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Activity Baja Coast & Islands Island Hopping Espiritu Santo: Circumnav &
West Coast Skiff-Supported
Getaway: Magdalena Bay Getaway: Espiritu Santo
Vigorous paddling
Snorkeling None
Whale sightings
March & April Only

March & April Only

March & April Only
Cultural interaction
Age limits 12 5 8 / 6 no age limit no age limit

*Wildlife includes, dolphins, sea lions, manta rays, birds, etc.

Best Months for the Following Activities
Optimal Paddling Conditions October, November or
March, April and May
Best Snorkeling Conditions October through November
Best Whale Watching (Pacific Gray Whales) in
Magdalena Bay
Late January through early March
Possible Whale Sighting in the Sea of Cortez Late February through mid April
Optimal Hiking Conditions Mid-November through mid March
Optimal Fishing Conditions April through October

Sea kayaking in Baja is primarily a winter activity and the season runs from early October through early May with fall and spring providing the most optimal paddling conditions. Mid winter, December, January and February, tend to be cool and windy although warm, calm days are NOT uncommon. Summers in Baja are characterized by hot, humid weather and generally the days are too hot to paddle for most people. While summers are not conducive to paddling they are great for scuba diving and sport fishing. Water warmth and visibility are best from June through October in the Sea of Cortez. The scuba diving and sport fishing seasons run from May through October. Hurricane season in La Paz runs mid August through early October.