Conducting whale watching tours in San Ignacio Lagoon
for over 40 years!

As seen on:
NBC, Readers Digest, Ocean Oasis IMAX film, New York Times,
National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler Blog, Eye of the Whale

Featured on PBS:
Saving The Ocean with Carl Safina - Episode 1: Destination Baja
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San Ignacio Lagoon whale watching at it's best - introducing visitors to a gray whale during one of Pachico's Eco Tours.

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Hosted by the pioneers of whale watching in San Ignacio Lagoon,
Baja Sur Mexico!

About Us

Conducting whale watching tours in San Ignacio Lagoon for over 40 years!

Thrilled visitors meet the gray whales of Baja's San Ignacio Lagoon up-close.

Pachico's Eco Tours is internationally known for being the whale watching pioneers of San Ignacio Lagoon and Baja. Pachico Mayoral was the first person to have an encounter with a friendly gray whale. Pachico's encounter with a friendly gray whale, and his tours to introduce people to the gray whales, began to change the perception that gray whales are "devil fish."

In 1972, after his first friendly encounter with a gray whale, Pachico began running whale watching trips in the San Ignacio Lagoon. Today Pachico's Eco Tours is the only fully locally managed whale watching outfitter in the lagoon. Pachico's Eco Tours is a unique whale and wildlife watching organization that is run by Jesus, son of the legendary Pachico Mayoral - The true pioneer of whale watching in Baja!

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Touching a whale while whale watching with Pachico's Eco Tours in San Ignacio Lagoon Baja Mexico Jesus Mayoral grew up with the whales and all other ocean and desert life that makes San Ignacio Lagoon one of Baja's most amazing destinations - and he wants to share his profound knowledge and experiences with you!

Our staff includes friendly whale watching enthusiasts and qualified individuals who display the same passion for San Ignacio Lagoon for which our company was founded upon.

The Pachico's Eco Tours staff is a family that loves to work hard and play hard. Our captains and guides are the heartbeat of Pachico's Eco Tours and we could not have a better team of enthusiastic and committed people.

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Photo Gallery

Bird Watching in San Ignacio Lagoon Our photo gallery includes some spectacular photos of whale watching with Pachico's Eco Tours, our camp, and the gorgeous sunsets of San Ignacio Lagoon. Visit our photo gallery to view pictures of wildlife, the beauty of Baja, and watch our progress on the Earthship gathering center. Pictures can tell amazing stories - Come view a sample of what you might encounter with Pachico's Eco Tours.

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2019 Whale Watching Tour Packages

Though we don't guarantee close encounters like these - Many of our guests have stories to last a lifetime when they leave San Ignacio Lagoon.Pachico's Eco Tours is pleased to present our whale watching tours and packages for the 2018 season. Let us tailor a whale watching package to suit your vacation needs. Hosted by Jesus, son of the legendary Pachico Mayoral, Pachico's Eco Tours offers the perfect blend of fantastic whale watching adventures, scrumptious Mexican food, and cozy solar powered cabañas. We want to make your trip to San Ignacio Lagoon the best experience possible!

New 2018 Whale Watching Tour Packages


Gray whale watching accommodations in San Ignacio Lagoon with Pachicos Eco Tours. This page will direct you to additional information on Pachico's Eco Tours and San Ignacio Lagoon. Learn more about friendly encounters with the gray whales, seasonal whale and bird activity, weather in Baja's San Ignacio Lagoon, our off grid beach cabañas, our boats, and what tour options we offer. This is also the place where you can learn a bit more about our Earthship gathering center. We look forward to helping our guests find the information they need to have a great time.

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Pachico's Eco Tours in the Media

Gray whale near panga San Ignacio Lagoon Baja Mexico This is where you will find links to books, films, documentaries, and other media involving Pachico, Pachico's Eco Tours, and Jesus Mayoral. Here you can watch Pachico Mayoral in an NBC News broadcast video or read sample chapters from Eye of the Whale. Learn more about the story of Pachico's relationship with the gray whales of San Ignacio Lagoon. We have also included links to visitor's blogs about their time here with us in San Ignacio Lagoon, as well as links to guest reviews of Pachico's Eco Tours.

Media Featuring Pachico's Eco Tours

What to Bring

Gray whale calf in San Ignacio Lagoon Baja Mexico as seen whale watching with Pachicos Eco Tours While we do see our fair share of sunshine and blue skies, it is best to be prepared for anything when you come to San Ignacio Lagoon. Please visit our "what to bring" page to help give you an idea of what is necessary to bring, and what others have found helpful to make this trip as comfortable as possible.

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Getting to San Ignacio Lagoon

Eye to Eye with a gray whale on one of Pachico's whale watching adventures in San Ignacio Lagoon Baja. To visit the gray whales you first have to get to San Ignacio Lagoon which is located about half-way down the Baja California peninsula, on the Pacific side.

On this page, you will find airport options, driving directions to San Ignacio Lagoon, as well as other travel options. If you don't see the information you need - Contact us! We will help you plan your journey to San Ignacio Lagoon.

Details on Getting to San Ignacio Lagoon