( all meals, 2 nights of lodging, 5 nights of island camping full boat support, naturalist-led tours and all planned activities included)
I am pleased to welcome you to a fantastic adventure exploring the archipelago island complex of Espiritu Santo Island in the Sea of Cortez and the Surf community of Cerritos Beach on Baja’s rugged Pacific side.
We have combined some of the very best wildlife experiences and activities that Baja has to offer before the heat of the summer arrrives. Due to logistical considerations while camping, we can take no more than 16 guests on this exclusive experience.
For five days we will be exploring the biologically rich archipelago island complex of Espiritu Santo Island. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1995, the deserted islands of the Espiritu Santo Island complex provide a truly unique marine ecosystem to explore.
Our days will be active although most activities optional~ kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and hiking surrounded by the exquisite beauty of the Sea of Cortez. We will break camp 3-4 times as we circumnavigate the archipelago, weather dependent. Our support boat will always be with us to help transfer our group as needed. Working as a team, everyone will help break down and set up our tents while the crew breaks down group gear and load kayaks.
During late May-early June. we could potentially encounter large mega fauna such as leaping mantas, pods of dolphins, Pilot Whales or even Humpback whales. From our support boat, we can fish each day catching fresh fish to compliment our evening meals. Each day will offer a new adventure as we explore the islands and the vast marine ecosystem.
We will swim among sea lions and other marine life in the ruggedly beautiful Sea of Cortez. Late May is a delightful month to enjoy the exquisite desert landscape and underwater wonders of The Sea of Cortez. Typically the weather is warm but without the full heat of the summer, the water is warm and welcoming. We are very excited to share Baja’s rich and varied wildlife together.
In order to participate in this program, you should consider yourself a moderately strong swimmer, relatively fit and comfortable swimming in open water. Sometimes we will enter the water from our support boat which will require the ability to climb back up the boat ladder using your arms and upper body for strength.
Due to the nature of this trip traveling in vans and boats together, we will require everyone to submit proof of the COVID-19 vaccine (to be updated in 2022)
Boat rides may be bumpy and jarring with the prevailing winds across the Baja Peninsula. Please review Medical Requirements and other important trip details at: More Info before you decide to join our adventure.
Our Sea of Cortez program takes us into a remote area of the world where a medical evacuation could be extremely costly. All costs for evacuations and/or medical treatments are the responsibility of each participant, a cost that travel protection should cover. Please review our cancellation policy and travel insurance options at: Travel Protection. Be sure to travel with a credit card in the event that payments are required for an evacuation or medical treatment.
Please call Kim Powell if you would like to hear more about this incredible experience at: 831 459 8548
The itinerary will provide a detailed account of our travels starting in La Paz and ending at Cerritos Beach near Todos Santos. Our first night will be spent at the quaint and cozy, PosadalunaSol in La Paz. Five nights will be spent camping on islands in the Sea of Cortez. Our final night will be spent at the Desert Moon Hotel at Cerritos Beach on Baja’s Pacific Side where we will enjoy an afternoon on the beach, boogie or body boarding, beach coming. All hotel accommodations, activities, transportation (with the exception of airport transfers), and meals are provided throughout the itinerary.
Our group is limited to 16 guest so please reserve your spot by sending a $100 check per person to: Blue Water Ventures, 127 Mason Street, Santa Cruz, CA. 95060. Payment schedule and trip insurance may be reviewed at Deposits. We only accept checks for the initial $100 deposit. While checks are a preferred form of payment, you may pay the following deposits via a credit card on Pay Pal. For instructions, please visit our Payment Center
For travel suggestions, please visit: Getting to Baja
Before sending a deposit, please email your interest and check trip status
(if interested, please ask about our single supplement option for a portion of your trip)
Includes: 2 nights of lodging, all restaurant meals, 5 nights boat supported camping with meals, spacious 3 person tents for double occupancy, all planned activities, guided snorkeling trips, guided kayaking excursions, natural history lectures, tip for our Mexican guides, entrance fees, permits and kayak instructional clinics.
The price does not include airfare, airport shuttles to our hotel in La Paz or back to the airport from Todos Santos, travel insurance, phone calls, unscheduled boat excursions, activities not described in the itinerary, personal liquor, personal equipment (sleeping bag, snorkel gear or wetsuit) or airport departure taxes.
In previous years we have suggested a per person gratuity that was shared among our Mexican guides, boat captains, cooks and hotel staff. However, in 2022 the tip has been factored into the total trip cost listed above.
Please give me a call or send me an email if I can be of any other assistance.
May the Baja Wild-Life be with us!
Kim Powell, MRPA
Owner, Operator & Naturalist
Blue Water Ventures
127 Mason St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060