January 27-30 (Fri-Mon) FOG Whale Watching

Event Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm


This is a 3.5 day trip from San Carlos to Baja California for the best whale watching on the planet. FOG plans to leave on Friday afternoon and return Monday evening for a total of 2,000 nm flying distance, about 18 hours Hobbs in a 182. As an added bonus, the trip includes landing on two dirt strips to practice real soft landings. Each of these airports and strips and are in excellent condition.

Leave San Carlos on Friday afternoon and fly direct to San Diego, Montgomery field, spend the night in San Diego. Departure Saturday morning, fly to San Felipe for customs and immigration, continue to Mulege and and spend the night in Hotel Serenidad. Hotel Serenidad is truly a legend and must-visit place in Baja, on Saturday nights they have a roasted pig fiesta. The dirt runway is in very good shape next to the hotel. Sunday morning fly to Laguna San Ignacio, land at an excellent dirt strip and spend all morning on a small panga seeing whales really close - literally couple of feet and sometimes you can touch them. After a lunch, fly to Loreto and spend the night in hotel Mission. Monday morning, after outbound immigration and customs, fly to Browns Field, San Diego for US immigration and customs, have lunch and continue to San Carlos.


Rough budget per airplane assuming 2 pilots per airplane + CFI.

Airplane 18 hours $210/hour $3,800

CFI 3.5 days $600/day $2,100

Registration Fee $650/person $1300

Total $7,200

Total per person $3,600

Participants will pay $650/person at registration which will become non-refundalbe after January 15th.

The $650/person will cover the following

  • Hotels in Mexico (2 nights)
  • Transport to and from airport in Loreto
  • Whales watching trip
  • Trip organization, briefings and seminars
  • Airplane landing, parking and entry authorization into Mexico, visas for participants


To register for this event please contact Thomas Daniel at cfi@thomas-daniel.com or (650) 279-3429.