Sea Kayak Baja
Book a Sea Kayak Baja trip while you can! Just because it's winter doesn't automatically mean you have to become a hermit. When someone asks what you did over your winter break, how amazing would it be to say that you spent a week or two paddling surprisingly warm, crystal seas; taking in spectacular coastal views, and exploring lands that are part island, part desert? Not to mention that throughout all of this, your eyes were met with towering volcanic slopes; red, dusty desert and water as blue as Kool-Aid.
The Sea of Cortez's waters offer some of the best opportunities to spot dolphins, sea lions and whales in their natural environment. There is just something more thrilling about getting to see these animals in the wild as compared to an aquarium or zoo. Nowhere else can you kayak this close to manta rays and schools of neon/rainbow colored fish, and it isn't just below your boat where the creatures roam; flying overhead is an assortment of frigate birds, blue-footed boobies and sea pelicans to feast your eyes on.
When it comes to the plant world, the islands of the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico make for a gardener's delight. Being that these are desert islands, it's not unexpected that there should be a cactus or two, but these aren't your average, middle-of-nowhere cacti: Baja's cacti are HUGE! Anywhere that you choose to hike on these gorgeous islands is another opportunity to take in the diverse plant life and breathtaking views. Canyons, coves, caves and coastlines; all courtesy of Cortez and all spectacular in their own right.
There will be a lot of "firsts" on your sea kayak Baja trip, including, perhaps, the first time you'll have ever encountered Earth's largest animal. If you were to line up five of our sea kayaks, it still wouldn't do a blue whale justice when it comes to its massive size. These endangered mammals migrate to the area each winter in search of tasty crustacean snacks. Fin, humpback and sei sightings are also likely, making for a real "whale of a time" when it comes to whale watching!
We feature five, six, seven and eight day itineraries for getting around these fabulous islands. Our Baja kayak tours are self- and motorboat-supported and take you through the beautiful Islas of Danzante and Carmen specifically. We always begin in Loreto and include arrival and departure days for your comfort.
If you've ever wondered exactly how a camping and kayaking tour goes down, it basically turns the humble kayak into a suitcase. There might be a motorboat included to cart gear, food and other supplies ahead of your tour group in addition to the panga, which hauls all of our belongings and coolers. You can view a slideshow here to see a sample trip in action.