6-16 People
Group Size

Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling, including whale sharks (weather and presence of sharks permitting on January and March trips only, NOT on trips with a start date in December) and sea lions, hiking, fishing and turtle release
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights: 4 nights camping, 2 nights hotel
Begins in La Paz and ends in La Paz
Number of guides/crew: 2-6
Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 16
Minimum age: 5 – This is a generalization of age appropriateness for this trip, but please note we make exceptions depending upon your child’s personal experience.
Single accommodation fee: $250 single hotel and walk-in tent – Limit 2 per trip.* Shared hotel and single walk-in tent $125 / single hotel and shared walk-in tent $150
Sea kayak rating: Easy to Moderate
Approximate min/max paddling distances per day: 1-8 miles

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We’ve taken some of our clients’ favorite activities and combined them into one GREAT trip! Snorkel with whale sharks (weather permitting on trips starting in January & March only), sea lions and among tropical fish, kayak the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, release sea turtle hatchlings into the Pacific (on December and January departures), walk among giant cactus or try your hand at fishing.

Upon arrival to the famous Espiritu Santo Island (ESI) National Park you’ll settle into our beautiful camp on a white sand beach caressed by turquoise waters with volcanic cliffs and towering cactus as back drop. Camp is comprised of walk-in tents, each complete with 2 cots, pads and pillows for a restful nights sleep.

Without having to move camp daily* our flexible itinerary facilitates a variety of activities for a variety of interests. Our professional guides will provide sea kayaking excursions tailored to abilities from beginner to advanced paddlers. Motorized boats/skiffs skillfully operated by our experienced captains will transport folks to and from the island and accompany the trip. As we kayak or travel by boat along the shores of ESI it’s common to see manta rays and dolphins leaping from the sea’s surface.

Having skiffs accompany your trip allows you to participate in activities not possible if traveling by kayak alone. We can motor to snorkeling “hot spots” including a sea lion rookery where we snorkel among these graceful creatures enjoying their playful and curious nature first hand. Our skiffs are also used to take you to the whale shark feeding ground (weather permitting) providing you the opportunity to snorkel alongside the world’s largest fish (January and March departures only). If you are booking a December departure and would like to snorkel with whale sharks we suggest you plan an extra day in La Paz for arranging this activity with our La Paz office. Please keep in mind this activity is weather dependent with calm seas necessary and can be cancelled due to winds.

To finish off this exciting tour we’ll take you to Todos Santos on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula where you’ll participate in releasing tiny sea turtle hatchlings into the ocean as part of a sea turtle conservation project. Turtles stop hatching by February so this is activity is only available on December & January trip departures and is optional.

Don’t miss this opportunity to possibly combine all these spectacular wildlife events with kayaking, snorkeling , hiking and fishing while camping in comfort at our luxury camp on the beautiful island of Espiritu Santo.

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


Day 1

Arrive in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Evening on your own to explore La Paz and dine at one of its many fine restaurants. 

Day 2

Breakfast at our poolside cafe for a meet and greet with your guides and other fellow passengers. Pick up of rental gear, orientation and loading of boats. Transfer by boat to the island of Espiritu Santo. Lunch upon arrival at camp with camp and kayak orientation followed by paddling in the bay.  B/L/D 

Day 3-5

Guided kayak, snorkel and hiking excursions are offered daily from our luxury base camp as our guides and crew choose the best activities each day in accordance with your desires, abilities and the weather. Try your hand at fishing in the mornings and enjoy our skiff excursions to nearby snorkeling “hot spots” including a sea lion rookery and *whale shark feeding area where we can join these amazing marine animals in their natural environment for an experience of a lifetime. B/L/D

Day 6

Enjoy a morning activity of paddling or hiking, have an early lunch at camp then transfer back to La Paz by motorized boat arriving mid-day. Check into the hotel for a nice shower. Optional activity with a late afternoon departure to Todos Santos for sea turtle release at sunset and return to La Paz that evening for a late dinner on your own. Due to sea turtle biology hatching only occurs in December and January so this activity is NOT available on March trips. B/L

Day 7

Travel day for getting to the airport to return home or continuing your trip in Baja.

B/L/D indicates meals included with trip cost.

*We are including a possible whale shark snorkel on these trips in January and March as part of this trip’s itinerary. When you snorkel with the whale sharks will be dictated by calm seas (possibly on the way to or from camp OR during the trip while on the island). If you are booking this trip with a December departure date and would like to snorkel with whale sharks we suggest you plan an extra day in La Paz for arranging this activity with our La Paz office. Please keep in mind this activity is dictated by the forces of nature and not always predictable. The sharks need to be present and calm seas are necessary for snorkeling with them.
Although we do our best to adhere to the above itinerary, it is subject to change for reasons beyond our control including wildlife unpredictability, weather and port closures. 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 Espiritu Santo Wildlife Expedition (7 days)

Tour DatesDescriptionRate
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 20226 nights
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 20236 nights
Jan 1 - Jan 7, 20236 nights
Jan 8 - Jan 14, 20236 nights
(Private Charter)
Jan 15 - Jan 21, 20236 nights
Mar 5 - Mar 11, 20236 nights

What's Included

Two nights hotel accommodations and 4 nights luxury camp accommodations complete with walk-in tents, cots, pads and pillows based on double occupancy, all meals as noted on the itinerary, purified drinking water with powder drink mixes and an evening cocktail while at camp. Community camp equipment including kayaks and associated equipment, tents, motorized skiffs, captains, guides and crew/cooks.


What's Not Included

Airfare, airport transfers, meals on travel days to and from Baja, 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, wet suits (available for rent in Baja) and guide gratuities.