red sea urchin

Creature Feature - Sea Urchins of British Columbia

Sea Urchins (Echinoidea)

Sea urchins are spiny echinoderms that live on the seabed of almost every global ocean, inhabiting everywhere from the intertidal seashore down to around 16,000 feet (5,000 meters) in depth. Generally speaking, they try to hide from light in crevices, kelp forests, or under objects.

bullwhip kelp on sand

Bullwhip Kelp of British Columbia

Flora Feature - Bullwhip Kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana)

Bullwhip kelp is an annual seaweed that grows in the cold, moving waters of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. It is named for its bullwhip-like appearance when it is washed onto beaches, dries, and turns brown. 

two sea otters resting in bull kelp

Creature Feature - British Columbia's Sea Otters

CREATURE FEATURE: Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris)

Native to the coastal waters of the North Pacific Ocean, sea otters are the heaviest members of the weasel family. They prefer to live along nearshore environments where they can dive down to forage and largely feed on sea urchins, mollusks, and crustaceans.

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Baja Reading List

Sea Kayak Adventures Recommended Baja Reading List

If you're looking for an inspiring read to cozy up with this winter, or you're preparing for your upcoimng Baja tour, we have a wealth of recommendations specific to Baja.

sea kayaks in british columbia

What to Wear Sea Kayaking - Part 2

Gear & Clothing Strategies for Cold Weather Kayaking

One of the greatest things about kayaking is the fact that it is a watersport that can be done in a wide variety of weather conditions.

sea kayaker in Baja

What to Wear Sea Kayaking - Part 1

Gear & Clothing Strategies for Warm Weather Kayaking

Kayaking is one of the outdoor activities that is growing massively in popularity these days. Especially as winter settles in here in North America, the idea of heading somewhere warm for a kayak trip in the sun, with clear blue water, bright sandy beaches and beautiful sunshine sounds amazing right now.

child with sarong on beach

Why a Sarong is Your Must-Have Travel Companion

The Sarong - An Essential Packing Item for Any Travel 

Trying to squeeze everything you need for a travel adventure into a small bag can be challenging to say the least, particularly if you’re trying to adhere to carry-on luggage restrictions.

sea kayakers navigating with a map

Gear Every Sea Kayaker Should Own

Essential Sea Kayaking Gear

A sea kayak offers its paddler a close-up and intimate experience with water. It moves at a pace that allows your mind to absorb sounds, smells, and in some cases tastes that clarify the moment.

people walking along the malecon in Loreto, Baja

Best Things to Do in Loreto, Baja

Top Activities to Experience from Loreto, Baja

Today, there are more options for flying to Loreto than ever before, making it easier than ever to reach the marvelous Municipality of Comondu, one of the five municipalities in Baja Sur.  For those who want to experience the real Baja beyond Cabo, this is the place to go.  

fresh shrimp tacos with lime in baja mexico

7 Best Places to Eat in Loreto, Baja

A Local's Guide to the Best Restaurants in Loreto, Baja

If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Loreto, here is your list!  This isn’t based on the reviews of tourists, but my recommendations as a local.  I grew up near Guadalajara and moved to Loreto over a decade ago.

Remote road in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Is Travel to Baja California Safe?

The question of safety is at the top of many people’s minds now, as the Coronavirus pandemic continues, and the world of travel is topsy-turvy.  As of September 2020, there are still many countries with sealed borders and many others who are only letting in certain nationalities.

Whale breaching the water in Baja, California.

Top Whale Watching Spots in Baja, California

During the months of January through April, Baja is likely the world’s best place for whale watching!  There are so many species to see, including humpbacks, blue, minke, orca, fin, Bryde’s, sperm, sei, and the iconic gray whales of the eastern Pacific.  Of these, the most commonly seen whales in the Sea of Cortez are blue, humpback, orca, and fin.