• Isla San José

The remote island of San Jose offers spectacular coastal scenery, fine camping beaches and due to its proximity,
an opportunity to really escape from the crowds.

  • Duration: 10 days (arrival and departure day included)
  • Intensity: Beginner-Intermediate
  • Paddling time: 3-4 hours a day
  • Trip Style: Choice of Fully Catered and Co-operatively Catered.
  • Season: October, early November. End of March thru June
  • Minimum age: Age 6 for Fully Catered and age 12 for Cooperatively Catered
  • Wildlife: Californian Sea-lions, tropical fish, whales (seasonal), dolphins, manta rays, Pelicans, Blue-footed Boobies, Ospreys, Frigates, Herons and Egrets.
  • Includes: Certified, bi-lingual naturalist guide(s) & cook(s). Singles and/or double kayaks, all kayaking gear, camping equipment, transportation to and from your La Paz hotel to the Island. All food and beverages during expedition including, cold beers, happy hour and wine with evening meal. Two nights hotel in La Paz. Farewell Dinner in La Paz restaurant.
  • Does not include: Airport taxi transfers and flights.
  • Available for rent: Sleeping bags, snorkel sets and wet suits.

 

Another gem of an island and with its remote location some 60 miles north of La Paz it sees very few kayak groups or indeed, any tourism at all. But what an island; some of the most amazing beaches and most diverse scenery in the Sea of Cortez. Dramatic sea caves are numerous, rock pinnacles and many sea arches that you can 'thread the needle.' Then there's a large Cardon cactus forest, cliff features that make you sit and stare (and take one photo after another!), rock pinnacles galore; but perhaps the most intriguing feature is the sea river that dissects the southwestern end of the island. The estuary has the largest mangrove forest on the Gulf islands.

Perhaps needless to say, this is one of our favorite places in Baja and is another must on the bucket list for any of our private groups planning their next trip with BOA.

  • Day 1: Arrive in La Paz, check into your hotel room and at 9:00pm meet your guides for a trip briefing.
  • Day 2: Transfer to Isla San Jose or to Playa Portuguesa which is on the Baja peninsula and where we sometimes begin our paddle across to the island. First nights camp.
  • Day 3-8: Explore Isla San Jose by sea-kayak paddling 3-4 hours a day. Each day there will also be ample time to snorkel and to explore the interior of the island on foot. The motor boat may also be used to reach more remote parts for snorkeling and fishing.
  • Day 9: Final morning paddle. Then pack up and return to La Paz by mid afternoon. Farewell Dinner and night in hotel.
  • Day 10: Breakfast and depart.

Note: As with all our expeditions, BOA's first priority is the safety and comfort of our guests. In the event of inclement weather and/or according to the group's sea-kayaking ability the guides may deviate from the above route plan.

Another gem of an island and with its remote location some 60 miles north of La Paz it sees very few kayak groups or indeed, any tourism at all. But what an island; some of the most amazing beaches and most diverse scenery in the Sea of Cortez. Dramatic sea caves are numerous, rock pinnacles and many sea arches that you can "thread the needle." Then there's a large Cardon cactus forest, cliff features that make you sit and stare (and take one photo after another!), rock pinnacles galore; but perhaps the most intriguing feature is the sea river that dissects the southwestern end of the island. The estuary has the largest mangrove forest on the Gulf islands.

Perhaps needless to say, this is one of our favorite places in Baja and is another must on the bucket list for any of our private groups planning their next trip with BOA.

We have two types of trips: Fully Catered and Cooperatively Catered.
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