Loreto, Mexico : 2016-02-23 : Loreto - Grey Whale Watching

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Tour Grey Whale Watching Sea and Land Tours $350.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Pension Villa Santo NiƱo - Datil II Air BnB Loreto $1777.00 Ed and Rhonda: $888.50/ea
Ed, Rhonda and Brent: $592.33/ea
9 nights

Trip Log

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This was one of those magical days that you never forget. After driving across the peninsula to Puerto Adolpho Lopez Mateos on the Pacific side, we spent about two hours with the grey whales. There were whales EVERYWHERE today. Some of these whales are extremely friendly and enjoy playing and getting pets from humans. We saw other folks petting them, we petted them ourselves, and we even saw one whale lift a boat up about 8" out of the water on one end. We all got a little whale snot on us; especially Brent. Grey whales mate in this area, and they birth their calves here. Then they travel up to Alaska and only come back down to Baha for mating and calving.

We had Daniel again for our guide - the same fellow who took us out for blue whale watching. He's extremely knowledgeable, personable and passionate about the whales.

Daniel said he recognized five whales today. One, with a white head, is named Olivia. One, with a white patch has no name, but we named it Mole Blanca. The one that we petted doesn't have a name (that we know of) so Brent and Ruby named her Mama Ceta (Ceta for "Cetacean", of course).