Come Explore the Sea of Cortez
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.
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. While on the trip we will be camping on beautiful beaches near the water's edge.
On expedition style trips such as these double fiberglass kayaks are mainly used for their stability and carrying capacity. We do have a limited number of fiberglass and plastic singles for intermediate to experienced paddlers. Please discuss with our program manager when you sign up to confirm viability and availability. We provide tents; one and two person sturdy A frames and domes, first aid and repair kits, and all other camping and commissary equipment. You just bring personal clothing items and sleep gear. We offer sleeping bag rental for $30 each per week. we do ask you to bring your own sleeping pad. Most prefer an inflatable pad as a comfortable cushion on beaches that can range from soft sand to light gravel.
Anyone in good physical condition and willing to share in an occasional camp chore is welcome on our tours. Some regular exercise and stretching will help if the activity is new to you. We provide a medical form for you to fill out prior to the trip for the guide’s information. Minimum age is 12 years old.
Many guests exclaim, “I never knew one could eat so well on a camping trip!” Meatless vegetarian palates are easily accommodated. We provide great breakfasts and lunches, plus a hearty main meal each evening prepared by our staff. Please note any specific dietary requirements on the reservation form. Note* Due to the limited nature of the camp kitchen we are not able to accommodate severe Celiac.
Almost all water in the Loreto area is clean aquifer water that is then run through a sophisticated purification system. Drinking water used on trips will be from a local purified water outlet. We bring along juice mixes, teas, and coffee. We do not provide alcoholic beverages on the trip, but you are welcome to make a purchase in town the day before we leave, and we can pack it in with us. You can discuss with your guides at the orientation meeting, where to purchase, what, and how much would be appropriate to carry in the kayaks.
Experienced and “Baja knowledgeable” guides will lead and assist on all tours. To assure quality and safety, the guest-to-guide ratio is no more than 6-1. Your guides will teach the basics of minimum-impact camping and safety on the first day of your trip, and will help to develop skills and technique throughout the tour. Guests consistently praise our guides for their outdoor and leadership abilities on the post-trip evaluations.
Tipping: If you choose to reflect your satisfaction with a guide’s performance, consider a tip of 10%-15% of the cost of your tour. Usually a group will pool tips and present it at the end of the trip.
Baja California has essentially two seasons – calm, hot and humid in summer / mild and windy in winter, with conditions for touring best from fall through spring. As everywhere in the outdoors weather conditions may alter a travel plan and an itinerary may change if necessary.
Professional guides, kayaks and related gear, single or double tents, snorkel equipment and wetsuits, all meals on tour & end of trip dinner fiesta. Not included: air travel, hotels before and after trip, meals on arrival and departure days, gratuities, airport transfer for your arrival or departure.