Snorkeling and Sea Kayaking Adventures from aboard a Historic Wooden Vessel


Set in the brilliant turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, our adventure brings you up close to the wonders of Baja. With a classic 86-foot wooden ship as our base and kayaks on board, you’ll explore from La Paz to Loreto (or the reverse), enjoying incredible experiences by land and sea. Sea kayak along the beaches of Isla Espiritu Santo, snorkel with playful sea lions, and track sperm whales and blue whales—the largest creatures to roam the earth—in the “Blue Triangle.” Anchoring each night in a secluded bay, you’ll savor gorgeous sunsets, dine on the freshest seafood imaginable, and watch the magic of the starlit desert sky.

Itinerary at a Glance

We offer four separate itineraries and each includes a special added attraction. On Journeys 1 and 2, you’ll travel over the peninsula to Bahia Magdalena (or remote Laguna San Ignacio) for a 3-day adventure of up-close encounters among the gray whales who come to these peaceful, warm-water lagoons each year to breed and give birth to their young. Imagine stroking the noses of weeks-old gray whale calves!

On Journey 3, you’ll enjoy a half-day swim and snorkel with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, and on Journey 4, you’ll explore the mysterious cave paintings in Baja’s Sierra de Guadalupe. These two trips are timed at the end of the rainy season, when long-dormant plants flush bright green and migratory birds arrive to feast during this brief period of abundance. These trips also offer a greater opportunity to snorkel through warm, clear waters along the steep rocky shores and over the shallow reefs that teem with life. No matter which itinerary you choose, you’re bound to have an experience of a lifetime!



Explore the Sea of Cortez on a classic wooden boat, discovering untouched islands and the “Blue Triangle”
Sea kayak amid mangrove lagoons, remote bays, and beautiful beaches
Snorkel with sea lions, watch pods of dolphins, observe nesting frigate birds, and hike island trails
Up-close whale encounters in the breeding and birthing lagoons of Bahia Magdalena or San Ignacio (Gray Whale Watching departures)
Swim and snorkel with whales sharks (Whale Shark Swim departures)
View incredible cave paintins in the Sierra de Guadalupe (Cave Paintings departures)


Length: 11 days
Cost From: TBA  
Arrive: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Depart: Loreto, Mexico
Lodging: 7 or 8 nights aboard an 86-foot historic boat (depending on itinerary), 2 nights hotels, 1 night hotel or camp for gray whale watching, 2 additional hotel nights (for cave painting departures)
Meals: All meals included
Activity: Sea Kayaking, Walking, Wildlife & Natural History, Whale Watching, Snorkeling
Trip Level:

Hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and sea kayaking

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