4-18 People
Group Size
5+
Age
Easy
Physicality

Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling, including whale sharks (weather and presence of sharks permitting on January trips only) 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 (weather permitting on trips starting in January only), sea lions and among tropical fish, kayak the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, release sea turtle hatchlings into the Pacific, 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 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 on January 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. Please keep in mind this activity is weather dependent with calm seas necessary.

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 possibly combine all these spectacular wildlife events and other activities while camping in comfort at our luxury base camp only available in December and January!

1

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 in the morning after fitting PFD’s and picking up any rental gear. On January departures ONLY possible whale shark snorkeling en-route, weather permitting (boat ride takes approximately 2 hours + time for whale shark snorkeling if possible). Late lunch upon arrival at our luxury base camp in Candelero Bay. Camp and sea kayak orientation that afternoon followed by paddling in the beautiful bay. B/L/D 
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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 an early lunch we transfer back to La Paz by motorized boat. Check into the hotel and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the many fine restaurants near the hotel. Afternoon departure to Todos Santos (a little over an hour by van) for sea turtle release at sunset and return to La Paz that evening for dinner on your own. B/L
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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.

We are only including a possible whale shark snorkel on January trips as part of this trip’s itinerary. Even during January if the water is rough on the day we’ve scheduled to do this then it may not be possible. 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. 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 15 - Dec 21, 20186 nights
Book by July 15 for a 25% discount
$810
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 20186 nights
$1075
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 20196 nights
$1075
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 20196 nights
$1075
Jan 3 - Jan 9, 20196 nights
$810
Jan 7 - Jan 13, 20196 nights
Book by July 15 for a 25% discount
$810
Jan 11 - Jan 17, 20196 nights
Book by July 15 for a 25% discount
$810
Jan 15 - Jan 21, 20196 nights
Book by July 15 for a 25% discount
$810
Jan 19 - Jan 25, 20196 nights
Book by July 15 for a 25% discount
$810

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.