Get up close and personal with the friendly giants!
Whale Watching can be an incredible experience - the fresh air and open water combined with the incredible majesty of nature's most amazing creatures can make for memories that will last a lifetime. Live the eco-friendly experience in Baja California Sur!
Laguna Ojo de Liebre (also known as Scammon's Lagoon) is located in the surroundings of Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, México. Gray whales have come for centuries to mate, calve, and relax before heading north to their arctic feeding grounds. To see the whales blowing, sounding, mating, and calving in their natural habitat is an awesome and inspiring experience. It's quite common for mother whales to bring their babies right up to the boat for a closer look!
During the season, December–April, Mario´s Tours offers whale watching tours for groups up to 10 people.
During the top of the season, our vans leave daily from the Restaurant Mario´s at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. and drive, via the Salt Company roads, to our pier at the shore of the lagoon, where a panga takes our guests out to the sea for about three hours. Lunch is included in the tour fee.
Help to develop the region, please hire local business at the communities, do not hire foreign business that do not bring real benefits to the locals (tips are not real benefits).
2018 - 2019 SEASON
December 15th 2018 – April 30th 2019
Daily (at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.)
4 - 4 ½ hours approximately including round trip transportation.
• Specialized bilingual guide
• Terrestrial and marine transportation
• Box Lunch, bottled water & soft drinks
• Conservation fee
No age restrictions. Small kids will enjoy a lot. Persons with a disability (physical, mental, vision, hearing) are also welcome. No pets allowed due to environmental restrictions.
This tour is not recomended for pregnant women or guests who suffer from back or neck injuries. Guests under the influence of toxic substances or alcohol will not be admited on tour.
WHAT TO BRING and WEAR
Cap, hat or visor, sunglasses, closed shoes, long pants, sun block, sweatshirt, light jacket or windbreaker.
Infants 0-3 no charge.
We use a small boats because is the best way to get close to the animals with low impact
Cameras, ok. Don’t forget to bring some cash for tips!
We can also proviede experimented guides for filming location services and scouting (Film, Video and Television), both for gray whales or birds at the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, other sites at the San Francisco de la Sierra rock paintings, salt flats, dunes or other areas arround. Members of our naturalist staff have been chosen for their ability to guide, entertain and inform.Mario´s Tours maintain an informal, small group atmosphere and deliver personal attention and service from a well trained and experienced crew.
We, at Mario's support an important educational program on environmental conservation. Each season we offer free trips to children of low income families that can not afford them. Part of your payment is used to fund this program. Thank you for helping the children and students of Guerrero Negro and Baja!
We also support a program for popularization of science (Guerrero Negro Verde) and part of the operation of the civil organization Meyibó, Desarrollo Integral
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