Island Sea Kayaking



With approximately 4 hours of kayaking per day and a new campsite each night, there’s plenty of time for discovering new hikes, snorkel spots, and quiet coves.


Grey whales, dolphins, orcas, humpback whales, mobula rays, sea lions, and sperm whales make this area rich in wildlife viewing.


In addition to your expert guides, a motorized vessel accompanies your group for the duration of the trip, giving you the option to tie up your kayak if you want a break.


Explore the diverse natural history of Espiritu Santo, San Jose, and Catalana Island as you kayak from island-to-island.


Our outfitter has been leading expeditions for over 40 years and has a history of environmentally responsible expeditions in Baja.

Island Sea Kayaking

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 by the outfitter. 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 the outfitter 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. This evening your night’s stay at the locally owned Hacienda Suites 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.

Flexible Itinerary

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.

Adventure Specialists

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.


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.

Price Includes

Your first and last night’s stay at a hotel arranged by our outfitter. All camping gear including tents, Therm-a-Rest mattress, sleeping bag, liner, and pillow. All meals and beverages while camping, including beer, wine and a happy hour cocktail each evening. All activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and the equipment. 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.

The Sea of Cortez

Abundant wildlife, natural wonders, and warm clear waters make the Sea of Cortez one of the best ecotourism destinations. Dubbed “The World’s Aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, these waters are home to over 900 species of fish and nearly 32 types of marine mammals that gather to mate and feed in the warm waters of this oceanic paradise. Biologically speaking, the Sea of Cortez is the richest body of water on our entire planet, making it a must-see for anyone who loves the ocean.

Group Size

Trip sizes are intimate and usually run between 8 and 16 people. There is one guide for every 8 guests.

Camp Life

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.

Length: 10 days
Price: $1,650 per person
Season: March – April &
October – November
Min. Age: 12 years
Activity: Sea Kayaking
Adventure Level: Moderate – Strong

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    Steve G.

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    Greg W.

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