A travelogue from our 2018 retreat.
Have you ever dreamed of touching a wild whale? Are you called to experience the thrill of seeing and touching the gentle, giant Gray Whales in the natural beauty of San Ignacio Lagoon? This is the one place on our planet where you can have a magical and friendly Whale encounter. Make meaningful contact with them as they come up to our boat where you can touch, pet and even kiss these friendly Gray Whales.
Every year Gray whales migrate more than 10,000 miles roundtrip, between their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic and the coastal lagoons of southern Baja. San Ignacio is one of the lagoons that is a winter home of the Gray whale. The whales use these protected, shallow, warm waters as their breeding and birthing waters. San Ignacio is the only lagoon that remains undeveloped and pristine.
The Gray whales are known as the "Friendliest whales on Earth!" as they often seek out boats and even bring their young calves up to the boats to visit, observe and be touched by people. What makes this even more incredible, is that for over 100 years, San Ignacio lagoon was used relentlessly by whalers to trap and kill the Gray whales. The Grays were known to the whalers as "Devil Fish" as they were one of the only species of whale to fight back aggressively against the whalers. Whaling was halted in 1946, which means some of the individual whales were the same ones who were hunted by man and now they are the friendliest whales on earth! This is the ultimate example of true forgiveness. On this trip you will be immersed in the energy of pure forgiveness in the presence of the Gray whales.
Check out this video from our 2019 retreat.
Blue Whale Tour
Blue whale tour*
* All payments non-refundable
Eco-friendly Whale Watching Camp
Our spacious Eco- friendly camp offers the perfect place to relax and unwind while visiting San Ignacio Lagoon! Enjoy walking trails, exceptional views of the lagoon and beautiful sunsets. Our camp is right on the lagoon, which means you can watch the whales all day long and even listen to their powerful breaths at night. The cabins are equipped to sleep 2 people with a shared bathroom. Some have 2 twin beds and some have 1 double bed and a twin bed. Solar panels provide the electricity for lights and hot water. Keep an eye out for curious coyotes and nesting ospreys in the nearby desert.
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with optional Blue whale tour on March 9th
You will be immersed in the energy of Forgiveness as the Gray whales will teach us through their forgiveness of humans for hunting them in the very same bays where they now trust and honor you by coming close to the boat and even bringing their young calves for you to touch and even kiss. Join Whale Wisdom Expert and Dolphin Energy Healer, Anne Gordon. Anne will help you open up and connect on a deep spiritual level through guided meditations and communications to receive the gifts of wisdom, love and forgiveness from the Gray whales of San Ignacio lagoon.
Gray Whale Trip Price includes:
● 3. 5 days on San Ignacio Lagoon, with 7 whale watching boat trips (weather dependent)
● 3 nights accomodations at San Ignacio Lagoon
● All meals in San Ignacio Lagoon
● Breakfasts in Loreto & San Ignacio town
● Expert Naturalist guide and trip leader, Anne Gordon
● One night hotel in San Ignacio and two nights hotel in Loreto
● Guided meditations, communications from the whales and group whale and dolphin energy healings.
● Ground transportation between Loreto and San Ignacio lagoon (approx. 5 hours)
Price does not include:
● Flights to and from Loreto, (LTO) Mexico
● Lunches & dinners in San Ignacio town and Loreto
● Tips and gratuities
● Souvenirs and alcoholic drinks
Gifts from the Gray Whale Retreat
March 10-16, 2021
Price $2,695 per person* (double occupancy)
Single rates possible Final payment due by January 15, 2021
Confirm your space now with a deposit or pay in full
All payments are nonrefundable
Gray whale trip deposit*
Gray whale pay in full*
* All payments non-refundable
Blue Whale 1 day extension in Loreto
Imagine being in the presence of the largest animals to have ever lived on Earth! You will hear their powerful breath and be in complete awe at their immense and calm presence as you spend a day with the Blue whales on the Sea of Cortez.
Our Gray whale trip begins in ends in Loreto, so it will be easy for you to arrive one day early to see the Blue whales and hear their powerful messages. The islands around Loreto are ancient and beautiful, you will feel like you have traveled to Middle Earth!
See you in Baja with the Gray Whales and Blue Whales!
Anne is looking forward to sharing the love, wisdom and healing energy of the Gray and Blue whales with you on this transformational retreat.
Whale and Dolphin Wisdom Retreats
Video from our 2017 Blue whale tour.