Anne & Tom West Coast to East Coast Panama Canal Cruise travel blog

Arriving at Cabo

Azamara Quest at anchor

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Flags

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Sunset

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Back in a port after 2 days at sea

Whale watch with Lisa

On a comfortable boat

The famous arch

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Portal

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Sea Lions

NOT Seals!

Another smaller whale watching boat

Our first view - a baby and mother

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Broach!

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Diving

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A group of at least 5

Mating season

The female chooses which one. Males fight over her.

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Hump back

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Diving

Back to shore

Sunset


Cabo San Lucas and Whale Watch

We had to get up early today. We boarded one of the first tenders to shore in Cabo San Lucas. It was a short 10 minute boat ride to the tender docks. Our walk around the harbor to Cabo Whale Watch was another thing! It was almost al around the harbor and at first we thought we were lost. After a phone call, we found the office and checked in. We made it!

Lisa, who is a marine biologist led the group of nine of us in a very adequate 32 foot fiberglas boat with twin outboards. We did a quick tour of the Cabo harbor and then headed out to the ocean where the humpback whales were swimming, mating, and teaching their newborn calves. This was a much more comfortable and rewarding whale watching excursion than last year in a small, packed-to-the-gunnels rubber boat. Let the pictures show our good fortune as we saw the baby swim on the mother’s back and broach together. When the tail slides below the waves, we learned that the whale has submerged and would not be back for a few minutes. Whales can stay submerged for up to 10 minutes, but must come to the surface for air - like any mammal.

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