Baja Adventures

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Explore the Sea of Cortez on a Baja Sea Kayaking Adventure

Dreaming of sunny days paddling in warm ocean waters, mild nights under the stars, fresh seafood and authentic Mexican cuisine, and camping on the beach shared with friends—both old and newfound? The isolated and rugged coastline of Baja, Mexico is the place for you. Let OARS help you plan a mid-winter getaway to snorkel with sea lions, sea kayak with playful dolphins, and watch for gray whales from the bow of a boat. We’ve been running Baja sea kayaking and whale watching tours for more than 30 years.

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Adventures in Baja, Mexico

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Baja Sampler

8 Days

Location: Baja, Mexico
Adventure Level: Easier to Moderate
Minimum Age: 8 (or younger based on abilities)


Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of wildlife will I see on a Baja sea kayaking trip?

Baja sea kayaking expeditions avoid densely populated cities in lieu of coastlines teeming with wildlife. A sea kayaker might expect to see, depending on the time of year, gray whales, dolphins, Manta Rays, sharks, and sea turtles, as well as tropical birds including Blue-footed Boobies, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Red-billed Tropicbirds, and a variety of hummingbirds.

What are the differences between OARS’ four sea kayaking itineraries?

OARS offers four unique sea kayaking trips in Baja, including—our most popular trips—Sea Kayaking Espiritu Santo Island and our Baja Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching tour, which combines sea kayaking at Espiritu Santo with a couple of days of whale watching in Magdalena Bay. Each year Pacific gray whales migrate from the Arctic to the breeding grounds of Baja’s western shore, and OARS whale-watching trips to Magdalena Bay offer friendly, gentle contact with these playful creatures.

Our Sea Kayaking the Baja Coast & Islands itinerary is another great option for more active paddlers, or on a fourth itinerary, Sea of Cortez Island Hopping, where guests island hop through the Sea of Cortez Islands in sea kayaks while also enjoying snorkeling, fishing, exploring on foot, and visiting local fishing villages.

Is sea kayaking experience necessary?

Guests on most of our Baja sea kayaking trips do not need to have prior paddling experience, but our Sea Kayaking the Baja Coast itinerary is best suited for experienced kayakers and active adventurers.

Why choose OARS for a Baja sea kayaking adventure?

OARS Baja, Mexico adventures have been among our most popular international adventures for more than 30 years. Baja offers some of the best sea kayaking in the world. The accessible nature of our itineraries, incredible scenery and wildlife, our exceptional operations partner in Baja, and reliably good trips at an affordable price, put our Baja trips on the map.

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