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Whale Watching Group Tour in San Jose del Cabo provided by SALTY CABO Excursions

Whale Watching Group Tour in San Jose del Cabo

Whale Watching Group Tour in San Jose del Cabo
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from ₹ 6,406.55 per adult
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Last updated: 12 Jan 2021
A note from Whale Watching Group Tour in San Jose del Cabo
For us here at Salty Cabo Excursions, nothing is more important than the safety of our guests and staff. We take the pandemic very seriously and have put in place multiple safety protocols to ensure everyone can enjoy the whale watching tour with us in safety.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
I am Roland, the founder of SALTY CABO Excursions. Living in San Jose del Cabo for years got me to see the potential and beauty that San Jose del Cabo has to offer during the whale-watching season away from the boat crowds. Salty Cabo Excursions provides the best whale watching San Jose del Cabo has to offer. We will provide you with an adventure of a lifetime through excellent customer service, comfortable vessels, as well as the highest possible safety standards. We run Whale watching group tours four times a week in the mornings and afternoons. Every Friday we conduct our special tour for the early risers - the Sunrise Whale Tour, something special and unique in Cabo. Due to Covid, our capacity is reduced to 40%. In this case to a maximum of 4 guests. As soon there are new changes we will adjust the capacity accordingly.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 232395P1
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
We have water and cookies for you ready, free tour pictures, listening with a hydrophone (under water mircrophone)
Exclusions
Private transportation
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Callejon Pez Sierra 5, 23403 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico The Shop is located in the Marina Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo. Most hotels are not further than 10 minutes away in this region. Using an UBER or Cap is a good option.
Inclusions
We have water and cookies for you ready, free tour pictures, listening with a hydrophone (under water mircrophone)
Exclusions
Private transportation
Departure details
Callejon Pez Sierra 5, 23403 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico The Shop is located in the Marina Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo. Most hotels are not further than 10 minutes away in this region. Using an UBER or Cap is a good option.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Callejon Pez Sierra 5
    Callejon Pez Sierra 5, 23403 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
    The Shop is located in the Marina Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo. Most hotels are not further than 10 minutes away in this region. Using an UBER or Cap is a good option.
    See address & details
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    San Jose del Cabo
    Stop: 2 hours
    Cabo is known as one of the best places in the world to study and encounter Whales of all species. Salty Cabo Excursions offers the most comprehensive Whale Watching tour in San Jose del Cabo. Our multilingual marine enthusiasts will share endless knowledge about the local area as well as the abundant Marine Life of Baja. As an Ocean Lover and marine enthusiast, I would like to pass on a bit of this passion to make this world a better and more sustainable place and provide memories to last a lifetime. Each year, Humpback Whales and Gray Whales migrate down to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez for their annual mating ritual. The whale watching season starts on the 15th of December and ends on the 15th of April. Away from the boat crowds, we will take the time to observe the natural behaviors of these mammals, at the same time enjoying the breathtaking displays of mothers and calves, and/or competitive males. Something you will never forget.
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  • You'll end at
    Callejon Pez Sierra 5
    Callejon Pez Sierra 5, 23403 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
    The Shop is located in the Marina Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo. Most hotels are not further than 10 minutes away in this region. Using an UBER or Cap is a good option.
    See address & details
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Karen B
6 contributions
Best tour we have ever had!
My husband and I went whale watching with Salty Cabo and Roland was our guide. We went on Easter morning 2021 and what a gift! First we were the only two on the tour, so not only were we treated to a beautiful tour on a calm sea but within 15 minutes we got a wildlife show that was spectacular. A baby whale(but huge) gave us a show that will mark this trip forever. Roland is so knowledgeable and so eco cautious, we couldn’t be more happy with this experience. We even got a chance to listen to them communicating under the sea. And Roland’s tour is the only one out of San Jose Del Cabo. So you are not chasing whales and boats just out there alone with nature. When we got back to his office he gave us all of the pictures from our tour.

Thank you Roland
Written 13 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
SALTYCABO
Hi Karen, it makes me happy that you enjoyed it so much, and being a repeat customer, it shows me we are doing something right. As I said before, we can control the service but we are only guests at sea and every day is different in the ocean. I am looking forward to welcoming you again. All the best.
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Wise14u
Isla Mujeres, Mexico513 contributions
Great tour, do it!
Roland was awesome and the under water microphone was amazing. His boat has a cover from the sun and is comfortable. He’s also expert at spotting whales even when they were a dot near the horizon. I can’t tell you how much better it is to take a whale watching tour out of San José instead of Cabo. They ALL go to the sea of Cortez to see the whales. If you go from Cabo it’s just a long wet ride to get back to the dock. Your boat will also be packed full of people. Save yourself the misery and go from San Jose with this company. Great sized boat. Will also go this route in the future.
Written 20 March 2021
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SALTYCABO
Thank you for your appreciation. We are realizing more and more that we are sitting on an untouched pearl here in San Jose del Cabo. I am very happy that you liked our service we are providing and that you had a great time with us. I am looking forward to welcoming you again on one of our tours. All the best.
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nosehair351
1 contribution
Top Shelf Excursion
Mar 2021
Roland knows his stuff-very informative! I really liked going from the SAN JOSE port rather than the SAN LUCAS side, much more quiet and mellow
Written 15 March 2021
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SALTYCABO
Thank you for your appreciation. We are happy that you enjoyed our tours and we are looking forward to welcoming you again here in San Jose del Cabo. All the best
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Wyattsailing
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico154 contributions
Wonderful Whale Watching Excursion! Roland is THE BEST!
We had a great relaxing afternoon watching the whales with Roland. Roland knows how to locate the Humpbacks! We saw a mama whale and her baby along with a pod of dolphins. Roland takes care of the photos and videos so you can spend your time enjoying the whales. And, we were the only boat out there! No crowds in San Jose del Cabo!!
Roland placed a microphone in the water and it was magical to hear the mama singing to her baby.
Very seaworthy, stable boat. The captain was great. I highly recommend this tour for any age group. I want to do the sunset tour next time!
Written 6 March 2021
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SALTYCABO
Hello Susan, we had a very relaxing whale watching tour indeed. Great conversations too. I am happy to hear you enjoyed it so much. I am looking forward to inviting you to our Sunset tour the next time. All the best.
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Lindsay E
Tempe, AZ10 contributions
Best Part of Our Trip!
Feb 2021 • Family
We had an amazing time whale watching with Roland! We saw a number of whales and got to see a whale breaching, one slapping it’s tail, a mom with her baby and even a gray whale. If you are in Cabo during whale season, it is a can’t miss activity. Also, we are staying in San Jose Del Cabo and so much more convenient than a 45 minute drive to Cabo San Lucas. We were also the only whale watching boat out in contrast to the much busier side. Highly recommend Roland and Salty Cabo!
Written 19 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
SALTYCABO
Hello Lindsay, yes we had a great day indeed. It surprises me as well that we are the only ones here in San Jose del Cabo to be able to watch these gentle giants. Hopefully, we can welcome you again here at Salty Cabo and show you the other activities we are providing. All the best
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gotwake
Ogden, UT155 contributions
Highly Recommend Salty Cabo Excursions!
Jan 2021
Highly Recommend Salty Cabo Excursions! Roland is a wonderful host. I love that he took pictures for you so that we could enjoy the awesome experience. He also had a speaker so that we could hear the whales sing. Breathtaking! Thank you Roland for a fantastic day.
Written 9 February 2021
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SALTYCABO
Hello Lori, thank you for your positive feedback. It makes me happy that you appreciate all the little details we are trying to implement into our tours to make them special and enjoyable. It was nice meeting you and I hope we can welcome you here again one day. All the best
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Kristin K
Stamford, CT7 contributions
Great tour company in San Jose Del Cabo
Dec 2020
We had a wonderful Christmas morning tour with Roland, it was a beautiful sunrise and a great way to start Christmas Day! Sadly the whales did not get the memo, there had been some activity the previous couple of weeks but for whatever reason there were no whales visible on our tour, but obviously this is not Roland or Salty Cabo's fault!

Roland was very gracious and a wonderful host, meeting us promptly and escorting us to the boat. Coffee and cookies were in great supply, and he took several lovely pictures so that we didn't have to fumble with our phones and potentially miss something.

Since there were no whales, Roland told us the next time we visit we would get a free tour to make up for it, so hopefully we get to return soon and try again! We wouldn't hesitate to book with Salty Cabo again, and would recommend to anyone in the area. They're the only whale watching tour in San Jose Del Cabo, so if you're in that area, its a much better option than having to head over to Cabo San Lucas, especially if you're doing an early morning tour!

Thanks Roland, and we look forward to seeing you again soon, and that the whales live up to their side of the bargain this time!
Written 22 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, I am happy you enjoyed it as much as I did. There is nothing better than to see the sun rising with a coffee in your hand - in the middle of the ocean. Unfortunately, the whales must have been still asleep ;-). These days happen to the best of us. It makes me remember that we are just guests in their natural habitat and the whales do as they please. I hope I can welcome you again and that I can show the beauty here in San Jose del Cabo and especially our gentle giants - the whales. All the best.
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Ruth L
South Padre Island, TX40 contributions
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Jan 2021
We had such a great time with Roland! You can tell he is passionate about Whales and everything ocean related. He teaches you about these amazing large creatures while you explore and look for whales. Ive been whale watching before and this was by far the best experience. We saw so many whales!! Twice we had the whales come close to the boat as if they were curious! I also appreciate that the captain of the boat wasn't trying to get too close and disturb the whales. He turned off the engine and patient waiting and the whales actually came to us! Such an amazing experience!
Written 21 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Ruth, I am happy that you liked the service and the information's about the whales during the tour. Whale watching is about being patient and enjoying nature at this particular moment. We always aim not to disturb our friends- the gentle giants, but if they want to come to us and have look, they are welcome;-). Thank you for your kind words and I hope we can welcome you again to one of our tours.
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Avi M
Avi M
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The best boat tour I have taken
Wow, what an experience with Salty Excursions. Roland was an unbelievable communicator and ran the tour for just my
G4606VSjenniferc
G4606VSjenniferc
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Whale watching
This was our second whale watching tour with Salty Cabo. Our first was February 2020 & it was so memorable we booke
mcnly
mcnly
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Whale of a Time
We had the best time with Roland one afternoon. We booked a private snorkel + ocean safari cruise and both parts we
fkenny1
fkenny1
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Absolutely fantastic evening!
Roland is a legend! What a fantastic evening we had. Perfect for couples or a small group. We made a tour of the lo
Erralde
Erralde
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Best Sunset Eveeeer!
We went for the sunset tour for our friends birthday with Roland and Chato and they are the best captain and guide!
SimonS5964
SimonS5964
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Amazing tour
My girlfriend and I made a private sunset boat tour that included a wine tasting. The trip was amazing. The boat is
lujamon
lujamon
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Great whale watching experience!
We had a great time! Roland was a very knowledgeable and professional guide, and we not only had many great photo /
unocat
unocat
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Whale watch in San Jose
Don't go to Cabo for whale watching! Stay in San Jose and have a great experience with Roland and Salty Cabo. Beau
patrickcL96GO
patrickcL96GO
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Hangin with the Whales
Roland is fantastic. Very quick to respond to inquiries. I loved that this tour was out of the San Jose Marina an
hiflyer88
hiflyer88
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Incredible Whale Watching!
Our family had the best time whale watching with Roland! Excellent guide and very knowledgeable about whales. We lo
timwR2087VI
timwR2087VI
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Awesome, highly recommended excursion
Everything was perfect. Very peaceful and relaxing whale watching excursion. Roland was super friendly and knowle
heikecervantes
heikecervantes
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Privado
You are the best! We loved seeing the sunrise with a good coffee, excellent company and interesting information! Wi
rberkman2019
rberkman2019
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Awesome Experience!
Roland took all the pics, so you don’t have to and air drops them to you after, free of charge. His microphone to h
jashmubee
jashmubee
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Amazing day of snorkeling and whales!
Roland and his team are amazing. Highly recommend. We had a great day of snorkeling and saw baby humpback whales br
D9534BDlisas
D9534BDlisas
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GREAT DAY ON THE WATER. WAS ABLE TO SEE AND HEAR LOTS OF WHALES!
Roland really treated us to a nice day of whale watching departing from the quiet and beautiful San Jose Del Cabo
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