- 7-11 Day Expeditions All Inclusive
- Comfortable Mobile Camps
- Family Friendly
- Possible Whale Sightings on Spring Trips
- Sea Kayaking
- Wildlife Abundance
Activities: Kayaking, snorkeling (including friendly sea lions), hiking, fishing, visiting local fishing villages, whale watching (spring trips only).
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights: 6 nights camping, 2 nights hotel
Begins in La Paz and Ends in Loreto
Number of guides/crew: 3-5
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: $125 hotel and tent, $25 for tent only and shared hotel.
Approximate min/max distances per day: 4-10 miles
Have you ever dreamed of exploring the desert islands that dot the Sea of Cortez? Exploring their uninhabited shores and wildlife-rich waters? Well this trip can take you there! Travel from island to island via motorized boats then explore each island by kayak, snorkel and on foot.
Expect to see dolphins by the hundreds, sea lions sunning on rocky pinnacles, mantas leaping from the water’s surface, a possible encounter with a pod of pilot whales and on spring trips very possibly blue, humpback, Brydes or fin whales as we cruise from island to island. Upon arrival at each island camp, we’ll launch our kayaks, don our masks and snorkels or hike to a pinnacle for a look at each extraordinary new view. Espiritu Santo, Los Islotes, San Francisco, El Pardito, San Jose, Puerto Gato, Santa Catalina, Monserrat, Carmen and Danzante are all potential destinations depending on the weather, wildlife encounters and season.
Possible activities include exploring the giant barrel cactus of Santa Catalina and the fossilized shell beach of Monserrat, snorkel with the playful sea lions of Los Islotes, kayak through arches and into the hidden coves of Isla San Jose and through the turquoise waters of Espiritu Santo and San Francisco Islands. Visit the tranquil fishing villages of El Pardito and Tembabichi or try your hand at fishing before breakfast each morning.
On this trip you’ll see the best of the Sea of Cortez so don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the magic of the islands in the Sea of Cortez with your local Baja experts of Mar Y Aventuras.
Our first camp is on the beautiful island of Espiritu Santo where we will visit the sea lion rookery of Los Islotes and snorkel with these friendly, playful creatures. From here we travel north visiting and camping at some of the following places depending on the circumstances mentioned above, San Francisquito Island, the fishing village of El Pardito, Isla San Jose, the red sandstone beach of Puerto Gato on the Baja coast, the small ranching and fishing village of Tembabichi, Santa Catalina Island continuing on to our last nights camp on Danzante or Carmen Island in the National Marine Park of Loreto. B/L/D
B/L/D indicates meals included with trip cost.
It is of utmost importance you pack light for this trip in particular! We prefer NOT to overload our boats with lots of excess baggage. Bring only what you will use. If you have extra gear you will not need on the trip our re-supply truck can transfer your gear between Loreto and La Paz and have it waiting for you at the hotel in either place. Bring a small to mid-sized duffle (approximately 14x14x24inches or 35x35x60cm) for clothing and personal items. If bringing your own sleeping gear bring another duffle of similar size for your sleeping bag, pad and pillow OR you can combine them into one larger duffle approximately 18x18x35inches or 45x45x90cm. Plus you will want to bring a day-pack for extra clothing, water bottle, sunscreen and camera to have with you daily. Snorkel gear and a wetsuit is yet another bag you may have while on the trip.