A perfect combination of adventure and conservation during this Baja, Mexico tour! Spend 4 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.
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.
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.
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: Return La Paz
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Board a panga for more island exploration this morning. Enjoy a picnic-lunch on pristine sand dunes that roll down to the Pacific Ocean. Say your goodbyes and transfer back to La Paz.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.