Gazing into the eye of a whale is a humbling, life changing encounter you will never forget. Shari Bondy & crew invite you to experience the magic with them in the gray whale calving lagoon of Ojo de Liebre.
The magic begins when an intimate group of whale enthusiasts step into the panga and set out to make friends with the gentle giants and their babies. You will not only see great numbers of gray whales up close and personal, but also learn their story…what they are doing as well as the history and ecology of the world’s largest calving lagoon Ojo de LIebre. Every trip is unique and different depending on the time of year, weather and mood of the whales.
There can be up to 2,000 mothers and babies in the lagoon at the peak of the season after mid February. The gray whales are birthing & mating in January, nursing and raising their calves & preparing them for the long migration north throughout February & March making it by far the best whale watching area in the world.
It is fascinating to respectfully observe whales in their natural habitat, going about their daily routines, teaching their calves about boats & interacting with humans. We name and recognize many whales from years past by taking identification photographs & recording other data to share with researchers.
After 25 years of guiding & studying whales in both British Columbia, Canada & Baja California Sur, Mexico, I have seen and experienced things most people only dream about. Over the years and thousands of hours on the water among the whales, I have learned first hand about their life and witnessed countless extraordinary encounters between humans & whales, many of which I would find hard to believe if I hadn’t been there myself! It is with great pleasure we share these tales and whale knowledge with our guests on our personally guided trips.
Lagoon magic is very real to me as my daughter Sirena, (which means mermaid in Spanish), was conceived and raised on the shores of the mystical lagoon with the sound of thousands of breathing whales in the background. She was raised in the company of whales!
So if you wish have a unique, educational, intimate whale experience, contact me for available dates and let us share the Whale Magic!