Espiritu Santo Island Day Trip
Just 18 miles from La Paz, the 23,383-acre island of Espiritu Santo is the crown jewel in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez. Espiritu Santo has the most intact ecosystem in the region — and several of its plants and animals are found nowhere else in the world! Our Espiritu Santo Eco Camp is nestled in a spectacular cove of this island Natural Protected Area, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will stop for a visit as part of your day of island exploration. Swim with friendly California sea lions at the rookery, then choose your adventure at our Eco Camp: snorkeling, paddling a kayak or paddleboard or hiking up the arroyo. Be as active or relaxed as you like at our island base camp. Rest and enjoy the views, or hike up the ochre-colored arroyo to study cacti and desert plants — but go quietly if you want to spot lizards! Bird watchers will delight in the fishing practices of pelicans and magnificent frigate birds. You will also enjoy delicious catered snacks prepared with fresh local ingredients.
Baja Expeditions' founder Tim Means, together with a supportive community, played an instrumental role in the designation of the island archipelago as a protected area, supporting the health of its ecosystems and creating opportunities for responsible access and visitation for future generations of locals and visitors. A portion of the proceeds from your expedition goes to support local environmental education and conservation research programming.
Whale Shark Supplement! Add an additional stop at the Whale Shark nursery off of El Mogote! ( you can add this option at check-out)
Ready to start your Baja Expedition? Book your trip today!
Start: La Paz
End: La Paz
Wildlife Viewing, Kayak, PaddleBoard, Snorkel, etc.
Little ones — Grandparents
Easy — all fitness levels
Leave at 8:30 a.m. October - March
Leave at 9 a.m. April - September
Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain, Chef, Camp Crew
USD $120/ guest
Minimum Group Size: 6; Maximum Group Size: 10 (Questions? Contact us!)
Visit our Eco Camp Base Camp - Espíritu Santo Island
Visit Los Islotes and snorkel with sea lions
Paddle remote coves of Archipelago Natural Protected Area
Island hike/nature walk at different sites
Session with naturalist
Panga boat ride to & from Espiritu Santo island
Add a Whale Shark Supplement for just USD $25 extra!
Expedition gear, plus equipment for kayak, SUP, snorkel
Food & Drinks
Local seafood ceviche, healthy snacks
Local fresh juices and waters
Cerveza by request — in moderation
What Should You Bring?
Personal clothes and gear:
~ November — March: layers for sun, cold and wind*
~ April — October: layers for sun, heat and wind*
(*detailed packing list in Welcome Packet)
Willingness to explore
Art supplies, if desired
Gratuities for BE team at your discretion