Marine Mania – Sea of Cortez

Marine Mania – Sea of Cortez

Marine Mania –
Sea of Cortez

A trifecta of up-close encounters of the marine kind!

We start off this feast of a day by visiting the whale sharks in the Bay of La Paz*. Each year the whale sharks congregate here from roughly late October through late April, and we have the opportunity to observe and even snorkel with them. DYK: whales are mammals, sharks are fish, and the whale shark gets its moniker from being the largest fish on the planet. At up to 59 feet and 15 tons it is definitely a whale of a shark!

From the Bay of La Paz we head north a few miles to Isla Gaviota, a Blue-footed Booby rookery, to check out our azure-footed friends. Many people think you have to go all the way to the Galapagos to find the boobies, but there are several colonies right here in the Sea of Cortez.

Just a little north of Isla Gaviota is the sea lion colony of San Rafaelito, where we’ll have the indescribable joy of snorkeling and playing with the fun-loving young sea lions. When we simply can’t keep up with them anymore, we’ll head straight to the calming beauty of Balandra Bay, dazzling with its white beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Once at Balandra Bay, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the beautiful beaches and take our time to snorkel or walk if we’re so inclined. The van will pick us up at Balandra for the transfer back to Todos Santos. A remarkable day.

Duration

  • Full Day

Price in USD

  • 4-6 guests: $265/person
(*A 16% IVA tax will be added to final price)

Includes

  • Bilingual naturalist guide/professionally licensed driver who is a certified Wilderness First Responder, NOM-9 graduate and Leave No Trace certified
  • Roundtrip transportation from Todos Santos in a private vehicle. (90 minutes each way)
  • Private boat and captain in the Sea of Cortez, including the Bay of La Paz and Balandra Bay
  • Swimming with whale sharks and sea lions, visiting Blue-footed Booby rookery
  • All gear, including snorkel and wetsuits
  • Delicious picnic lunch

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Going Green

  • This trip is carbon neutral
  • No single-use plastics are used
  • All organic waste is composted and all eligible materials are recycled

Tomorrow's Air

Carbon removal from our atmosphere is essential in addressing the world's climate crisis. We are a proud carbon capture education partner with Tomorrow's Air and have supported the removal of one ton of carbon dioxide from the air. Learn more!

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit, towel + beach shoes
  • Reef-friendly sunblock
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Dry clothes for return drive

*Swimming with whale sharks in the Bay of La Paz is a tightly regulated program designed to both protect the sharks and to enhance the human experience of enjoying these magnificent beings in their home environment.

Camp Cecil de la Isla

Camp Cecil de la Isla

Camp Cecil de la Isla

Glamping on Isla Espiritu Santo
Espiritu Santo National Park in the Sea of Cortez is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best marine life viewing destinations in the world. Whales, dolphins, whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and plenty of beautiful tropical fish call the surrounding waters home, while a terrific range of bird species frequent the island’s skies and shores. Camp Cecil is on one of the island´s most beautiful beaches and features beautifully decorated walk-in tents (with real beds!) and Espiritu Xantus Café, where our on-site chef makes wonderful meals for you every day – and daily happy hour of course.

You can spend each day doing exactly what pleases you – kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming with sea lions, stand up paddle boarding, bird watching. Checking out cave art, hidden lagoons, deserted beaches. Reading, napping, swimming, chillin’. Sipping margaritas, gazing at stars. It’s a remarkable place to explore.

Duration

  • 3 days/2 nights (2-night minimum stay)

Price in USD

  • 2+ guests: $375 pp/per night
  • Child 12 and younger sharing with 2 adults: $275 pp/per night
  • Single Supplement: $200 pp/per night
(*A 16% IVA tax will be added to final price)

Includes

  • Bilingual naturalist guide/professionally licensed driver who is a certified Wilderness First Responder, NOM-9 graduate and Leave No Trace certified
  • Roundtrip island transfer
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 through breakfast on final day.
  • Daily happy hour
  • All adventures and related equipment including swimming with sea lions, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, birding, hiking, snorkeling, and star gazing
  • Accommodations in beautifully furnished walk-in tents with real beds and lovely linens
  • Panga support
  • Entrance fees and permits

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Going Green

  • This trip is carbon neutral
  • No single-use plastics are used
  • All organic waste is composted and all eligible materials are recycled

Tomorrow's Air

Carbon removal from our atmosphere is essential in addressing the world's climate crisis. We are a proud carbon capture education partner with Tomorrow's Air and have supported the removal of one ton of carbon dioxide from the air. Learn more!

What to Bring

  • Reef-friendly sunblock
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Packing list provided in itinerary

Baja Family Fun Week

Baja Family Fun Week

Baja Family Fun Week

A family adventure like no other!

This is the perfect opportunity for family members of different generations to come together and enjoy some of life’s greatest adventures – from sea kayaking in the Sea of Cortez, to surfing in the Pacific Ocean, to hiking along the Pacific bluffs, to snorkeling with Los Islotes’ sea lion puppies. There are plenty of alternate activities at different paces to appeal to all family members. Highlights include:

  • Blue skies and perfect temperatures for fun pursuits in laid-back Baja
  • Two nights of luxury camping on beautiful Isla Espiritu Santo, part of a national marine park, where adventures include swimming with sea lions, swimming with whale sharks, kayaking, stand up paddle board, hiking, bird watching and star gazing
  • Surfing lessons on one of the best breaks in Baja
  • Horseback riding on the beach
  • Mexican cooking lesson with local chef
  • Hike along rugged, pristine, Pacific coastline
  • Experienced, bilingual naturalist guides who are certified Wilderness First Responders and deeply knowledgeable about the area
  • Charming Todos Santos, pueblo magico or magic village, artists’ colony, surfing hotspot, and agricultural center

Duration

  • 7 days/6 nights

Price in USD

  • Please contact us or your travel professional for pricing
(*A 16% IVA tax will be added to final price)

Includes

  • Bilingual naturalist guide/professionally licensed driver who is a certified Wilderness First Responder, NOM-9 graduate and Leave No Trace certified
  • All transportation including roundtrip airport transfer
  • All accommodations in hotels and camps as indicated in itinerary
  • All meals from welcome dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day
  • Daily happy hour and two drinks with dinner on the island; other alcohol available for purchase
  • All adventures and related equipment as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and permits

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Going Green

  • This trip is carbon neutral
  • No single-use plastics are used
  • All organic waste is composted and all eligible materials are recycled

Tomorrow's Air

Carbon removal from our atmosphere is essential in addressing the world's climate crisis. We are a proud carbon capture education partner with Tomorrow's Air and have supported the removal of one ton of carbon dioxide from the air. Learn more!

What to Bring

  • Reef-friendly sunblock
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Packing list provided in itinerary

Swimming with Sea Lions

Swimming with Sea Lions

Swimming with Sea Lions
A marine wildlife extravaganza of a day!
We depart Todos Santos for La Paz, get our gear, hop in the boats, then it’s off to the unbelievable joy of swimming and playing with the sea lion puppies at the permanent sea lion colony of Los Islotes.

These fun-loving marine mammals love playing and interacting with humans, and are always disappointed that we can never keep up a game of tag as long as they can. Getting to the sea lion colony is half the fun of the day, as we regularly see dolphins, whales, mantas, sea turtles, coastal birds and more on the way there and back.

We cap off this wonderful day with a delicious picnic lunch at one of the gorgeous beaches on the incomparable Isla Espiritu Santo. It’s an absolutely fabulous day!

Duration

  • Full Day

Price in USD

  • 2-3 guests: $185/person
  • 4 + guests: $175/person
(*A 16% IVA tax will be added to final price)

Includes

  • Roundtrip Todos Santos/La Paz transportation
  • Bilingual, naturalist guide who is a certified Wilderness First Responder, NOM-9 graduate and Leave No Trace certified
  • Boat/captain/snorkeling gear
  • Delicious picnic lunch on Isla Espiritu Santo

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Going Green

  • This trip is carbon neutral
  • No single-use plastics are used
  • All organic waste is composted and all eligible materials are recycled

Tomorrow's Air

Carbon removal from our atmosphere is essential in addressing the world's climate crisis. We are a proud carbon capture education partner with Tomorrow's Air and have supported the removal of one ton of carbon dioxide from the air. Learn more!

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit, towel + beach shoes
  • Reef-friendly sunblock
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Dry clothes for return drive

Surfari! Baja Surf Camp for Women

Surfari! Baja Surf Camp for Women

Surfari! Baja Surf
Camp for Women

Looking for that perfect all-girl getaway?

We’ve got it right here in Todos Santos at our Baja Surf Camp for Women! We’ve put together a wonderful week that features yoga classes and surf lessons each morning, a fun/indulgent activity each afternoon, and a fabulous dining experience each evening. No organizing, no driving, no worrying, no fussing – nothing but sun, surf, and a sublimely fantastic getaway that’s all about YOU having nothing but FUN! Trip highlights include:

  • Daily surf lessons at beautiful Los Cerritos Beach – one of the best surf breaks in Baja and ideal for surfers of all levels
  • Experienced, bilingual, and fun Mexican instructors who guarantee they’ll have you riding the waves – at least for a moment – during that first surf lesson!
  • Daily yoga classes on the beautiful Yoga Sky Deck of Los Colibris Casitas overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
  • Magnificent massages with our masseuse not one, but TWO afternoons during your stay!
  • Mexican cooking class with local chef (dancing known to follow)
  • Swimming with the sea lions at the famed sea lion colony of Los Islotes
  • Horseback riding on some of Todos Santos’ 70 miles of pristine beach
Duration

  • 7 days/6 nights

Price in USD

  • Please contact us or your travel professional for pricing
(*A 16% IVA tax will be added to final price)

Includes

  • Bilingual naturalist guide/professionally licensed driver who is a certified Wilderness First Responder, NOM-9 graduate and Leave No Trace certified
  • Expert surfing and yoga instruction
  • Accommodations in hotels as noted in itinerary
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day
  • All adventures and related equipment as noted in the trip itinerary
  • All transportation and support vehicles, including roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional guides and porters if needed
  • Entrance fees and national park permits

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Going Green

  • This trip is carbon neutral
  • No single-use plastics are used
  • All organic waste is composted and all eligible materials are recycled

Tomorrow's Air

Carbon removal from our atmosphere is essential in addressing the world's climate crisis. We are a proud carbon capture education partner with Tomorrow's Air and have supported the removal of one ton of carbon dioxide from the air. Learn more!

What to Bring

  • Reef-friendly sunblock
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Packing list provided in itinerary

Best of Baja with Whale Watching at Magdalena Bay

Best of Baja with Whale Watching at Magdalena Bay

Best of Baja with Whale Watching
at Magdalena Bay

A jam-packed adventure from start to finish!
Come with us to pet the whales, ride the waves, kayak the mangroves, hike the cliffs, swim with the sea lions, walk the dunes, glamp on an island, make margaritas, and toast the stars – some of the most magnificent adventures Baja has to offer! Highlights of this nine-day/eight-night trip include: Interacting with, photographing and possibly petting the whales in the lagoons of Magdalena Bay, glamping at Camp Cecil on Isla Espiritu Santo, swimming with the Sea Lions at the famed sea lion colony of Los Islotes, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding in the crystal blue waters of the Sea of Cortez, hiking along the rugged, pristine Pacific coastline, surfing lessons at beautiful Playa Los Cerritos, horseback riding along 70 miles of pristine beach, a Mexican cooking class with local chef (dancing known to follow), star gazing with Aztec and Mayan astrology myths, and the charming artist colony of Todos Santos!
Duration

  • 9 days/8 nights

Price in USD

  • Please contact us or your travel professional for pricing
(*A 16% IVA tax will be added to final price)

Includes

  • Bilingual naturalist guide/professionally licensed driver who is a certified Wilderness First Responder, NOM-9 graduate and Leave No Trace certified
  • All accommodations in hotels and camps as noted in itinerary
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day
  • All adventures and related equipment as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transportation and support vehicles, including roundtrip airport transfer
  • All transportation and support vehicles, including roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional guides and porters if needed
  • Entrance fees and permits

Note: This adventure is available from January 25 – March 15 yearly

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Going Green

  • This trip is carbon neutral
  • No single-use plastics are used
  • All organic waste is composted and all eligible materials are recycled

Tomorrow's Air

Carbon removal from our atmosphere is essential in addressing the world's climate crisis. We are a proud carbon capture education partner with Tomorrow's Air and have supported the removal of one ton of carbon dioxide from the air. Learn more!

What to Bring

  • Reef-friendly sunblock
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Packing list provided in itinerary

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