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“Unbelievable Encounters”
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Baja Discovery
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Owner description: Baja Discovery is a leading ecotourism company providing natural history trips and tours in Baja California Mexico, including gray whale watching at San Ignacio Lagoon, sea kayaking, pack trips to visit cave paintings, and custom tours and treks for birding and botany.
Reviewed March 23, 2018

This adventure was way more than I could have imagined. We are people who travel frequently and this trip was completely organized and all the transfers to a difficult and isolated location were smooth. Angie was incredible with the planning and information pre departure. She provided an informative booklet and pre and post departure hotel information which was important for us as we are travelling from Canada and would need at least a few days on either end to accommodate our international travel. Once the adventure began at the hotel pick up, she had all things under control, the border crossing at Tijuana was well organized and we were all prepared under her direction. We had some extra time due to the Daylight Saving time and she and her staff onboard the transfer bus took the group to a nice spot along the border to experience a tiny bit of the border town, instead of hanging out in the charter terminal at the airport. The trip to the lagoon was part of the experience of coming to such a remote location and was seamless with the transfers from bus to plane to van to boat and finally to camp. The camp was rustic but completely comfortable and clean with awesome food and drinks, and we are not easy to feed. The staff was incredible and knowledgable and of course fun to be around and that includes the guides, the panaga boat men, the camp staff and even the sheriff. The whale watching trip surpassed any expectations we may have had, although we were warned not to have any. The other activities during the day were also great, we were able to kayak, take a walk in tidal pools, and have a boat tour through the mangroves. We saw, touched and kissed many whales, saw lots of dolphins, a couple sea lions and at least one sea turtle. While at camp the views were awesome, at night the sky and stars where better than we have seen almost anywhere on our travels, the sunset and sunrise were both enjoyed from the camp. I cannot forget to mention the whales that you can see from your tent and the point spraying, spyhopping and breaching, frequently during the day. I also would like to mention that we were abit apprehensive about travelling with a group, as we normally travel by ourselves, the people on our adventure with us were like minded, fun and we enjoyed them very much. If you get the opportunity this is a trip like of a lifetime for variety of reasons. We hope to return one day.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This trip is simply transformative - to be among the enormous, gentle, awesome grey whales, to receive their trust when the mamas bring the babies for us to pet and even kiss, to look them in the eye, to observe their behaviors in their natural environment - all this is unparalleled. Baja Discovery has organized this trip perfectly, from the transportation to the ecocamp to the activities to the meals. All the guides are wonderful, knowledgeable, fun and friendly. The boat drivers are masters at staying quietly near the whales. In your on-shore hours, you can walk the beach, visit the low-tide flats where octopus and other amazing life are abundant, kayak the mangroves, or sit and watch the whales spouting offshore. Altogether a fantastic experience!

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

You could tell right away on the 1st day of travel, how seamless and coordinated everything was going to be.
Angie Mulders' love and dedication to protecting this unique lagoon for the whales and why she is sharing this amazing experience with others is obvious...
Right away the staff made you laugh and feel comfortable. It is also evident why they are so committed to coming back year after year, they love sharing this adventure and are the protectors of this land and lagoon.
The local fisherman with their knowledge of the lagoon and respect for the whales is clear as they drive the pongas everyday so we can have this amazing up close experience.
The tent cabins are new, fresh, clean cozy cots with sleeping bags and blankets.. all you need.
"No Expectations" ... but, Our whale experience was amazing every trip out, mother and calves up close, 2 adults playing around the boat, breaching in the distance and we counted 29 spy hops one afternoon.
Can't with to return !

3  Thank lazylb
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Baja Discovery has thought of everything! Food delicious, staff knowledgeable & kind, accommodations clean & comfortable! Flight fun & spectacular views of Baja. No camp is closer to the whales. Incredible experience!!!

2  Thank Lindsey D
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

Baja Discovery has figured out the perfect formula for visiting the whales, teaching us about whales (and life outdoors), outstanding staff, and setting. How do they make such amazing meals so far from anywhere? The night sky was undiluted by nearby lights. We had lots of laughter and moments of silent awe when the 'friendlies' visited the ponga. Bring kids. I should not have waited so long!

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