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Group of kayakers on Baja kayaking tour circumnavigating Isla Carmen

Baja Kayaking Isla Carmen Circumnavigation

Mar-Apr / Oct-Nov
Trip Length
9 Days
Loreto LTO
Skill Level
Isla Carmen Kayaking Tour Paddlers Baja

A Paddler’s Trip

Baja kayaking at its best. Circumnavigate the crown jewel of the Loreto Bay National Park — Isla Carmen. Rugged red-hued peaks studded with towering cardon cacti provide the backdrop for the 60 miles of this 9 paddling day classic Baja kayaking trip. Carmen is the largest island in the Park; the coastline has a remarkable range of geology and terrain, from small, pebbled coves to broad white-sand beaches. Arroyos hikes provide access to the interior of the island where you’ll encounter desert iguanas and big-horned sheep. The waters around Isla Carmen teem with life and the snorkeling on this trip is exceptional. Take the time to explore this hidden corner of Baja and slip into the relaxing rhythm of early mornings, active sundrenched days and star filled nights.

A Diverse Desert Island

Isla Carmen boasts some of the most pristine and secluded beaches in Baja, making for perfect spots for rest during your kayaking adventure, offering opportunities for swimming, or simply enjoying the tranquil scenery. Paddling through the crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez, you'll encounter a diverse range of marine life. This can include playful dolphins, sea lions, and a variety of fish species. The sea here is known for its incredible biodiversity. Enjoy the chance to snorkel and explore the underwater world. The clear waters around Isla Carmen are ideal for observing coral reefs and the colorful life that thrives within them. Combining turquoise waters, abundant wildlife, and dramatic landscapes makes for an excellent photography opportunity, capturing memories of a unique adventure.


Just wanted you to know that we had a wonderful trip! It was absolutely beautiful, the guides were awesome and we all had fun. Thanks for doing an amazing job!

Pauline Fedder, BC Isla Carmen Circumnavigation

National Geographic Award

Best Outfitters on Earth - National Geographic

Tofino Expeditions was the highest rated sea kayaking adventure travel company in a National Geographic Adventure survey of international outfitters based on:

  • Quality of Service
  • Education
  • Sustainability
  • Spirit of Adventure
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