All the lancha operators charge the same amount, choosing Aquendi was arbitrary.
The Mexican family we shared the boat with paid for one hour, we paid for the other. They were all so nice. They shared their snacks with us and explained what the boat operator was saying in slow and simple Spanish.
I have so many pictures I could post here, but I will share just a couple of the best. There were quite a few females with their newborns in the lagoon, the peak of the calving season is mid-February to mid-March. These are gray whales who have migrated to Baja California from Alaska to give birth and nurse until the calves are ready to head back north sometime between March and April. The non-pregnant females are hoping to mate before they return. We got as close as 50 feet. I was glad the boat operator stayed a respectful distance away.
Frigatebirds. The boat operator said they have no feet and clutch the branch with their body. They do have feet, however they are underdeveloped and somewhat webbed. Frigatebirds don't walk well, are unable to take off from a flat surface, and never land in the water. They're able to stay aloft for over a week and snatch food from the ocean using their long hooked beak.
Afterwards, we made another contribution to the community of Ciudad Constitucion, but having a delicious late lunch at Brismar.