Gentle Giants - 9 days Expedition

Baja California, Mexico

21 reviews
Duration: 9 days
Group size: 1 - 6
Gentle Giants - 9 days Expedition
Baja California, Mexico

21 reviews

Duration: 9 days
Group size: 1 - 6

About this trip

Every winter the Mexican Peninsula of Baja California plays host to an awe-inspiring migration of thousands of whales. Many species of these gentle giants make the long journey down to the Baja Peninsula to find new mates and give birth away from cold arctic waters up north. Baja is known for having the greatest concentration of migrating marine mammals in the entire world. By joining our Gentle Giants Baja whale watching trips, you will have front row seats to the action!

During this special time of year we’re able to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures. New mothers nurse and care for their calves. Humpback whales put on an amazing show as they search for new mates – breaching out of the water in a thunderous splash. Curious grey whales poke their heads out of the water only inches from the boat to say hello. And gigantic blue whales cruise the calm seas. Whether you’re a diver or non-diver this will be the expedition of a lifetime to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat. The humpback whale watching season for Cabo San Lucas runs from mid December to mid April, the grey and blue whale seasons from mid January through late March. But for 1 month every year the peaks of all 3 seasons cross over allowing us to run these super special whale expeditions to see the best of them all!

Expedition Quick Facts

Meeting Point: Dive Ninjas HQ Cabo San Lucas, BCS MX
Meeting Time: 10pm first day of your trip
Departure Time: 11am last day of the trip
Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Activity Days:   8 days, sunrise to sunset
Nearest Airport: Los Cabos International (SJD)
Trip Cost: $2585 USD
Min Deposit to Reserve: 30%

What’s Included

The trip price includes all activities each with an Team Ninja expert naturalist guide or biologist, presentations & talks throughout the week, transfers between all 4 locations, 8 nights accommodation on a shared double occupancy basis, a light breakfast at the hotel, snacks, & soft drinks onboard the boats (lunch will also be served on full day boat tours), commemorative Dive Ninja reusable water bottle, and all marine park fees. 

During past expeditions, we had 4-star accommodation booked in Cabo (Cabo Vista), La Paz (Catedral or 7 Crown), and Loreto (Hacienda Suits). There aren’t many hotels in Lopez Mateos, but charming AirBnbs are available close to the marina, a few blocks from the town center. Due to Covid-19, hotels operate under strict regulations and protocols, as do we. As such, there may be some changes to our hotel choices. We always seek the best and most comfortable accommodations to make your trip a pleasant and memorable experience.

What’s Not Included

The price does not include flights, transfers from/to airport to/from the Dive Ninjas store in Cabo San Lucas, any rental equipment, Crew Gratuity (10%-15% of trip price is customary but is at your discretion), local dinners & other meals or drinks not mentioned above, 8% IVA (Mexican sales tax), or credit card processing fees.

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Dive Ninja MX
21 reviews
Dive Ninja Expeditions was built with sustainability and conservation as the core pillars of our business. We aim to set the bar higher and it can be seen in everything we do. Our tours & expeditions are built to create lasting memories for our ninja guests while protecting the incredible oceans & creatures that make these magical experiences possible. You will never find single use plastics on our tours or in our shop. We actively develop and support marine conservation and research projects both locally and internationally.


Helpful, experienced dive team. Setup was smooth and efficient. Short travel time to dive site, but it was very crowded as it is near to the marina. We used these dives as refreshers, having been shut down with Covid and then poor weather at other trips. Our divemaster (Fab) was extremely helpful, worked with us to refresh our knowledge of both air and Nitrox use, dive tables, etc. Very attentive when diving with us. Had small groups on both dive days, which was a nice change from other dive shops. Administrative staff in shop also very efficient and helpful. I'd certainly use this team again!
By Lois T for 2 Tanks Cabo San Lucas Marine Park on May 20, 2024
Fantastic experience with Dive Ninja ! The instructors (Sylvia, Fabien) were amazing. The office staff (Cristina) was super nice and accommodating. You cannot get a better team for your first padi course ! Highly recommend.
By Rolf S for PADI Open Water Course on Mar 29, 2024
Thank you dive ninjas for another incredible trip!! This was a trip of a lifetime and I’m so thrilled to have seen so many whales. The highlight for me was definitely swimming with the whale sharks and sea lions but the abundance of gray whales was spectacular as well. Never thought I would see so many of them! The guides were so knowledgeable and accommodating! They are genuinely the kindest people and it’s so evident that they truly have a passion for these wonderful marine creatures!! Even stopping the boats for a moment to get trash out of the water, just shows they really care about conservation as well as giving their guests the experience of a lifetime!
By Kim Z for Gentle Giants - 9 days Expedition on Mar 14, 2024
Couldn’t ask for a more professional, friendly and accommodating dive team! Great way to get under the water and see a ton of fish, highly recommended!
By Charles L for 2 Tanks Cabo San Lucas Marine Park on Feb 26, 2024
My daughter and I recently trained with Dive Ninja for our Open Water Level 1 certification. The overall experience was great. The communication with Xo leading up to the training was prompt and helpful. Our lead instructor Victoria was excellent. Very patient and safety was always a priority. Her assistant Sara was also amazing. The entire training process was excellent and we look forward to more training and excursions with Dive Ninja.
By John B for PADI Open Water Course on Feb 19, 2024
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