Loreto Islands Women's Adventure
March 23 - 28, 2021
What happens on a Women’s kayak trip that doesn’t happen on a typical trip? Some will never know! Gals, if you enjoy the company of other adventurous women, we’d love to share the magic with you!
This 6-day, self-supported kayak camping trip takes place in the Loreto National Marine Park. We camp on Carmen and Danzante Islands. We play. We eat well and enjoy the scenery.We snorkel, walk the beach, relax, stargaze. We bond and we laugh. We even go kayaking! Custom kayak coaching is included along the way for those interested. We create opportunities to learn, frolic, be challenged, and to laugh heartily.
Wildlife is part of the Baja mystique, including dolphins, sea lions, whales, magnificent frigatebirds, brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and tropical fish such as the king angel. Sea birds live side by side with desert birds like canyon wrens, hummingbirds, warblers, and even cardinals. Plants also offer a rich variety in this lush part of the Sonoran Desert, from the passion flower to the cholla.
Take home with you the memory of an amazing vacation, and an inspiration for life.
This special trip is being offered through Sea Kayak Baja Mexico. SKBM, owned by Ginni Callahan, remains a small company by choice - unique, passionate about what they do, and good at it. Ginni oversees the operation, coaches, and guides. She originally ran all the trips, did all the office work and cleaned and repaired the gear but now appreciates the enthusiastic support of a team of spirited, talented, hard-working local guides and support staff. Sea Kayak Baja Mexico is a Nigel Dennis Kayaks (SKUK) Expedition Center.
Base cost for the trip is $1,490 USD.
To learn more, contact Liz.
Sample itinerary for a 6-day trip. As always, it is subject to change due to weather, of course!
Day Before: March 22, 2021. Travel to Loreto, meet for evening briefing at 5:30 at SKBM.
Day 1. Taxi ride to launch. Group gear division and boat packing. Short paddle to Danzante Island. Hike to a scenic overlook to appreciate the mountains and the Loreto islands from a new perspective. Camp on the island.
Day 2. Paddle to Isla del Carmen, Loreto's largest and most varied island. Explore the southern end, with its 2-mile long marine terrace and fossil shells. Enjoy the unique camaraderie of a terrific group of gals!
Day 3. Day trip to Arroyo Blanco with its white cliffs. Stunning scenery and interesting snorkeling. Find the sea cave on the way home.
Day 4. Cross to sweet little Isla Danzante, named when explorers encountered natives playing flutes and dancing.
Day 5. Wake up on Isla Danzante. Feeling ambitious? Circumnavigate this scenic wonderland in 8nm. Or kick back and enjoy some snorkeling or some quiet time on the beach.
Day 6. Grab a quick morning snorkel before packing up and paddling to the take-out. Meet in town for a farewell dinner.
Day After. Relax in Loreto. Or fly out to tell your friends what an awesome trip you just had, and to plan the next one.
PFD (life jacket)
4-5 dry bags of varying sizes
Healthy camping meals
Purified drinking water
Poop bags, toilet paper & hand sanitizer
Sand anchors & instruction
Library of field guides
Wilderness first aid kit
National Park permits
Transfer to launch and back
NOT INCLUDED BUT RENTABLE:
MSR Hubba or Hubba Hubba tent
3mm shortie wetsuit
Mask & snorkel
Meals in town, except as specified