Kayak Baja – Isla Espiritu Santo, Sea of Cortez

Trip Overview

Isla Espiritu Santo on the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico is a sea kayaker’s nirvana: paddle turquoise crystalline waters, snorkel with tropical fish and sea lions, explore arroyos and side canyons, and relax on white sand beaches. Days will include kayaking and exploring the stunning Espiritu Santo coastline, skiff rides for early morning fishing and snorkeling with sea lions, relaxing in the shade on the beach, and of course happy hour with delicious meals every evening. This world class adventure is offered in partnership with Mar y Aventuras.

Day 1: Arrive La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
You will have the evening on your own to experience the malecón (seawall walkway) or downtown area, prepare for your trip, and get a good night’s sleep at the Hotel Posada Luna Sol.

Day 2: Meet the Guides
Meet your guides while you enjoy a continental breakfast at the hotel and an informational meeting. Then you’ll collect rental gear and transfer by motorized boat to the island of Espiritu Santo (approximately 2 hours). You’ll have lunch upon arrival at camp, then receive a camp orientation followed by sea kayak instruction and paddling. The sea kayak orientation includes a mandatory wet exit or “dunk test,” so get ready to have some fun as we all take the plunge! It’s a piece of cake!

Days 3–Day 6: Shore Excursions
Days are full of kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, fishing and relaxing along the shores of the enchanted island of Espiritu Santo. Guided kayak excursions of 4-10 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 into canyons draped with fig trees, fishing for sea bass or 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.

Day 7: Farewell Day
After lunch you will transfer back to La Paz by motorized boat. You’ll then check-in to the Posada Luna Sol 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 our farewell dinner.

Day 8: Journey Back
Transfer from the hotel to the La Paz airport, the bus terminal if going to the Cabo airport, or on to your next adventure in Baja, Mexico.


Trip Details

Trip Dates: December 8-14, 2024

Trip Start/End Location: La Paz, Mexico

Trip Cost: $1,600*

Trip Includes:
• All kayak equipment
• Professional guides
• Delicious meals
• 4 nights camping accommodations
• 2 nights hotel accommodations

Trip Does Not Include: Travel arrangements to/from La Paz or gratuity and farewell dinner in La Paz on final evening.

Accessibility: The flexibility of the trip itinerary allows us to accommodate people with a wide range of abilities.

*Price based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $95 hotel and tent, $25 tent only


Scheduling and Other Resources

To book your trip, please contact Sea Kayak Program Manager at 415-474-7662 ext.13 or kayak@etctrips.org


Trip Registration Form
Kayak Baja – Trip Packet
Health Form & Liability Release
Equipment List: Overnight Trip