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                                Water Activities / Whales                                                          Island Exploration/ Water Activities/ Whale Watching

There are several beautiful islands protecting the Bay of Loreto, all part of the Loreto National Marine Park. To visit the Marine park, you will need a park wristband, about 2 dollars a day,  avail at the Marina when you go out on a boat to fish or dive.

Coronado Island is the island to the North and a very popular destination for day trips. It is a 25-35 minute boat trip from the Marina.  The shallow water along the shore is a beautiful turquoise color and a popular site for snorkelers and divers  of all levels. The white sandy beaches are ideal for a stroll and a picnic.  Shade palapas and a primitive toilet on the main beach.  Several  local tour companies  have trips to these islands or just stroll down to the marina where several Captains will be available to take you out!

Blue Whale Trips from the local  Loreto Marina- Feb and March best time to see Blues. Other species present year round.

   

 

Diving/Snorkeling

There are many fabulous dive destinations around the islands of  Coronado, Carmen,  and Danzante. The Sea of Cortez  has an amazing array of fish and marine animals.  If you are not a diver, snorkeling is wonderful in many places where water is less than 20 feet deep.  You can sign up to get PADI certified too! Just around the corner:

Dolphin Dive Center   dolphindivebaja@yahoo.com 

 These Snorkel tours and Glass Bottom Boat tours include lunch, drinks, and snorkel gear. 

 See Loreto Coastal Expeditions website for Glass bottom boat tours.  

 

Snorkeling off the Local Reefs, Coronado Sea Lions

 

Whale Watching

From January to April, the Gray whales calve in the  protected Lagoons near Guerro Negro,San Ignacio, Lopez Mateo, and Magdalena Bay on the Pacific side of the Peninsula. It is worth the  drive to see the whales up close and personal and possibly even pet them from a Panga boat in this pristine Nursery.   

Snorkeling  North side of Carmen Island

     Kayaking and paddle boards popular around all Islands and shores.                  There are several Kayak tour operators/rentals in town.  Go for an hour or a week!                                                               


 

Magical Encounters- Annual Gray Whale Migration- Pacific Lagoons

 One of the most incredible natural wonders on the Baja peninsula is visiting with the Gray whales that come to the warm lagoons of Baja California Sur to breed and give birth every winter. Every October, the Gray whales of the Pacific begin a two-to-three-month migration from the cold Alaskan seas to the warm waters of Baja California.      At nearly 14,000 miles round-trip, it is the longest annual migration of any mammal. The Gray whales travel to the warm lagoons of Baja California to mate and give birth to their calves.

From January to April, tourists travel from all over the world to visit Baja and see the Gray whales. There are three locations in Baja that the Gray whales migrate to each year – Ojo de Liebre (formerly Scammon’s Lagoon) in Guerrero Negro, Laguna San Ignacio, and Bahía Magdalena/Lopez Mateos. The shallow and protected waters of these bays provide an ideal spot for birthing and nursing calves. Loreto Day trips go to Lopez Mateos.

 

Watch Video below of Loreto:

Check video on Loreto, Baja in "Good Morning America"  Click on Link below:
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7317220

Island Tours and Playful Dolphins

 

 

Whale Watching in Loreto- Humpbacks and other species.....

   

 

Spectacular Island Beaches, Five Islands in Park.

Toothed Whales also- Dolphins and Orcas 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Temperatures in Sea of Cortez / Loreto Area

 

Monthly Average Air Temperatures for Loreto Area