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Hello, I am cruising week of March 7th and wondering which area would be best to take a tour for whale watching?   

 

Thank you,

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On 1/21/2020 at 4:27 PM, CruiserBruce said:

Cabo is generally better. PV isn't bad, but Cabo is better.

 

In our experience, Cabo was way better. 

 

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We're cruising the same week.  Cabo would be the best.  We've done the same itinerary several times in late winter/spring and seen many whales from the ship, never been on a whale watching tour.

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Is there any chance I could see whales in May?


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Not humpbacks or grays...they have left by end of March.

34 minutes ago, Aunt D said:

Is there any chance I could see whales in May?emoji3.png


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5 hours ago, Aunt D said:

Is there any chance I could see whales in May?emoji3.png


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There are always a handful that seem to hang around all year long but don't count on seeing one. Definitely don't waste money on a whale watching trip. End of the season is typically mid April but numbers start dwindling earlier.

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We sail on April 4 and arrive in Cabo a few days later and were planning on the whale watching tour.  Is it a mistake booking/paying for a whale watching tour that late into the whale season??

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At best it will be iffy. We did an Ocean Rider whale watching tour on a zodiac boat in middle/late April and saw zero whales. When the whales depart each year changes so April is always somewhat risky. But there's a decent chance you will just spend 2-3 hours looking with no results. My personal opinion is the best time to see the whales is Feb-early March. We've had great success in Feb. I even got a great photo on a Feb 09, 2008 trip on the Pez Gato Catamaran in Cabo. It was taken with a Canon Powershot S3 (so-so camera back then and I was real lucky with the shot). We even converted the picture to canvas and it hangs in our home. Our March trip was just ok with a few whales seen, but nothing like the February trip.

Cabo Vacation - Feb 09-16, 2008 - Whale Watching, Pez Gato 027 (modified for desktop wallpaper - straighten).jpg

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On 2/3/2020 at 2:40 PM, SDPadreFan said:

At best it will be iffy. We did an Ocean Rider whale watching tour on a zodiac boat in middle/late April and saw zero whales. When the whales depart each year changes so April is always somewhat risky. But there's a decent chance you will just spend 2-3 hours looking with no results. My personal opinion is the best time to see the whales is Feb-early March. We've had great success in Feb. I even got a great photo on a Feb 09, 2008 trip on the Pez Gato Catamaran in Cabo. It was taken with a Canon Powershot S3 (so-so camera back then and I was real lucky with the shot). We even converted the picture to canvas and it hangs in our home. Our March trip was just ok with a few whales seen, but nothing like the February trip.

Cabo Vacation - Feb 09-16, 2008 - Whale Watching, Pez Gato 027 (modified for desktop wallpaper - straighten).jpg

 

 

Thanks so much for the info, it has definitely helped us decide what to do during our day in port.

 

And that is a great photo!!

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