Bahia Almejas is the southernmost bay of Baja California Sur Gray Whale Lagoon System, used by the Gray whales on their southward winter migration. Here, they use the warm shallow waters to mate and calve. From mid January to mid March, we are pleased to invite you to Puerto Chale, where we spend the day watching these beautiful animals as they congregate and interact in the bay.
Starting early in the morning in La Paz, we will drive 3 hours to Puerto Chale, stopping along the way for a hearty local breakfast. At Puerto Chale, we meet our captain and skiff, and head out to search for whales.
During 3-4 hours we will traverse the remote and stunning bay in search of mothers with calves, mating groups and friendly individuals. Surrounding the bay are spectacular views of the mountainous Santa Margarita Island, the mangroves of Puerto Chale and the dunes of the Baja peninsula. During the trip, we will take a break to enjoy a delicious lunch on the skiff. Along the way keep an eye out to see some bird life and dolphins, too!
The trip begins at 6am and returns to La Paz at approximately 5pm in the afternoon. You will be provided with the return transport to Puerto Chale, your guide, breakfast, lunch and snacks/refreshments.