Sea of Cortez Kayaking
Sneak away during the winter for a warm week of Baja kayaking on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.
Sea of Cortez Kayaking
Sea of Cortez Kayaking Details
Your Baja sea kayaking adventure will begin in La Paz, Mexico. You will need to arrange a taxi ride to your hotel where reservations will be provided as part of the trip. The rest of the day is yours to explore La Paz and enjoy some local flavor. Early the next morning, you will meet your group and guides in the hotel lobby, where a shuttle will transport you to a warehouse to fetch gear.
A boat transfer on the Pez Sapo will take you from La Paz to the island of Espiritu Santo. The next 7 days will be spent exploring a variety of islands between La Paz and Loreto, including remote coves of several UNESCO Natural Protected Areas. On day 9, a boat ride on Pez Sapo will transfer you to Loreto, Mexico where your adventure will conclude. Your final night’s accomodation is at the locally owned Hacienda Suites and is included in the trip price. On day 10, you will need to arrange a taxi ride to the Loreto airport for your departure home.
Video with Overview for Sea of Cortez Kayaking Trips
Although you may set out with a general itinerary, your group and guides have the freedom to change course. Weather, kayaking and snorkeling conditions, as well as seasons of marine life in the area will shape the days and make each one optimal, showcasing the best of Baja.
On The Move
The Island Sea Kayaking expedition is considered a moderate adventure still accessible to beginners. Approximately 4-6 hours a day are devoted to paddling and you will camp at a new campsite each night.
Your Baja sea kayaking adventure begins in La Paz, Mexico where you will have time to explore this charming city and stay the night before meeting with your guide and fellow travelers the following morning.
After a final paddle and boat ride back to Loreto, you will enjoy your final night’s stay at the Hacienda Suites before heading to the Loreto International Airport the next morning for your flight home.
Your first and last night’s stay at a hotel are arranged by our outfitter. Camping gear including tents, Therm-a-Rest mattress, sleeping bag, liner, and pillow. Meals and beverages while camping, including beer, wine and a happy hour cocktail each evening. Equipment for snorkeling and kayaking. Guide service and support.
Weather & Water Temperature
Trips run in October, March, and April. October is the end of the summer season with temperatures averaging 88°F and water temperatures around 80°F. March through April bring temperatures in the high 60’s with water temperatures in the same range.
Trip sizes are intimate and usually run between 8 and 16 people. There is one guide for every 8 guests.
You will enjoy settling into a variety of different campsites along the coastline, offering a change of scenery and a chance to see something new. Camp conditions are comfortable with with fresh water showers and a soft bed. A clean, private camp toilet is set up first thing upon arrival at camp and it is the last thing to be dismantled the next morning. The crew handles most camp chores and prepares all meals, leaving you free to explore these unique and wondrous islands.
Meals are prepared daily by the camp chef. A tantalizing mix of local ingredients and Mexican flair combine to make delicious meals such as freshly caught fish prepared Veracruz style, chicken in mole sauce, and traditional Mexican Carne Asada. Plenty of cold refreshment and snacks are offered throughout the day. Our outfitter is able to accommodate most special dietary requirements.
We’ve been connecting our clients to water adventures around the world since 1987. We partner with select outfitters who share our values and are pros at creating exceptional experiences. There is no fee for our service; we earn our commission from the outfitters we represent, and the cost of your expedition is the same as booking direct.
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Snorkeling with Sea Lions in Baja
We had a fantastic day trip and overall experience on Isla de Espiritu Santo, a National Marine Park and home to Mexico’s third largest sea lion colony. Rivers & Oceans set us up with a local outfitter in the area, and we had a blast snorkeling with the sea lions. Their guides were knowledgeable and fun, and the boat experience felt safe and well organized. After snorkeling with these playful animals at a beautiful protected reef, we went to a secluded beach where they had a delicious, fresh lunch waiting for us under a canopy. We enjoyed cold drinks and authentic food and then cruised back to La Paz as the sun was setting. Overall a great day, and would highly recommend booking through Rivers & Oceans for your adventure travel there in the future. Gracias por todo!
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