Baja Sea Kayaking – Island Hopping La Paz to Loreto

  • 2024 Tour Dates: November 2 – 10
    Chuck and Judy Nichols will accompany this tour
  • 2025 Tour Dates: Mar 8-16, Mar 29-Apr 6, Apr 19-27, May 10-18

On our Baja Sea Kayaking Island Hopping Tour, you will spend a week of paddling state-of-the-art sea kayaks, camping on shimmering white sand beaches, snorkeling with colorful tropical fish, sunrise fishing excursions, cocktails at sunset and the great food Baja is famous for.

This exquisite Baja Sea Kayak tour will introduce you to a host of Baja’s most pristine islands – Espiritu Santo, Monserrat, Isla Carmen, Pardito, San Jose, Danzante and Los Islotes. Here, numerous inlets and hidden sea caves are waiting to be explored by sea kayak. We will teach the basics of kayaking during the trip, so no previous kayaking experience is necessary. Paddling is optional and motorized skiffs accompany the group to carry gear and tired paddlers.

Join us for a week of paddling state-of-the-art sea kayaks, camping on shimmering white sand beaches, snorkeling with colorful tropical fish, sunrise fishing excursions, cocktails at sunset and the great food Baja is famous for.

2024 Price: $2000 US pp double occupancy 2025 Price: $2055 US pp double occupancy

Single Supplement: $195 (this includes a single hotel room and single tent for the trip). Single tents – to reserve a single tent and share a hotel room, there is an additional charge of $75.

Price Includes:
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 nights Fully supported beach camping & all inclusive scrumptious meals
  • Purified drinking water, powder drink mixes and evening cocktails
  • Motor skiffs take us to remote islands & beaches in the Sea of Cortez
  • Expert guide & kayak instruction provided
Price Does Not Include:

Flights, restaurant meals, taxis, airport tax or gratuities for the Mexican staff (which we suggest 10% of the trip cost to be divided among the Mexican staff).

Each day as we transfer to a new island you can keep an eye out for pods of dolphin or manta rays leaping from the water. With luck you might even spot pilot whales in search of their own seafood dinner. Once at camp you can extend your discoveries with a mask and snorkel to view exotic fish and multi-hued coral beds in comfortable 80 degree water. The visit to the sea lion rookery on Los Islotes offers the thrill of a lifetime – snorkeling alongside these curious playful creatures as they perform a graceful underwater ballet! Late afternoons are reserved for short hikes, swimming, fishing or simply relaxing on the beach at happy hour with a margarita beneath one of Baja’s magical sunsets. It just doesn’t get any better!

The 80º water in the fall means you can comfortably spend hours relaxing and swimming. The Sea of Cortez is truly one of the finest marine sanctuaries in the world. Snorkeling gear (mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit) can be rented for the trip, and this is the perfect place to learn.

Sea kayaking is emerging as one of the fastest growing water sports. No previous kayaking experience is necessary for this trip. It’s easy to learn and you don’t need a massive amount of strength or coordination to have fun in a sea kayak. These comfortable, modern boats are extremely stable and move through the water with ease. They are also equipped with a rudder to help make steering easy. We will be paddling between 2-5 hours per day. We will be using double kayaks and we provide instruction throughout the week. Support skiffs, locally known as pangas, will accompany the trip to carry all of the gear and anyone who gets tired.

Fun, sun, swimming, paddling, beaches and sea life all rolled into one great adventure you’ll never forget. Join us in Baja for the time of your life! Si, como no!

Tour Difficulty

  • Rating: Easy to Moderate. Suitable for all abilities
  • Approximate paddling distance per day: 4-10 miles

Tour Highlights

  • Multi Activity Emphasis
  • Snorkeling with friendly Sea Lions
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Visiting local villages
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Begins in La Paz, Ends in Loreto

“This vacation was the perfect camping trip. Someone hauled our gear, cooked delicious food and planned our days with fun activities. This was a glorious adult camping experience!”

~ Nancy H.


Day 1

Travel day to La Paz and taxi to your hotel. We will meet the group in the evening (time to be announced) in the hotel lobby for a trip orientation.

Day 2

After breakfast, we’ll depart from the hotel lobby at 8:00 am for a 2-hour boat ride to Espiritu Santo. There, we’ll set up camp, have lunch, do an introduction to sea kayaking and go paddling. Cocktails at sunset and a tasty dinner will be waiting for us at camp.

Day 3-7

Moving from island to island via motorized boat each day, with kayaking, snorkeling, fishing or hiking upon arrival. From Espiritu Santo to San Francisco we will anchor at Los Islotes, a sea lion rookery, for a fantastic snorkel with these friendly, playful critters. From here we travel to the islands of San Francisco, San Jose, the beautiful beach of Puerto Gato on the coastline of Baja, visit Santa Catalina Island and continue on to camp on Monserrat and Danzante Islands.

Day 8

Morning options of paddling or snorkeling. After lunch, transfer from Danzante to Loreto via boat and van (1 hour). Check into the hotel. Afternoon on your own to shower and explore the tranquil town of Loreto before the evening farewell dinner at a local restaurant.(restaurant meals are not included in the price of the tour).

Day 9

Travel day. Taxi to airport and departure flights leave Loreto.

* Some trips begin in La Paz and end in Loreto and some trips go in reverse. Make sure to check with us so that your travel itinerary is correct!