Kiss a Whale Adventure!
La Paz, Baja, Mexico
4 Days - 3 Nights
We will be flying to La Paz, Baja, Mexico to experience the wonders of nature that are here in winter this includes seeing, maybe petting, and possibly even kissing Grey Whales, snorkeling with Whale Sharks, swimming with Sea Lions, and much more. We will be staying at an “Excellent” (as rated by TripAdvisor users) 4-Star hotel that I have stayed at before. We will be eating at 4-Star restaurants that I have eaten at before along with exploring: the beautiful “Malecon” beach boardwalk of La Paz with public art all along it, the historic center of La Paz including the cathedral, and more.
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Tours & Events included:
- Extended Grey Whale Watching Tour
- Snorkeling with Whale Sharks
- Swimming with Sea Lions
- Luncheon on famous Balandra Beach
- Rooftop Sunset Party
Adventures also includes:
- Stay at "Excellent" 4-Star hotel
- Professional Photos and Videos
- Naturalist to Answer Questions
- Most/All Ground Transportation
- Breakfasts and Lunches
What's NOT included (estimated to be $300):
- Flight to La Paz (Tijuana to La Paz via Volaris)
- Parking/CBX Walking Bridge
- Tips/Spending Money
Meet: Cross Border Express (CBX) park car in CBX lot and check-in on American side
Location: Meet at Volaris check-in at the Cross Border Express in Greater San Diego across the border from the Tijuana Airport.
1.) Passport valid until at least August 13, 2023
2.) You will need to fill-out a tourist card before entering the Mexican side of the airport. There are computers and usually helpful airport personnel that will help you fill these out once you cross the CBX bridge right before going through Mexican customs.
We will be flying Volaris Airlines-
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Departure: Tijuana (TIJ) 9:34 am - La Paz (LAP) 12:26pm on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
Note- La Paz is one hour later the PST
Return: La Paz (LAP) 1:00 pm - Tijuana (TIJ) 1:58 pm on Sunday, February 12, 2023.
1.) This flight is currently $133.18 USD plus money conversion fee. If your credit card does not charge a conversion fee (like my Capital One Credit Card), select to pay in Mexican Pesos in the top right of the Volaris website to save yourself $10 to $20.
2.) Pay the CBX bridge crossing fee when buying your ticket. This makes things easier than having to buy at the airport. It will also save you money if the cost goes up which it often does on January 1.
Whale Shark Encounter
Each Winter just off La Paz is a spectacle of nature, Whale Sharks!
- Knowledgeable Guides
- Marine Biologist
- Experienced Captains
- Canopy Covered Boats
These gentle giants are filter feeders and don't have teeth making them safe to swim with. They are the world's largest fish and swimming with them is an awe inspiring experience. Our guides will teach you all about the whale shark and how to keep both you and the whale sharks safe. Unlike other tours here, we will have a marine biologist on-board to educate and answer your questions. Whether you stay on the boat or go snorkeling, this is a tour you won't forget!
*Snorkeling gear provided.
Sea Lion Snorkel & Balandra Beach
Swim with playful sea lions and lunch on a beautiful deserted beach!
- Learn all about Sea Lions
- Experienced Snorkel Guides
- Lunch and Relax on Balandra Beach
- Save Time and Money
La Paz is known for its friendly sea lions and the water in winter is warm...70 F. The rookeries in the area (that are closed in summer) are open in winter for encounters with these playful marine mammals. Unlike most tours that only have a boat captain often that only speaks Spanish, we will have a marine biologist that will tell those interested all about the natural wonders on our adventure. Our guides will make sure your interaction with these animals is a safe and awesome one. After swimming with sea lions, we will head to Balandra Beach for a delicious lunch with lots of time to explore the warm spectacular beach. This tour is combined with the whale shark tour saving both time and money.
*Snorkeling gear provided.
Grey Whale Encounter
The Best Grey Whale Watching Experience in Baja!
Other tours are only 2 hours, but ours is a special extended 4 hour tour, maximizing the possibility of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We use the best local captains that know how to interact with the whales responsibly. We will be on the best boats available including importantly canopies for sun protection. A marine biologist will be along to teach those interested all about the grey whales, other boats typically have just a captain or sometimes a guide who has just tried to memorize a script and can't answer questions. Transportation is in the best vans available in Southern Baja for added safety and comfort. In addition to your image captures, professional photos and videos will be taken for your personal use to help you remember and share this trip of a lifetime.
- Extended Grey Whale Watching
- Best Captains & Boats
- Marine Biologist
- Best Transportation
- Professional Photos and Videos
La Paz is for Foodies
La Paz has numerous affordable 4-star restaurants
Go for amazing wildlife but stay for the awesome food! La Paz has numerous unique locally owned restaurants featuring super fresh locally caught seafood and regionally raised produce and steaks.
- Typical dinner with drink under $30
- Amazing seafood locally caught
- Delicious steaks regionally raised
- Regionally grown fruits and vegetables
- Most restaurants feature ocean views
The same 4-star meal in crowded Cabo two hours’ drive south will cost you three times what it costs you in La Paz. Best of all, this supports the best practices of Sustainable Eco-Tourism. You win! Locals win! Environment wins!
La Paz is the place to be!
- Beautiful Beaches, Amazing Sunsets
- More town than city
- Friendly locals who love visitors
- Lots to do and see
- Short flight from SoCal
- Not a tourist trap
La Paz is known for beautiful beaches and amazing sunsets. The Malecon (beach boardwalk) has public art every few feet and is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. After a couple days you will see familiar faces and locals soon will remember your name. Have a question/problem? … often friendly locals will offer to help before you even ask! La Paz has great shopping for locally made goods including art by local artists. There are tequila tastings, local sunset hikes, beautiful walks like eerie Skull Hill lit by colorful lights, and much more. Take a seaside bike ride or enjoy a skateboard park with locals. All of this is just an inexpensive 75-minute flight from SoCal. La Paz is half the cost of many popular Mexican destinations that are “gringo priced”, aka a “Tourist Trap”.
Our Most “Excellent” Accommodations!
- Boutique Hotel
- Friendly Staff
- Quiet Grounds
- Centrally Located
- Steps to La Paz’s Best Restaurants
- Sustainable Tourism
A locally owned boutique hotel with a friendly and helpful staff with quiet grounds and a pool for relaxing. Just a short walk to the historic center of La Paz and even closer to most of La Paz’s best restaurants. Escape the bustle of the Malecon and beach, a 5-minute walk away, to relax and rejuvenate in this quiet haven. Breakfasts will be at Melt just steps from the entrance to the hotel. Rooms are either one King or two Twin beds.
Hosted by Jeffrey Lehmann, a little about Jeffrey...
Board Member- North American Travel Journalist Association
Host & Producer of the multi Emmy & multi Telly awarded "Weekend Explorer" travel series provided free to PBS stations nationwide and airing on commercial broadcasters around the world.
Host & Producer “Maritime Silk Road-Birth of the Global Economy” - a historical documentary series awarded "Documentary Series of the Year”-Guangzhou International Film Festival and Telly's for “Writing” and “Cultural Documentary”.
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Producer/First AD - “I Brake for Caterpillars” SAG RomCom feature film currently in post production.
Under Development- “Diving Explorer” traveling the world to dive and help protect the ocean world ...before it is too late!
Cancellation Policy: In order to ensure reservations, all balances must be paid in full no later than January 5, 2022. Any cancellations after that time will only be honored if someone is found to take your place. A credit card processing fee of $25.00 will be deducted from the refund.