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Baja Discovery

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Laguna San Ignacio, San Ignacio 23930, Mexico
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"Glamping" with the whales

This was my first "camping" experience. It has the best location for seeing the whales and is the... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Lyn K
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San Diego, California
Unbelievable Encounters

This adventure was way more than I could have imagined. We are people who travel frequently and... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
starq2018
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Cambridge, Canada
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Baja Discovery is a leading ecotourism company providing natural history trips and tours in Baja California Mexico, including gray whale watching at San Ignacio Lagoon, sea kayaking, pack trips to visit cave paintings, and custom tours and treks for birding and botany.
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“grey whales” (6 reviews)
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Laguna San Ignacio, San Ignacio 23930, Mexico
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"rocky point"
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"these gentle giants"
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"solar showers"
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"first rate"
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"whale experience"
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"awe inspiring"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"amazing experience"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was my first "camping" experience. It has the best location for seeing the whales and is the closest to the Lagoon. THE CAMPSITE: Your tent is 10' x10 with 3 zip windows and a double zipped entry. The tent contains two single cots, two...More

1  Thank Lyn K
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This adventure was way more than I could have imagined. We are people who travel frequently and this trip was completely organized and all the transfers to a difficult and isolated location were smooth. Angie was incredible with the planning and information pre departure. She...More

1  Thank starq2018
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This trip is simply transformative - to be among the enormous, gentle, awesome grey whales, to receive their trust when the mamas bring the babies for us to pet and even kiss, to look them in the eye, to observe their behaviors in their natural...More

1  Thank Amy L
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

You could tell right away on the 1st day of travel, how seamless and coordinated everything was going to be. Angie Mulders' love and dedication to protecting this unique lagoon for the whales and why she is sharing this amazing experience with others is obvious......More

2  Thank lazylb
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Baja Discovery has thought of everything! Food delicious, staff knowledgeable & kind, accommodations clean & comfortable! Flight fun & spectacular views of Baja. No camp is closer to the whales. Incredible experience!!!

2  Thank Lindsey D
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Baja Discovery has figured out the perfect formula for visiting the whales, teaching us about whales (and life outdoors), outstanding staff, and setting. How do they make such amazing meals so far from anywhere? The night sky was undiluted by nearby lights. We had lots...More

2  Thank EllieBlack2001
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Just returned from San Ignacio Lagoon and 4 nights, 3 full days staying at BajaDiscoveries special Rocky Point camp in the Lagoon. I was travelling with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the organization responsible for helping create this biosphere, a regulated habitat for protecting this...More

6  Thank moongemi
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Sometimes when you have sky high expectations, the experience can fall a little short. Not so with the gray whales of San Ignacio lagoon. The descriptions and photos are accurate but they simply cannot convey the magic being there -- the sight of seeing the...More

7  Thank Laury B
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

This trip was extraordinarily special in so many ways. First the trip takes you about 400 miles south of the US border to Laguna San Ignacio, one of the three major birthing lagoons of the Pacific Gray Whale. And to get there you fly in...More

10  Thank CABigBob
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I patted baby whales and their mothers. Rustic camp with wind-resistant tents. Excellent care by guides and locals. Two 90-minute trips for 3 days to get close to the whales. When a thirty-ton momma brings her two-ton baby up to the boat to greet you,...More

6  Thank Gloria B
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julie e
30 January 2018|
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Response from Alison M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! I have made 20 trips with this company and wrote a review after my 15th. The kitchen and camp staff can and will accommodate your dietary needs. You may also bring your own snacks and store them in the storage... More
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julie e
30 January 2018|
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Response from akmulder |
HI Julie, yes we can accommodate a vegetarian diet. Thanks!
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