Coast & Islands with Whale Watching Skiff Supported

double oars

6 days | $1,895

Coast & Islands with Whale Watching, Skiff Supported

Gray Whale watching at Magdalena Bay

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Adventure Type

Kayak, Whale Watching

Experience Necessary

No Experience

Age Minimum

12

Destination/ Location

Loreto, Baja Mexico

TRIP DATES

2022
Jan 30 - Feb 4
Feb 27 - March 4

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Custom Trip

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

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Highlights

  • 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

COASTAL EXPLORATION AND WHALE WATCHING

Paddling South’s 6-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, during our kayaking trip, it's the time of year where the opportunities to see Blue whales and Humpback whales are greater than normal. In fact, a triangular section of water just south of Isla del Carmen is known as “the blue whale triangle” owing to the large numbers of blue whale sightings there. Please note that based on weather and whale sightings the excursion to the gray whale lagoons either happens 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.

Itinerary

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!

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.

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Covid Information
Covid Vaccination required of all Baja Trip participants.

Accommodations
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.

Packing List
You’ll be provided a detailed, official packing list upon reserving a trip with Paddling South, but you may wish to keep the following list in mind while you prepare:

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

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