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Overview

Considered the jewel of the Sea of Cortez, Isla Espiritu Santo is an unspoiled island paradise, home only to its abundant wildlife populations. Discover this uninhabited idyll on our brand-new kayaking adventure! Spend four full days paddling, playing, and glamping along the island's spectacular coastline, gliding through sparking azure water rich with marine life. Snorkeling, swimming, hiking, and unwinding are on tap here, as are camp evenings filled with delicious meals and endless stargazing. Topped off with the unparalleled experience of swimming with whale sharks, this trip showcases Baja at its best.

  • Paddle to the pristine beaches, hidden coves, and incredible beauty of this UNESCO-protected island

  • Get up close to marine life including playful sea lions and majestic whale sharks

  • Sleep under the stars in blissful glamping sites bookended by comfy boutique hotel stays

  • Arrive: San José del Cabo, Mexico
  • Depart: San José del Cabo, Mexico
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Group Size: 6-16
  • Minimum Age: 14 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Arrive in Cabo & Transfer to La Paz

    Welcome to Baja California Sur! Upon arrival at the airport in San José del Cabo, your MT Sobek representative meets you outside the arrival area's sliding glass doors and transfers you to your hotel. Drop your bags and then head out to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner and trip briefing.

    • Accommodation: Hotel HBlue
    • Transportation: 2.5-hour transfer to hotel
    • Meals: Dinner
  • Day02

    Kick Off Your Kayaking Adventure

    After breakfast, pick up your kayaking gear and head to the dock for the hour-long boat ride to Isla Espiritu Santo. There you receive a detailed briefing on kayaking skills and safety procedures, and then it's time to embark on your four-day kayaking tour of the island! Paddle to the first beautiful beach you'll visit on this adventure, taking in the magnificent beauty of the island and ocean along the way. At camp, get settled into your comfortable tent, enjoy the first of many wonderful camp meals, and relax in true island luxury.

  • Day03

    Indulge in Isla Espiritu Santo

    Today is yours to do exactly what pleases you in the fantastic nature of Isla Espiritu Santo and the Sea of Cortez. Options include snorkeling, hiking, swimming, bird-watching, beachcombing, reading, napping, and any combination thereof. And let's not forget sipping margaritas! No matter your chosen activity, chances are good that you'll spot some native wildlife, including sea lions, sea turtles, mantas, dolphins, and whales. In sum, savor every moment of this day spent exploring the island - a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve.

  • Day04

    Paddle & Play All Day

    Today is another great paddling day, moving from your first camp to another beautiful beach that you will call home for two nights. While the camp staff is re-creating camp in the next location, you are paddling the coves, inlets, shoreline, and mangroves of Isla Espiritu Santo, checking out the flora, fauna, geology, and natural history of the island while hearing great stories and insights from your naturalist guide. After arriving at the take-out point, head to camp, where happy hour, a wonderful dinner, and exquisite stargazing await.

  • Day05

    Enjoy Your Final Full Day on the Island

    Be as active or as lazy as you like today, your last full day on Isla Espiritu Santo. Hike to the highest point on the island (1,840') for spectacular views; kayak to the farthest reef to snorkel with sea turtles, octopuses, and reef fish; and/or lay around daydreaming, reading, resting, or working on your nature photography skills. The biodiversity here is stunning thanks in huge part to the island's protected status. Enjoy it today before your final evening at kayaking camp.

  • Day06

    Swim with Whale Sharks

    Today you leave Isla Espiritu Santo bound for one of the most memorable activities yet: swimming with whale sharks. Despite the name, whale sharks are fish - the largest fish in the world, actually - and these gentle giants feed on plankton in the Bay of La Paz. It is here that you have the remarkable experience of observing and swimming with them. In the late afternoon, head back to Todos Santos, where you enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner at La Casita, where Chef Sergio Rivera serves up some of his Baja specialties.



    • Accommodation: Los Colibris Casitas
    • Activity: 2-3 hour/5-8 miles sea kayaking
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day07

    Say Farewell to Baja and Head Home

    Transfer to San José del Cabo airport for flight home.

    • Transportation: 2-hour boat ride
    • Meals: Breakfast
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  • AvailableNov 10 - 16, 2019
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been leading active adventures in Baja since 1997, always working closely with local experts on Isla Espiritu Santo to tread carefully and maintain the pristine environment.

Reason #02

This is expertly crafted 7-day adventure blends kayaking and island exploration with ample opportunities for rest and relaxation. It's perfect for the short-on-time traveler.

Reason #03

You can join a variety of activities on Isla Espiritu Santo, a national marine park and part of a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.

Meet Our Guides

Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Kayaking through an island paradise, swimming, snorkeling, marine wildlife encounters, and plenty of opportunities to unplug and recharge.

  • Lodging

    Four nights glamping at Camp Colossus on Isla Espiritu Santo and bookend the trip with comfy nights at boutique hotels, including Los Colibris Casitas.

  • Climate

    Baja experiences hot summers and mild winters. Temperatures in Mexico surpass 120°F in summer, but cool to the 80°s in autumn.

FAQ

  • Is Sea Kayaking safe in Baja?

    We will kayak in calm waters, close to shore. We will not kayak if conditions are unsafe.

  • Do I need to get in shape for the kayaking trip?

    Our pace will be easy, but strong headwinds will require more upper body strength. We recommend that you prepare physically for this adventure.

  • Will we see wildlife?

    Yes! You will be able to spy on sea turtles, octopuses, reef fish and whales.

  • What is the weather like in Baja?

    The weather from November through April is generally perfect, with highs during the day in the mid to upper 70s and lows at night in the upper 50s to mid-60s.

  • What do U.S. citizens need to enter Mexico?

    All United States citizens and permanent residents visiting Mexico must have a valid US passport and/or permanent residency card to enter the country.

  • Will there be Wi-Fi during the trip?

    All the hotels we use onshore in Baja California Sur have Wi-Fi. Some places have faster/better service than others, but it is generally available. There is no internet or phone service available at Camp Colossus on Isla Espiritu Santo.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Scheduled Dates

  • Available
    Nov 10 - 16, 2019

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2019
$3,295.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $700.00 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary camping, kayaking and snorkeling gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of Day 1 and departing outside of Day 7
  • Optional travel protection

Testimonials

  • "I've taken six MTS trips and they have all exceeded my expectations. The staff, the food, the logistics and the communications have always been exceptional. Thank you for being my "go to" adventure travel company!"

    Margaret I.

    MT Sobek Guest

  • "I have traveled extensively around the world. The experience with MTS was by far the best I have ever had. Thank you for such excellence."

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