Baja 2016 – Week 1

Baja 2016 got off to a roaring start this week. It also had quite the climatic end courtesy of a very active Humpback whale. Our international group hailed from South Carolina, Florida, the United Kingdom and Brazil. The waters are warmer than usual in this El Nino year and the high food production in the…
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 7

Question – What does one do and what does one see in the Sea of Cortez and when the blue whales are gone? Answers: Hike to some of the most stunning fresh water swimming holes on earth. See pods of dolphins playing on the bow with countless babies in tow. Frolic and swim with an…
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 6

The beginning of week 6 saw a massive change on the sea here. Our first day of the week was spectacular by any standards but it yielded only one shy evasive blue whale. We did see more Pilot Whales, zillions of dolphins and an uncountable number of manta rays. They patrolled in huge formations, leapt…
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 5

This was truly a grand week for our guests from California and Maine. Week 5 began with one of the most remarkable sights I have ever seen in all my years on the water. In the flat calm of Monday’s afternoon – me standing in the bow while everyone looked from here to there for…
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 4

Nobody could have come close to predicting the weather and the events of Week 4. It was truly wild, whacky and amazing! Our group were from either California or Colorado. First, here in the desert at a time of the year that is supposed to be dry we began the week with 2 days of…
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 3

For the last 3 days on the short walk out to the boat at the marina’s dock we saw multiple spouts. The whales have flooded the waters just outside the marina and images of whales with our house, with the towns old mission, and it’s marina in the background have been produced. This has also brought…
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 2

What do you get when you throw a wonderfully wild and wacky group of people together with a bunch of ctenophores and blue whales? Well we sure found out on an absolutely wonderful week 2 of this 2015 season. Fun and laughs did not cease throughout the week and the whales and dolphins were prolific….
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Baja Blog 2015 – Week 1

The 2015 season is officially underway and what a way it started. A film crew from the BBC with 2 BBC producers from the UK, an independently hired cameraman from Florida and an aerial drone pilot who is Mexican, began the season with us. I think they will leave agreeing that blue whales were pretty…
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Baja 2015 Preseason Blog

Hi All, The Baja 2015 season is rapidly approaching and it is shaping up to be a very exciting time! So much so that this is the first ever PreSeason Blog. First of all we all totally full for the season so it will be a busy time indeed. We begin with a film crew…
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Baja Blog 2014 – Week 7

Week 7 was our final week of the 2014 Baja season. Fair winds and humpback whale dominated seas greeted us as we began the week. Twice this week we found a pair of humpbacks logging close to each other at the surface. They were different individuals but the behavior that each pair exhibited was both…
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Baja Blog 2014 – Week 6

Well it is official. The humpback whales have taken over the waters around Loreto. We have never even remotely seen as many humpbacks as we are now seeing, and the dolphin numbers are also about as high as we have ever seen here. We just ended a long streak. It had been almost 10 full…
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Baja Blog 2014 – Weeks 4 & 5

Due to a slight case of fatigue I took last Sunday off and am combining weeks 4 and 5 into one blog. And what a blog it will be! The two weeks began with a dramatic drop in blue whale numbers as the krill all but disappeared and signs of squid began to show up. Humpback…
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