This expedition is one of North America’s favorite winter sea kayaking trips. And deservedly so! It offers the adventurer seven glorious days of voyaging around one of the most appealing islands anywhere in state of the art expedition sea kayaks.
The rugged shoreline, offshore islands and series of headlands and deep bays make each day a new adventure. The west coast of Espiritu is studded with some of the most spectacular white, sandy bays you can imagine, while the east coast has enormous towering cliffs, bizarre rock formations and alluring sea caves.
After paddling approximately 3-4 hours each day, we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy fantastic snorkeling, swim with sea lion pups, hike intriguing volcanic arroyos, bathe in the glorious Baja sun, watch manta rays leap up out of the water, admire a school of dolphins, explore hidden inland lagoons, sip a margarita and relax in great company. Isla Espiritu Santo really is paddling in paradise – just ask anyone that’s been there!
Please note that children under 14 receive a 20% discount.
- Certified, bi-lingual naturalist guides
- Single and double kayaks, kayaking gear
- Camping equipment
- Transportation to and from your La Paz hotel to the island
- Two nights in a comfortable hotel in La Paz and six nights camping on soft sandy beaches
- All food and beverages during expedition
- Sleeping bags
- Snorkel sets and wetsuits may be rented
Fully Catered Trips
All trip dates listed to the left are Fully Catered: The itinerary remains very much the same since we still paddle from one camp beach to the next. However, a motor boat is utilized each day to carry all the camping gear and provisions leaving you to paddle light empty kayaks. This alleviates the repetitive task of squeezing all your gear into tiny kayak compartments only to unpack again a few hours later. It is also physically easier to paddle a light kayak!
The boat driver and guides will take care of providing you with 3 delicious meals a day and all the cleaning up. A huge bonus is being able to take coolers so that we can offer you ice cold beverages throughout the trip. If the focus of your vacation is not always to kayak you can hitch a ride on the boat with your kayak in tow so you have more time to snorkel, to practice your Spanish or quite simply – to take it easy!!
Read on for a description of Cooperatively Catered trips and dates.
Cooperatively Catered Trips
In accordance with the groups dietary requirements, your guides will have already prepared a menu plan and bought the food and beverages. During the trip the guides organize each meal and everyone pitches in to help cook and clean.
All the gear, food and water is carried in our sea-kayaks from one camp site to the next. We have no motor boat support so it is therefore a group task with the support of your guides, to pack and carry everything. Naturally, the rewards lie in the tremendous feeling of self-sufficiency, a bonding team spirit and a marvelous sense of accomplishment. Many would agree that this is the ‘only’ way to do a sea-kayaking expedition.
On our 7 day trip we make a re-supply midweek. So effectively the most we ever carry in our kayaks is 3 days supply of food and water. At the time of re-supply the motor boat takes away our accumulated trash.
These trips range from $960 t0 $1330 USD, taxes included. Here are our 2017-2018 Cooperatively Catered trip dates & rates:
- Oct 14-22 $1,190
- Oct 28-Nov 5 $1,190
- Nov 11-19 $1,190
- Dec 2-10 $1,190
- Dec 23-31 $1,250
- Dec 30-Jan 7 $1,250
- Jan 13-21 $1,200
- Jan 27-Feb 4 $1,200
- Feb 17-25 $1,200
- Mar 3-11 $1,330
- Mar 17-25 $1,330
- Mar 24-Apr 1 $960
- Mar 31-Apr 8 $1,330
- Apr 7-15 $960
- Apr 14-22 $1,200
- Apr 28-6 $1,200