradable sunscreen

  • Long-sleeved shirt for sun protection

  • Pants and shorts

  • Water bottle

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking and water friendly sandals

  • A windbreaker or warm layer

Trip details

  • Physical level: Light to medium including boat travel

  • Minimum age: 3

  • All trips are led by a certified bilingual naturalist guide and licensed captain.

  • Upon payment, RED Travel México will request specific guests information and will provide departure specific information.


  • On itinerary: We will make all efforts to adhere to the itinerary described above, but we may modify the itinerary due to wind, weather, and other factors. The safety and enjoyment of our travelers are our top priorities. Please see our terms and conditions for more information. We do not guarantee wildlife sightings, interaction or behavior. All travelers must comply with communicated protocols and regulations regarding activities within natural protected areas and interactions with wildlife.

  • On insurance: All of our experiences are covered by  an Emergency Medical Expenses insurance. In order to obtain coverage, each guest MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER BEFORE DEPARTURE. 

  • Climate and weather: La Paz is situated on the Gulf of California on the southern part of the Baja California peninsula. It is separated from the Pacific by a desert environment with low mountains in between. We get large temperature swings, typically in the late fall and spring, up to 104 degrees fahrenheit (40 degrees celsius). This can be true even during winter. Outside of summer, we recommend packing for HOT and COLD weather. Most importantly, be prepared for a sun that’s stronger than you may be used to due to our latitude. Remember, a sunburn takes just a couple hours to develop, but it can ruin the rest of your trip. Stay shaded and stay hydrated. 

  • Luggage: For day trips, you’ll want to bring a small bag or backpack for your water bottle and personal items.

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