"The island itself is spectacular. One of the best places I've ever visited. A cruise in the Galapagos was comparable, but I'd rate this trip much better. The staff was also extremely friendly and helpful."
--Charles, Espiritu Santo
"Our trip was absolutely amazing in every aspect. The norte was just part of the adventure. I have highest regard for your guide staff; Miguel, Marco, Antonio. And the food prepared in camp was the best we had on the entire trip- better than any of the fine dining establishments we found in LaPaz after returning. We loved the hotel accommodations. We are already scheming about a return adventure during whale season in a year or so. And of course we will book with your company."
--David, Espiritu Santo
"This is a note to say how much we enjoyed our quick trip to Magdalena Bay. Everyone on your staff was enthusiastic, positive, informative and helpful. Marco was a wonderful guide; Mingo a seasoned boat driver and whale spotter; Miguel a careful and attentive van driver."
--Douglas, Magdalena Bay Whale Watching
"The food was amazing. Every meal was exceptional. All of the camp staff worked very hard to please us in every way. Both guides were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you for providing a great experience!!"
--Stan, Espiritu Santo
"Chuy is an amazing cook. We had three vegetarians in the group, so being left with seafood was a pleasure to us all. A very well done event. Our thanks!"
--Bethany, Magdalena Bay Quick Getaway

Camps

Mobile skiff-supported camps in the Sea of Cortez (Includes the following trips; Island Hopping, Baja Coast & Islands and Espiritu Santo Circumnavigation and Island expeditions and Quick Getaways anytime other than late December through early March)

We camp on gravel and sand beaches (white sand beaches only on Espiritu Santo trips) on the waters edge along the coast and islands of Baja with the mountains and flora of the Southern Sonoran Desert as backdrop.
A large kitchen tent is set up by our staff and used for cooking. A shade tarp is set up for taking breaks from the sun. Chairs are provided, but no dining tables. Quality 3-person crawl-in nylon dome tents are provided for double occupancy.
A solar shower is set up on the beach at each camp for rinsing off the salt after you bathe in the sea with biodegradable soap. The toilet is a self-contained porta-potty that uses water to flush. It is placed in a secluded spot at each camp. It is available from when you arrive until you depart and is emptied daily.

Espiritu Santo Luxury Sea Kayak Base Camp, Sea of Cortez (Includes Espiritu Santo Quick Getaway Trips late December through early March)

We camp on Candelero Beach in a large protected bay about mid-way up on the lee side of the island. Our large camp faces west, perfect for witnessing Baja’s beautiful sunsets! Just a short walk from camp is a fresh water well in a beautiful box canyon adorned with hanging fig trees complete with humming birds and cliff hanging lizards. Meanwhile the large bay provides a protected area with small rocky islands to explore by kayak, mask and snorkel and/or by SUP (provided at camp).
The kitchen and dining area is comprised of large MASH-style wall tents that offer protection from the sun and the wind. The tents are furnished with tables and chairs for eating or relaxing, and feature solar-powered lighting in the evenings. Some chaise lounges offer the opportunity for sun bathing on the beach. Solar sun showers are available for showering in private shower stalls.
Ten large (10'x12') walk-in canvas tents are provided for sleeping accommodations, each complete with two cots, sleeping pads, pillow and tables. These tents are provided for double occupancy with limited single occupancy. Smaller backpacking-style crawl-in tents may be used for singles as well.
The toilets are self-contained porta-potties that flush with water. They are set up in private stalls behind camp and emptied daily.

Magdalena Bay Whale Watching Base Camp, Pacific Coast, (Includes Magdalena Bay whale watching Quick Getaways late January through early March)

We camp on the lee side of Magdalena Island on the Pacific coast in the Southern part of the Baja Peninsula. Nestled in sand dunes, our camp faces the bay and often provides a great view of whales and dolphins as they swim by.
Near camp is a mangrove estuary that provides a peaceful kayaking experience while you observe its abundant bird life. The Pacific Ocean is a short walk across the majestic windswept sand dunes and provides the lovely sound of waves caressing the beach 24 hours a day.
The kitchen and dining area is comprised of large MASH-style wall tents that offer protection from the sun and the wind. The tents are furnished with tables and chairs for eating or relaxing, and feature solar-powered lighting in the evenings. Our guides give presentations here on the local ecology and the biology of the gray whale. Some chaise lounges offer the opportunity for sun bathing on the beach. Solar sun showers are available for showering in private shower stalls.
Ten large (10'x12') walk-in canvas tents are provided for sleeping accommodations, each complete with two cots, sleeping pads, pillows and tables. These tents are provided for double occupancy with limited single occupancy. Smaller backpacking-style crawl-in tents may be used for singles.
The toilets are self-contained porta-potties that flush with water. They are set up in private stalls behind camp and emptied daily.

Meals

Our talented staff does the cooking but you are welcome to lend a hand at any time. It's a great way to practice your Spanish and learn some Mexican cooking secrets!

Meals are a combination of the best of Mexican and American traditions using fresh local ingredients.

Breakfasts start with rich Mexican coffee, juice and tea. A typical breakfast might include fresh fruit with yogurt, eggs a la Mexicana with tortillas and beans, banana pancakes and bacon, or chilaquiles (corn tortillas in a rich, mild salsa with cheese and beans).

Lunches include homemade soups, fresh salads or deli sandwiches all served with whole wheat bread or tostadas and cookies.

Sunset each evening is celebrated with "happy hour." One evening, you might have ice cold freshly squeezed lime margaritas made with 100% agave tequila, or fresh pineapple and coconut laden piña coladas accompanied by guacamole or salsa with chips, popcorn or freshly caught "catch of the day" ceviche. Our typical dinners might include handmade tamales, fresh fish Veracruz style (in fresh tomato sauce with garlic, onion, black olives and mild local green chile), chicken mole or fajitas, fish, shrimp and/or grilled steak tacos accompanied by guacamole and a variety of salsas served with salad, rice, potatoes or beans and fresh, warm tortillas. Dinners are completed with home made flan, Baja lime pie or a cake baked in a dutch oven surrounded by hot coals nestled in the sand.

The skiffs allow us to bring large blocks of ice so we're able to store fresh produce, dairy products and meats and indulge in luxuries such as ice cold drinks. You will have the opportunity to purchase your own favorite beer or soft drink prior to leaving for camp and our crew will ice your daily choice of beverage in the drink cooler each day during the trip. We also bring plenty of purified fresh water and powdered energy drink mixes for staying well hydrated.

Special diets are not a problem as we are stocked with a wide variety of produce, dairy products, grains, meats and tofu for vegetarians.


Sea of Cortez camp


Mobile camp tent


Large 10x12 walk-in tent


Interior large 10x12 walk-in tent


Port-a-potty


Sea of Cortez fresh water rinse


Fresh veggies and seafood