6-16 People
Group Size
All Ages

Activities: Kayaking, snorkeling (including friendly sea lions), hiking and fishing. Great for families!
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights camping
Begins in La Paz and ends in La Paz
Number of guides/crew: 2-6
Single accommodation fee: $125 (walk-in tent, limited to two per trip)
Approximate min/max paddling distances per day: 2-6 miles

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On our Espiritu Santo Quick Getaways you can explore distant islands and coastlines by kayak, hike among desert cactus, snorkel with sea lions and bring in fresh “catch of the day” prior to breakfast as well as relax on the beach and enjoy a good book.

Our Quick Getaways are short, economically budgeted trips that do not include hotel accommodations. If you would like to stay in La Paz before or after your trip, at our own beautiful hotel, The Posada LunaSol, we would be happy to arrange these accommodations for you.

* Due to potential new National Park regulations, we may need to move camp once during this trip


Day 1

Meet at the Mar Y Aventuras office in La Paz at 10 am. Here you will meet your guides and pick up rental gear if any and PFD’s. Transfer by boat to the beautiful Island of Espiritu Santo for a late lunch, kayak introduction and then sunset “happy hour” and dinner. B (at our hotel if you stayed with us) /L/D  

Day 2-3

Explore Espiritu Santo Island while enjoying the comfort of our luxury base camp. Participate in our daily activities of sea kayaking, snorkeling (including with friendly sea lions), hiking and fishing. B/L/D 

Day 4

Enjoy a morning walk or kayak excursion then have an early lunch at camp and transfer by boat to La Paz arriving by mid-day. B/L

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 and port closures. Upon the chance the port is closed and we can not get a group to the island on departure day we will provide a land based activity for this day.

Tour Calendar for Espiritu Santo Quick Getaway (3 nights)

Tour DatesDescriptionRate
Dec 18 - Dec 21, 20223 nights

What's Included

All meals from lunch day 1 through breakfast the last day of the trip, purified drinking water and an evening cocktail at camp, community camp equipment including kayaks and associated equipment, walk-in canvas tents with 2 cots, pads and pillows. Transportation to camps, national park fees and motorized skiffs, captains, guides and crew/cooks.  


What's Not Included

Airfare, airport-hotel transfers, hotel accommodations, 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, snorkel gear and wet suits (available for rent in La Paz) and guide gratuities.