Baja 2017 Blog Week 2

Week 2 was another special one with the sea continuing to be full of krill and large whales observed surface feeding every day we were on the water. We even had a spectacular thunderstorm over the Sierra de Giganta, and rumors had it that hail fell on the nearby mission town of San Javier! Our…
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Baja 2016 – Final Blog

ALL DATA IS IN FOR 2016! The unknown of an El Nino year saw us begin the 2016 Baja season in early February. The waters were warm, but the whales were there. It was a fabulous whale season and all concerns about El Nino disappeared as week after week saw us with lots of whales…
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Baja 2016 Blog Week 6

EVERYTHING IS JUMPING OUT OF THE SEA AND THE EL NINO YEAR HAS THE WHALES STAYING LATE, NOT LEAVING EARLY! March 20th and the Blue whales are still here! What happened to the fear we all had that in a warm El Nino year the whales would come and leave early? There is just so…
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Baja 2016 Blog Week 5

BLUE WHALES DAYS WITH A SPRINKLING OF FIN AND HUMPBACK WHALES! We finally hit a pretty big Blue whale day with a dozen individuals seen one fine day. Winds are mostly fair and we are on the sea almost every day now. Many of the same Blue whales have been here throughout the whole season…
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Baja 2016 Blog Week 4

RED WATERS, THIN WHALES, FEWER BIRDS, AMAZING SIGHTINGS, WIND FREE DAYS! These are some of the things that marked a dynamic week on this rich sea. Phytoplankton is blooming here is masses we have never seen before, turning the waters red for miles on end. 20 miles here and 30 there and still the waters…
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Baja 2016 – Week 3

EL NINO, PHYTOPLANKTON, AN UNEXPECTED SPECIES APPEARS!! Our week 3 guests hailed from California, Vermont and New Mexico. After a slow wind blown start to the week one all were treated to quite a show. One of the outstanding memories form this past week must be the extreme amount of vermillion colored phytoplankton blooms that…
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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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