- Sightseeing, Tours Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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With several species of whales making their way to the area every year, whale watching is extremely popular in Cabo, with many visitors saying it's an absolute must-do activity. Generally, the best time to spot whales is between December through April, with January through March offering the chance to see baby whales, too. There are any number of tour companies specializing in whale watching adventures.
Whale Watch Cabo, which recent visitors rave about, offers boat tours with expert marine biologists serving as guides. When whales are spotted, they drop a marine hydrophone into the water so you can listen to the animals singing. Another nice touch is that the company includes the professional photos taken by its guides on the trip with all its tours. CaboTrek is another popular operator, which offers a variety of tours and also features a marine biologist on board to narrate, hydrophone and photos.
Most tours span 2 ½ hours and are offered several times a day. For the calmest waters, CaboTrek recommends taking the first morning tour, when there are few boats on the water. For the best chance of seeing the whales, opt for the late afternoon tour. The waters are rougher and you may get wet, but the company reports seeing the most whale activity at this time of day. Tour packages vary by company, with different lengths of times, types of boats and inclusions, so visit their websites for more information.
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