Cabo is the place to be for whale watching in February and I was lucky enough to see lots of them during my stay. My Cabo plan was simply to enjoy a few days of sunshine-filled R&R after a full month of globetrotting and time-zone-hopping. However, I did have one activity in particular on the agenda…whale watching. In my quick research on the area, I discovered that January – March is whale season along the Baja Peninsula. Whale watching is one of the world’s great travel excursions. Every fall the grey whales make their migration to the Sea of Cortez from the northern Bering waters. They birth their young and spend the winter months in the warm waters near the equator. These grey whales make the longest migration of any mammal, traveling 6,000 miles. The process goes something like this: 1) a whale is spotted 2) all boats head immediately in that direction and encircle the approximate spot 3) wait for them to surface and snap photos frantically 4) repeat. Each group of whales will put on a show for a while before diving below the surface long enough to cause you to seek out another group. It’s all good fun.
After spotting at least half a dozen whales, cruising back by the Arch and a nearby sea lion colony, I headed back to the marina.