4-16 People
Group Size
12+
Age
Moderately Strenuous
Physicality

Activities: Kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, fishing, visiting local fishing villages, possible whale sightings on spring trips.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights: 6 nights camping, 2 nights hotel
Begins in Loreto and Ends in La Paz
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: $125 hotel and tent, $25 for tent only and shared hotel
Approximate min/max distances per day: 8-16 miles

Tour Map

 

You May Also Like:

New & Improved!

Island Kayaking & Marine Wildlife (8 days)

  Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling (including friendly sea lions and whale sharks), hiking, fishing and turtle release. Duration: 8 days,
4-16 People
8+

Baja Wildlife Extravaganza (11 days)

Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling (including the friendly sea lions and whale sharks), whale watching, turtle release, hiking and fishing Duration:
4-18 People
5+

Island Hopping, La Paz to Loreto (9 days)

Activities: Kayaking, snorkeling (including friendly sea lions), hiking, fishing, visiting local fishing villages, whale watching (spring trips only). Duration: 9
4-16 People
5+

This is the perfect escape for the enthusiastic paddler seeking the pace and feel of an active vacation. We are the only outfitter in Baja to combine paddling parts of this beautiful, remote section of the Baja Coastline with the stunning islands of San Jose and Espiritu Santo. We created this itinerary by popular demand from our client’s suggestions. They wanted to paddle this famous coastline between Loreto and La Paz but also explore San Jose Island and snorkel with the sea lions on Espiritu Santo Island!

This combination makes this trip a snorkeler and paddler’s dream, offering unique scenic beauty combined with abundant wildlife viewed from above and below the water’s surface. The Sea of Cortez presents optimal paddling conditions in the spring and fall. Enjoy the warm (80 degrees F) waters in fall for snorkeling to your heart’s content. Spring trips are characterized by warm, calm days and possible encounters with migrating blue, humpback and fin whales.

Kayaking along this coastline allows us the opportunity to explore a region accessible only by water for the most part. These remote areas present isolated beaches and arroyos filled with palm trees occasionally dotted with small fishing villages and ranches. Most of our crew grew up in this area which adds a unique insight into the local culture as we visit their relatives and learn about the regional history while exploring coastal ranching and fishing villages.

Our flexible itinerary and skiff support facilitate a variety of activities and paddling abilities including side trips for fishing, snorkeling, hiking and possible whale watching. Our motorized support skiffs make for a safe and luxurious sea kayaking excursion. The skiffs are available for emergencies and to carry the heavy loads from camp to camp so your kayaks are light and easy to paddle. Even so if you get tired no problem, we’ll load your kayak onto our paddlers support skiff and you can enjoy riding in the skiff and possibly do some fishing!

This is truly a unique excursion for anyone who enjoys some paddling, snorkeling, hiking and/or fishing while enjoying the beautiful and wildlife rich Sea of Cortez waters, coastlines and islands.

1

Day 1

Leave the U.S.A. and fly to Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico. Transfer to the hotel in Loreto, afternoon orientation with your guide (time to be announced in your final letter) and distribution of rental gear, evening on your own to explore this tranquil seaside town, overnight hotel. 
2

Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer by van to Puerto Escondido (1/2 hour) and then and approximate two hour boat ride to our first camp at Ballenita Cove. Get settled with your gear, lunch and afternoon kayak orientation and paddle around the bay for an hour or two. B/L/D 
3-7

Day 3-7

Kayaking excursions from approximately 8-16 miles per day are combined with skiff rides as we move south along the Baja Peninsula Coastline then camp on San Jose and Espiritu Santo Islands by the end of the week. Camps are on isolated beaches along the way at locations such as Ballenita Cove, Puerto Gato, Islas San Jose and Espiritu Santo (where we snorkel with friendly sea lions). Taking a break from paddling and depending on the season we’ll hike up canyons, go snorkeling to explore the fascinating underwater world of the Sea of Cortez or jump in a skiff for an occasional morning of fishing. Of course, there’s always the option of relaxing at camp with a good book. Breaks at Tembabichi, Los Burros, Punta Alta or El Pardito 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
8

Day 8

Depart our last camp on Espiritu Santo Island and transfer by boat to La Paz (approximately 1-2 1/2 hours) after lunch. Check into our hotel, the Posada LunaSol, with the afternoon free to shower and take a walk into downtown La Paz before meeting for our farewell dinner at a restaurant that evening. B/L/D
9

Day 9

Depart La Paz.

B/L/D indicates meals included with trip cost.
Although we do our best to adhere to the above itinerary, it is subject to change for reasons beyond our control including weather.

It is of utmost importance you pack light for this trip in particular! We prefer NOT to overload our boats with lots of excess baggage. Bring only what you will use. If you have extra gear you will not need on the trip our re-supply truck can transfer your gear between Loreto and La Paz and have it waiting for you at the hotel in either place. Bring a small to mid-sized duffle (approximately 14x14x24inches or 35x35x60cm) for clothing and personal items. If bringing your own sleeping gear bring another duffle of similar size for your sleeping bag, pad and pillow OR you can combine them into one larger duffle approximately 18x18x35inches or 45x45x90cm. Plus you will want to bring a day-pack for extra clothing, water bottle, sunscreen and camera to have with you daily. Snorkel gear and a wetsuit is yet another bag you may have while on the trip.
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.

October 2017

DATES
TRIP
RATE
21 - 29
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)
(Private Charter - FULL)

$1,495.00

November 2017

DATES
TRIP
RATE
4 - 12
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)
(FULL)

$1,495.00

18 - 26
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)
(FULL)

$1,495.00

March 2018

DATES
TRIP
RATE
24 - Apr 1
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)

$1,495.00

April 2018

DATES
TRIP
RATE
7 - 15
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)

$1,495.00

21 - 29
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)
(Private Charter - FULL)

$1,495.00

May 2018

DATES
TRIP
RATE
5 - 13
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)

$1,495.00

October 2018

DATES
TRIP
RATE
20 - 28
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)
Private Charter Pending

$1,495.00

November 2018

DATES
TRIP
RATE
3 - 11
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)

$1,495.00

17 - 25
Baja Coast & Islands, Loreto to La Paz (9 days)

$1,495.00

What's Included

La Paz airport/hotel transfers, 2 nights hotel accommodation based on double occupancy, all meals from breakfast day 2 through a farewell dinner in town the last evening of the trip, purified drinking water with powder drink mixes and an evening cocktail. Transportation to all camps, national park fees, community camp equipment including kayaks and associated equipment, tents, motorized skiffs, captains, guides and crew/cooks.

 

What's Not Included

Airfare, meals on travel days to and from Baja, Loreto airport/hotel transfers, beer or soft drinks (there will be an option to purchase these and we will provide coolers with ice for storing them at camp), personal gear such as sleeping bags, pads, snorkel gear and wet suits (available for rent in Baja) and guide gratuities.