Wildlife & Natural History Expeditions

Baja Expeditions offers many options for experiencing Baja’s wildlife and natural history – some expeditions move along the coasts and among the islands of the Sea of Cortez, and others base out of one of our two eco camps, one in the Pacific’s San Ignacio Lagoon and the other on Espiritu Santo Island near La Paz. We have specialized in nature travel, intentional tourism, wildlife monitoring and citizen science since the 1970s. Join us to explore and help preserve our seas and coastlines, and all the species that inhabit them!

Pacific Gray Whales Fly-In (San Ignacio Eco Camp)

Pacific Gray Whales Drive-In (San Ignacio Eco Camp)

Wildlife Live-aboard Voyage (Catamaran El Mechudo)

Whale Shark Live-aboard Research Voyage (Catamaran El Mechudo)

Whales & Whales – Camp & Cruise (San Ignacio Eco Camp and Catamaran El Mechudo)

Diving Expeditions

The Sea of Cortez is a diver’s paradise. Hundreds of species of thrive in this unique hot spot for bio-diversity. Baja Expeditions is a pioneer company, running dive boats in Baja California since the 1970s; we offer unique diving expeditions with experienced dive masters, boats captains and camp crew. Choose between a basecamp model at Espiritu Santo Island just off of La Paz, or dive on the move, cruising aboard our 45-foot sailing Catamaran El Mechudo.

 

Live-aboard Diving (Catamaran El Mechudo)

Base Camp Diving (Espiritu Santo Eco Camp)

 
 

Paddling Expeditions — Sea Kayak, Paddleboard, and now with Hatha Yoga

Baja Expeditions offers multiple options for experiencing Baja’s wildlife and natural history – some move along the coasts and among the islands of the Sea of Cortez, and others base out of one of our two eco camps, one in the Pacific’s San Ignacio Lagoon and the other on Espiritu Santo Island near La Paz.

Island Sea Kayak (island mobile camp; supported by Pez Sapo)

Coastal Sea Kayak (island mobile camp; supported by Pez Sapo)

Base Camp Sea Kayak (Espiritu Santo Eco Camp with sea kayaks)

Base Camp Paddleboard (Espiritu Santo Eco Camp with paddleboards)

Base Camp Paddleboard & Yoga - *new (Espiritu Santo Eco Camp with paddleboards)

Sea & Sierra Expeditions

Getting back to our roots of exploring the Sierras, we put together new expeditions this season, partnering with our colleagues at Rancho Cacachilas. Choose an expedition that lets you explore the stark and stunning contrasts of Baja California — the sea and the Sierra. You will visit our eco camp at Espiritu Santo Island and enjoy water and island exploration, then get a quick taste of ranch life in the Sierra Cachachilas just outside La Paz and near El Sargento, where you can hike, mountain bike ride, savor organic garden flavors and fresh local cheeses and learn about new research efforts.

Espiritu Santo Island & Rancho Cacachilas

 

Sailing Expeditions

The first artisanal fishermen explored the Sea of Cortez under oar and sail; aboard the Catamaran El Mechudo, we take great pleasure in running expeditions that take advantage of the consistent seasonal wind patterns in the sea. The Sea of Cortez is often described as one of the places a sailing cruiser must visit! Our 45-foot sailing Catamaran El Mechudo can be chartered for your group, and you can design the perfect expedition for you. El Mechudo has cruised thousands of nautical miles in the sea, often helping out area researchers and inviting guests to join in as citizen scientists. Design your own route out of La Paz or a bit further south from Loreto, with a fully certified captain, crew and guide to make the most of your time on the sea.

 

Custom Sailing Charter

  

BE Custom Explorations

We offer flexible itineraries and dates for groups that are already formed — when you know that Baja California is the perfect ecosystem landscape for your next exploration. Customize a stay at our Espiritu Santo Island eco camp or aboard our 45-foot Catamaran El Mechudo, going in and out of La Paz Bay. Ask us about partner packages for commercial groups, tiered pricing for nonprofit and civil organizations, and special holiday promotions for groups of family and friends. Choose your own eco-adventure with BE Custom Explorations.

 

BE Custom Explorations (Espiritu Santo Eco Camp)

BE Custom Explorations (Catamaran El Mechudo)

 

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