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Trip Itinerary

Baja Kayaking Espiritu Santo Island

Day 0
Day 0

Arrival in La Paz

Check into your hotel rooms (not included in trip cost). You’re on your own for sightseeing or shopping until eve pre-trip meeting in the hotel lobby. At this orientation we’ll answer questions and let you know the meeting time for the next day. Dinner is on your own, and we recommend a stroll at sunset along the waterfront Malecon promenade. There are a variety of restaurants with ocean views to suit a range of tastes and budgets.

Overnight: Not included

Meals: None

Day 1
Day 1

La Paz to Espiritu Santo Island

Heading to the La Paz marina you’ll board a shuttle boat to Espiritu Santo island. After landing on the Island your guides will go over the basics of paddling and thoroughly review safety procedures. After all participants feel comfortable in the boats you will kayak to the first night’s campsite. Our motorized support boat carries all the heavy gear, food and water so your kayaks are light and easy to paddle.

Overnight: Camping

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Days 2 – 4
Days 2 – 4

Kayaking Espiritu Santo

Paddling in Baja has a comfortable rhythm; the day starts with brewed coffee and tea as the rising sun warms your desert island campsite. After a hot breakfast prepared by your guides, you’ll pack your belongings into the kayaks for the morning paddle. Expect to kayak about 4 hours per day, including rest stops, cruising along the coast to a new campsite each night. You’ll enjoy a relaxed lunch break between the morning and afternoon paddle sessions, and occasional floating rest stops while paddling. During lunch break and before the evening happy hour, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for snorkeling amongst Baja’s colorful reef fish, hiking the island’s arroyo trails, or simply relax on the sandy beaches with a book. Enjoy stunningly beautiful landscapes, unique geology, and appreciate the subtle nuances of the desert as it unfolds into a intricate tapestry through interpretive hikes and talks given by your naturalist guide. At night, the lack of light pollution reveals the constellations. Enjoy the stars in the comfort of your dome-tent, or spread your sleeping mat and bag out underneath them on the sand. With no flying bugs to speak of or heavy dew one of the true joys of Baja is being able to sleep out under the stars. Before the moonrise illuminates island peaks you can even see pale blue bioluminescence glowing in the water.

Overnight: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5
Day 5

Los Islotes Sea Lions

After a final Island breakfast, you’ll take a short boat ride to visit the sea lion colony at Los Islotes. The sea lions are accustomed to people snorkeling around them, and curious pups and adults are often eager to interact with swimmers. After a memorable session of cavorting with the whiskered residents of the colony, the panga skiff will drive you back to La Paz and the comforts of your hotel (ah, hot showers!). This evening you’re invited to join your group and guides for a farewell (no-host) dinner at a popular local restaurant. Tell stories of the trip and toast your new friends before heading of for night in a real bed.

Overnight: Not included

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Departure
Departure

Depart La Paz

Depending on your flight arrangements, you may have time for a morning promenade on the Malecon of La Paz bay to say your farewells to Baja. If you’re flying via San Jose del Cabo, ensure that you have adequate time in your itinerary to shuttle from La Paz to Cabo.

Overnight: N/A

Meals: None

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I had a wonderful time and I’m so glad I decided to go! All three of my kayak excursions with Tofino Expeditions have been more than vacations, they have been life enriching and educational. A joy, thank you!!

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