Up-Close Whale Watching by Zodiac

SJD-645 | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | See Special Notes

Min. age (years): 5 | Max. weight: 250 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)

from $79.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Whale Watching Whale Watching

You will see:

  • El Arco (the Arch) & Lover's Beach El Arco (the Arch) & Lover's Beach


Excursion Length:
Approx. 2.5 hours

Tour Overview

From the pier, board your 15-passenger, high-powered Zodiac and set off on an action-packed adventure in search of the humpback whales that frequent the waters off Cabo San Lucas from December through April. The Zodiac ride is fast and fun. It offers a spirited alternative to large whale watching cruises and is an exhilarating way to explore the waters. Your guide enhances the experience by providing commentary and answering questions.

Your nimble vessel will cruise past Land's End, where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet. Here you will see the spectacular rock formation and landmark known as the Arch. A sea lion colony is nearby and you'll swing by to say hello. You also have the possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life frolicking in the water.

Continue your search for whales. When they are spotted, the agile nature of the vessel allows the captain to get up close and personal for a unique encounter. You will have the best possible view and can photograph the whales without disturbing them.

From mid to late fall, humpback whales make the longest migration of any mammal. They complete a 6,000-mile journey from their summer homes in the Bering Strait to the warmer winter waters of Baja California and the Sea of Cortez. The humpback whale is not the only species you may see: keep an eye out for the blue and gray varieties as well. Spouting is usually the first thing you will spot. It is the great plume of water and spray caused by the whale's exhaling of air. If you are truly lucky, you may see a whale breaching, which is when they leap partially or completely out of the water.

Although we cannot put a guarantee on Mother Nature, your chances of seeing a whale on this excursion are excellent. Bottled water and soft drinks are provided.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Whale watching tours are seasonal and generally only available between December and April.
This excursion uses inflatable-sided boats and the ride can be rough; pregnant women and passengers with back/neck injuries are not permitted on this excursion.
Sunglasses, a light jacket, sun protection, a camera and a hat are suggested.
Bottled water and soft drinks provided.
Minimum age is 5 to participate.

Medical Restriction:

Passenger cannot participate if pregnant or with recent neck/back injuries.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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