Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby

Isla Espiritu Santo Whale Watching – Baja

Isla Espiritu Santo Whale Watching – Baja

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The absolute best of both seas! We spend four days sea kayaking and snorkeling in the shimmering, turquoise Gulf of California, camping out on Espiritu Santo Island. Then we have a mid-week pause to relax and explore the enchanting seaside town of La Paz with its beautiful boardwalk and sensational dining. Finally we transfer to the tranquil lagoons in Magdalena Bay on the Pacific coast of Baja. Here we are hotel based and embark on two days of whale watching expeditions by motor skiff.




  • Certified bilingual naturalist guides
  • Single and double kayaks, all kayaking gear
  • Camping equipment
  • Transportation to and from your La Paz hotel to the island and to the Pacific Lagoons for whale watching
  • Meals (except dinner on Wednesday and lunch and dinner on Thursday)
  • Four nights comfortable hotel/one night rustic cabin/ three nights camping

Not Included

  • 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!



“Every year the Gray Whale makes its annual migration from the Chirikof Basin to Magdalena Bay, a round trip of some 12,400 miles, making it the longest migration by any mammal. During the Gray’s winter visit, they calve and nurse in the shallow lagoons. These amazing Gray Whale nursing grounds are protected by strict Mexican environmental and ecological legislation. We are careful to observe these regulations by exclusively working with licensed cooperatives that have trained boat drivers. This in turn helps support local fishermen and their families.”



Quick Facts

Cost: $1691.20 CAD USD
5% GST tax included
Duration: 8 Days
Trip Type: Tropical Expedition
Skill Level: Beginner
Rendezvous Point: La Paz, Mexico

Upcoming Trip Dates

  • Sat Jan 27 - Sun Feb 04, 2018   Book Now
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  • Sat Feb 24 - Sun Mar 04, 2018   Book Now

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Saturday: You’ll arrive in La Paz, check into your hotel room and at 9:00 p.m. meet your guides for a trip briefing.

Sunday: Today we transfer to Espiritu Santo Island in our high-speed motorboat. Our guides will discuss points on safety and provide beginners with the basics of sea kayaking and correct use of gear and kayaks. In the afternoon we embark on our first paddle beneath spectacular volcanic cliffs and arrive at the first of many beautiful beaches to set up camp.

Monday: We continue in our kayaks, exploring a new section of coastline with small offshore islands where numerous sea birds nest. Tonight we camp on a new beach.

Tuesday: Our voyage continues to the end of the island to our final camping beach. We’ll have an afternoon hike to the other side of the island.

Wednesday: Today we take a fast motorboat ride to a beautiful offshore island, which is home to a large sea lion colony. Experience the amazing thrill of swimming with sea lion pups and snorkel amongst thousands of tropical fish. After you’ll return to your hotel in La Paz.

Thursday: Today is a day off to enjoy a leisurely stroll around our picturesque seaside town. Browse in many Mexican arts and crafts shops, or if you would rather a more active day, we’ll set you up with a mountain bike, or a day fishing or wind-surfing. A margarita at sunset on the famous sea promenade is a La Paz tradition!

Friday: We transfer in our air-conditioned private van to the shores of the Pacific Lagoons at Lopez Mateos – considered to be the finest whale watching area in the La Paz proximity (transfer time is 3.5 hours). Typically within minutes of clambering aboard our motor skiffs we’re out in the bay surrounded by whales. The spectacle is quite amazing and close up encounters are practically guaranteed. Returning to the shore, it’s then just a two-minute stroll to our accommodation. Relax and then freshen up before dining in our Palapa Restaurant with a buffet of fresh seafood.

Saturday: Arise to a Mexican breakfast before our second whale watching trip. We’ll venture out into the bay for a second opportunity to immerse ourselves amongst the whales. For the last ten years many of our guests have been thrilled by the whales swimming right alongside our boats, giving them the extraordinary opportunity to pet them.

We’ll return to Lopez Mateos for a delicious lunch and then transfer back to La Paz, arriving at around 4:00 p.m., which gives time for anyone wishing to connect on through to Los Cabos the same day.

Sunday: Breakfast and depart.

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