top of page


  • Writer's picturePapillon Yachts

Private and luxury whale watching tour in Los Cabos, Mexico.

It’s no secret that Cabo San Lucas is home to an abundance of marine life. ‘Tropical Sky’ names Cabo as the #1 best place for whale watching in the world. If you have been in Cabo in November, December, January, or February, then you would probably agree!

whale jumping close to the arch of Cabo San Lucas

Humpback Whales can be seen jumping and playing in the water from the shore all day long in the high season. Many whales can be seen with their calf by their side, jumping along with their mom. Whales can also sometimes be heard singing under the water in their high pitched frequency. However, the sight from the shore is nothing compared to being up close and personal out on the water with them. And Cabo offers an abundance of options for whale watching.

Being out on the water with these beautiful animals offers an opportunity to truly appreciate these gentle creatures and their enormous size. Unlike some animals, whales do not shy away from people and their boats, they often cruise alongside boats and put on a spectacular show of jumping, singing, and playing. It is common to see 2-3 different whales on just one whale watching tour in Cabo in the high season. This is why many companies are actually able to guarantee a sighting when booking your tour. But when booking your Whale Watching tour, it is important to consider the boat your are choosing to experience the best sights possible!

At Papillon Yachts we offer medium and large boat options for whale watching. The size of the boat you are choosing is an important factor. While smaller boats such as Pangas and speed boats are able to offer Whale Watching tours, they may only be able to cruise the outer bay of Cabo San Lucas. Whales are seen at this area of water, however the vast majority of whales are further out into the deeper water where small boats are typically unable to go. There are many great large boats that offer public whale watching tours. However, these tours typically become crowded and you may be unable to see some of the spectacular show our whales are performing. View some of our private whale watching tours here at Papillon Yachts. Bring your family and friends for an unforgettable experience!

68 views1 comment

1 Comment

Jack Hoover
Jack Hoover
Feb 16, 2023

I discovered your blog online and it was fantastic. Kudos to you for providing such an amazing article about Whale Season in the Cabo Blog. Please carry on posting impressive articles like this, along with other great work as well. Also, if you are wishing to experience a top-notch Whale Watching Tour, I highly recommend Boattime Yacht Charters. It is definitely worth your while.

bottom of page