This all-inclusive trip takes care of all the planning needed to come and experience this world-class UNESCO biosphere reserve. Airport transfer into town from Loreto International Airport and back again at the end of the trip is included. Accommodations in town on March 10 and 11th before your trip and after the trip on March 21,22, and 23 are included. A day trip boat ride out to hike Coronados Island Volcano and swim with sea lions at the end of the trip is included. All but personal camping items for the expedition, and your personal meals and fun in Loreto is all covered. You just need to book your flight!
Your group along with OSKC senior guides James and Dympna and our local Mexican guide Marcos will meet up in Loreto Airport.
Our ten-day expedition in The Loreto National Marine Park encompasses 5 major islands. Isla del Carmen is the largest, at about 60nm around, and has the most variety.
From white sand beaches and marine fossil deposits to volcanic cliffs of startling colors; from protected coves to ruggedly exposed points, the scenery keeps changing. Rock hopping and sea caves number among the paddling delights. The eastern side faces the open sea, the distant islands of Santa Catalina and Monserrate, and of course the brilliant Baja sunrise. The western shore faces the Sierra la Giganta, a sheer mountain range rising from the sea nearly a mile high.
Isla del Carmen has the only ghost town in the park. Salinas once employed the majority of Loreto’s workforce in harvesting sea salt from a vast inland lagoon. Isla del Carmen also has a freshwater spring, refreshing for rinsing off the salt halfway through your trip, and an essential resource for a self-supported circumnavigation. Daily paddling distances vary but average about 10nm on this trip. One to two layover days are built into the itinerary in case of wind, and to explore special areas in more detail.
We end the trip with a few days left to explore the beautiful town of Loreto. We’ll head out on our day trip expedition, cruise the art galleries and shops, and enjoy delicious meals and margaritas under the starry Loreto night skies.
Fly into Loreto, Baja, México
Fly into Loreto (LTO) airport. We shuttle guests to the provided accommodation in town. Settle in, head out for dinner.
Day in Loreto
Acclimatize to your surroundings and explore Loreto. Evening pre-trip meeting to organize last minute gear and choose kayaks.
10-days on Trip
Shuttle with our gear to our launch point. Start paddling out to the Islands, (Isla Danzante and Isla Carmen) in Loreto National Marine Park, to explore, paddle, snorkel and camp on pristine beaches.
Final trip day
Head back to the take-out, shuttle back to provided accommodation in Loreto. Shower! Dinner in town.
Rest in town, cervezas!, buy souvenirs.
Day-trip to Isla Coronado
Take a panga (boat) out to Isla Coronado, to hike this volcanic island, swim with sea lions and see the third island out of five we will visit in the Loreto National Marine Park.
Fly out of Loreto
Shuttle from Loreto to the airport to fly home.