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Mexico: Sea of Cortez Island Hopping

Starts: La Paz, Mexico
Finishes: El Montoro, Mexico

Visit: La Paz, Tierra Blanca, El Montoro

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Sea Kayaking

Overview

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Our most popular excursion for those who want to experience the best Baja, Mexico has to offer, this adventure includes Baja whale watching, sea kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, fishing & visiting local Baja fishing villages. Traveling between destinations by boat, well camp on five different islands and visit a number of others as we make our way from La Paz, Mexico to Loreto. We see dolphins by the hundreds, sea lions sunning on rocky pinnacles, mantas leaping from the water and on spring trips very possibly blue, humpback, sperm or fin whales as we cruise from island to island.

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the desert islands that dot the Sea of Cortez and their uninhabited shores and wildlife rich waters? Well this trip will take you there! We'll camp on five and visit more than 10 different islands as we travel between La Paz and Loreto. Travel from island to island will be via motorized boat while exploration of the islands will be by kayak, snorkel and foot.

Expect to see dolphins by the hundreds, sea lions sunning on rocky pinnacles, mantas leaping from the water's surface and on spring trips very possibly blue, humpback, sperm or fin whales as we cruise from island to island. Explore the giant barrel cactus of Santa Catalina and fossilized shell beach of Monserrate, snorkel with the playful sea lions of Los Islotes, kayak below the smooth, red sandstone cliffs of San Jose and into the hidden coves and white sand beaches of San Francisco. Visit the tranquil fishing villages of Pardito and Tembabichi. On this trip you'll see it all, so don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the magic of the islands in the Sea of Cortez.

Highlights

    • Sea Kayaking from Espiritu Santo Island through the Sea of Cortez
    • Visit local fishing villages
    • Snorkel at Los Islotes sea lion rookery
    • Visit Santa Catalina Island, camp on five islands
    • Paddle with dolphins and mantas leaping from the water

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 143910
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: La Paz, Mexico
Finishes: El Montoro, Mexico
Duration: 9 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Skilled, professional guide service provided by our affiliate operator
  • 6 nights catered camping (based on double occupancy)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • All meals from breakfast on day 2 through the farewell dinner on day 8
  • Purified drinking water, powdered drink mixes and a cocktail at happy hour each evening
  • All activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • Personal flotation device (PFD) which must be worn at all times in compliance with safety regulations
  • 2-person tent on a shared basis (there is an additional charge of $25 for a private tent)
  • Camp chairs
  • Eating utensils, cups and plates
  • Highest quality sea kayaks and related equipment
  • Transfers as listed in the itinerary
  • 27-oz Klean Kanteen water bottle

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,595 ($177/day)

Deposit:

$500 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Itinerary

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Mexico La Paz, Espiritu Santo, Los Islotes, San Francisquito Island, Santa Catalina Island, San Jose, Carmen Island, Loreto
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Sea Kayaking

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Hikerwo  

My daughter and I both felt this trip exceeded our expectations for adventure, fun, naturalist and cultural education, food, variety of plants and animals we saw, frequency of opportunity to be active, and how warmly and kindly we were hosted by our knowledgeable and FUN Mexican gentlemen guides. They created a comfortable camping experience with as many varied and fun activities as we chose to participate in, or not every day, all day. They had to work hard too, as we changed camp sites almost every night to a different island, yet they did so with gusto and even frequently singing!

Tour Operator

OARS

Since 1969 O.A.R.S. has been setting the unforgettable standard in rafting, sea kayaking and hiking adventures, with destinations & unparalleled experiences on the most legendary rivers, coastlines & mountains in the world – from California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Arizona’s Grand Canyon to the opulent gorges of Fiji and the Galapagos Islands, O.A.R.S. specializes in first-class adventures throughout Western North America, South America and the South Pacific.

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the “Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S. trips have been honored as “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler.

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