Island Sea Kayaking

Explore remote and uninhabited islands on this moderate to challenging trip. Accompanied by our motorized support vessel, you’ll experience the diverse natural history of Espiritu Santo, San Jose, and Catalana islands. These paddling routes run North from La Paz to Loreto. This expedition lets you paddle along diverse coastlines of the Mechudo Corridor, and offers hiking, snorkeling, and exploring at each location before setting off again.

At Isla Espiritu Santo, you can snorkel with sea lions as graceful in the water as dancers, visit with local fisherman at El Pardito and explore the mangrove estuaries that are home to myriad nesting seabirds and hatching fish. Rugged shorelines, the landscapes of headlands, and deep bays make each day a new adventure in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Baja Expeditions 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.

Morning walks up the arroyos offer the chance to enjoy the buzz of hummingbirds’ wings and the melodies of songbirds. On the water, you might be lucky enough to encounter blue, fin, or humpback whales, especially during the months of March and April. Your naturalist guide will paddle alongside you sharing local knowledge during these active, fun-filled days. Questions? Contact us

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Trip Details

Start/End Destinations
Start: La Paz
End: Loreto

Sea Kayak

Expedition Type
Eco-Adventure Moveable Camp

Age Range
Little Ones — Grandparents (they can ride aboard the Pez Sapo while you paddle!)

Trip Rating
Medium — plenty of action, breaks as needed

March/April and October/November
Returning Fall 2021


Trip Duration
10 days, 9 nights

Kayak/Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain, Machinist, Mariner/Camp Crew, Chef

Support Vessel
Pez Sapo Motor Vessel

Desert Dome Tent

Itinerary Details

  • Max: 16 guests; Min: 8 guests
  • First night at Hotel in La Paz; Last night at Hotel in Loreto
  • Our itineraries are flexible to allow change of weather conditions, tides, animals' habits, and kayakers' skill levels
  • Island hop from South to North aboard the Pez Sapo / paddle your sea kayak to explore the coves of the islands of La Paz and Loreto
  • We find the best anchorages and coves: Espiritu Santo Island, Los Islotes, Santa Cruz Island, San José Island, Danzante Island, Carmen Island,
  • Explore remote coves of the Archipelago's Natural Protected Areas
  • Sessions with naturalist

Gear Provided

Expedition gear, plus equipment for snorkeling and bird watching

Food & Drinks

  • Local seafood, healthy Mexican & catered meals
  • Local fresh juices and waters
  • Cerveza, wine, spirits by request — in moderation

Other Cool Stuff

What Should You Bring?

  • Personal clothes and gear:
    ~ April — October: layers for sun, heat and wind  
    ~ November — March: layers for sun, cold and wind
    see detailed packing list in Welcome Aboard
  • Camera
  • Energy to explore
  • Art supplies, if desired
  • Gratuities for BajaEx team at your discretion


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