Base Camp Kayaking
Our Espíritu Santo Island Eco Camp offers comfortable amenities for a unique paddling experience in a natural protected area. You customize your trip dates, length, itinerary, and level of difficulty. Using the camp as a base, choose each day's adventures as you paddle along diverse island coastlines. You can stop to hike, snorkel, and explore.
Our company founder Tim Means played a key role, together with a supportive community, in orchestrating the designation of Espíritu Santo Island group as a natural protected area. We hold the first and, to date, one of the very few minimum-impact base camp permits, and you may have neighbors down the beach including local school groups supporting ecology and conservation projects; a portion of the proceeds from your expedition goes to support this local programming.
This expedition is available from October to June. Perfect for families, active folks and groups, our base-camp-style expedition welcomes you to our Eco Camp in a cove in the protected waters of Espiritu Santo Island, the perfect place to master the basics of kayaking, work on advanced skills and rescues, or just paddle at your own pace in a variety of conditions. Your group can also design a trip for structured team-building, reflection, or just time with family and friends! Our flexible itinerary facilitates a variety of activities to match your interests and abilities in the boats, and can be as active or as relaxing as you choose. Enjoy delicious meals prepared with fresh local ingredients.
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Start: La Paz
End: La Paz
Little Ones — Grandparents
Medium — plenty of action, plenty of breaks
October — April
2 — 6 nights
Naturalist/Kayak Guide, Boat Captain, Chef
Safari-style Walk-in Tent
USD $270 per person per night (double occupancy tents)
Groups of 3 or more: USD $250 per person per night
2 night minimum
Our flexible itineraries are designed to change with weather, tides, animals' habits, and kayakers' abilities
Paddle remote coves of Archipelago Natural Protected Area
Visit Los Islotes and snorkel with sea lions
Island hikes & nature walks at different sites
Kayak skills development
Sessions with naturalist
We can arrange a range of hotel/accommodation options in La Paz on either end of your visit
First and last day Panga boat ride to & from Espiritu Santo Island
Expedition gear, plus equipment for snorkeling and bird watching
Food & Drinks
Local seafood, healthy Mexican & International cuisine
Local fresh juices and waters
Cerveza, wine, spirits by request — in moderation
What Should You Bring?
Personal clothes and gear:
~ April — October: layers for sun, heat and wind*
~ November — March: layers for sun, cold and wind*
(*detailed packing list in Welcome Packet)
Willingness to explore
Art supplies, if desired
Gratuities for BE team at your discretion