- 7-11 Day Expeditions All Inclusive
- Comfortable Mobile Camps
- Family Friendly
- Possible Whale Sightings on Spring Trips
- Sea Kayaking
- Wildlife Abundance
Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling (including with friendly sea lions), nature walks, fishing. Possible whale sightings (humpback, blue and fin) are possible 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 accommodation fee: Fall 2023 / Spring 2024: $120 hotel and tent, $95 single hotel and shared tent, $50 single tent and shared hotel. Fall 2024: $150 hotel and tent, $120 single hotel and shared tent, $75 single tent and shared hotel.
Approximate min/max paddling distances:5-15 miles per day. Please note this is an approximation and can vary greatly dependent on the winds, time of year and group size. During the fall months of October and November, following the rainy season, some beaches are undesirable for camping due to bugs but fine for spring trips. Other beaches are small and can only accommodate smaller groups of 6-10 people.
Come experience all the wildness and beauty of the remote islands in the Southern Sea of Cortez on this unique journey! Explore the three islands of Espiritu Santo, San Jose and San Francisquito with 6 days of camping, paddling, snorkeling and fishing along their shores. This is an itinerary like no other with combining some of our favorite places into one comprehensive sea kayaking trip. Our crew grew up in this area and will literally take you on a journey through their “back yard”!
We will explore the best snorkeling areas around the islands where you’ll find abundant tropical fish, friendly sea lions and possibly even the largest fish to inhabit the ocean, the docile whale shark. Visits to local fishing communities will give you an opportunity to potentially meet some of our crew’s family and sample their incredible hand made tortillas. San Jose island features a mangrove estuary for a unique kayak tour while San Francisquito Island presents beautiful ridges for hiking with vistas of the clear blue ocean below where whales, dolphins and mantas can be spotted swimming by. Then there is the jewel of the Sea of Cortez, Espiritu Santo Island, with its turquoise bays and white sand beaches surrounded by volcanic cliffs.
Time will be spent as evenly as possible between the 3 islands depending on the winds and waves with the idea to camp on 2 to 4 different beaches. Days exploring these islands will be full of kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and fishing with nights spent sleeping in our comfortable mobile camp under brilliant starry skies.
Come join us on this exciting tour visiting what we believe are some of the Southern Sea of Cortez’s most wild and scenic regions…
Depending on the winds our guides will present a plan with moving camp to the other islands of San Jose and San Francisquito. At each island we’ll offer guided kayak excursions, snorkeling, nature walks or hikes and fishing excursions. The daily routine our guides and crew choose will be the best activity in accordance with the weather and your desires or abilities. They will choose the optimal days for snorkeling with the sea lions interspersed with paddling camp to camp, nature walks and snorkeling other spots. You will camp on 2-4 different beaches. Please note this itinerary can vary greatly dependent on the winds, time of year and group size. During the fall months of October and November, following the rainy season, some beaches are undesirable for camping due to bugs but fine for spring trips. Other beaches are small and can only accommodate smaller groups of 6-10 people. Fishing excursions by boat will be offered each morning and some evenings for those interested. B/L/D
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 the presence of wildlife. Snorkeling with whale sharks is completely weather dependent (calm seas are necessary) so this activity will depend on the weather and presence of sharks when passing their feeding ground on our way to or return from Espiritu Santo Island. We will attempt to provide you with at least one encounter of snorkeling with whale sharks when they are present and the weather is calm during trips 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 Sea of Cortez Sampler (8 days)
|Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2024||7 nights||$1550|
|Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2024||7 nights||$1550|
|Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2024||7 nights|
THIS TOUR IS FULL.
|Apr 13 - Apr 20, 2024||7 nights|
THIS TOUR IS FULL.
|Apr 27 - May 4, 2024||7 nights||$1550|
|Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2024||7 nights||$1600|
|Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2024||7 nights||$1600|