Blue Whale Watching Tours

Loreto offers magnificent opportunities to view Great Whales. Loreto is a world-class blue whale observation destination.

The largest whale in the world

Take a round trip between the five Islands of Loreto Baja California, Mexico, looking for Blue Whales. The complete emotion that one experiences being so close to these wonderful mammals is almost inexplicable. Seeing them play in front of our boat made us appreciate one more nature’s perfection, manifest in the whales gracious, free and unique movements. Welcome to the Loreto National Marine Park. Every spring this beautiful reserve plays host to many different species of whales and dolphins. Each year we find the whales in different parts of the park, but it doesn't take long for our experienced guides to figure out where that is. Getting to the islands aboard Arturo´s comfortable boats, is fast and scenic affording you spectacular photo opportunities of migrating birds, dolphins, sea lions, mantas and occasional Fin Whales, Sperm Whales, Humpback whales, whale-shark and turtles. We leave early in the morning and after a few hours of exploring the park and being with the whales we head for the nearest beach. After lunch we take the opportunity to snorkel, hike, or just enjoy the remote beauty of these desert islands.


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Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus

Size of Adult: up to 110 feet (34 m), average 85 feet (26 m) Weight of Adult: up to 200 tons (181,000 Kg), average 120 tons (109,000 Kg) Birth length/weight: 23 feet (7 m), 2.5 tons (2300 Kg) Blow: Tall thin column approximately 35 feet (11 m) high, can be seen from as far away as 5 miles (8 Km) Feeding: The blue whale feeds exclusively on krill, up to 4 tons per day. Displays/Behavior: This whale will show its fluke if comfortable with its environment. It often swims alone. Adults generally don’t breach but juveniles can.