Coast & Islands with Whale Watching 4 Day – Skiff Supported

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4 days | $1,695

Coast & Islands with Whale Watching, Skiff Supported

Gray Whale watching at Magdalena Bay

Paddling South

Kayak, Whale Watching


No Experience




Loreto, Baja Mexico


Feb 2, 2025 - Feb 5, 2025
Feb 9, 2025 - Feb 12, 2025
Feb 16, 2025 - Feb 19, 2025
Feb 23, 2025 - Feb 26, 2025
Mar 2, 2025 - Mar 5, 2025



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  • Isolated islands and pristine coastline
  • Snorkeling, and hiking
  • Gray Whale watching at Magdalena Bay
  • Experienced guides with local knowledge and connections
  • Your kayaks will be light and agile
  • Support boat used for exploring and whale watching
  • Beautiful campsites and delicious food

Paddling South’s 4-day kayaking trip through the islands and along the coast of Baja California offers a little of everything. You will spend the first half of the trip exploring the isolated islands near Loreto and miles of pristine wilderness along the coastline. These scenic landscapes are teeming with life above and below the water and you will have an unprecedented chance to witness the wildlife first-hand. You'll often get to experience the cultural aspects of nearby ranches and fishing villages as well.

This trip includes a day excursion to see gray whales in their breeding/calving lagoons on the Pacific side where local guides take us out in pangas (small skiffs) to see the whales. Back on the Sea of Cortez side, it's the time of year when the opportunities to see blue whales and humpback whales are greater than normal. Please note that based on weather and whale sightings, the excursion to the gray whale lagoons occurs either in the beginning of your trip or at the end.

On this trip, we combine our Coast and Islands kayaking trip with daily excursions in our panga, a motorized support boat that can get us into the Blue Whale Triangle in a short time. This greatly increases our range and viewing opportunities. These majestic creatures are the largest animal on earth, and viewing them close-up is a breathtaking experience, to say the least.


Your adventure begins with a Pre-trip orientation with your guides, on the afternoon before launch day. We will communicate and coordinate in advance with all guests the time and location for a comfortable outside meeting at a convenient location in town. At this orientation session, our guides will explain the trip in more detail, and answer any questions you may have. Afterward, you are free to explore Loreto for a place to get dinner—the guides will be happy to provide some recommendations!

  • whale next to panga
  • kayaking through the bay
  • whale tail


Our motorized 26' support boats (Pangas) allow you to enjoy comfortable camps, light nimble kayaks, and delicious meals and drinks.

The Panga carries all the camping gear, most personal gear, and provisions, leaving you to paddle light, empty kayaks. This also eliminates the repetitive task of squeezing all your gear into tiny compartments only to unpack again a few hours later. It is also physically easier to paddle a light kayak.

We are able to carry a much more comfortable camp in this way as well. Think upright chairs, tables, large shade structures, and private bathroom accommodations. This is not glamping, but it is definitely very comfortable!

Our panga driver (panguero) and guides will take care of providing you with 3 delicious and healthy meals and snacks each day, and they will do all the cleaning up. Also, having a motor boat along means that we are able to take ice chests allowing for a rich array of specialty foods and beverages. We are also able to offer a more flexible program. For instance, less energetic folks may choose to hitch a ride in the panga to the next camping beach. We can also provide side trips to otherwise inaccessible yet interesting locations. Please note that we still require your assistance to set up/take down your own tent and we appreciate any help loading and unloading the boat when we change camp.

These boats do not travel with us each day, so that we enjoy a true wilderness paddling experience, but they are always a quick radio call away should we need them for any reason. They are especially delightful to have around when we see whales in the distance, or dolphin stampedes from our camp. We will usually gather folks into the boat and head out for a special wildlife viewing experience, oftentimes getting as "up close and personal" as is appropriate!

This trip begins at Loreto. Located on the lower part of the eastern gulf coastline, this town has long been a destination for people seeking a wilderness adventure.

Custom Trip

Trips are available on a custom basis for couples, small groups or families.

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Hotel accommodations are not included in the trip package. You will want to book accommodations for at least the night before the first published day of the trip, and then again for the night of the last published day of the trip.

For our confirmed clients, we are pleased to offer the services of our preferred Travel Planners, to assist with all of your flight and hotel needs. Although limited in number, visitors to Loreto have lodging choices that range from Luxury to budget. Our travel planner will assist you in determining lodging that fits your preferences. Our Travel planners are seasoned Baja veterans, and will help you find the best flight arrangements as well, so that your trip planning is smooth and efficient.

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Ages 12 years old and up. Please call for questions about kids under 12 years old.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.+