Whales, Dolphins, Birds & More
Eco Tourism in San Carlos
San Carlos is a delight for those who enjoy seeing a variety of wildlife. The area is home to a vast array of mammals, fish and birds-both at sea and on land. Whales that are commonly seen in the area include sperm, finback, and pilot whales. Orcas migrate through the area at different times of the year and offer a special whale watching treat.
The Whales are here!
Common name Fin Whale
Length up to 85 ft.
Birth wt. 2 tons
Adult wt. 30 to 80 tons
Diet: crustaceans, squid, and fish
Threats are entanglement in fishnets, pollution, habitat destruction, hunting, whaling, and human disturbance.
Location: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
This photo was taken during a rescue effort to free a sperm whale who had become entangled in a fishing net. The rescue was successfully completed by a team of experienced professional divers from several San Carlos dive shops. Do not attempt such a rescue on your own.
Pacific Bottle Nose Dolphin are common and can be seen year around. A small pod frequent the Estuary of Soldiers and these routinely cruise the beach off San Carlos proper in search of food.