Good Bye Whales! Happy end of whale season 2022

We successfully finished another whale season, but our work is not done. We continue working on the conservation and research of the humpback whale in Banderas Bay! Take a look on some of our results from the 2022 whale season: FIBB Catalog: We made it to 2,848 whales! In our Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Photo-Identification […]

We are ready to start the new whale watch season 2021-2022!

We are ready to start the new whale watch season 2021-2022! The new whale watch season 2021-2022 has begun, and we are more than prepared to face new challenges and respond to reports of entangled whales in the Mexican Pacific and the Baja California Peninsula. We currently have 15 RABEN teams, and we are proud to say that in […]

We would like to wish you Happy Holidays!

We would like to wish you Happy Holidays! On behalf of the entire ECOBAC team, we thank all of our collaborators, volunteers, donors and supporters for their constant support. Thanks to you we achieved our goals. The Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’d like […]

More and more whales 2021

Advances in humpback whale research! Despite the fact that it is not whale season, the ECOBAC team continues to work on research tasks and activities aimed at humpback whale conservation in Banderas Bay. We have compiled a summary of our accomplishments from last April to date. More and more whales! Every year, we receive over 3,000 […]

25 years working with marine giants!

This season was very special for us, as we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Photo-Identification Catalog (FIBB Catalog). Since its creation in 1996, we have worked hard to quantify and identify nearly 3,000 different whales and build a database of more than 7,000 photographs. This work helps us to determine the abundance, migratory […]

Our WHALE Season 2019-2020 is over

We hope you are all fine and healthy, staying positive in these difficult times, which also allow us to reorganize and tune in for a new and better return. This whale season was a very busy one, with lots of whales and activities.  We hope you enjoy this summary with our most relevant activities. Thanks […]

Every Winter 500 Humpback Whales visit Banderas Bay

Banderas Bay is one of the main congregation areas for Humpback Whales in the Mexican Pacific Ocean, visiting each season 500 individuals. This has led the Bay to be one of the main tourist sites for observation


This whale season is not over yet, but it has been one of the most complicated but at the same time successful seasons for the teams of RABEN, The Whale Disentanglement Network. We have rescued 8 whales nationwide and at the time of writing this newsletter, our RABEN Manzanillo team is in action looking for […]


Whale Watching Regulations: NOM-131-SEMARNAT-2010 There are three basic rules for whale watching: Cause the minimum impact over the whales. Be patient. Only go whale watching with boats or companies that have a whale watching permit.   However, as a conscious ecotourist you should know that: The minimum distance that should be kept from whales is […]


Ecotourism is a very important tool in the development of local communities and it promotes sustainable development. In addition, it can be a very useful platform for research and environmental education. ECOBAC seeks to promote the development of ecological tourism, through consultant services in the following areas: specialized training for guides, regulations, route designs and […]