La Paz, Mexico
9 Days $1595View Dates & Prices
Explore the best of both Baja, Mexico coasts on an OARS Baja sea kayaking and whale watching adventure. Our 9-day mid-winter kayaking adventure in the Sea of Cortez with Whale Watching in Magdalena Bay, offers the experience of a lifetime for kayakers, bird and wildlife lovers, whale watching enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers.
Each year Pacific gray whales migrate from the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea in Northern Alaska to the breeding grounds of Baja, Mexico’s western shore, traveling up to 12,000 miles each year. This yearly trip makes the Gray whale migration the longest annual migration of any mammal.
A portion of our Baja sea kayaking vacation involves exploring the exotic Island of Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez. Guided sea kayak excursions are offered daily along the coast and to outlying areas. The whale watching portion of this OARS adventure takes place in Magdalena Bay. We stay in safari-style beach camps and enjoy evening educational lectures, slide shows and dining under the stars. We head into Magdalena Bay each day via a motorized skiff (skillfully and sensitively operated by local guides) where we can experience Pacific gray whales in close proximity. Our days also include exploring the Baja coastline, birdwatching, kayaking in mangrove estuaries, playing volleyball or simply enjoying a good book in the warm Baja sun.
La Paz, Mexico
Per person based on double occupancy
Youth 15 and under save 10%
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Our Baja trips are run by an affiliate company and arranged through O.A.R.S. International, Inc.
“Our guides did a good job. The food was good and the whale watching was everything and more than we anticipated.”
–Jim Ewing ~ North Canton, OH
“It was a wonderful trip. It was very well organized, lots of things to do and simply beautiful.”
-Amy Zanzig ~ Missoula, MT
“I thought the structure of the trip was very good between Sea of Cortez & Bahia Magdelena. The tour company was very well organized, providing excellent accommodations, food, naturalist guides and crew. It was exceptional fun to see the wildlife up close.”
–Jeanne Eisele ~ Madison, NJ