Paddling Mexico´s Galapagos – July 2012
Baja Expeditions offers coastal and island kayaking trips between La Paz and Loreto. We provide a support boat with your single or double kayak, freshly prepared meals during the trip, expert naturalist guides, incredible photo opportunities and explorations on diverse remote white sand beaches. We take you on an amazing kayak expedition through the Gulf of California protected islands, also coined the Mexican Galapagos. Ben Davidson wrote a great article highlighting his trip and posted a fantastic photo slide show.
Coastal Living Magazine – Deserted Island: Isla Espiritu Santo – February, 2011
This large island off Baja California is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. Certain animals—including the black-tailed jackrabbit—can only be found here. Thirty-one marine animal species, such as sea lions and coral, inhabit the waters.
Read more on coastalliving.com
Outside Magazine – DESTINATIONS: Mexico – November, 2010
The Sea of Cortez is a 62,000-square-mile expanse of aqua water, craggy desert islands, and the kind of wildlife rarely seen outside the Discovery Channel… Get off the tourist-clogged mainland around the town of Loreto and set up base camp on Isla Espíritu Santo, an uninhabited archipelago 20 miles offshore… Local outfitter Baja Expeditions ferries guests out to their luxury tent camp on Espíritu Santo, a pink-and-ochre chunk of desert wilderness. Once there, a private guide lets you choose your own adventure: Kayak the tranquil lagoon; hike the cactus-studded canyons; or snorkel with playful sea lions. The island’s a protected nature reserve, so your only company will be a grumpy-looking chuckwalla lizard or two.
The San Diego Union Tribune - Baja whale-watching trip offers prime time with cetaceans
Read this “Report from Mexico” about our San Ignacio Whale Watching camp published in The San Diego Union Tribune on October 2008.
Outside Magazine – The Outside Travel Altas – March, 2008
This mangrove-lined lagoon is the end of a 4,000 mile trip for the pregnant California gray whales that choose its calm, sheltered waters for giving birth. Up until last April, the world’s largest salt processing plant was planned for this critical whale nursery. But when the Mexican government preserved 109,000 acres surrounding the lagoon, the plan was killed. Baja Expeditions ($2,295 bajaex.com) takes boaters face to face with the mammals that end their migration here.
Travel Age WEST – Baja’s Bounty – March, 2008
Tim Means, one of Baja’s first adventure tourism operators, has been a leader in conservation efforts since founding Baja Expeditions in 1974. On his initial tours, travelers and scientists sailed in pangas to the islands off La Paz. Now Baja’s leading eco-tour company, Baja Expeditions offers live-aboard scuba diving and whale watching trips, kayaking around Sea of Cortez islands, and a camp at Laguna San Ignacio…
RV Life – Tracking Steinbeck’s Journey – March, 2008
My husband, Mike, and I had chosen to take the Sea of Cortez Journey because we wanted to see a variety of wildlife. Admirers of all living things, we were especially interested in the bird life, and we wanted to see large marine mammals and endemic reptiles as well. We also wanted to snorkel, hike and explore. We were able to see and to do all of the above during our nine-day adventure in the Sea of Cortez aboard the Don Jose.
ZooNooz – Whaaaale Watchers – October, 2007
No sooner do we cross the invisible barrier that allows us to slow down than we are approached by a mother and calf. The calf must be 15 feet long, and its mother is close to 40 feet. None of the folks in my boat have ever seen a whale, at least not this close. Mom swims under and lifts her little one up toward the rear of the boat. Even though the engine is in neutral, our driver lifts the outboard out of the water. Even I, a salty old hand who has spent half my life on this peninsula, am awestruck.
1,000 Places to See Before You Die – Patricia Schultz – Workman Publishing, 2003 Available at Amazon.com
Author Patricia Schultz includes “Whale Watching in Baja” on her traveler’s life list of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die in the New York Times #1 bestseller of the same name. And, she recognizes Baja Expeditions as the only operator to use! At San Ignacio Lagoon, a magical place halfway down the Pacific Coast of the Baja Peninsula, whales regularly rise out of the sea to touch and be touched by humans.