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Kayaking Espiritu Santo's West Coast

from $995
7 days

Trip Type

Small Group Journey

When To Go

Mar - Apr / Oct - Nov

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Trip Summary

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. Kayaking and camping along the west coast of Espiritu Santo Island allows you the opportunity to explore ancient archeological sites, canyons adorned with hanging fig trees, freshwater wells, classic desert arroyos, prime fishing holes and snorkel among friendly sea lion pups and tropical fish. Our professional guides evaluate each participant's paddling and fitness abilities to provide the appropriate activities accordingly so each person can paddle, hike and/or snorkel to their desire in a flexible and relaxed environment.

Group sizes are minimum 4, maximum 16 and while departure dates are fixed, groups of 4 or more can request a custom departure date (please inquire for details). Camps will be made on 2 different beautiful white sand beaches (weather permitting) along the west coast of this island paradise, and you'll be lucky to experience the moonlight and stars of your own private desert island. Throughout your adventure, motorized, support skiffs are used to carry heavy equipment from camp to camp so your kayaks are light and easy to paddle.  Your English-speaking guides are seasoned Baja experts, and will be there to bring you closer to the best of Baja's immense beauty and bounty on this one of a kind adventure. 

Activities
Kayaking
Camping
Snorkeling
Whale Watching

Itinerary Day By Day

Day 1

La Paz

Arrive in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Evening on your own to explore La Paz and dine at one of its many fine restaurants.

Accommodation Details

Posada Luna Sol

Day 2

Espiritu Santo Island

Breakfast at hotel. Pick up rental gear and transfer by boat to the island of Espiritu Santo (approximately 2 hours). Lunch upon arrival at camp. During lunch we will give a camp orientation followed by sea kayak instruction and paddling. [B/L/D]

Accommodation Details

Baja Beach Tent Camp

Day 3 - 5

Espiritu Santo Island

Kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, fishing and relaxing along the west coast of this enchanted island of Espiritu Santo. Guided kayak excursions of 4-8 miles are offered daily along the west coast and to outlying islands. Camps are located in protected bays along the west side of Espiritu Santo Island. Other guided activities from camp include hiking, fishing and skiff excursions to nearby snorkeling "hot spots" including a sea lion rookery where we join these graceful creatures, swimming alongside them while enjoying their playful and curious nature first hand. [B/L/D]

Accommodation Details

Baja Beach Tent Camp

Day 6

La Paz

After lunch we transfer back to La Paz by motorized boat, check into the hotel where you can enjoy a hot shower and have time to take a walk into downtown La Paz or an afternoon siesta before meeting for the farewell dinner that evening. [B/L/D]

Accommodation Details

Posada Luna Sol

Day 7

La Paz - Home

Travel day for getting to the airport to return home or continuing your trip in Baja.

Dates & Rates

DateRate Per Personsingle supplement
OCT 25 - 31, 2015$995 $125 Additional
NOV16 - 22, 2015$995 $125 Additional
MAR 12 - 18, 2016$1,050 $125 Additional
APR 4 - 10, 2016$1,050 $125 Additional

View Rate Notes

The above rates are per person, based on double occupancy and in US dollars unless indicated otherwise.

Deposit: $200 per person. Deposits may be paid by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).

Final Payment: Due 60 days prior to departure.  Final payment is payable by check or wire only.

Additional Costs:

  • Single Supplement: $125 hotel and tent, $25 for tent only and shared hotel

Child Policy: Children permitted ages 6 and up. 

Included: La Paz airport/hotel transfers, 2 nights hotel accommodation based on double occupancy, all meals from breakfast day 2 through a farewell dinner in town the last evening of the trip, purified drinking water with powder drink mixes and an evening cocktail. Community camp equipment including kayaks and associated equipment, tents, motorized skiffs, captains, guides and crew/cooks.

Not included: Airfare, meals on travel days to and from Baja, Beer or soft drinks (there will be an option to purchase these and we will provide coolers with ice for storing them at camp), personal gear such as sleeping bags, pads, snorkel gear and wet suits (available for rent in Baja) and guide gratuities.

Cancellation Policy:  

  • 60 days or more before departure: Deposit refunded, less a USD$200 service charge per person.
  • 0 - 60 days or less prior to departure: Full payment will be applied as a cancellation penalty.

Cancellations must be received in writing. All deposits are non-refundable.
Reservations cancelled after final payment due date are subject to loss of full cruise fare. Failure to secure a valid passport, visa or air arrangements does not waive this policy. You may apply the cost from a canceled trip to another trip within one year of the canceled trip date with an additional $100 charge. Operator reserves the right to cancel the trip if the minimum of 4-6 passengers is not met 30 days prior to departure and you will be given a full refund.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly advised.

ExploringCircle Insurance Provider: TravelEx

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Accommodations

Trip Policy

Included: La Paz airport/hotel transfers, 2 nights hotel accommodation based on double occupancy, all meals from breakfast day 2 through a farewell dinner in town the last evening of the trip, purified drinking water with powder drink mixes and an evening cocktail. Community camp equipment including kayaks and associated equipment, tents, motorized skiffs, captains, guides and crew/cooks.

Not included: Airfare, meals on travel days to and from Baja, Beer or soft drinks (there will be an option to purchase these and we will provide coolers with ice for storing them at camp), personal gear such as sleeping bags, pads, snorkel gear and wet suits (available for rent in Baja) and guide gratuities.

Cancellation Policy:  

  • 60 days or more before departure: Deposit refunded, less a USD$200 service charge per person.
  • 0 - 60 days or less prior to departure: Full payment will be applied as a cancellation penalty.

Cancellations must be received in writing. All deposits are non-refundable.
Reservations cancelled after final payment due date are subject to loss of full cruise fare. Failure to secure a valid passport, visa or air arrangements does not waive this policy. You may apply the cost from a canceled trip to another trip within one year of the canceled trip date with an additional $100 charge. Operator reserves the right to cancel the trip if the minimum of 4-6 passengers is not met 30 days prior to departure and you will be given a full refund.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly advised.

ExploringCircle Insurance Provider: TravelEx

ExploringCircle Terms and Conditions

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