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What To Wear For Whale Watching

Updated: Apr 16

Whale watching is one of the most exciting experiences you can have, especially in Baja. However, to fully enjoy this adventure, it's essential to dress appropriately. Today, we'll go over what you should wear for your whale watching adventure in Baja!

What To Wear For Whale Watching in Baja

What To Wear For Whale Watching in Baja

Waterproof Jacket

A waterproof jacket is a must-have for any whale watching trip, especially in Baja where the weather can be unpredictable. Opt for a jacket made from breathable materials to ensure comfort during long hours on the water. The waterproof feature will protect you from splashes and keep you dry in case of rain or mist. Remember, it can get cold out on the water, so dress accordingly.


When it comes to bottom wear, anything you don't mind getting a little wet is a good idea for whale watching. A pair of boardies or workout shorts would likely get the job done. You could also look for lightweight, quick-drying pants made from materials like nylon or polyester for optimal comfort. Wearing long pants could reduce the risk of sunburn out on the ocean with that Baja sun.


On most days, hats are essential to keep you warm, guarded from the sun and comfortable during your whale watching tour. A wide-brimmed hat not only protects your face and neck from the sun but also helps to shield your eyes from glare off the water. A baseball cap, bucket hat or anything really should work.


Opt for comfortable and sturdy shoes that provide good traction and support. However, most people will simply opt for a pair of flops and do just fine. That way you can take a dip in the ocean if you want.


This might be one of the most important items. Protecting your eyes from the sun's glare is essential for a comfortable whale watching experience A pair of polarized sunglasses with UV protection to reduce glare off the water might be a good idea. Polarized lenses enhance visibility and clarity, allowing you to spot whales more easily.


Wearing sunscreen is crucial even on overcast days during whale watching trips. The sun's rays can still penetrate through clouds and cause sunburn. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF and reapply it regularly throughout the day. You don't want to be all red for the rest of your Baja trip, do you? Wear sunscreen, it's cool. 😎

Water Bottles

Staying hydrated is a big one during any outdoor activity, especially on a whale watching trip where you'll be exposed to the elements for an extended period. Bring along reusable water bottles filled with fresh water to stay hydrated throughout the day of fun.

Motion Sickness Remedies

For those prone to motion sickness, taking preventive measures before the whale watching trip is a good idea. Don't let a little motion sickness ruin your tour, prepare in advance so you can enjoy the whole thing!

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