Remember, we are only guests in the home of these giants. Don’t do anything that will distract them in their natural habitat.
We are lucky to be able to go whale watching in Cabo San Lucas and to have such great marine life resources. In order to protect the interest of the whale watching public and the great whale species as well, Cabo adheres to the Mexican whale watching regulations enforced by SEMARNAT.
Cabo San Lucas Whale Watching Regulations
SEMARNAT established whale watching areas and restricted areas, and the duration of the whale watching season. They also authorize vessels for whale watching. Certified vessels will carry a distinctive flag designed to establish identification. SEMARNAT shall provide training courses for whale watching guides.
Tourists must be informed about expected whale behaviors before each voyage. Vessels may observe a whale or a group of whales for a maximum period of 30 minutes. The regulation also established the observing and waiting distances for whale watching, depending on the type of vessel and the whale species to be observed.
Whale Watching Rules
Whale watching can be a thrilling activity. As a whale watcher you also have to follow some rules to ensure you and the whales are kept safe while enjoying the experience.
Never try to swim with Humpback whales. Not only is it dangerous, it’s illegal.
Feeding and touching them is not allowed. Physical contact can transfer harmful diseases and feeding them can actually make them sick or dependent on humans for food.
The use of sonar is prohibited. This is a device used to detect the location of submarines and whales through sound waves.
Whale watching at night is also prohibited unless for scientific purposes and with permission from SEMARNAT.
Please never throw garbage or any waste over board (this goes for at all times, not just whale watching season).
Tips For A Fun Whale Watching Experience
A personal and up-close encounter with whales will be one unforgettable moment in your life. You would want to enjoy the experience as much as possible. Here are some tips to ensure a fun whale watching experience.
Check the weather and marine forecast. It’s for your safety and comfort. You won’t want to go when there are harsh waves if you get seasick easily.
Dress and pack for a day at a sea. Bring rain jackets if you don’t want to get wet. Wear hats to avoid heat stroke. Sunglasses will also protect your eyes from the harsh sunlight.
Reapply sunscreen all the time. You wouldn’t want to have a sunburn.
Enjoy the experience. You can bring your camera to record the memories. Make sure you have plenty of batteries and space for storage. A camera with good shutter speed is the most ideal to capture the whale behaviors.
Whale watching with kids is safe! The experience can be both exciting and educational for your children. Keep them away from the boat rails in case the waves get too powerful.
Book private yachts for a perfect Whale Watching experience in Cabo San Lucas
The whale watching season is fast approaching. Visit Cabo San Lucas, go out in the water and have personal encounters with whales. Don’t try your luck by just staying on the beach, you will only see a splash at best.
The water is vast and there’s just so much to see. Have the perfect whale watching experience on a charter yacht. Witnessing whales on their natural habitat aboard a private luxury yacht sounds like the perfect plan to unwind and have fun.
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