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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Such an Amazing Experience!

We stayed for three nights in a premium cabana with attached bathroom. The cabana was spacious and clean and withstood the winds well. The food was good and varied. The staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 April 2016
Wanda J
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Honolulu
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Honolulu
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We stayed for three nights in a premium cabana with attached bathroom. The cabana was spacious and clean and withstood the winds well. The food was good and varied. The staff were all excellent. Jorge is the camp manager and makes sure all your needs are taken care of. The guides, Henry, Lupita and owner/guide Jesus are passionate about their... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We spent 2 days whale watching with Jesus, Jorge, Renolfo and the rest of the wonderful staff at Pachico. I couldn't say enough about them. So warm and friendly. And with a genuine love for the whales. If you're looking for a luxury suite and 5-star meals, this may not be for you. But if you want to experience the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

The good: Whales were pretty active and engaged with whale watching boats, Guide Jesus was really well informed and shared his very thorough knowledge of the whales with us. Food in camp was pretty good. The okay: Overall customer service was adequate at best, some employees great, some not so great. No real guidance as to daily schedule, even a... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This is a difficult review to write, based on other reviewers' comments. First, the whale interactions were amazing. San Ignacio is the third whale lagoon I've visited, so I've been very fortunate to have great whale interactions at all three nurseries and have worked with multiple guides. I was very impressed with our guide on the second day, Jesus. Jesus... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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387 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Pachico's reputation is well deserved. We booked the cabana package (with bath) for three full days. The food was varied, fresh, wholesome, and well prepared. Happy hour lasted hours and was included. The cabins simple but oh-so-convenient right on the lagoon. But the main reason to be there, of course, was the whales. San Ignacio and Pachico's takes conservation very... More 

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Pinole, California
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

As others have said this was a little out of my comfort zone...Initially but not anymore ! We selected the Cabana with composting toilet and shower. AN AWESOME choice for us! Upon arrival at the camp we were greeted by Jorge who was welcoming and throughout our stay he provided EXCEPTIONL information / food / and hospitality :). EVERYONE at... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Amazing experience from arrival to departure. Went out on three boat excursions two mornings and a afternoon. Touched whales, can not explain the entire experience. Its a must do! For me it is a check of of the bucket list. Flew into Loreto, stayed overnight there then rented a car and drove to San Ignacio Bay. The drive is a... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

This company strung me along for months offering me a volunteer guide position and then at the 12th hour, stop all contact for no reason and I had no way to find out what happened. When I finally did find someone who took over "Jane's" position (if she ever existed) who had promised me quite a lot about this bunch,... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I first visited Pachico's camp in the early '00s... looooong after he had begun his work with the ballenas gris... and it has been a goal since to return and actually go out on a boat and share in this incredible experience. So, finally, after many years my girlfriend and I fulfilled this dream. It was so worth it!! I... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Our experience with Pachicos was absolutely incredible!! We stayed for 2 nights in the cabañas - on arrival in the afternoon of our first day we were greeted by Jorge who gave us a quick tour of the site and showed us to our cabañas. We then had some dinner and enjoyed a couple of Margaritas (the Margaritas were amazing... More 

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