Baja Mexico Kayak and Conservation: Magdalena Bay

Beth Conway
A family participates in sea turtle research in Baja
Beth Conway
Sea Kayaking in Baja
Beth Conway
Family on the dunes
Owen Gadis
Sea turtle monitoring
Beth Conway
Kayaking Baja

Departs

  • Oct 29, 2014
  • Nov 16, 2014
  • Dec 07, 2014
  • Dec 29, 2014
  • Jan 12, 2015
  • Mar 31, 2015
  • Apr 24, 2015

Private Independent Travel

A perfect combination of adventure and conservation during this Baja, Mexico tour! Spend 5 days sea kayaking in Magdalena Bay's mangrove canals while participating in a community sea turtle conservation project. A balance of education, conservation, activity, and relaxation. Deluxe camping accommodations on the coast provide perfect setting in Baja.

Day 1

  • Lunch, Dinner

La Paz to Magdalena Bay

Leave La Paz for Magdalena Bay by van with your guide. Stop at local rancho for snacks experience traditional ranchero lifestyle. Arrive at Magdalena Bay and board a small boat which takes you to your campsite on a secluded island. Meet your hosts, eat lunch, and settle into camp. Join a local expert on an orientation to the in-water sea turtle conservation project. Enjoy happy hour and explore the island.

Day 2

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Magdalena Bay

Rise with the sun and climb aboard the panga to help fishermen set their nets in the channel. This process initiates the sea turtle monitoring. If you are not an early riser, enjoy a relaxed breakfast while watching birds and marine mammals that surround the island, and then kayak out to observe the turtle nets. Monitoring goes on throughout the day. While not eating, participating in the monitoring, or relaxing, grab a kayak and explore the bay. Your guide will lead an after-dinner session of constellation and star identification. 

Day 3

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Magdalena Bay Mangrove Exploration

Grab a clipboard after breakfast and head down to the beach. Finish measuring and weighing the sea turtles before releasing them back to the wild. Enjoy lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon, paddle through lush mangrove canals which are teeming with birds and marine life. Your guide serves as your naturalist and combines ecology with local knowledge to treat you to the best of Magdalena Bay.

Day 4

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Magdalena Bay Mangrove Exploration

Board a panga and visit with local fishermen to learn about local fishing techniques. Stay on the boat or kayak and paddle to Magdalena Island, a natural wonderland. Enjoy a picnic-lunch on pristine sand dunes that roll down to the Pacific Ocean. Return to camp, and spend some time reading, napping, or playing on the beach. Alternatively, join your guide for bird before sunset. Gather around the campfire for stories and star gazing after dinner.

Day 5

  • Breakfast

Magdalena Bay to La Paz

Head out in the pangas after breakfast for more island exploration before meeting your hosts at a secluded picnic spot. Say your goodbyes and transfer back to La Paz.

$1360
Tour Cost
$1360
Total Cost (USD)

Notes

$185 single supplement

Rate based on set departure dates.
30% discount for children under 11

Contact us for custom departure dates and rates.

Included

  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
    • 4 Nights Camping
  • 5 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Gear Rental

Excluded

  • International Flights