A Baja Bubble JourneyTM
Our Bubble JourneysTM are designed for small groups who want to travel privately. You choose your dates and who you want to travel with. Our trips are led by our friendly and knowledgeable guides who open doors to exclusive and often spontaneous experiences of discovery. These trips are perfect for couples, families, or a group of friends.
A Cabo-based Baja Exploratory for the Adventurous Traveler
This 4-day tour that starts and ends in Cabo San Lucas or Cabo San Jose, features the best of natural and cultural highlights of Baja Sur including a visit to snorkel at Cabo Pulmo National Park, hiking in magical granite canyons, visiting historic mining towns, and swimming with whale sharks outside of La Paz! Accommodations are in comfortable local inns and hotels based on your desired quality level.
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Meeting and Orientation with Guides, Travel to Cabo Plumo National Park
We meet you at your hotel, have a short orientation with your guide and then start our drive northeast to Cabo Pulmo National Park. Established in 1995, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 and has been held up as a shining example of reef ecosystem restoration. Within the Park boundaries are one of only three coral reefs in western North America and these of Cabo Pulmo are the oldest. Even more special, of the 14 coral species found in the Gulf of California (aka Sea of Cortez), 11 are found here. Snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo is a nature-lovers dream. Over 850 species live within the Park so you’re sure to see colorful reef fish, corals and maybe sea turtles, rays and dolphins.
We stay in the small town of Cabo Pulmo and learn about the transition from fishing to tourism that the people here have undergone.
Please see our Baja Travel Guide for full details on travel to and from Baja.
Travel to Santiago, Hiking & El Triunfo
After breakfast we drive about an hour away from the coast and on to Santiago, a rural area dotted with ranches. It’s hard to imagine much water in the generally dry desert scenery of Baja. But here near Santiago, waters run year round in small creeks coming from the Laguna de la Sierra mountain range. We hike along one of these free-flowing streams set among granite boulders, arriving at a perfect swimming hole. We enjoy a picnic lunch at playful time in the creek.
Returning to our vehicle we transfer to the historic mining town of El Triunfo, only an hour or so away, and check into our simple accommodations for the night. There’s time for a walk around town before we sit down to a dinner of authentic local Mexican fare.
El Triunfo Mining Tour, San Antonia and on to LaPaz
Today is a day of walking, starting with a ramble around the remains of the old El Triunfo silver mine. Towering over the town is La Ramona, a restored 150’ (50 meter) high smokestack that was part of the smeltering operation. Our path continues as we ascend about 403’ in the direction of the even smaller town of San Antonio. We hike about 4 ½ miles through a varied landscape with flora unique to the Baja peninsula, learning from your guide along the way. After a couple hours we are perched above the town and after taking in the views, we descend some 680’ to reach the main plaza.
Our local friends welcome us into their home for lunch and conversation about life in the town and some of the traditions around cooking in this region. Far off the beaten tourist path, the community is nurturing careful touristic growth and we are happy to be participating in their effort.
We say good-bye to our hosts and drive on to La Paz, capital of Baja Sur. The town is spread out in a large valley, but the main downtown area is fairly compact and has an inviting Malecon (waterfront walkway) that is the center of social activities. After we check into our hotel there’s time for a walk on the Malecon that has art and plenty of locals out and about.
Whale Shark Snorkel, Return to Cabo
We meet our boat and specialized whale shark guide at the marina early in the morning and begin our days adventure – a swim with whale sharks! These are huge fish with wide, gaping mouths that strain the water for plankton and small invertebrates. Harmless, swimming along side these mammoth creatures is a heart-thumping experience. You don mask, snorkel and fins and may have to kick rather hard to keep up.
We have a simple lunch on board and return to La Paz by early afternoon. We begin the 3-hour drive south to Cabo San Lucas or Cabo San Jose where we began, or if you have an early evening flight, directly to the Cabo airport.
Note: If you prefer, it’s also possible to spend another night in La Paz and then transfer to the Cabo airport the next day.
Dates & Rates
Daily departures available for private groups October to Mid-January and Mid-March to April
**PLEASE INQUIRE FOR 23/24 PRICING
Where there are options we have based this pricing on mid range accommodations. If you would like higher range hotels or private vacation rentals we are happy to provide a quote. Please just ask your Adventure Consultant.
Single Supplement: If you are a solo traveler and wish to have your own hotel room, an additional single supplement is required. Please inquire at time of booking if you have any questions.
- Full services of our Adventure Consultants
- Professional bi-lingual guide
- All meals and beverages as indicated on the itinerary
Hotel accommodations between activities as dictated by the itinerary
All transportation while on tour
All kayaking, camping and snorkeling equipment
All entrance fees and National Park fees
Tour Does Not Include:
- Transportation to and from the airport
- Hotel accommodations before and after tour
- Items of a personal nature
ALL PRICES IN US DOLLARS. We will do our best to adhere to the itineraries and trip descriptions listed on our website. However, tour itineraries or sub contractors (such as taxi, cruise boats or hotels) may change slightly due to reasons beyond our control including but not limited to Acts of God, wind, waves, inclement weather or other. We always welcome you to call us to clarify any item - often this is the best way to fully clarify expectations - call us collect or on our toll-free number. You will be sent pre-trip email with latest details within a month of your tour - it is your responsibility to check in with us prior to your trip to see if you have all the information you need. We will always do our best to provide you with the best possible tour and to fully meet your expectations to the best of our ability.
FAQ & More
Please see our Baja Travel Guide for full details on travel to and from Baja.
Airport transfers are not included in your tour package price.
Yes, all of our tour pricing is in US Dollars.
Packages Include: Hotel accommodations in between activities only, all paddling and camping equipment, all snorkeling gear, all meals and beverages once the tour begins, all National Parks & Biosphere Reserve access fees required by itinerary, bi-lingual certified Guides and the full service of our Adventure Consultants. Dates provided reflect your arrival date; all packages include an arrival and departure day.
Packages do not Include: Airfare, transportation to and from airport, Hotel accommodations before and after tour, gratuities, $25 National Parks & Biosphere Reserves access fees required by itinerary, and items of a personal nature.
Sea Kayak Adventures will provide you with a detailed packing list prior to your trip. We provide all of the necessary camping, paddling and snorkeling equipment, which you will need to fully enjoy your adventure. If you have any questions, or need help deciding what to bring, you can call or e-mail one of our friendly Adventure Consultants at any time for some extra advice!
We know your Guide will make the biggest difference on your trip! Which is why we pride ourselves on employing only the best local guides for all of the incredible locations that we visit. Part of this is to support our eco-tourism efforts, but we also believe that there is no better way to experience a new destination than through they eyes of a local! We find talented and skilled local guides, train and certify them, and provide a positive and consistent source of income to them and their families. Most of our guides are with us for the long-term, despite the seasonal nature of the industry.
Our renowned wilderness meals are prepared daily by our guides using local, fresh, healthy ingredients. In Baja you can expect an authentic dining experience, with savory dishes like chiles rellenos, tostadas, ceviche, and chicken mole. We even serve delicious desserts like brownies and pineapple upside-down cake! Each morning, we serve up freshly brewed coffee or tea. Throughout the day we provide an abundance of local fruits, vegetables, and other snacks. Wine and mixed drinks are served with hors d’oeuvres each evening for happy hour.
We do our best to accommodate special dietary requests, working within the parameters of the destinations in which we operate. If you have a very strict diet, we recommend packing extra snacks that you know you can eat.
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Our tour costs are based on double occupancy on any included hotel nights. Solo travelers who would like their own single hotel room can pay a single supplement or can be matched up with another solo traveler of the same gender if one is available and willing to share. If we are unable to pair you with another solo traveler, we must apply the single supplement charge to cover our hotel costs. Solo travelers will always have their own tent during kayaking tours, and will typically have their own tent at whale camp, both at no additional cost. However, we are unable to guarantee individual tents at whale camp due to limited tent capacity. If you are asked to share a tent at our whale camp, rest assured that tents are very spacious, full-height canvas wall tents, with two cots and plenty of room to stand and maneuver around your tent-mate without difficulty.
Please see our full Terms & Conditions HERE.