If you plan to visit Los Cabos, from January to the end of March, there is a good chance you will see humpback, sperm, blue or gray whales during your stay. During our visit we saw whales daily from the balcony of our hotel suite, sitting at the pool and on the beach. I would recommend bringing your bincoulars and a camera with a good zoom lens, sometimes the whales are close to the shore and other times, not so much.
You have to be pretty patient and lucky to get photos of them– and lucky we were! Sometimes they skim the surface and blow and other times you can see them breaching. For nature lovers like us, it was a bucket list event fulfilled.
Pretty close to shore.
I think this one was winking at me!
The next to last evening we were not so lucky or were we? We went down to the beach bar, aptly named, Las Ballenas (The Whales) at Zoetry Casa del Mar just about sunset. Mr.TD had gone to the bar to get us some drinks as I watched the sun drop behind the cactus lined hills in the distance.
Suddenly, I heard an odd thunder type noise. I said, “What was that”? A man sitting near me facing the beach pointed towards the water. I turned around and couldn’t believe my eyes! There were 2 whales quite close to shore slapping their tails. I grabbed my camera but it was getting fairly dark by this time. I just couldn’t get a decent photo between the low light and my sheer excitement.
I called to Mr. TD and gave him the camera. We ran towards the shore but he couldn’t capture the spectacular show either! We gave up as the mama and her baby continued to spout, jump and slap their tails before our eyes for several minutes.
There were about a half a dozen of us who witnessed this incredible display. We all shook our heads in amazement and commented how we couldn’t believe our eyes! I don’t think I will ever forget how incredibly lucky we were to witness this, even if we didn’t get a single decent shot. I guess it will just have to be a “Kodak mindshot”.
The next time we visit Cabo, I think we will plan to take the whale watching photo safari with Cabo Adventures and hopefully, we will be lucky enough to get a National Geographic shot!