Please Wait a Moment
X

15 Day Baja Whale Watching
Start Date Mar 11, 2024
End Date Mar 25, 2024
6 Other Dates

Starts: San Diego/Potrero, CA Ends: Tecate, MX

Have you ever touched a whale? Few people rarely experience this, but you can! Let’s head to the Baja Peninsula where we’ll take a boat tour and come face-to-face with mother and baby grey whales. These gentle giants actually seek human interaction, so you can reach out and pet them… and maybe even give them a kiss! Plus, relax knowing that your safety is our priority, including escorted border crossings. Never been to Mexico? No problem! We’ve got all of the logistics covered so you can sit back and enjoy your vacation.
  • 14 Camping Nights
  • 28 Events & Meals
  • Highlights & Map
  • Daily Itinerary
  • Price & What's Included
  • Activity Level
  • Trip Extensions
  • Customer Reviews
  • Travel Insurance
  • FAQs

Highlights & Map

  • 14 Camping Nights
  • 28 Events & Meals

Highlights


Escorted Border Crossing to/from USA

Visa for Tourist Entry into Mexico

Complimentary Vagabundos Del Mar Membership

2 Days of Up-Close Grey Whale Watching - so close you can pet them!

Beach Camping along the Sea of Cortez

Campfires, Beach Parties & Cookouts

Tour Valle de Guadalupe Wine Region - Napa Valley of the Baja

Winery Tours & Tastings

Guided Bus Tour of Ensenada

Travel through Baja’s Central Desert

Tour the World’s Largest Sea Salt Factory




Tour Map

  • 932 Driving Miles
  • 133 Avg Miles Per Travel Day

Daily Itinerary

  • 932 Driving Miles
  • 133 Avg Miles Per Travel Day
 

  • Orientation & Get Acquainted Party – meet your Ambassadors and fellow guests
  • Tourist Visa for Entry into Mexico – Fantasy takes care of this for you!
  • Complimentary Vagabundos del Mar Membership – receive special discounts for local Baja businesses

  • Escorted Border Crossing into Mexico – cross the border safely with knowledgeable guides who provide assistance & navigation
  • Full Hookup Camping with Ocean Views – only 75 miles from the border
  • Private Transportation to Welcome Dinner
  • Welcome to Mexico Dinner & Social with Beautiful Ocean Views

  • Traditional Mexican Cuisine, Seafood and Craft Beer

  • Travel through Baja's California Desert – known for over 100 species of cactus, most of which are unique to the area
  • Campground Cookout – food, fun and friends!

  • Historical Briefing on the Grey Whale Migration in Guerrero Negro
  • Dinner at Malarrimo Restaurant – fresh seafood, Mexican entrees and international dishes
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour Day 1 – a once-in-a-lifetime experience where grey whales swim up to the boat… so close you can pet them and give them a kiss!
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour Day 2 – another exciting day of up-close interactions with mother and baby grey whales in their natural habitat
  • Tour the World’s Largest Sea Salt Factory – open-air salt mine that produces 90% of the world’s salt

  • Dinner Buffet at Local Restaurant
  • OPTIONAL: Eco Boat Tour with Clamming & Fishing, Cultural & National History Museum, Fishing Excursion
  • Campfire Beach Party – relax and socialize with friends, food & beverages

  • Dinner at Don Posada Diego Restaurant – traditional Mexican cuisine, seafood and craft beer

  • Beach Party – enjoy food, games and socializing with new friends
  • Transportation to Valle de Guadalupe Wine Valley with Local Guide
  • Lunch & Wine Tasting at Xecue – a family-owned vineyard and organic farm where fine wines & delectable cuisine harmonize in a charming setting
  • Casa Pedro Domeqc Winery – in 1948, the Mexican Government banned the import of luxury goods such as wine, encouraging Casa Pedro Domecq to establish the winery and distillery in Baja California
  • Ensenada Guided Motorcoach Tour – a private tour of the city’s highlights including Hotel Riviera del Pacifico, Cultural Historical Center, Town Outdoor Market & more
  • Lunch & Shopping on Your Own in Ensenada
  • Farewell Dinner – Mexican restaurant with ocean and golf course views
  • Goodbye Continental Breakfast – grab some food and coffee before we part ways
  • Escorted Border Crossing into the USA – no hassle, no stress!



Price & What's Included

Price Includes

 
  • Professionally Planned Route & Itinerary
  • Guaranteed Campground Reservations
  • Expert Guides – WagonMasters & TailGunners*
  • Trip Log with Turn-by-Turn Directions
  • Escorted Border Crossing from and / to USAc
  • Vagabundos Del Mar Membership – Mexico Travel Services
  • Transportation to/from Included Activities
  • Visa Setup & Fees for Tourist Entry
  • Gratuities for Included Meals & Excursions

Pricing & Payment Options

Pay by check and receive a deep discount, or choose our 0% interest, affordable monthly payment plan!

$3,795

2 Guests in Rig

$2,895

1 Guest in Rig

Making Tours Affordable

Pay by Check Discount
No matter which payment option, if you pay by check you'll receive a discount according to this chart.

Ways to Save

Take advantage of these special offers to maximize the value of your next RV adventure!

Payment Options
We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. Plus, we offer an interest-free, monthly payment plan to help you budget your vacation. Read More>>
Exclusive Travel Partners
We’re proud to be the official travel partner of some of the largest RV clubs and manufacturers in the world, which allow us to offer discounts to their members and customers. Read More>>
Frequent Traveler Credits
We appreciate you traveling with us, so we want to reward you with instant credit back on every tour you take. The more you travel, the greater the rewards! Read More>>
Refer & Earn
Receive future travel credits for each new customer you refer to us. Plus, learn how referrals can also increase your Lifetime Loyalty Rewards! Read More>>
Special Offers
By joining our email list, you’ll stay up to date on the latest tours and offers. Be in the know for any additional discounts to help you save even more! Read More>>
Exclusive Price Guarantee
Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you won’t be stuck with any additional costs for your trip. Read More>>

Activity Level - MODERATE

Group Size

  • This trip has a group size up to 20 rigs plus WagonMasters & TailGunners* exclusive to 15 Day Baja Whale Watching

Pacing

  • 932 Driving Miles
  • 133 Average Daily Miles
  • 15 days, with 14 camping nights including 28 events & meals

Physical Requirements

  • Moderate walking distance (30 to 45 minutes); some excursions may include gradually graded ramps, hills and/or stairs.



    Tours require that you are responsible for yourself and your ability to get on and off all Transportation Services.



    Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices.



    If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests must travel with a companion that is responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions.



    Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

Trip Extensions

More than ever, our guests are spending more time on the road and are excited to make the most out of their vacation. By choosing from the 138 pre- and post-trip extensions that we offer, or adding on optional activities to the itinerary, there are many ways you can personalize your experience to make it the vacation of your dreams.

Many Guests Choose Pre- or Post-Trip Extensions

Chances are, you’re traveling quite far to join us on one of our tours. Why not make the most of it with pre- and post-trip extensions? By adding on another tour, it will give you the opportunity to extend your vacation and maximize your time in the geographical region. On this 15 Day Baja Whale Watching trip, you will have 3 extensions to choose from: Winter Escape, Baja Wine & Dine, Taste of Mexico Rally.

Maximize Your Time in the Area

Consider building in extra time for yourself in San Diego/Potrero, CA (Rally Point) or Tecate, MX (End Place) to relax and get adjusted or give yourself time to explore on your own before or after your 15 Day Baja Whale Watching trip. Extending the length of your stay can truly make your trip everything you’ve ever dreamed about and give you the opportunity to enjoy more of what each destination has to offer.

Pre-trip: Winter Escape Jan 07, 2024 to Jan 27, 2024Starts: Palm Springs, CA Ends: Tombstone, AZ

Escape the winter chill with our adventurous Winter Escape RV tour! Discover the wonders of Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, and plenty of ghost towns and gold mines. Traverse through Yuma, Phoenix, and Tucson, and experience the heart of the wild west in Tombstone. Join us for the ultimate snowbird getaway!

Pre-trip: Baja Wine & Dine Feb 13, 2024 to Feb 19, 2024Rally Point: San Diego/Potrero, CA

Savor award-winning wine in the Guadalupe Valley Wine Region – a premier food and wine destination referred to as the Napa Valley of the Baja. Just 75 miles south of San Diego, this hidden gem is home to over 120 unique wineries and is known for farm-to-table gourmet dining, Latino fusion cuisine, fresh seafood and celebrity chefs. This tour is a must for foodies and wine aficionados!

Pre-trip: Taste of Mexico Rally Feb 26, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024Rally Point: Ajo/Why, AZ

Escape to the tranquil shores of the Sea of Cortez and immerse yourself in the sandy beaches of Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco). Enjoy beachfront, full hookup camping and relax knowing that your safety is our priority, including escorted border crossings and private transportation to activities. Never been to Mexico? No problem! We’ve got all of the logistics covered so you can enjoy beach parties with new friends, relaxation on the beach, fishing, kayaking, parasailing & more. Book your guided RV tour today and embark on an unforgettable journey.

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. With their unmatched understanding of the area and commitment to enriching your travel experiences, your WagonMasters will be there to help you choose and schedule the best optional activities that aren’t included in the itinerary. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 15 Day Baja Whale Watching trip:


    • On Day 5: Bird Estuary and Historic Mission

    • On Day 10: Eco Boat Tour with Clamming & Fishing, Cultural & National History Museum, Fishing Excursion




Customer Reviews

There’s no better way to learn what a trip is like than from the firsthand experiences of your fellow travelers. Our Traveler Reviews are the real deal—unbiased and unedited—giving you an honest appraisal of the experiences that await you on this trip.

 
 

Protect Your Travel Investment with Trip Cancellation Insurance

 

RV travel is fun and exciting, but the unexpected can happen. Losing the cost of a trip due to cancellation or an unexpected medical emergency during your trip can add the expense of physicians, hospitalization, or a medical evacuation, all of which can be overwhelming.

Travelers want to move about with confidence and peace of mind that comes from protecting both their health and finances. There are NO infectious disease exclusions - meaning that COVID-19 is covered as any other illness.

TME Travel Insurance provides a suite of insurance options for all styles of travel. Additional benefits are available when you purchase COMPREHENSIVE TRIP CANCELLATION, such as optional Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage on the TME Elite Plan when purchased within 14 days of booking your tour. Plans cover both domestic and international travel.

Learn more >>

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Traveling to Mexico

Yes! We are a pet-friendly company. However, an up-to-date vaccination record is required to cross the border.

All vehicles, both your RV and your tow vehicle, are required to have a valid liability insurance policy when traveling in Mexico.

First, check with your current policy provider to see if they provide coverage. If not, there are many online sources to obtain insurance. For our Baja Whale Watching tours, we partner with Vagabundos, who can also provide information regarding liability insurance for your vehicles.

Yes, we highly recommend obtaining travel insurance for our Mexico tours. To view our recommended travel insurance, click here.

Yes. Traveling to Mexico can be a rewarding experience, and our tours are designed to enhance your safety and peace of mind throughout your journey. We understand that visa and border crossing procedures can be complex, so we take care of all the necessary paperwork to ensure you have a smooth entry into Mexico.

 

Our expert guides are with you every step of the way, including the border crossing, providing valuable insights and assistance as you navigate the various aspects of your trip. Whether it's understanding local customs or ensuring you have access to essential resources, our team is dedicated to making your travel experience as comfortable as possible.

 

In addition to handling documentation, we also provide convenient transportation to the activities and destinations on your itinerary. This means you can fully immerse yourself in the cultural and natural wonders of Mexico without the stress of driving in unfamiliar surroundings.

 

Traveling in a group, or caravan style as we do, offers not only safety but also the opportunity to forge connections with fellow travelers. You'll have the chance to share experiences, create lasting memories, and enjoy the camaraderie of exploring Mexico together.

 

When you choose to travel with us, you can expect a well-rounded and secure experience, with our services tailored to ensure your journey to Mexico is not just safe but also enriching and enjoyable.

General

Fantasy RV Tours offers two different types of RV vacations: Caravans and Rallies. An RV Caravan is a professionally-guided tour that travels from destination to destination on a pre-planned route. A Rally is also pre-planned and led by professional Travel Ambassadors, but explores one area or event, e.g. Rose Parade or Washington DC. To learn more, click here.

On each of our RV Tours, you’ll be led by professional leaders – WagonMasters and TailGunners – who are collectively known as Travel Ambassadors. To learn more and to meet our ambassadors, click here.

We often suggest scattered travel during a caravan with groups of 2 to 4 RVs traveling at a safe distance apart who may enjoy similar points of interest. Of course, you may travel independently at your own pace – enjoying sites and side trips. Your Travel Ambassadors are there to ensure safety for the entire group. It’s your vacation, so we offer options – we want you to enjoy safety, comfort and freedom. Typically, in Mexico, guests prefer to travel convoy style.

Yes. You’ll want to make reservations early to reserve your space. Reservations are prioritized in the order received. Most of our caravans are limited to 22 RVs, while rallies are determined individually.

Yes! Budget your vacation with our interest-free monthly payment program and reserve your spot with the first month’s payment. You can also secure your spot with just a 15% deposit and, no matter which payment option you choose, if you pay by check, you’ll receive a discount. For more details, click here or contact our Customer Support Team at 800-952-8496.

Yes. With every tour you take, it pays in savings! For each Rally, you’ll earn $50 in future travel credits. For each Caravan, you’ll earn $100 in future travel credits. You can also build your way up to different status levels that earn you additional benefits. For full program details, click here.

Yes. When a new customer is referred by you and completes their tour, you’ll receive $50 in future travel credits for a Rally and $100 in future travel credits for a Caravan. For full program details, click here.

Yes and no. Caravans require an RV; whether owned or rented. Some of our rallies have an option to stay in a cabin or hotel, which is indicated in the tour information. If traveling in an Overseas caravan, an RV rental will be provided.

 

Tour Reservations

Our tour prices include all RV site accommodations, meals, events and activities as listed on the itineraries. To see a full list of what’s included in all tours, click here.

No. The price listed (2 Person Price/Rig) is the total price for 2 people in 1 rig. The 1 person price/rig is the total price for 1 person in 1 rig. The Add’l Person Price/Rig is the price of each additional person beyond the 2 Person Price/Rig.

We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. For more details, click here or contact our Customer Support Team at 800-952-8496.

Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you will not be stuck with an additional cost for your trip. Beware of other tour companies that add a surcharge for tours purchased with a credit card or who reserve the right to raise their price after you make your initial reservation.

We reserve the right to substitute accommodations, transportation and/or itineraries when we deem it necessary or advisable.

If you need to switch your tour up to 150 days prior to departure, your tour monies will be transferred less a switch fee. To view the full details, click here.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please call us at 800-952-8496. To view the full details of our cancellation policy, click here.

We facilitate trip cancellation insurance on our website via TME Travel Insurance. To learn more, click here.

Our partnerships with Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Good Sam Club, AIM Club & Winnebago allow us to offer exclusive discounts not available to the general public or any other tour company. Occasionally we offer additional discounts. Call 800-952-8496 for the latest offers.

 

Getting Ready for Your Tour

You will receive a pre-rally information packet approximately 90 days before the tour begins, which includes the detailed itinerary, a vehicle preparation checklist, travel tips, medical forms and the contact information for your WagonMasters.

Make sure your vehicle(s) is in top condition before you leave home. Have in your possession the warranty packet and information that came with your motorhome, fifth-wheel, or travel trailer. Know the name of the dealer and location of the original purchase, factory telephone numbers, warranty numbers, as well as year, make, and model in order to get parts delivered quickly, if necessary.

Use the Vehicle Preparation Checklist (provided in the pre-rally information packet) to assure your equipment is ready for the tour. Most people travel without ever having a breakdown. In fact, you will probably complete your tour and never have any kind of mechanical problem. Your Travel Ambassadors will do a basic vehicle inspection before the tour begins and advise you of any potential problems or recommended things to do to help preclude any damage to your vehicle.

On traveling caravans, we recommend a tow vehicle to maximize your freedom. Most caravans have free days to explore but ultimately, it is an individual preference to tow.

Passports are required for Canada, Mexico and Overseas tours. Please note: Some USA tours require passports if they travel into Canada.

You are required to have a Travelers Visa, but we’ll take care of obtaining and paying for the visa once we receive a copy of your passport. We’ll send this information to you a few months before the tour begins.

Yes. You must have a Mexico Liability policy for each motorized vehicle and we’ll provide you with information regarding purchasing the liability policy.

YES! We are a pet friendly company. However, it is your responsibility to care for your pet. During Polar Bear tours – you will be away from your pet 3 nights. Canadian Atlantic Province tours with an overnight ferry crossing – you will be away from your pet 1 night. There are pet accommodations available for those tours. Pet care fees are your responsibility. Canada and Mexico require proof of rabies vaccination.

On caravans with less than 25 rigs, your WagonMaster will make an introductory call to each guest on the tour after you receive your customer packet. On all other caravans and rallies, you will be contacted by email which will include direct contact information for your WagonMaster. 

No. Many of our guests enjoy arriving early or extending their trip once the Caravan is over, so we want to give you the freedom to do so. We’ve also found that guests prefer traveling on specific airlines, flying at certain times of the day or booking their flights with frequent traveler miles. We want to give you the ultimate freedom to fully maximize your vacation.

Any in-country flights that are listed on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour.

 

While on Tour

Before the tour begins, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive, up-to-date, field-researched Trip Log with turn-by-turn directions and popular landmarks.

Tips for meals, bus drivers and special guides are included in the tour price. Customers should feel free to tip any service providers they feel go ‘the extra mile’. Gratuities are certainly welcome, but not required for your WagonMaster and TailGunner – they strive to provide exemplary service, above and beyond the call of duty during your entire tour.

Typically, ferry fees are included unless stated otherwise on the itinerary.

If you have special dietary needs, notify your WagonMaster before the tour begins. Some of the vendors we use will be able to accommodate and some do not have the ability to do so. Be prepared with your own food substitution for situations in which your special food need cannot be accommodated.

To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable vacation, each tour has an Activity Rating, which is indicated in the tour information. Most tours include walking tours and guided excursions aboard buses, boats, trains, subways and planes. This scale will help you decide if you can participate in all activities included with each tour. Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices. If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests are responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions. Some of our tours prohibit the use of Scooters, which is indicated in the tour information.

Certain tours are not scooter or wheelchair accessible, which is indicated in the tour information. On tours where all mobility devices are allowed, guests relying on the aid of walkers, crutches or other mobility devices must travel with a companion capable of assisting. Guests with mobility challenges may not be able to actively participate in all activities included in the tour itinerary.

We always strive to reserve as many 50 amp spaces as possible. However, some campgrounds will not have enough 50 amp spaces for everyone. At most campgrounds, 30/50 amp power is standard. Please note that some campgrounds in Alaska, Canada and Mexico may be more primitive than in the Lower 48. Be prepared to use limited power or dry camp on a few occasions.

On most days, WagonMasters hold nightly travel meetings to brief you on the next day’s activity schedule. In addition, the WagonMasters will have a whiteboard in the front window of their RV that has the daily schedule and any changes that may have occurred.

We use family radios and cell phones. Your WagonMaster will explain the best means of communication for the next day’s travel at the nightly travel meeting.

There may be opportunities in which you may want to enjoy side trips and optional tours that are not included in the price of the Caravan. Our WagonMasters & Tailgunners are available to assist you with suggestions of popular activities in the area to make the most of your vacation.

Our Travel Ambassadors are ready to help when a mechanical problem or medical emergency arises. However, if this prevents you from continuing the tour, you may receive a credit toward a future tour less any non-refundable expenses incurred by Fantasy RV Tours on your behalf.