Sea Kayaking the Baja Coast
|Duration||9 days, 8 nights: 6 nights camping, 2 nights hotel|
|Activities||Kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, fishing, visiting local fishing villages, possible whale sightings on spring trips|
|Begins in||Loreto (LTO)|
|Ends in||La Paz (LAP)|
|Group size||Minimum 4, Maximum 16|
|Number of guides/crew||2-6|
|Minimum age||12 - This is a generalization of age appropriateness for this trip, but please note we make exceptions depending upon your child's personal experience.|
|Single supplement fee||$115 hotel and tent, $25 for tent only|
|Sea kayak rating||Moderate to strenuous|
distances per day
|Day 1||Leave the U.S.A. and fly to Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico. Transfer to the hotel in Loreto, afternoon on your own to explore this tranquil seaside town, overnight hotel.|
|Day 2||After breakfast at the hotel, transfer by van to Puerto Escondido (1/2 hour) and take a one hour boat ride to our put in site at Aqua Verde. Depending upon the weather we either do our kayak orientation here on the beach then paddle to our first camp at Ballenita cove after lunch (about 8 miles 2-3 hours). Weather not permitting, we take the skiffs to our first camp and do our kayak orientation there and go for an evening paddle to explore the caves of Ballenita cove. B/L/D|
|Days 3-7||Kayaking south along the Baja peninsula coastline from 8 to 20 miles per day. Overnight at camps on isolated beaches along the way at locations such as Puerto Gato, Punta Cobre, Punta Colorada, and Isla San Jose. Taking a break from paddling we'll hike up canyons, go snorkeling to explore the fascinating underwater world of the Sea of Cortez or jump in the skiff for an occasional evening of fishing. Of course, there's always the option of relaxing at camp with a good book on the enchanted Baja coast. Breaks at Tembabichi, Los Dolores and/or Punta Alta give us a chance to visit the friendly Mexican families living on the coast and interpret the rich history of the area from stories passed on from their ancestors who have pearled, farmed, ranched and fished this coast since the 1800s. B/L/D|
|Day 8||Depart our last camp on Isla San Jose and transfer by boat and van to La Paz (approximately 4 hours) with lunch en route. Check into the hotel with the afternoon free to shower and take a walk into downtown La Paz before meeting for our farewell dinner that evening. B/L/D|
|Day 9||Transfer to the airport from the hotel for departure to the U.S.A. The taxi ride to the airport takes approximately 20 minutes. You should arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to your flight departure.|
B/L/D indicates meals included with trip cost.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THIS TRIP IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO GIVE US YOUR SIZE ON YOUR TRIP APPLICATION FORM. LIFE JACKETS AND ANY OTHER RENTAL EQUIPMENT SUCH AS WET SUITS AND SNORKEL GEAR WILL BE BROUGHT UP TO LORETO FROM LA PAZ SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU IN THE SIZES YOU REQUEST.
Dates and Rates
Oct 26-Nov 32014
Mar 29-Apr 6
Apr 26-May 4
La Paz airport/hotel transfers, 2-5 nights hotel accommodation based on double occupancy, all meals and beverages (including cold Mexican beer and cocktail each evening) from breakfast day 2 through a farewell dinner in town the last evening of the trip, community camp equipment including kayaks and associated equipment, tents, motorized skiffs, captains, guides and crew/cooks.
Airfare, meals on travel days to and from Baja, Loreto airport/hotel transfers, personal gear such as sleeping bags, pads, snorkel gear and wet suits (available for rent in Baja) and guide gratuities.
Accommodation Single Supplement:
If traveling single a single supplement fee usually applies. This fee varies by trip. You can find this fee by clicking the trip details tab.
* Discounted trips