Espiritu Santo Island Day Trip

Just off the coast of La Paz, Espiritu Santo is the crown jewel of the Sea of Cortez and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Espiritu Santo has the most intact ecosystem in the region — and several of its plants and animals are found nowhere else in the world!

Using the island as a base, you can design your ideal day in paradise: kayaking or paddle boarding, hiking desert canyons, snorkeling and diving with playful California sea lions and schools of tropical fish, or simply relaxing on the beach with a cold drink and good book in hand. 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. Questions? Contact us

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Trip Details

Start/End Destinations
Start: La Paz or Cabo
End: La Paz or Cabo

Expedition Type
Wildlife Viewing, Kayak, Paddle Board, Snorkel, Hike, Swim
Day Trip

Age Range
10 years Old — Grandparents

Trip Rating
Easy — all fitness levels

Year Round

Trip Duration
8 hours (La Paz) - 12 hours (Cabo)
8:30 am departures from La Paz
7:00 am departure from Cabo

Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain, Chef, Camp Crew

Support Vessel
Panga Motor Skiff

Itinerary Details

  • Panga boat ride to & from Espiritu Santo island
  • Your choice of aquatic activity:
    • 2 tank dive
    • Snorkeling with sea lions
    • Snorkeling with whale sharks
    • Kayaking
    • Paddleboarding
  • Breakfast at our La Paz Headquarters
  • Fresh lunch served on your excursion
  • Expert guide
  • All required equipment

What Should You Bring?

  • Personal clothes and gear:
    ~ November — March: layers for sun, cold and wind
    ~ April — October: layers for sun, heat and wind
  • Camera
  • Energy to explore
  • Gratuities for BajaEx team at your discretion
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