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Whale WatchingColombia

Migratory humpback whales spend mid-July to mid-October off the Pacific coast, 2.5 hours from Cali, giving birth and then training their babies for the long swim back to Antarctica.

This trip can be done in one long day (4.30am departure!) from Cali, but we recommend incorporating it into a longer trip to the little-touristed, awesome beach and wilderness playground that is Bahia Malaga - for example, a whale-watching day and a night on the coast slots in perfectly either before or after day 3 of our Family trip to Colombia.

Talk to us about how best to include this unique experience in your Colombia adventure!





Maximum group size:

12 Guests


3 1 day


US$ 140


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The trip in detail

We’ll pick you up from your Cali accommodation at 4.30am and we’ll start the 2.5-hour drive to Buenaventura, stopping along the way for breakfast at a typical Colombian roadside restaurant.

In Buenaventura we’ll head for the floating dock where we’ll board a boat and head out for some whale-spotting!

The typical mother whale weighs 40 tons and is 60 feet (18m) long. Her much smaller offspring is playful and we should have plenty of opportunity to observe these massive creatures flipping, jumping out of the water, and making a splash with their fins.

We’ll have lunch on Juanchaco Beach, plus some downtime for wandering, swimming and exploring the waterfalls and mangroves, before driving back to Cali this afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

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How much does this trip cost?

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in a group of four to 12 people

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  • All transport (vehicle and boat)
  • All activities specified in itinerary
  • Entrance to all attractions specified in itinerary
  • Dedicated guide


  • Tips for your guides
  • Drinking water

Co-founder Katy says:

Colombia's Pacific coast, accessed via Cali, is surely the next big thing in South American tourism. Untouched beaches and mangroves, epic rainforest adventures, and from July to October, baby whales!! Days 1 to 4 of our Colombia Family Trip are our recommended take on this area and are a fantastic adventure at any time of year.

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