Welcome to the Whale Watch Cabo Trip Report for November 2016. During the month of November we observed 6 different species of cetaceans. Not bad considering that the official Whale Watching season begins December 15th! Whale Watch Cabo has been running these tours for several years now to great success.
These tours allow our Marine Biologists to accomplish several important tasks:
- We collect data on the Whale and Dolphin species that reside throughout the year in the seas around Cabo San Lucas (Bottlenose Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Orcas, Risso’s Dolphins, Sperm Whales, Bryde’s Whales and more)
- We collect data on the Humpback Whale migration that can assist the government in properly administering the official Cabo San Lucas Whale Watching Season
- We collect images of Humpback Whales for our catalog and support of other databases – like Happy Whale
During the month of November we ran 14 trips out to observe, assess and catalog as many cetacean species as possible (cetaceans are Whales and Dolphins). Each trip was approximately 3 hours long. There were Dolphins observed on all trips and Humpback Whales observed on 10 trips. The species we observed were:
- Humpback Whales
- Risso’s Dolphins
- Spinner Dolphins
- Bottlenose Dolphins
- Spotted Dolphins
We are also very excited as our newest boat ‘Ballena Azul” has arrived! She is a 24 foot RHIB – Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (commonly referred to as a Zodiac or Fast Raft). The Ballena Azul was custom built for us to our specifications for the best offshore, small group, whale watching boat. By adding this type of boat to our Cabo San Lucas Whale watching fleet we expand our range even further, allowing for a great opportunity to observe more species of Whales and Dolphins.
December is just around the corner, as is the start of the Cabo San Lucas Whale Watching Season! It is wonderful to see the Humpback Whales already arriving in the seas of Cabo, bringing excitement and joy to all of us here at Whale Watch Cabo.