Saturday, April 8, 2017
Each year the warm seas surrounding Baja California Sur welcome some exceptional guests: whales.
Typically, these colossal, air-breathing mammals visit the comforting waters of Los Cabos and the calm and crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortéz from the months of November through March. They come from the icy waters of the Bering sea — migrating back to their natural habitat to breed and calve.
Year after year locals and tourists welcome back our underwater neighbors and enjoy watching these gentle behemoths as they feed and frolic in the waters offshore. Hundreds of California gray, blue and humpback whales, among other species, charm and entertain us with their splashes and soaring jumps called “breaches.” The whales’ acrobatic jumps out of the water followed then by slapping the water as they come back down can be heard for up to a kilometer. Some whales even twirl around while breaching, putting on quite a spectacle.
Recently, some of our dearest guests at Costa Palmas experienced first-hand the sheer magnitude and beauty of a pod of whales greeting them with their breaches as they headed to Cabo Pulmo by boat.
The innate power and beauty of whales, right in our backyard.
And they caught it on video.