Where’s Tony? The Best Whale Watching In North America!
According to The Nature Conservancy, the Baja California Peninsula is the World’s Aquarium as 1/3rd of all marine life lives in this region. Consisting of the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur, the peninsula is 760 miles long and between 25 and 150 miles wide. Besides over 900 species of fish, more than 300 species of birds live in Baja California.
Between December and March annually, up to 20,000 gray whales return to three lagoons in Baja California to mate, give birth and feed their calves. The shallow and protected waters provide an ideal nursery and location for their winter home. The whales then travel 10,000 miles back to the Arctic and feed during the summer months.
While there are a number of good whale watching options, Shari Bondy’s Whale Magic Tours has offered one of the best programs since 1988. Each group is treated to an up close and personal session with the gentle giants. Additionally, the naturalist shares the biology, behavior and amazing stories of gray whales as well as the history of the lagoon. For those who are interested, there are a number of flexible packages available, including fly-in, drive-in, hotel and camping options. This is a Sabot Foundation recommended activity for veterans and their families. For more information, check out Whale Magic Tours at http://www.whalemagictours.com/.
“The Sabot Foundation assists veterans, especially combat veterans to help them redefine their transition back into civilian life and improve their quality of life in a variety of areas related to alternative holistic programs to reduce the effects of PTSD/TBI/CTE, as well as guidance to education and training leading to rewarding careers.” To learn more, please visit http://sabotgroup.com/sabot-foundation/
Until next time!