Flying Fish, Hammerhead Sharks, a Gray Whale – Baja Week 5

Our week 5 guests hailed from Florida, Oregon, Virginia and England. This will be brief as we are off to San Basilio (already a bit late) and will be without a connection for the week. Week 5 was great, full of whales and old friends with visits from flying fish, hammerhead sharks, red billed tropicbirds…
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What A Week, Very Cloudy, But Full Of Life! – Baja Week 4

Our week 4 guests hailed from New Mexico, Arizona and Norway. They were all treated to a fabulous week, with fair winds, and a highly productive sea full of very happy feeding whales. It sure is good to see the whales fattening up as a number of them appear thin. It is a humbling thing…
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Baja Blog 2020 – Week 3

Our Week 3 guests hailed from New York, Massachusetts, Texas and North Carolina. Our group 3 guests were greeted with a massive multi day north wind that howled and howled some more. On Thursday the winds finally died on the other side of the peninsula and one and all went over to see the gray…
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An Astounding Week For Whales!!! – Baja Week 2

Our week 2 guests hailed from California, Brazil, and North Carolina, and were treated to quite a show by the numerous whales we encountered, along with very fair winds. Not for three years have we seen the likes of what we observed this week. Two huge days for blue whales made this sea look at…
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Our 25th season in Baja has begun! – Baja Week 1

Our Week one guests hailed from North Carolina and New Mexico. We had a spectacular week in the villa out at San Basilio 25 miles north of Loreto. The place is gorgeous, remote, quiet, and in the kind of picturesque setting that is unique to the edge of this sea here in Baja California. We…
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A Hammerhead Shark In Our Panga!

Our week 7 guests hailed from California, Baja California and Arizona. Now, how might one ask could we possibly have ended up with a hammerhead shark in our panga? Simple answer: There was a juvenile hammerhead swimming above a sandy bottom shallow part of the sea and we tracked it for about 2 minutes. It…
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Gray whale excursion to Magdalena Bay

Our week 6 guests hailed from Texas, Hong Kong, and North Carolina Our days on the Sea of Cortez this week were remarkably similar to each other, and the diversity of experience for the week came also from our days off the sea. We had grand and diverse land excursions, including to the organic ranches…
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Week 5 – A Significant Number of Fin Whales

Our week 5 guests hailed from Virginia, Washington DC, England and Florida. This week was a reunion of old friends with all guests except one has been here to Baja with us multiple times previously. Many ideas for helping the great whales were shared among the backdrop of many whales, wind-free days, and spectacular Baja…
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The First Blue, Habitat Preference, Hummingbirds And More!

Our week two guests hailed from California and Florida. We finally spotted our first blue whale of the season, with Delphi doing the fieldwork of documenting it. This was the one and only “Hook” a male first identified in 1983 as an adult. So this is an older whale which we now have on record…
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We are back in our second home for season 24 here in Baja California!

All of our first weeks guests hailed from North Carolina save one from Pennsylvania. We covered huge distances in our attempt to familiarize ourselves with the local sea conditions, find out where are the whales are and gain some level of comfort for the upcoming season. We found a great diversity of whales, far warmer…
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