- 7-11 Day Expeditions All Inclusive
- Comfortable Mobile Camps
- Possible Whale Sightings on Spring Trips
- Sea Kayaking
- Turtle Release
- Whale Sharks
- Wildlife Abundance
Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling (including with friendly sea lions), hiking, fishing and turtle release (on late October & November trips only). Snorkeling with whale sharks is also included on October, November, March and possibly early April trips, dependent on weather and presence. Possible whale sightings (humpback, blue and fin) on March and April trips.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights: 5 nights camping, 2 nights hotel
Begins and Ends in La Paz
Number of guides/crew: 2-6
Minimum age: 8 – 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: $100 hotel and tent, $25 for tent only and shared hotel
Approximate: min/max distances per day 5-12 miles.
Espiritu Santo Island is the quintessential paddling paradise! We combined this with some of Baja’s extraordinary marine wildlife for the journey of a lifetime. Paddle, hike, fish, snorkel with whale sharks (October through mid-March, presence and weather permitting), sea lions and tropical fish and release sea turtle hatchlings into the Pacific (October, November and December) or witness humpback, fin or blue whales (March and April) and manta rays flying from the sea’s surface!
This extraordinary, desert island national park has over 20 white sand beaches, volcanic cliffs with towering cactus all surrounded by the wildlife rich waters of the Sea of Cortez. Kayaking and camping along the shores of this island paradise allow us the opportunity to explore ancient archeological sites, canyons adorned with hanging fig trees, freshwater wells, classic desert arroyos, prime fishing holes as well as snorkel among friendly sea lions and tropical fish. Weather permitting we’ll attempt to paddle its unique east coast of sheer rock walls, caves and towering spires.
This is the perfect escape for the novice to advanced sea kayaker seeking some scenic paddling combined with snorkeling, hiking and fishing. Our skiff-supported trips allow our professional guides some flexibility in providing each participant the level appropriate activity they desire in a flexible and relaxed environment. If you want a challenging day of paddling, they’ll provide you with that experience. If you prefer to take a day off from paddling and want to snorkel, hike or hang at camp that can also be arranged!
We will camp on 2 to 3 beautiful white sand beaches while exploring this island paradise. Our motorized support skiffs are used to carry heavy equipment from camp to camp so your kayaks are light and easy to paddle. The motorized skiffs also come in handy to pick up tired paddlers (we throw your kayak on a roof rack). We also use the skiffs to take folks snorkeling with whale sharks and sea lions or for opportunistic whale watching in the spring months when a whale spout is spotted off shore.
There is no other island in the Sea of Cortez quite like Espiritu Santo! If you love to camp at the water’s edge, paddle, snorkel and/or hike and fish while enjoying a spectacularly scenic national park with abundant wildlife, this truly is your dream vacation!
March through April trips: Depending on the presence of whale sharks we may leave camp after breakfast and snorkel with the sharks en-route back to La Paz (IF we were NOT able to do this on day 2) OR stay on the island for a morning activity of paddling or snorkeling, lunch at camp then return to La Paz early afternoon. 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 presence of wildlife. Snorkeling with whale sharks is completely weather dependent (calm seas are necessary) and wildlife predictability so this activity will depend on the weather and presence of sharks on the days and time we have scheduled to do this. We will attempt to provide you with at least one encounter of snorkeling with whale sharks when they are present (in general this is from October through mid to late March, sometimes even into April).
Upon the chance the port is closed due to high winds 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 Island Kayaking & Marine Wildlife (8 days)
|Oct 20 - Oct 27, 2018||7 nights||$1195|
|Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2018||7 nights||$1195|
|Nov 3 - Nov 10, 2018||7 nights||$1195|
|Nov 11 - Nov 18, 2018||7 nights||$1195|
|Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2018||7 nights|
THIS TOUR IS FULL.
|Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2018||7 nights||$1195|
|Mar 17 - Mar 24, 2019||7 nights||$1250|
|Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2019||7 nights|
THIS TOUR IS FULL.
|Mar 31 - Apr 7, 2019||7 nights||$1250|
|Apr 6 - Apr 13, 2019||7 nights||$1250|
|Apr 14 - Apr 21, 2019||7 nights||$1250|
|Apr 20 - Apr 27, 2019||7 nights||$1250|