This all-inclusive holiday is actually 14 days long! We are out on our kayaking trip for twelve days. We take care of all the planning needed to come and explore the ultimate Baja coastline. We pick you up at the airport, and arrange a shuttle into town from Loreto International Airport and back again at the end of the trip. Your accommodation in town on March 11th and 12th is included. The following day we head out on our twelve-day trip down the coast. When we return twelve days later, your accommodation is included on March 24th. Everything except your personal camping items for the expedition and your personal in-town meals and fun in Loreto is covered. You just need to book your flight!
Your group, along with OSKC senior guides James and Dympna, will meet up in Loreto Airport on March 11th. We will accompany you to our accommodation in town and show you around. You will have the afternoon and Sunday to acclimatize and sort your gear before our pre-trip briefing Sunday evening. We depart the following morning!
This expedition is from Loreto to La Paz trip. We will put-in at Ensenada Blanca, just south of Loreto and add a 12th day to the trip. This should then give us enough time to paddle, snorkel, and explore the coast. The whole shoreline is stunning and we will be paddling high-end fibreglass kayaks. The trip is around 200 kms so we paddle 20kms/day giving us time for hikes and snorkeling!
We end the trip on Friday, March 24. Our trip ends on Saturday, March 25, when we drop you at the airport in Loreto for your flight home…or perhaps you’re going to rent a car and head out to explore some of the rest of Beautiful Baja. We have traveled to many other places in Baja so we are happy to help you with your plans if we decide to extend your holiday.
A day-by-day plan to guide your journey ahead. Just keep in mind that it may change due to weather or group needs.
Meet Your Guides
James started kayaking at 18. Since then his paddling career has taken him all over the world as an expedition leader and senior kayak instructor.
Dympna is co-owner and operator, of Ontario Sea Kayak Centre along with her partner and husband James. She loves sharing her craft with others through her coaching on skills courses and through her guiding while on kayaking trips.
Marcos Simental Saldaña
Born and raised on the Baja peninsula, Marcos has been working on the ocean since 1998. A talented sea kayaker and fisherman he is our Baja local knowledge and super-guide.
Don’t worry, we’ve got this covered.
- Shuttles from Loreto Airport to Loreto town
- 12-day Sea Kayaking Expedition including shuttle from Loreto Town to launch point.
- Shuttles from trip take-out back to Loreto town
- High-end Nigel Dennis sea kayaks and equipment for trip
- Group cooking and camping gear for 12-day expedition
- All meals and snacks, for the twelve days while on trip, including the chance to sample mouthwatering Mexican food! (Once informed, we can accommodate most food allergies and preferences.)
- Accommodation in the town of Loreto pre-trip.
- Accommodation in the town of Loreto post-trip
- All Loreto National Marine Park passes
- Expedition First Aid Kit. Guides are Wilderness Medical Associates First Responder Certified.
- Communication devices. Guides have obtained their VHF Marine Operators License. We travel with a satellite messenger device on all OSKC trips.
- Your guides, James and Dympna, are Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia trained, they are also senior level Paddle Canada instructors.
- We also have our local guide Marcos, from Baja, Mexico, on our trip as our host to share local knowledge, history and the best camping and snorkelling spots!
What's Not Included
- Meals before and after expedition while in Loreto.
- Flights to and from "LTO" (Loreto International Airport)
- Travel, Medical and Evacuation insurance. (Required)
What You Should Bring
A detailed gear list is sent before the start of the trip but this can get you started.
- Sleeping Mat
- Sleeping bag in a dry bag no larger than 15 L
- Personal clothes for on land, in a dry bags no larger than 15 L, maximum 2 bags
- Personal on-water garments
- Hiking shoes and water shoes
- Other personal items for comfort
- *A detailed gear list is sent pre-trip
The trip was great. I appreciated the attention paid to making sure that our experience was safe as well as fun.
Nearest International Airport
Each guest is responsible for travel to and from Loreto airport (LTO). Westjet and Alaska Airlines service this airport.
The Small Print
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this trip or about any of our other trips or courses.