It is that time of the year when the whales once again make their appearance in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. However the main Whale Watching usually begins the end of January/March. It is absolutely amazing to see these gentle giants swim close enough that they can be seen from the condos on Sandy Beach. In this area we have Humpback and Fin whales. While you are in Rocky Point any time in the next couple of months, do yourself a favor and take advantage of one of the Whale Watching Trips. Along the way you are also likely to have the Dolphins accompany you and they do put on a show as they weave back and forth under and around your boat. Recently a couple of small whales have been sighted just off shore, but we will be in full swing to Whale Watch within a couple of weeks or so. When we see them is up to the whales.
You can choose whatever type of craft you would like to go out on. The following are the ones that offer not only Whale Watching, but they do Sunset trips, Bird Island trips (here you can enjoy the antics of the Sea Lions and their pups and a vast array of Marine life) or Fishing Charters.
1) Eco Fun is a 81’Catamaran that provides not only great picture taking opportunities but also has a complete open bar and 2 different snacks. You will not be disappointed with service of the crew. $45.00 USD pp for adults, $35.00 USD guests 11 years to 17 years and $25.00 USD for guests 3 years – 10 years. Maximum people for Whale Watching is 80. This is a great boat to do the Bird Island tours on so that you can swim with the Sea Lions and their pups and see Bird Island up close and personal. They carry on board Kayak’s as well for your pleasure. The sales office is located in the Baja Cantina Hotel on Matamoras in the Mirador area or phone them at 638-388-9699 or send an email to email@example.com.
2) Pancho Villa Charters: Climb aboard this 57′ California yacht and sit back and enjoy. Pancho Villa Charters is a 12 year old family operated business and is named after the famed Franscisco “Pancho” Villa who was one of the most notable figures in the Mexican Revolution. It has recently under gone a remodel. It is available for Whale Watching, fishing, Wine Wednesday Sunsets and private charters. They personally meet with the client to make sure they get the most desirable trip ever and will cater to food and beverage preferences of the group. Whale watching is $50.00 USD pp or a 3 hour swim cruise. Want to go fishing it is $80.00 half day and $30.00 USD for the 2 hour sunset cruise or bay cruise. To make your reservation call 602-904-1700.
3) Del Mar Charters: This 42′ Catamaran is ideal for Whale Watching going out in small groups. This catamaran holds a minimum of 4 passengers and a maximum of 18 which is ideal for picture taking. It features lots of deck space for walking around as well as a net that will hold 8-10 people. Until sighting is in full swing they will not be taking any reservations. At the time of this writing the cost is $45.00 per person and it includes water, soda, margaritas and bottled beer.
They also offer trips to Bird Island and the cost for it is $90.00 per person and it includes snorkel gear, water, soda, margaritas, bottled beer and a burrito for lunch. Plan on a 4-6 hour trip. Here you can snorkel, swim or kayak with the Sea Lion pups. You can also choose from a day sail or sunset cruise.
Along with all of this you may opt for a fishing trip that will take you out up to 10 miles. They have 26′-29′ boats that is $310.00 for up to 5 people and $50.00 extra for each additional persons up to a max of 7. They provide everything from fishing license plus all the equipment to fish. Drinks and snacks are not provided but you can bring your own. For more information go to their face book page https://www.facebook.com/delmarcharters.mexico or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although you will NOT see Orca’s near Puerto Peñasco, they were recently sighted near to Puerto Lobos south of Rocky Point. They also visit once a year and as you can see from the pictures from fishinginlobas.com and arturo’sdiving&fishingtours.com they really put on a show. These big guys were recently spotted by a group of divers from Rocky Point.
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