Location of Adventure
San Ignacio Lagoon, Mexico
Group Size Limit
Approximately 18 Travelers
A very important feature of our whale-watching tours is the limited group size, as whale encounters are best experienced with fewer travelers for a more intimate nature experience. On this eco-travel adventure, we have exclusive use of our private waterfront camp. We divide our group into smaller numbers for whale-watching excursions, with each boat generally accommodating six to eight guests.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Airport transfers in Loreto, accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, purified drinking water during activities and purified drinking water and soft drinks at meals, services of NHA Expedition Leader and local guides, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Travel to and from start and end points of trip (Loreto, Mexico), alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport fees, early arrival or late departure airport transfers, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, optional travel insurance.
This adventure is not strenuous and does not require a high degree of physical fitness. You must be able to walk up and down stairs, wade through shallow water to step in and out of the excursion skiffs, and sit on bench seats for long periods of time while whale watching. Depending on weather and sea conditions, boat excursions to the whales can be rough, bumpy and wet. Winds may be strong, water may spray into the boat, and temperatures may be cold. Optional hikes will also be available, and in order to participate, you should be able to walk unassisted for at least one mile. All activities are completely optional, and travelers should only participate in those activities with which they feel comfortable. If you are concerned with your personal physical capabilities with regard to the demands of this trip, please contact our office for further details, in addition to your own physician for his or her opinion.
Important Information About This Trip
This trip offers the closest possible whale encounters and is a must for lovers of marine wildlife. Please be aware that flights to and from Loreto, our start and finish point, are often very limited. We strongly advise signing up for this trip as early as possible to avoid problems with flight availability and expensive fares. Additionally, airlines tend to alter flight schedules on this route fairly often, so please be aware that we may need to address a schedule change after flights have been booked.
Since the areas we travel to on this extension are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat’s medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays, to lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation or comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer through Travelex by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in time for the 6 pm orientation and welcome dinner on Day 1. You are free to depart anytime on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.