About Us

Eco Migrations was started in 2012, with the aim of providing fun, safe, ecologically conscious experiences that showcase our wonderful little corner of the world, the La Paz Bay and Espiritu Santo Island. We we have a privileged location on the Gulf of California, and are host to an impressive array of wildlife including whale sharks that come to feed on the nutrient-rich waters from October to May; majestic gray whales, coming to mate, give birth and nurse in the abundant waters of their winter lagoons; sea lions, who live here year round and have a colony on the northern tip of Espiritu Santo Island; Mobula rays, which are found year round but form huge aggregations in Spring, jumping out of the water in one of nature’s great mysteries; and many other species of birds, fish and plants. 

Learn more about our team, here!



JJ was born in Mexico City. He moved to La Paz in 1995 to study Marine Biology, and never left. He has over 20 years experience working as a naturalist, kayak guide and divemaster in this region. Additionally, he has worked as a researcher and Marine Mammal Observer all over the world including in Senegal, Liberia, Oman, Iceland, Spain, Portugal and Italy. JJ started Eco Migrations in 2017.


Erin Francke was born in Lubbock Texas, and grew up in Mexico City. Her parents are biologists, and nature has always been her passion. Erin studied economics, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, earned a Master’s in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge and worked to improve transportation, urban development and environmental regulation in Mexico City. She joined the Eco Migrations team in 2017.

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