Baja Kayak Adventure Tours

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2945 South road, Gabriola Island, V0R 1X7, British Columbia, Canada

Explore with our Naturalist Guides the uninhabited islands in the Sea of Cortez – the World’s Aquarium! Biodiversity at it’s finest in this rich marine ecosystem in the Bahia de Loreto National Marine Park, and UNE




South Islands Kayak Tour

The South Islands trips is our most popular. This 6 day, 5 night route offers a nice mix between a kayak expedition and a relaxing island...   read more
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is sea kayaking challenging?
No! We get all different ages and skill levels! From the very experienced paddlers who love our style of trips, to beginners who are trying it for the first time; young families with children, baby-boomers, 30-somethings, and grandparents! We have routes and options to fit any skill level: From 3 day beginner tours, to 10 day advanced expeditions; multi-sport base camping adventures, to deluxe remote Mexican Villa getaways!

How long do we paddle each day?
The distance and time spent on the water will vary depending on your route and the weather conditions. For our kayaking expeditions, we will average 2-4 hours per day.

Most days will consist of the following: Rise with the sun and enjoy breakfast and coffee/tea, after breakfast we’ll pack the kayaks and paddle for a few hours in the morning, usually by lunchtime we’re at our next campsite, after eating lunch we have the afternoon free to beach-comb, snorkel, hike, or just relax on the beach. Most routes are planned so there there are some lay-over days when we won’t break camp and will let the group decide the days activities.

We paddle a mix of fiberglass kayaks [Necky, Nimbus, Current Designs, Seda, and Seaward] and take mostly singles with one or two double kayaks only. We share boats so you can paddle some different kayak models. No kayaking experience is necessary, though we insist that you know how to swim and have a good level of fitness and upper-body strength. We supply dry bags and all cooking equipment. Bring snorkeling gear if you have it. You provide your own personal camping items (we can rent you a tent, depending on availability). Our safety equipment includes paddle floats and pumps and for every boat, while guides are equipped with a full emergency kit containing flare guns, an expedition first aid kit, VHF marine radio, hand-held GPS and satellite phone.

Camping in Baja’s desert environment requires a few changes from what we are used to at home. We rarely have campfires, due to the scarcity of wood in the desert (and the prohibition of fires within the Bahia de Loreto Marine Protected Area). Human waste is packed out in a port-a-pottie. Fishing can be good (and fun) although licenses must be bought ahead of time in Loreto. However, sometimes seafood can be purchased from local fishermen while out on the water.

Getting there:
All trips start and finish in Loreto, a small coastal community 950 kilometers south of the US border on the Sea of Cortez. Once the capital of the Spanish-ruled state of California, it is the oldest settlement in Baja and is now a quiet, pleasant town. Alaska Airlines has flights from Los Angeles to Loreto. Alaska Airlines flies into Loreto on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week. There are presently few other operators flying to Loreto, but rumors of more to come soon. Flights to Loreto fill up very fastBook right away. Flying to La Paz and busing the 5 hours north to Loreto is a good option: La Paz has more daily flights. Some paddlers choose to drive or bus (16 hours) from the US border or have taken advantage of cheap charters into San Jose del Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula (then take an 8 hour bus ride to Loreto).

Paddlers need to arrive the day before the tour starts, e.g., for those on the Dec 4-10th trip, you must arrive by the morning of the 3rd, and could fly out the 11th. We head out early the first morning. We aim to be back in Loreto by lunch on the final day, but due to the nature of wilderness travel cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to catch a flight the same day. Flying the day after is much more relaxing.

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We are a Canadian company who offer tours in Canada from may through october. In the winter months we run kayak expeditions based out of a town called Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Loreto has an international airpot, with flights from Alaska Airlines six days a week. The kayak tours are in the Sea of Cortez, in the Bahia de Loreto National Marine Park.

Mailing address
2945 South road,
Gabriola Island
Zip / Postcode
V0R 1X7
State / Region
British Columbia

Latitude: 26.0444446
Longitude: -111.6660725