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Baja Travel

Our Expertise

Years of Baja travel by small ship and helping clients experience what Cousteau called the "Aquarium of the world" has transformed us into members of a rare species, Baja experts!

How We Explore

We invite you to discover a Baja beyond the beach resorts, home to an astonishing array of wildlife. Small ships that ply the Sea of Cortes offer an ideal way to explore where the desert meets the sea.

Pay it Forward

ExploringCircle strives to be more than a travel company. We offer extraordinary journeys while supporting inspiring people engaged in social and environmental issues, an easy process for travelers and our partners.

Popular Baja Trips

9 days

Kayaking Baja's Coast & Islands

from $1,350

Kayaking, Camping, Snorkeling, Whale Watching

9 days

Kayaking Baja's Coast & Islands

This is the perfect escape for the enthusiastic sea kayaker seeking the pace and feel of a true vacation. Combine paddling a beautiful, remote section of the Baja coastline with camping on the stunning islands of San Jose and Espiritu Santo and you have a snorkeler and paddler's dream, offering unique scenic beauty combined with abundant wildlife viewed from above and below the water's surface. 

9 days

Island Hopping

from $1,250

Kayaking, Whale Watching, Snorkeling, Camping

9 days

Island Hopping

On this trip you'll see it all, exploring the magic of the islands in the Sea of Cortez with local Baja experts. 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. Vessels transport you between islands, once there you'll explore by kayak, snorkel and foot, while nights are spent camping on 5 different islands.

7 days

Kayaking Espiritu Santo's West Coast

from $995

Kayaking, Camping, Snorkeling, Whale Watching

7 days

Kayaking Espiritu Santo's West Coast

This is the quintessential, classic Baja sea kayaking trip along the west coast of Espritu Santo, perfect for beginner and advanced paddlers. The west coast of this desert island paradise is made up of large, shallow bays of turquoise waters sloping toward white sand beaches surrounded by towering cactus perfect for viewing the spectacular Baja sunsets. Mobile tent camps bring you to several amazing beaches for 4 nights. 

Our Expertise

Baja has a special place in our hearts, and we feel lucky to have experienced the Sea of Cortes and Magdalena Bay by small ship, Zodiac craft, kayaks and on foot. We have had close encounters with gray whale calves, snorkeled with whale sharks and sea lions in the blue waters off the peninsula, and rode horseback through its desert arroyos. Over the years, we have sent many happy travelers off to discover the wonders of a Baja that is a world apart from the beach resorts and condominiums of Cabo.

Why Book With Us?

-Baja experts
-Former expedition staff
-Non-biased opinion
-Special discounts
-Member 1% of the Planet

How We Explore

Baja California is often called Mexico's "Galapagos" for the density and abundance of its wildlife.  At ExploringCircle, we know that the best way to truly experience this fascinating marine and desert environment is to travel by not just by land but by sea.   Small ship expeditions in the Sea of Cortes offer experienced naturalist trip leaders, who scout the best spots for wildlife and activities so you can explore secluded bays by kayak, snorkel with sea lions, stand up paddle board over turquoise waters, or just relax and enjoy the pristine beaches of Baja. On guided kayaking expeditions, you get an intimate and in-depth view of Baja's bounty, and nights full of stars to be marveled at from the comfort of your beach camp.

Baja Facts & Figures

Whale Sharks:      Nov - mid-Jan & March

Gray Whales:        Mid-Jan - Feb 

Elephant Seals:    Nov - December

Desert Flowers:   Nov - mid-Dec

                              Nov    Dec   Jan   Feb  Mar
Water Temp. (F)   77     73     70     66     70

Air Temp. (F)         83     77     74     77     81

From Our Blog

A Whale of a Time in the Sea of Cortes

I am told that on my first visit to the beach as a baby my response upon seeing the ocean was to take off running towards the water.  Apparently I made it waist deep into the Atlantic before some guy managed to get a hold of me. 

Read On

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We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet, and make a commitment to donate one percent of our total sales to non-profits that share our mission.

Plastics in Water

Oceanic Science Solutions

5 Gyres

Oceanic Science Solutions

5 Gyres

5 Gyres has been a global leader in researching the extent of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.  They have vision of a planet free of plastic pollution and they undertake a range of initiatives towards this aim.  They conduct field research, publish data, educate youth and consumers as well as business and government leaders about ocean plastics, and advocate for solutions. 

Water and Sanitation

Clean Water for All

Water1st International

Clean Water for All

Water1st International

A non-profit that supports high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions for the world’s poorest communities, improving health, education and women's lives in the process.

Global Warming

Science Initiatives

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science Initiatives

Union of Concerned Scientists

We can reduce global warming emissions and ensure communities have the resources they need to withstand the effects of climate change. The Union for Concenrned Scientists develop science-based solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.