"The big selling point for all of us on the trip, was that itís an opportunity for families/friends of dissimilar athletic abilities to get together in a fabulous setting. Someone can run a 50k in the desert, kayak 20 miles, and snorkel, while another one might lay on the beach & read novels/drink margaritas, and even though the guides speak impeccable English, another one could use the trip as an intensive Spanish class. One can do any group activity or go off on one's own. It is one of the few opportunities that I've seen where families could get together in a fabulous setting so inexpensively and not be on top of one another, as they might in a big beach house. There's also a ton [***A TON***] to be said for not having the burden or stress of organizing activities or food for a large group."
--Kris Larson, Island hopping, 2010
Why Choose a Trip With Us?
As a Mexican company comprised of locals we know Baja better than most; its weather, waters, landscapes, people, wildlife, cultural and natural history.
Knowledgeable and Professional
Our leaders possess a variety of education and training in sea kayaking, marine biology, archaelogy, geology, history, guiding and wilderness first aid.
Personable and Fun
A trip with us not only introduces you to the skills of kayaking or the gentle art of whale watching, it brings you in touch with the Mexican people through our talented and charismatic local staff and guides. Their sense of humor and enthusiasm to share knowledge of their culture and country is a special element of each trip.
Environmentally and Culturally Sensitive
Through continued research Mar Y Aventuras practices the most "green" techniques available for handling human waste, organic garbage and recycling in desert and salt water environments. We operate all trips with the utmost respect for the local culture, flora and fauna.
High Standards in Quality and Safety
All our trips are supported by motorized boats (22-30' open skiffs) equipped with marine band radios, adding a great measure of safety to each trip. We purchase and maintain top quality equipment. We believe your experience is enhanced by the use of good quality, easy to use, comfortable equipment. Skiffs also provide the luxury of carrying heavy loads from camp to camp so your kayaks are light and easy to paddle.
We prepare the most delicious meals you'll ever taste using local fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and meats stored in large coolers full with ice. Special diets are easily accommodated due to the variety of foods we are able to carry. Fresh fish is often a part of every Baja trip via folks interested in catching their dinner, keeping only what we can eat. Ice cold drinks are provided including fruit juices, soda and Mexican beer. This is a must after a long hot paddle!
For an active trip with the pace and feel of a true vacation choose our skiff supported trips. We offer the best value for your dollar. The ability to serve fresh foods and cold drinks, plus having that extra measure of safety, is a special quality worth a slight increase in expense for a skiff supported trip.