4-18 People
Group Size
5+
Age
Easy
Physicality

Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling (including whale sharks 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 4, Maximum 20
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 supplement fee: $250 single hotel and canvas walk-in tent – Limit 2 per trip.* Shared hotel and single canvas walk-in tent $125 / shared hotel and single small crawl in tent $50 / Single hotel and single crawl-in tent $200.
Sea kayak rating: Easy to Moderate
Approximate min/max paddling distances per day: 1-8

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We’ve taken some of our clients’ favorite activities and combined them into one GREAT trip! Snorkel with whale sharks, sea lions and among tropical fish, kayak the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, release sea turtle hatchlings into the Pacific, hike 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 luxury base camp on a white sand beach caressed by turquoise waters with volcanic cliffs and towering cactus as back drop. Camp is comprised of large walk-in canvas 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 skiffs skillfully operated by our experienced captains will transport folks to and from the island and accompany the trip. En-route to the island from La Paz we’ll take the opportunity to visit the whale shark feeding area and possibly have the opportunity to snorkel along side these gentle giants, weather permitting.

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. 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.

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.

Don’t miss this opportunity to combine all these spectacular wildlife events and other activities while camping in comfort at our luxury base camp only available in December and January!

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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. 
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Day 2

Breakfast at our pool side cafe. Transfer by boat to the island of Espiritu Santo (approximately 2 hours), possible whale shark snorkeling en-route, weather permitting. Lunch upon arrival at our luxury base camp in Candelero Bay. Camp and sea kayak orientation followed by paddling in the beautiful bay. B/L/D 
3-5

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 where we join these graceful creatures, swimming alongside them while enjoying their playful and curious nature first hand. B/L/D
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Day 6

After breakfast we transfer back to La Paz by motorized boat with possible whale shark snorkeling en-route weather permitting. Check into the hotel for a nap or stroll along the Malecon (waterfront boardwalk) for a delicious lunch. Afternoon departure to Todos Santos for sea turtle release at sunset and return to La Paz that evening. B
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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.
Although we do our best to adhere to the above itinerary, it is subject to change for reasons beyond our control including weather.

Tour Calendar for Espiritu Santo Wildlife Expedition (7 days)

Tour DatesDescriptionRate
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 20176 nights
THIS TOUR IS FULL.
FULL
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 20186 nights
THIS TOUR IS FULL.
FULL
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 20186 nights
THIS TOUR IS FULL.
FULL
Jan 6 - Jan 12, 20186 nights
The 1st four people to book receive a $200 discount off their final balance
$1075
Jan 13 - Jan 19, 20186 nights
$1075
Jan 20 - Jan 26, 20186 nights
$1075

What's Included

La Paz airport/hotel transfers, 2 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, 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.